The Word of the Rock God

The Word of the Rock God by [Brooklynn Dean]

In The Word of the Rock God, we meet Max. He is the talented front man of a rock band who are making their way around bars and clubs building up a following, singing songs written by Max. Max isn’t a typical rock god but has a strict moral code. Brooklynn Dean creates a world where good battles evil, where we look at how people can tempt others to stray from their paths. Although there are religious elements, you don’t need to be religious to read or enjoy this. The author creates a set for good to do battle with evil and brings that to life with her words.

Brooklynn Dean has written a thought provoking novel that is consistently entertaining. It opens with Max in another new city, and the author quickly cements Max as a musician devoted to his art, but he is a person with a strong moral code and they way these two motivations interact gives Max’s character much more depth thn I was expecting. Max’s strong moral code doesn’t sit with the stereotypical idea of a rock god, but how the authors makes it work throughout the story is intriguing. She uses Craig and Philip to fulfill the stereotypes, but in a realistic, non-judgmental way. From the outset, I liked Max. I liked the fact he wasn’t a stereotype. The author then introduces the characters of Malum and Bodum, both of whom follow Max around. The author does a great job of building connections and relationships between people slowly and methodically so that they feel authentic. The book develops the idea that temptation lives in all of us, even when we believe we have a strong rigid moral code. As we follow Max around the gigs, the author creates a world where we can see good and evil, without resorting to creating caricatures. She also doesn’t make the reader feel like they have to be religious to enjoy this book. She shows the battle we all fight to avoid temptation and what happens when we decide whether or not to give into temptation.

In The Word of the Rock God reminds me of the methodical and thought-provoking writing of Anne Rice. In The Word of the Rock God is a thrilling mystery novel that explores the old age battle between good and evil with a unique perspective.

Pages: 331 | ASIN: B07P9DPM2Y

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