The Appointed Collection, Book One
A successful Latvian lawyer named Karlis Stucka, meets Satan's First Dark Angel in human form, in a Riga ghetto. Karlis experiences a terror filled evening of unnatural events, as he is taken through the intense phases of training to become the Dark Angel's Lieutenant.
Karlis is chosen by Satan to become the highest ranking human, as a reward for becoming the youngest High Priest at age thirteen. Karlis and five of his teenaged friends conduct their first blood sacrifice, full moon ritual, which his Book Of Satan calls the gateway ritual. Karlis alone has the ability to read the book. His friends see only blank pages.
Karlis learns how to switch bodies, using the corpse of an albino African girl, who commits suicide by jumping over a waterfall. Karlis uses the body of the young lady, to become a gypsy queen, who leads a troop of recently resurrected dead actors and circus performers.
Karlis is groomed by Satan's First Dark Angel to practice mental and mystical feats. He receives constant reminders to discard logical thinking, which hampers his ability to perform his otherworldly activities.
Karlis is mandated to build an army of Devil Worshippers, in preparation for the second coming of Christ.
The First Dark Angel of Satan is worried about a Tibetan Monk, who was born at the same moment as Karlis. Both Karlis and the other baby have the three main ingredients that allows ascension above all other humans on the Dark Side.
The First Dark Angel loses communication with the other baby, when circumstances lead him to the halls of a Tibetan monastery. The monk has the power to overturn Satan's plan. However, as long as he remains within the walls of the monastery, he remains safe from Satan's reach.
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Paranormal Occult
Pages: 390, Novel
Posted by Michael Engelberg on 28th Dec 2013
Kamil Ali's book, "The Initiates", is an absolute thrill ride that had me at the edge of my seat the entire time! I judge a book by three criteria,
1. Was I immersed in the story and engaged by the characters?
2. Was there enough description that I can clearly visualize what I was reading in my head?
3. At the end of each chapter do I feel an intense urge to keep on reading?
The answer to all of these points is an overwhelming, "YES" ! This story was immensely captivating. I was able to feel so much emotion for the characters that sometimes I forgot I was reading a story because I felt like I was inside of it! My emotions were all over the place from feeling intense fear to extreme joy and relief.
Kamil has a very unique writing style where he is able to express maximum detail in his words in a very simplistic way. Where some authors may take two paragraphs to describe a scene Kamil is able to use only one. He is able to do more with less when it comes to his words which I found to be a breath of fresh air from most authors.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading; being immersed in stories and who enjoys books where you can't put them down! Kamil outdid himself on every level with this fantastic novel!