Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese

Summary: Did you read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett? Well this is basically the same plot.

I am trying to give KindleUnlimited a good shot.  As I am posting this, I have finished nine KindleUnlimited books since it was released a bit over three weeks ago.

What is good about a program like KindleUnlimited is that it have a very low threshold to try something new.  There is no cost for the individual book, just the monthly subscription.

Mercury Falls is one of the better reviewed fantasy books on KindleUnlimited and it has free audiobook narration included.

The bad part of subscription book programs is that there is a lot of junk you need to sort through in order to get to the good stuff.

Mercury Falls is not a bad book. I actually enjoyed it, but if you have read Good Omens, it really is basically the same book.  (My review of Good Omens.)

In both Armageddon is about to happen. In Good Omens, an angel and a demon work together to stop it from happening.  In Mercury Falls, an Angel (Mercury, he also was mistaken for a god by the Greeks and Romans) and a human reporter (Christine) decide to try and stop Armageddon.

In both there is a lot of humor.  The basic beliefs of Christianity are taken relatively seriously, but there is a lot of humor at believer’s and especially Heaven’s, expense.  In both cases, there is a real problem with Angelic bureaucracy. And the time scale of supernatural beings is so long that they don’t really care that much about individual humans.  In both cases, God is basically out of the picture.

The details are different here. In Good Omens everything is going as planned, but in Mercury Falls, everyone is trying to double cross everyone else.  So even though Armageddon has been planned and has an extensive contract, no one wants to let it happen as planned.

There are two more books in the Mercury series out now, and a fourth coming out soon. So the rest of the books have to have a different plot.  But as much as I enjoyed the book, it really was the same basic book as Good Omens.

(Good Omens was published in 1990, Mercury Falls was published in 2009.)

Mercury Falls Purchase Links: Paperback, Kindle Edition, Audible.com Audiobook (This is a KindleUnlimited Book with Free Narration)

 

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