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Lucifer, Vol. 6: Mansions of the Silence

By Mike Carey

Rating: 4 stars

The sixth volume of Lucifer’s story sees him commissioning a vessel to sail to the Mansions of the Silence, with a hand-picked crew to retrieve the soul of Elaine Belloc, the girl who, unwittingly, gave up her life to retrieve him from the unlife where he was trapped. That story is interwoven with those of the crew, including the half-angel Cal, Jill Presto, unwilling mother-to-be of the child of sentient tarot deck, the Basanos, a giant, a ghost and two fallen Cherubim.

At least as interesting as that story is the one going on in parallel with Lucifer’s discussions with his brother Michael and their view of the mind of God, along with the consequences of that. It’s a compelling story and one that had me turning the pages rapidly. The mythology of the series is really starting to build up and the relationships between characters taking on new meanings. And at the centre, there’s always Lucifer, standing ever apart, always one step ahead of everybody else. Roll on volume 7.

Book details

ISBN: 9781401202491
Publisher: Vertigo
Year of publication: 2004

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