Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Origins: From Author for Review
Book Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: When good fails, chaos rises to the challenge.
The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped from the Abyss in order to wreak vengeance against the person who sent her there—Bedlam’s best friend, Khet—he can’t sit idly by.
Only one relic possesses the power to kill Khet, who suffers immortality at Lucifer’s request: the mythical Spear of Destiny, which pierced Christ’s side at His crucifixion. Neither angel nor demon has seen the Spear in two thousand years, but Azrael claims to know its location. Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.
His quest is made nearly impossible by the interference of a persnickety archivist, Keziel—his angelic ex—and a dedicated cult intent on keeping the Spear out of the wrong hands. But to Bedlam, “wrong” is just an arbitrary word, and there’s no way he’s letting Khet die without a fight.
Series: Oracle of Philadelphia (1), Raising Chaos (2)
Review: After the events in ORACLE OF PHILADELPHIA, Carrie (Khet) has decided to take off for a while on her own, leaving Bedlam to his own devices – never a good idea! When Bedlam finds out about Azrael’s plot to use the Spear of Destiny to murder Khet for wiggling her way out of her soul debt, he can’t let it happen. Bedlam sets out on a quest to find the Spear of Destiny before Azreal to save his best friend. Living now as Caela, Khet wants to be around humans but she has a way of finding trouble even without Bedlam around. Bedlam’s search for the Spear is ruffling a lot of feathers, but sometimes it takes chaos to restore order.
RAISING CHAOS is told via three viewpoints – Khet (Carrie/Caela), Bedlam, and the angel Siren. I loved, loved, loved RAISING CHAOS as Bedlam is my favorite character. He totally cracked me up with his logic(!) and the conversations he had with himself. This book also shows the depths of Bedlam’s character when it comes to his best friend in the entire universe. Siren was an interesting addition to the story. She’s tasked with stopping Bedlam and during her portions of the story she divulges her role in the Fall. She became a true and integral part of the story and I ended up really liking her. RAISING CHAOS carries on the great story started in ORACLE OF PHILADELPHIA and outshines it by the end. Even more Bedlam, please!