About the Book
Armageddon averted, the world returns to business as usual. Unfortunately for Frank “Triggaltheron” Trigg, business as usual sucks.
His night out interrupted by a horde of kidnapping zombies, what could possibly be worse? The resurrection of the Anti-Christ, that’s what. Caught in the middle of a supernatural pissing match between the Devil’s wife, a legion of undead, and an overachieving necromancer, Frank must survive long enough to stop Hell from being unleashed upon humanity; Again.
Published on June 1, 2011
Published by Damnation Books
This book was provided for my review by the author.
There are a few authors out there who don’t get the recognition they deserve. These literary giants infuse their well-written books with passion and take readers on some overwhelming, unforgettable adventures. They deserve to have their praises sung but rarely does that happen. It’s criminal that these authors are largely overlooked when they deserve the limelight just as much as some of the big name authors out there. Publishing is a dog-eat-dog world, and I always take advantage of the moments when I can shed some well-deserved light on those less known, but amazing authors like Tim Marquitz.
Resurrection is the second book in Martuitz’s Demon Squad series, following on the heels of Armageddon Bound. Frank finds himself in the center of another world crisis, which is something you learn to expect from the nephew of Lucifer. Marquitz wastes almost no time at all before throwing his protagonist in the middle of another incredible situation. In fact, Resurrection takes off like a gunshot. During the first few pages, the gun cocks and almost right away it fires and off everything goes. The plot is so quick moving; readers might have a hard time pulling themselves away from it.
Frank is a wonderful character to follow with a dark sense of humor that keeps things lively and rather hilarious despite all the rather serious situations he finds himself in. However, it’s not just Frank’s humor that makes him interesting. Marquitz does a great job at building up Frank past the character that was introduced in Armageddon Bound into someone who is even more believable and well rounded. The fact that Marquitz keeps his characters evolving is a huge plus in my opinion. So many authors establish their characters in the first book and fail to evolve them in subsequent additions.
Frank still works for DRAC (Demon Containment and Resistance), and Marquitz keeps the organization, Franks place in it, and his world evolving nicely. While the basic aspects of the world building are the same, Marquitz adds some nice new characters and people/things/whatever to Resurrection. These additions add some subtle expansion and nuances to Frank’s world that was really appreciated.
The action truly is nearly nonstop, and though Marquitz keeps the witty banter going throughout, some of the gore might be a little too much for some readers. That being said, Marquitz keeps his action engaging, which is saying something as I tend to enjoy gore, but find the details of said gore and action usually fairly boring. However, the plot is fairly breakneck and it never really lets up. That’s not a bad thing, but by the time I was finished with Resurrection I felt like I had just spent four hours at the gym doing some intense kickboxing. It’s incredibly rare that a book has the ability to mentally engage me and leave me feeling physically wiped out at the same time.
I might give the impression that Resurrection is a rather serious novel, but it’s not really. Marquitz is a hilarious author, and no matter how serious, gritty or intense the action got, he managed to keep me laughing. Resurrection itself has a rather surreal quality that is truly enjoyable. It’s part braincandy and part over-the-top noir that somehow works perfectly. Marquitz only seems to improve with each book released. Equal parts badass and hilariously irreverent, Marquitz always manages to scratch my literary itch.
Seriously, if you haven’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for?