Lucifer, Vol. 7: Exodus

By Mike Carey

Rating: 4 stars

God has left his creation, possibly forever. Two Titans spot that there is a vacuum at the heart of Creation and attempt to usurp his power for themselves. Lucifer and his brother Michael must combine their forces and join with that of the Host of the Silver City to try and defeat them. Later, for reasons not yet explained, Lucifer decides to purge all immortal beings from his own Creation, and dispatches the Elaine Belloc of the Sisters of Mercy to ensure that it is done. This second part of the book tells the story of some of the encounters that Elaine and her team have while carrying out the Maker’s commands.

This is very much a book of two halves. The first is epic on a grand scale, with the fate of Creation at stake, while the second is much more personal and, for me, the better half of the book. That is narrated by one of the immortal creatures to be evicted and his story, along with that of the Human boy that be befriends, is poignant and moving. And the cliffhanger at the end of the book is certainly one that I wasn’t expecting.

After a slow start, the Lucifer books have become fast-paced and gripping with a deep internal mythology that draws not only on the Judeo-Christian tradition, but that of other cultures as well. They make for great reading.

Book details

ISBN: 9781401204914
Publisher: Vertigo
Year of publication: 2005

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