Blog Tour stop for this amazing novel by the late Lucy Booth.
One soul. One pact with the Devil. One chance at love.
In 1590, I sold my soul to the Devil. I was twenty-three. Elizabeth Murray has been condemned to burn at the stake. As she awaits her fate, a strange, handsome man visits her cell. He offers her a deal: her soul in return for immortality, but what he offers is not a normal life. To survive Elizabeth must become Death itself. Elizabeth must ease the passing of all those who die, appearing at the point of death and using her compassion to guide them over the threshold. She accepts and, for 500 years, whirls from one death to the next, never stopping to think of the life she never lived. Until one day, everything changes. She –Death – falls in love.
desperate to escape the terms of her deal, she summons the man who saved her. He agrees to release her on one condition: that she gives him five lives. These five lives she must take herself, each one more difficult than the last.
The writing of the The Life of Death is as remarkable as the story it tells.
I have decided to write this review in a slightly different order and firstly talk about the Author of this Novel.
Lucy Booth was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and died in 2016. During those five years she wrote this novel and it was her last wish to have it published posthumously.
I am entirely humbled and very privileged to play a very very small part in promoting Lucy Booths book to fellow readers.
I am quite sure that this that this beautiful, vibrant and talented author would be thrilled her work has been published and is now out there for the world to enjoy.
A life and talent taken to soon, Rest in Peace XxX
After a pact with the devil, for over 400 years Elizabeth Murray was death she became whatever the person who died needed, a shoulder to cry on, a person to talk too, she showed them compassion as she eased them in to the black in to death.
But suddenly Elizabeth falls in love and for the first time in 400 years she wants her life again she wants her pact to end. The devil agrees but his way his terms and in the end can Elizabeth do it? And can you ever trust the devil himself.
This book was a very enjoyable read with so much emotion at it core, a real different perspective on life and death, we visit all the elements of what death could be the passing the people we see the journey they take and the final release. It left a real book hangover with raw emotions and some intriguing lingering questions of my own views long after I finished the book.
Thank you to the Publisher and Author for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this novel and for the opportunity to review these works.
All reviews are my own unbiased opinion.