31 October 23
A story set in the past, present, and future.
A dead body is discovered, and Samantha is sent to investigate. Little does she know that the body is the start of something bigger than anyone could have imagined. She meets Sean and learns the world is not what she thought, and with a prophecy hanging over their heads that tells of the end of the world, they set out to discover the truth.
With fairies, the Devil, Lilith, and succubi, the world will never be the same again. A talking brick helps them along the way, and things always seem to take a turn for the worse.
But, the question remains: Just what is Wilp? Is it really more powerful than a god? Can it help save them all? Or is it, as the Devil claims, “complete bo%^&*$s.”
I thoroughly enjoyed following Sean and Samantha along in their investigation. Once the Devil showed up, the fun began in earnest (as usual) as did the layers of complications (also as usual). Appearances by characters from other stories really helped tie everything together in one beautifully infernal package, though prior familiarity isn’t necessary to understand and appreciate this story.
Wilp is brilliant. Well paced with new ideas and unexpected turns the narrative effortlessly pulls the reader through and to a creative, bizarre, very enjoyable and satisfying conclusion.
Wilp ties together Lee Wilson’s other books which makes it extra special and brings back some favourite characters from the other stories, it’s great to see the priest from A ghosts story return, Crystal from Outcasts and of course Lilith and the Devil himself.
I love this book, it’s fabulous. I can honestly say I don’t think I have read anything like it before, a really fresh story, leagues beyond the usual.
Wilp has it all, murder, violence, horror, death, mystery, lost love, vengeance, humour, heart wrenching moments, parallel worlds, succubi, pubs and the end of the world?
If you want to experience a completely new concept in fantasy, sci-fi, horror (it spans the genre’s without even blinking) this is it.