World’s End (Age of Misrule #1) DNF@50%

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Title: World’s End

Series: Age of Misrule

Author: Mark Chadbourn

Rating: 1 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: Abandoned




The Age of Reason and Science is Over. The Pact between the Forces of Light and Dark has fallen and both return to our world to renew their war.

The Age of Inimical Forces is upon humanity. A time of Heroes and Villains.


My Thoughts:

I really wanted to like this. The idea was just awesome. I love a good Apocalypse!

However, 2 things really kept me from it.

First, Chadbourn’s singling out Christianity as the “bad” religion. I’m not denying his examples, but the way it is used is just wrong. Also, Chadbourn makes a very pointed mention of 4 other religions and that they are simply “all connected”.  It really bordered on the hypocritical and I have no interest in reading an author who is out to bash Christianity.

Second, negating the rules of the Universe because “of Magic” is just ridiculous. It also goes against my underlying  belief in an ordered universe because God is a God of order. So this was another philosophical difference and a major one to be honest. Magic can work under another set of rules, but negating the rules of science, well, the sun would go out and the earth would shatter.  The Rules that govern electricity govern a whole lot more!

So a swing and a double miss.

If anyone has read further and Chadbourn stops singling Christianity out for his low blows, I’d be interested in continuing but definitely not on my own.