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I feel like this is the weakest volume of the quintet It introduces two new antagonists one whose presence has been hinted at since day one, and whose connection to the ongoing events makes their appearance both surprising and inevitable the other who seems to or less come out of nowhere and have little function beyond the plot needing someone to fill a particular role.It s still very good, but there s a lot of backstory in this volume which is as well written as the rest, and needed in the story, but dropped in very large chunks It slows down the action at a time when things are racing toward a climax That said, by this volume s end, the race is well and truly on, and the stakes have never been higher. Well I guess I am looking at this book and thinking it is the perfect example of a penultimate instalment You see there is a huge climax to this series and even without my no spoilers rule screaming stop all you would need to do is read the back page of each instalment and this book really is the part which draws all the strings together ready for that show down.I guess with any multi instillment series you have the various parts which introduce, explain, draw together, confront and then conclude and this series is no different Do not get me wrong the dialogue and artwork and eye catching the use of different artist styles intentional or not to represent different parts of parallel storylines is a great idea however you know that you are just getting to the real bite to the story only to realise that the pages are rapidly running out So I guess there is no disagreement that when I finished this book I had the next and last instalment sitting by me ready to go and I am already a considerable way through it Cast Out Of Heaven, Thrown Down To Rule In Hell, Lucifer Morningstar Has Resigned His Post And Abandoned His Kingdom For The Mortal City Of Los Angles Emerging From The Pages Of Writer Neil Gaiman S Award Winning Series The Sandman, The Former Lord Of Hell Is Now Enjoying A Quiet Retirement As The Propretor Of Lux, LA S Most Elite Piano BarA Deadly New Threat To All Of Creation Emerges And Battles Lines Are Drawn As Forces In Hell And On Earth Prepare For A Final Struggle For Supremacy, We Venture Across Time And Space And Even Places In Between To Follow The Path Of The Players In The Battle To ComeCollects Lucifer And to think they turned this into a police procedural I haven t watched the show, so I don t know how it stands up But as I m reading this collection, with its story arcs built around Ragnarok, an emotion spinning spider, Lilith s army and a siege on the crystal city, I can t imagine how this could ever have become a police procedural Of course Lucifer is mainly the catalyst he s rarely the main character Instead, most of the time is spent with the other characters Elaine, Mazikeen, Gaudium, Jill, and , and all of them are as fascinating as ever, with their stories and actions intertwining in some ways Elaine creating her own universe, to practice, the story of the building of the Crystal City and the cruelty inherent to it, all of it makes for fascinating, massive stories still told on a personal scale I hope the show does bring people to the books It s a completely different creation, but definitely worth visiting Which I guess you could say is true for Lucifer s Universe too Looking at the series as a whole so far, it s exceptional It is without a doubt a masterful work I think, and this makes obvious sense, that only the sandman can compare to the quality of this book There really is nothing else like this in written mediums It s so well done I m not even sure what to say Just read them Also, Elaine Belloc, mazikeen, Lucifer, and some others are some of the best characters in comics It s beyond comprehension to me how mike Carey could have possibly created something like this on purpose It s so perfect and expansive I have to believe that it was an accident 5 stars all the way If you don t read this, or you do and you don t like it, wellthen, you re an idiot This book is the darkest in the series so far You can feel the weight of helplessness and despair My heart goes out to Mazikeen The book had its unexpected moments but then predictability came marching in So I took off a star Lucifer is full of surprises in this book The book goes a full circle and connects with parts of the first book The book depicts the hunger for power and the sacrifices that come with it. I enjoyed this volume but I wasn t completely in love with it Not that there is anything wrong or lacking in it, in fact, when I think back upon it the storylines might be my favourite in the series I think the issue is that I read it slowly over several weeks rather than binging it over a day or two like I usually do I think Lucifer might work best for me as a binge.Probably not a super helpful review If you liked the previous three books, though, you re gonna like this one too Closing in on the home stretch Another solid set of stories just didn t knock me down and roll me over So to speak. I m a big fan of Elaine God s granddaughter, Lucifer s niece, is a trip I loved seeing her play surrogate god to Lucifier s universe, getting entangled in Destiny s wheel, and feeling the nastiness of everything that Fenrir has brought to the table.It s only the end of all the universes, man.Add a bit of the world tree, some literal world building, and some of the funniest changes to hell yet, and the beginning of a huge Lilith arc storming the Silver City, and I can honestly say I love this series.Lucifer playing mentor is not a bad thing when it s the fate of all things It s him he s saving, too Again, I love Elaine. The weakest of the series.The main reasons being a lack of Lucifer and some change in the artwork at the beginning.This volume seemed to have a lot of Sandman influence via the background characters being able to tell their own story with the focus on these characters and not Lucifer.Seems to be back on track by the end Good, just not near as great as previous volumes.