The Devil’s Calling, by Michael Kelley, is the second installment in the author’s trilogy, which picks up nine years after the events of The Lost Theory. The story follows Sean Byron McQueen and quantum physics professor Emily “M” Edens, who enjoy thriving careers as campus college professors. Emily develops a theory of constant creation, which quickly establishes her as a top scientist in the community. However, Sean becomes protective of her when he receives a telepathic message warning him that Emily is in danger. Sean learns of Emily’s possible fate through a spiritual guide, and soon, he will also face a returning nemesis, the Guru, or is it all just in his mind?
Kelley writes a fast-paced, exciting story that keeps the reader curious with suspense and anticipation. I found this second book in the series thrilling and fun, with a unique plot and interesting characters, which make the read worthwhile. The story is written in the first person, which gives readers Sean’s point of view, and how he gets pulled into a fascinating world that may be real or a construction of his imagination. As the plot develops and involves Emily, or “M,” the pace becomes more intriguing and unpredictable, which kept me turning the pages.
Kelley does a great job of drawing the reader in and capturing your attention with a plot and predicament that spirals into a creative and thought-provoking story. I found the book interesting in how it delves into the character’s inner conflict and what they must face when their lives take an unexpected twist.
The Devil’s Calling by Michael Kelley is an unusual but well-written story. It’s an excellent book for fans of science fiction, mystery, and the complexities of people, society, and our minds. I enjoyed the conflict in the book, which was almost symbolic while getting into the mind of Sean Byron McQueen, a fantastic character, and I look forward to reading more from Michael Kelley.
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