Blog Tour: Michael's Spear by Hilton Pashley Review

Michael's Spear
Rating: 4/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of Dome Press

The Universe is coming apart at the seams. As Jonathan and his friends fight to save it, their every move is being watched from the shadows. Lilith, the last Archdemon has plans of her own, and with the legendary Michael's Spear under her control Jonathan has never faced a more lethal foe. With the odds stacked against him, Jonathan will need all the help he can get if he is to fulfil his destiny. It's time for Gabriel's grandson finally to spread his wings...

I hadn't actually read the first two in the Hobbes End trilogy but I was really interested in reading the third and agreed to give it a try and be part of the blog tour. I've chatted to Hilton online a few times and he'd seemed really lovely - and I'm all for supporting lovely authors.

I honestly had no real idea as what to expect, so I was pleasantly surprised that within the first few pages I was completely hooked and saw some very familiar names: Lillith, Sammael, Lucifer etc.
I'd say this book is aimed at a middle grade audience but I'm 23 and I thoroughly enjoyed it - so you don't need to be of a certain age to enjoy this one!

The story focuses on our protagonist, Jonathan; the only half angel, half demon boy. There is a rift between heaven and hell. After already ridding the realms of two of the Archdemons - only one remains. Lillith. And she seems to be the worst of the three and she possesses something more powerful than anyone ever realised - Michael's spear.

In a race against time, they must get to the Book of Creation before Lillith does and stop her from essentially, ripping open the realms and Heaven, Hell and Earth, all being as one. I thought this was a really great idea. Although, there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye and twists and turns are waiting around every corner...

I really loved the portrayal of angels and demons. I love that is shows no matter what you were born as, you have the capability to change; you just have to want too. That heroes can really be villains. And villains can really be heroes. And I think that's a really important lesson to learn from a young age.

I thought including vampires, werewolves, and all manner of other creatures was brilliant. I know it sounds chaotic and like there's a lot going on, but it's all written so beautifully, that it just slots together perfectly.

I just want to give a shout out to my favourite character: Elgar. Elgar is a cat and he is fantastic. He actually reminds me of Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. He is sarcastic, sassy and brings some much needed lightheartedness and humour to this book. His ending was very sweet and I will admit, I cried.

After some truly heroic deaths and a rather epic battle involving Lillith, the book was closed emotionally and finally. There were no loose ends, which I find extremely satisfying and even though I hadn't read the first two, I did get a bit choked up. I will be reading the first two and diving back into the magical world of Hobbes End.

1 comment

  1. Hobbes End is one of my favourite MG trilogies. Have to admit, I also needed tissues by the end. Hope to see more from this world, and HP has hinted there might be other adventures. :)