Sunday Book Review – Son of the Serpent by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

 

Well, I’m finally home! Of course I have lots to write about in coming posts, but I’m going to start off March with one of my favorite reads this past month – Vashti Q. Vega’s, Son of the Serpent. This book was so engrossing and touched me on so many levels that I can only add that I kept turning the pages as Dracul’s adventures continued in his quest to find the evil mother Lilith who abandoned him as a child. I think this book could be read as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend reading Book 1 – The Fall of Lilith to get a good scope of the characters, and to get a good feel of the emotion that poor Dracul exudes because of who birthed him. A great read!!!

 

 

Blurb:

 

In Son of the Serpent, award-winning author Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts another fascinating glimpse into the dark, compelling world of fallen angels and demons, revealing more about their untold stories.

The war in heaven might be over, but the ambitions of the fallen angel Lilith reach far across the roots of history. Will there be a being powerful enough to stop her evil influence before the destruction of mankind?

Dracúl knows he is the son of Satan, but the rest of his memory has been taken from him. Alone and frightened, he awakens in a forest, beginning a quest to piece together who he is. The world he encounters is cruel, but he yearns to belong and find companionship. With each step he takes, another missing piece of his memory falls into place, revealing a truth that is ever more troubling . . .

A truth that will turn his quest for meaning into one fueled by the hot-blooded thirst for revenge. A truth that leads him to Lilith, the most wicked and ruthless of fallen angels and one he soon will have every reason to hate. His quest will consume him, perhaps ruin his life, but somehow Dracúl is determined to find both belonging and vengeance—to be good, in spite of his evil nature and the dark secrets that haunt him every step of the way.

 

My 5 Star Review:

 

This book was just as engrossing, if not, more than Book 1 – The Fall of Lilith.

Son of the Serpent begins with Dracul, son of Satan and Lilith, awakening where he was initially left to die by his evil mother, the fallen angel, Lilith. Dracul begins to piece his past life together and sets out on his mission to find his evil mother to seek revenge with plenty of twists along the way.

In his quest to find Lilith, Dracul encounters some of the other fallen angels from his past who were kind to him, forging new relationships and experiencing real life emotions such as love and hurt. Written in first person, the story is told through both Lilith and Dracul. Author Vashti Vega did a fabulous job of fleshing out all characters, taking us right into the emotions of each character through this dark, yet, heartfelt journey. We feel empathy for Dracul for his loneliness being left as an outcast and the love he is capable of despite the evil parents he was born from. We feel contempt for the evil Lilith for her greed to dominate all in her quest to conquer divine supremacy, doing evil deeds to anyone in her path. Some of the punishments she inflicts on others for self-gratification will have you shuddering in disgust – sign of some great writing!

The author did a magnificent job of tying in biblical characters and stories with these fallen angels in this dark fictional telling. An engrossing tale of good versus evil. I recommend reading Book 1 – The Fall of Lilith, to learn how Lilith came to be such an evil, power hungry entity, and how the fallen angels came to be, to gain a better understanding of how their personalities and evil traits evolved once God had evicted them from heaven. I was sorry when this book ended, but very satisfied with the ending. If I could give it more stars I would!

 

40 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – Son of the Serpent by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

    1. Hi Norah, thanks for the warm welcome. And thanks for your honest comment. Not every book is for everyone and this series was not on my genre list but after reading book 1, I had to see what happened next. The sign of some good writing. ❤

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    2. Hi Norah! Like Debby said, no one book is for everyone. That being said, several reviews for The Fall of Lilith start off with, ‘This is not the genre I typically read…’ or ‘I never read books like this but…’ and they have gone on to give the book a good review. I’m just saying my books may not be what you think they are. However, no bad feelings involved here. We’re all entitled to read or not read whatever we want. 🙂

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  1. Welcome back, Debby. I’m looking forward to hearing all about your blogging break.

    What a fantastic review for Vashti’s book. I love that you said it could be a stand-alone book in itself. That proves just how well the book has been written. The key, too, it that it kept you engrossed and turning the pages.

    And I have to end this comment on saying how great and fresh your blog looks.

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    1. Hi Hugh! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me your lovely compliment too! Of course I have much to share about my trip which will be coming up in the next few posts. Stay tuned! ❤ xx

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  2. Hi Debby – good to see you back … bet you had a lovely time away from winter. I know so little about Dracul and Lilith … and so should really read this series to understand more … thanks for highlighting for us – cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Marian. Yes, I managed to do a fair bit of reading while away, but not as much as I anticipated. Lol, socializing took up so much time. 🙂

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  3. Hi Debby! Welcome back home! I can’t wait to hear all about your vacay! Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Son of the Serpent and for this post too! I’m thrilled with how much you enjoyed it. Thanks again. I appreciate you. ❤ xo

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    1. Hi Vashti. Thanks for the lovely welcome. And it was my absolute pleasure to share your book here. I shall resume regular posting this week! ❤

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  4. This book sounds fascinating! Great review, Deb. I always appreciate reading your book reviews as they’re so honest and genuine. I believe I have the first book on my TBR, so I will get to that one first then move on to this one. Nice to see you, Deb and have you back at your blog! xo

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    1. Hi Lis! Thanks for the warm welcome back ❤ I'm so glad you enjoy my reviews. You will love this book for sure, and yes, read book 1! I'll be making the usual blog rounds this week. ❤

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  5. A resounding review of Vashti’s book … your enthusiasm for the book shines through. Congratulations to Vashti!

    Debby, lovely to see you back from your travels and hope you had a brilliant time. Have you ‘landed’ yet? hugs xx

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    1. Hi Annika. Thanks for the warm welcome back. Yes, I came back this past weekend. As you can imagine I’m wading through the laundry and piles of mail and trying to catch up on blogs this week. ❤

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  6. Dear Debby, wonderful to see you back.. Lovely to see you enjoyed your trip, I just read your most recent post and missed this one.. The book sounds fascinating and while seemingly fiction, me thinks there may well be a few fallen walking freely around the world 😉
    Lovely to have you back. Now to your most recent post
    Hugs Sue

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