What is Talon of God about? Talon of God by Wesley Snipes and Ray Norman is about a holy warrior who has to make Lauren, a doctor with no faith, believe so they can stop powerful demon and his minions from bringing hell to earth. Everyone who becomes "possessed" is lacking of faith, ad is easily duped into letting a demon inhabit their body and feed off of their souls. This books is set in streets of Chicago, and revolves around Lauren, the aforementioned doctor, her ex-boyfriend, Will, a cop, and Talon, a man on a holy mission.
Overall, this book read like it was the beginning of a script for a movie. It was full of dialogue and action, which made it enjoyable for someone like me, who doesn't read a lot of Christian or spiritual fiction. It was an honest mistake on my part. I saw the book for sale, saw that it was written by Wesley Snipes, and only briefly read the synopsis. If I had read the synopsis I probably wouldn't have bought it. It is not the typical book for me, and when I read other descriptions it sounded more like urban fantasy and not so much like a religious book, although the notes were there.
The characters were okay, although Will and Lauren both became a little dull in their quest to not follow or believe anything Talon was saying, and it was written so Lauren had some special magic that made her great for helping those who were possessed, but there was really not an explanation as to why she was the "one." The religious debates and chats they continued to have throughout the book, well, they were a little drawn out. I wished that they could have been a little less frequent, especially since they lasted through the entire book, and Lauren took too long to get through her doubt. In the end it was over probably two-thirds of the book before Lauren really started to think about her beliefs.
Will was an okay character a lot of the time, but he also got tedious with his "I am a cop" and "I don't believe in this stuff" attitude. I was a little annoyed with where the book went, and wish that it had left some things out. For example, I would have liked the human element to remain a human element, without the interference of angels and outside forces. It would have made it a more interesting book. It would have also given us the struggle of the humans as they came to the idea of what having faith meant to them. Instead, once again we get angels and demons who help the characters come to realize what their beliefs might actually be.
Another thing that disappointed me was the ending. Obviously, this book was written to be part of a series, as the ending left things a little up in the air. This frustrated me, only because I didn't have a clue what the relationship was of some of the characters to heaven or hell, and this made assumptions about these characters and what I needed to know, without really giving me all of the information.
Overall, this wasn't a bad book, but it also wasn't the best. I would have liked a little less spent on convincing Lauren and Will that God exists, and a little more spent on the development and the story. As it was it took me a little longer to read because there were moments where the novel was a little overdrawn and I wanted to give up and quit reading it. So, if you want to read this one it is up to you, as I can't help in the field of religious fiction.