Mercury Rests The epic conclusion to the Mercury trilogy After foiling an attempt to destroy the universe, Mercury has gone missing And with the devil already putting the final fiendish touches on his next scheme to bring about the apocalypse, all that stands between Lucifer and his dreams of a hellfire holocaust are two misfit humans jaded religion reporter Christine TMercury Rests The epic conclusion to the Mercury trilogy After foiling an attempt to destroy the universe, Mercury has gone missing And with the devil already putting the final fiendish touches on his next scheme to bring about the apocalypse, all that stands between Lucifer and his dreams of a hellfire holocaust are two misfit humans jaded religion reporter Christine Temetri and mild mannered forensic analyst Jacob Slater.But the pair soon realize that the Prince of Darkness has set his sights higher than they can reach he s planning to bring his battle for domination straight to the pearly gates They ll need the wisecracking, ping pong loving, apathetic angel Mercury to help save the day, the world, and heaven before the clock ticks down to the End Times if they can find him.By turns epic and explosive, Mercury Rests concludes the trilogy that Booklist describes as a hilarious romp that has cult favorite written all over it.
Mercury Rests Mercury Rests The epic conclusion to the Mercury trilogy After foiling an attempt to destroy the universe Mercury has gone missing And with the devil already putting the final fiendish touches on his
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I ve had my problems with Kroese s style and plots but am gradually getting into liking his endless dialogues and hunts down corridors on several planes of reality.
If you ve ever read the Bible just for fun, then this is the book just for you.It adds a lot of humor and a whole new meaning to the old testiment writings like Genesis, Job, Jonah, etc and borrows some ancient knowlege from Apocryphal texts, like the book of Enoch which draws angelic, demonic and human characters together into a fast paced comedy drama, being the third instalment to the initial Mercury falls, followed by Mercury rises It s important to read them in the right order.It gets a bit [...]
Each of the Mercury books seems mad than the last I probably would have been better off if I d read this right after the last one because I kept thinking eh what Even so, the writing is brilliant and it was worth its cover price for the Genesis and Roger Daltry jokes.I ve now bought the fourth book, and the prequel, and I won t be waiting too long before I will be reviewing those.Oh and in the absence of The Wonder That Was Douglas Adams, these are a very very good substitute.
I enjoyed this one as well and enjoyed the ending There was some time travel, which was done surprisingly well in terms of consistency I could see it being a bit confusing for some, though, because it does jump around between past and present and future a fair amount Overall, it was a pretty decent plot and I enjoyed the writing.
What could be funnier than the Apocalypse Not much when Kroese writes about it Laugh out loud funny Imagining Angels as subject to the same bureaucracies and politics as the rest of us, Kroese provides an entertaining, suspenseful and ultimately very human account of beings trying to end all existence.
I enjoyed this very much, especially the ending, which I must say I didn t see coming Not that you would see it coming it s a bit of a deus ex machina, but then it is a story about heaven, so that s OK In the context of the series, this one comes in a close second before the first book.
good read and series, mercury is one of those character who you want to slap as they are so annoying but still have an endering quality that you want to see how all the charatcers develop.
I really love this series The dialogue is a funny not groundbreaking, but funny I love a good apocalypse comedy I am looking forward to the last 2 in the series.
I was afraid I would be disappointed in the ending, but was VERY pleasantly surprised Well worth the read
I feel as if this was the weakest of the Mercury books A fun read still.
5 StarsWow, what an awesome conclusion to the Mercury Trilogy Robert Kroese made the pieces of the obvious and for gone conclusion come together in such a way that will leave you laughing out loud There are countless one liners and funny situations that will leave you wanting .I enjoyed all three novels but found that the I read about Mercury, Christine, Eddie, Lucifer and , the I began to appreciate what I had already read This is a satire Urban Fantasy series that is incredibly funny Our mai [...]
So we ve come to the end Not just the end of the Mercury trilogy, the hysterical fantasy series by author Rob Kroese, but the end of the world if the characters running loose in Mercury Rests have anything to do with it You ve got a rogue demoness trying to take over the world but mostly just blowing up large chunks of it , the Devil himself trying for a bigger prize, Job and Cain yes, the ones from the Bible playing ping pong at the end of the world, and as usual one wise cracking angel named M [...]
Now where were we Oh yes, so the moon had been just a little bite taken out of it by an apple bomb that the angel Mercury had thrown at it Right, well, Mercury finds himself a little lost after that but never fear a chance meeting with Cain and Job nah that clears up nothing, still all foggy But hey, there s always Lucifer we learn what cable news show he loves, not to mention what reality show he is a fan of Somehow, whilst being a couch potato he does manage to make evil plans, oh and maybe co [...]
If you haven t read either of the first two Mercury books you are lucky because now you can buy all three and glue them together and pretend they are one whole book Kind of like I did with the Lord of the Rings and like my weird cousin did with his collection of OUI magazines back in the day.Anyway, I enjoyed this final book in the trilogy as much as the other two but I m thinking of re reading all three in quick succession to really get the full effect I told myself I would do that before I got [...]
Mercury Rests brings Robert Kroese s beloved Mercury series to a tremendously satisfying conclusion Although the first book of the trilogy, Mercury Falls, remains a completely subjective favorite, I dare say that this is the best The unique voice of series is as clear as ever here throughout action that spans not only the globe but space, Heaven, and time as well Quirky, witty, thoughtful, and fun, this fast paced offering managed to simultaneously draw the series to a worthy close and compel me [...]
This is the third part of the trilogy featuring the angel Mercury and probably the best of the bunch This time round Mercury, Christine and Jacob have a double threat to deal with Lucifer tries to use a secret military weapon to destroy heaven whilst Tiamat tries to get the chroton collider working again in order to take control over time and space It s not going to be easy at all The book starts really oddly but once it gets going it turns into a proper romp Mercury as usual gets all the best l [...]
Mercury Rests is the 3rd installment in our Mercury trilogy series thing In any case, if you liked the first two books, you will likely enjoy this one as well I actually liked the storyline better in this book than in the second Things are completely messed up for Mercury and Christine they and everyone else are about to be blinked out of existence, so on and so forth The usual.Mercury Rests picks up where Mercury Rises leaves off, but the author does a good job of reminding you what happened as [...]
This book was a good example of why sometimes it s best to resist the temptation to stretch things out into a trilogy The first book in the series was a sprightly satire, wittily riffing on the foibles of bureaucracy By the second installment, the theme was beginning to get tedious By the third, the proverbial horse was well flagellated The author seems to have had a random collection of scenes he thought were too cool to ditch Hey, let s retell the story of Job about a fight scene between Mercu [...]
The book begins where the 2nd novel, MERCURY RISES, ends There have been zany brushes with the apocalypse in this series obviously, since there have been three books, Mercury, Christine, and Jacob have been doing a good job saving the day, although they are tested again in this novel In MERCURY RESTS, Lucifer and Tiamat plot to gain power, there are engaging scenes between Mercury and biblical characters, and Christine is as dedicated as ever getting to the bottom of things Mercury and company a [...]
After the events in Africa all hell is literally breaking loose as all the angels and demons who were on the Mundane plane when the PlanePort was destroyed are rapidly making themselves at home on Earth Michael aka Michelle has taken over as the advisor to the new President, Tiamat has a plot brewing to take over, as usual and Mercury accidentally gets summoned from the plane he reassembled in at the end of the last book, Jacob and Christine are taken by the FBI but then manage to escape Once ag [...]
This book should be read immediately after finishing the first two in the trilogy Because the trilogy gets complex as the books progress, and since I took a break between the second and third books, I found the third book confusing than the others there was also a lot time travel, which is always a confusing device At times the book was very meta, focusing a lot on the writing of the story by Eddie, which is of course the same story the reader is reading The ending didn t give me a great sens [...]
It had been a while since I read and very much enjoyed the previous two Mercury novels no, make that too long since, because it took me a while to remember past events and minor characters This time I have already purchased Mercury Revolts and will read it very soon I like the novels in this series because they are funny, smart, full of astute and intelligent observations and analyses and almost Pratchett like in their underlying and expressed philosophy Books 1 3 are very much recommended.
I m glad this was the last book in this trilogy The first book was really good funny, sarcastic, fast The second book was somewhat less of all those things And the third, this one, was fairly slow, went into way too much detail at times, and failed to hold my interest I found myself skimming parts, which I usually don t do And the ending really wasn t much of an ending I find it interesting that the author chose titles that reflect a trajectory If I had to graph my opinion on all 3 books, they w [...]
This is the conclusion to the Mercury trilogy I think I would have enjoyed it if I had read it soon after the first two It took me awhile to get back up to speed and I never felt quite as engaged with it as I did the other two books It had some very funny lines but the plot felt like of the same I was a bit disappointed with the ending I m glad I read it to finish the triology but the first book, Mercury Falls, is definitely my favorite of the series.
Describing Tourette s Syndrome, our favorite nerd Jacob says, It s like a cough Something that you have to do Sometimes you can hold it in for a while, but eventually it comes out Of course, when you cough, people don t give you weird looks and hold their children closer Rob Kroese has done it again Made me laugh Made me think And even made my romantic heart beat just a little bit This final book of the Mercury trilogy left me satisfied, but scratching my head trying to understand time travel.Go [...]
I don t know, kinda meh I enjoyed the series, but it felt like not only did he have to kinda tie up all the loose ends, he threw in lots of extra juggling balls, just for fun Never did get straight on Cain end of time, time wanderer So where was Job during all the fun stuff And oopsie, back 5K years, but everyone just went along happily I kept waiting for basalt tablets to show up in La Brea you know ala The Desynchronization of Sam Magruder Oh well, it was a fun ride with an okay ending.
Not nearly as many funny parts as most of the author s other books, but that doesn t bother me because you can tell he was busy wrapping up a complex story It still is confusing to have so many story lines going at once, and it does not lend itself well to interrupted reading But overall I enjoyed it and I give it 4 stars instead of the 3 that I have the first two books of the trilogy because it just seems better put together If you start the trilogy, you ll have to finish it, and I would say it [...]
This short story tells the surprizingly silly story of the fall of Troy and the founding of Rome The divine plan is all planned out and it s up to angels like Mercury to bring it to pass, but that s the problem Mercury did take a few notes during the power point presentation that outlined the things he is supposed to do to ensure that Rome is founded a key part of the divine plan but unfortunately his mind kept wandering This is pure but clever silliness, with a hungover angel, a wooden horse pa [...]
The final book in the trilogy remains largely consistent with the other two books However by this time, the general joke about the bureaucracy of Heaven is starting to get a little long in the tooth While that is most definitely the case, the story here wraps things up quite nicely, and with an interesting ending for one of the main characters Overall, I like the series as a whole and while some things start wear by the time you get to this entry, it s not as bad a dip in quality as other trilog [...]