Dana Pratola has done it again with another engaging book from start to finish. Descended Sebastian is the second in a series about men of superhuman strength and ability that are descendants of angelic beings. This book has romance, intrigue, and a good dose of the unexplainable, which is the way a good paranormal should be – even a Christian one. The gospel message is present, but the author doesn’t try to make the mystery of the main characters’ superhuman powers fit into a neat Biblical package. Sometimes fiction is best left as fiction and in this case, it works.
The main character, Sebastian, is especially interesting because of his ‘bad boy’ mystique and is more likeable than Jett, the superhuman hero from book one. Jett is an important character in this book, however, and although it isn’t necessary to read book one first, it is helpful for a complete understanding of the ongoing story. They team up to save Sebastian’s love interest from insidiously evil men working in the sex trade. She is equally imperfect with enough flaws to make her and Sebastian the perfect pair. For me, the ‘rough around the edges characterization’ is probably one of the reasons I liked this book so much. I recommend it to anyone looking for a romance that is somewhat different from the typical fare. I hope more books will follow in this series.