No Rest for the Wicked by Dane Cobain



The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

When the Angels attack, there’s NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Father Montgomery, an elderly priest with a secret past, begins to investigate after his parishioners come under attack, and with the help of Jones, a young businessman with an estranged child, Montgomery begins to track down the origin of the Angels.

The Angels are naked and androgynous. They speak in a dreadful harmony with no clear leader. These aren’t biblical cherubs tasked with the protection of the righteous – these are deadly creatures of light that have the power to completely eradicate.

When Jones himself is attacked, Father Montgomery knows he has to act fast. He speaks to the Angels and organises a final showdown where he’s asked to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Genre(s): Horror, Dark Fantasy
Series: n.a.
Length: 124 pages
Release date: 2016-06-03




The voice had a thick Irish accent, and it radiated panic and despair. The oak portal rattled in its hinges, and Montgomery raced towards it, wrenching the rusty bolts back and fumbling with the key. When the bolts snapped open, the door flew out and almost knocked the Irishman over.

My Opinion

This book introduces you to Father Montgomery and Jones. As people start vanishing and sightings of angels occur, they start searching for answers.

With No Rest for the Wicked, Dane Cobain has created a quite different dark fantasy story. It is a suspenseful read, combining several plot lines in 2008-2009 and in 1962. Father Montgomery has a past, trying to somehow do the right thing; Robert Jones has to deal with his former wife who wants to keep him from his child. The friends feel the need to solve the issue of the strange angels. Dane Cobain paints a clear picture of Father Montgomery and Robert’s mindsets while the story evolves. I was drawn into the story as an invisible bystander, getting a little closer to the main characters in the end. The other characters are rather one-dimensional; this does not hurt the story as it is novella-length and mainly concentrates on Father Montgomery and Robert Jones. The story has a good flow.

This is a book for you if you like novella-length horror stories and a quite unusual plot.

Would I read it again? – Yes.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Dark
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence 😳 – 😡
Sexual content :mrgreen: – 😳


About the author

Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK) is an independent poet, musician and storyteller with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not in front of a screen writing stories and poetry, he can be found working on his book review blog or developing his website.


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What about you?  What did you think about No Rest for the Wicked?  Or – if you did not yet read No Rest for the Wicked – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

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