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In the divine struggle between good and evil, humans are hardly noticeable to the mal'akhim, but when an ancient seal is broken on the grounds of a California college campus, beings from dimensions beyond the balance of holy and unholy erupt from the earth. A retired priest and an ailing magickian must trust the mysterious Walker Between the Worlds and his skin-eating demo ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published January 2nd 2011 by Apex Book Company (first published October 2010)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This was a gusty work, quite interesting and different. Probably one of the most overtly Christian dark fantasies I've read thus far, although I don't think it will find favor with a person who is fairly fundamental in their Christian beliefs (ie. avoid anything related to the occult). I was scratching my head at some of the physics concepts, since they were over my head, also some of the occult elements. Either the author did some heavy-duty research or she has a great imagination. Even though ...more
Michele Lee
An Agreement with Hell is an early comer in the new Biblical-mythos trend in fiction. Pagliassotti pits an aging priest, an aging Christian magician (in the Solomon sense) and a Walker Between Worlds (think a magical version of Neo. He sees reality different than others and can use the doorways between worlds) against, not demons, but creatures outside our dimension. These leviathans are summoned to a college campus when, of course, the seal holding them back is broken. From there Agreement is a ...more
Jason
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it
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3 Stars

The first half of this book is stellar, as is the subject matter. The mystery behind the events of the first half are filled with suspense, horror, and gore.

The main characters are great prototypes for this genre that I really adore. This horror genre that blends christanity beliefs with apocalyptic heroes and bad guys is a genre that I wish was explored more. In this one Dru Pagliassotti gives us a priest, a holy magician, and a neutral planes walker that happens
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Sheila
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
A classic horror novel, Dru Pagliassotti’s An Agreement with Hell blends science, spirit and magic into a multiverse tale of horrific leviathan vs angels, demons and more. Teen college students are shocked when earthquakes destroy their campus. But the night is dark, and horrors rise from the pit where construction workers removed the seal from an ancient tomb. This horror’s neither demonic nor natural, and a strange alliance might be needed to send it back where it belongs.

An aging
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Monster
An Agreement with Hell is an early comer in the new Biblical-mythos trend in fiction. Pagliassotti pits an aging priest, an aging Christian magician (in the Solomon sense) and a Walker Between Worlds (think a magical version of Neo from the Matrix, who sees reality differently than others and can use the doorways between worlds) against, not demons, but leviathans, creatures outside our dimension. These leviathans are summoned to a college campus when the seal holding them back is broken. From t ...more
k reads
Jul 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2011
(This review first appeared at So I Read This Book...)
http://www.soireadthisbook.com/2011/09/bitty-reviews.html

Dru Pagliassotti wrote one of the first steampunk books (Clockwork Heart), that I read when I started dipping my toes back into the fantasy genre. While not a perfect book, it was still one I enjoyed and put Pagliassotti on my writers-to-watch list. So when I saw that she had a new book out, I was determined to read it. In An Agreement with Hell, Pagliassoti has switched gears from steampunk to horror and given us a story ab(Clockwork
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Dru Pagliassotti is a writer in the genres of steampunk, horror, and fantasy. She's also a professor of communication at California Lutheran University, where she keeps her colleagues guessing by teaching courses on Venetian culture and comic books and by researching subjects such as yaoi and steampunk webcomics.