Mc Allister's Redemption by black_coffee

Description: Sometimes, things get out of control. The limits of Hell aren't fixed. Instead, they seethe and writhe with the mass contained within. As unpredictable as those limits are, sometimes one standing very close to one of the boundaries may find himself suddenly standing outside the limits, and, if he is astute enough to run, may escape. Sometimes, new arrivals in Hell are prepared for opportunity. And sometimes they make friends. This was one of those times.
Size: 642 KB ( ~ 121,742 words)
Type: Fantasy
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Fiction

Review by Andrew Johns   [other reviews by Andrew Johns]

Reviewed: 2008-11-25

In "McAllister's Redemption", we have the story of a man that escapes hell on the back of a metal horse. Seeking a brief respite, he stops at a church for clothing and food. From there, his life takes a strange path. Read along to see where his journey takes him.

The sex in this story is present, but it does not go into much detail most of the time. Don't read this one looking for stroke value, because it isn't a stroke piece. While parts may turn you on, don't expect much more than that. This story is about the plot and characters, not the sex.

The plot itself is excellent. As the author mentions in his note prior to the prologue, this is written in the fashion of Heinlien and other authors of that era. The plot is strong, and the characters are decently fleshed out. Emotions don't get shown to grow, they just grow and you see the results, which is typical of the era.

Technically, this stoy is extremely well written. The author mentions they cleaned it up some from it's original "high style" original state, but the early parts still give you that feel of a more refined use of language.

Overall, this is quite simply a great story if you like authors like Heinlein and others from that era. I can certainly see why it did so well in a literary competition, and I was very impressed by the quality of this work. Unless you are looking for pure stroke, this is a great sci-fi/fantasy piece.

My personal kudos to the author for giving me an very enjoyable day of reading. This was a pleasant surprise, and I will be keeping this story in my personal library.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10