27 November 2010

Review of Logic of Demons

Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul by H.A Goodman
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Description:What would you do if the love of your life was murdered by a deranged killer? Would you become a vigilante and seek retribution? And would this revenge affect those you care for in the afterlife?

Logic of Demons The Quest for Nadine's Soul takes you on a journey inside the psyches of men and women forced to deal with the supernatural consequences of their decisions. Through the lives of a demon, two Angels, and a mysterious teenage girl, a plethora of politically and socially relevant issues ranging from the roots of genocide and sex trafficking to child conscription and religious fundamentalism are addressed in this fantasy thriller. Life as well as the afterlife converge in this novel to explain certain peculiarities of the human condition. Whether you are a God fearing individual or an atheist, LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul addresses moral and theological issues of interest for people of all backgrounds.

Review: Logic of Demons tells the tale of Devin Schwartz, a man who just lost his wife and unborn child to a horrible death. Taking things into his own hands, Devin takes revenge by killing the murderer. Unknowing to Devin, this act of violence sends him into an adventure of a lifetime.

Logic of Demons is a very deep book. It takes religion and morals into great consideration. A reoccurring question that came up was if Devin was correct in avenging his wife's death. Is "an eye for an eye" the right way to deal with murder? Throughout the book, I found myself questioning Devin's choices. Whenever one of the characters made Devin a deal to do something he would regret, he would willingly do it to be reunited with his wife and child. Sooner rather than later, he would have to pay for the consequences.

The three main types of people in this book are: the Paladins, who felt almighty and above everyone else. They believed that humans needed a fresh start, or a Judgement Day. Then there was the Angels, who convince you to do good deeds. And finally, Satan and his demons, who convince you to murder and end lives. Devin gets mixed up with all three of these people. And they all have one common goal: to get to Nadine first.

At first, when Goodman is explaining about Nadine, she just seems like a regular teenager, who enjoys drawing and lives with her annoying Uncle Gustav. But there are a lot of demons hidden below the surface, and she is dealing with a battle between life and death. Her very existence means a lot to this ethereal beings.

Overall, Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul is an endless battle between right and wrong, and coming to terms with has happened. Also, how you can't change time, no matter how many times you wish to go back in time and erase the bad memories.
*I feel like I'm not doing this book enough justice.

"The demon was wrestling with his own demons, although these memories didn't involve pinstripe suits or subterranean offices. They involved fateful choices, choices he regretted with all his heart, and choices he would never have the chance to alter."
-pg. 212, Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul


  1. I'm not big on religion, but I really like the sound of this book. I especially like the whole revenge, good vs. evil. This is definitely one I'll keep my eye out for. Great review. :D

  2. This sounds interesting. I can appreciate a book that makes you think like this.