|About the Book|
The Fires of Hell have gone out. At least, they have been allowed to go out by a hapless apprentice demon called Zelzebub whilst Satan is away on holiday. As well as spelling disaster for the central heating Upstairs, it also has dire consequencesMoreThe Fires of Hell have gone out. At least, they have been allowed to go out by a hapless apprentice demon called Zelzebub whilst Satan is away on holiday. As well as spelling disaster for the central heating Upstairs, it also has dire consequences for mankind when, in an effort to get them lit again, Zelzebub calls on the help of Prometheus (who, in mythological circles, was said to have invented fire) following misplaced advice from a tone-deaf angel called Galadriel. Galadriel is an assistant door keeper to Heaven, at one of the back doors to Paradise with a direct link to Hell and Zelzebub’s workstation – hence a long enduring and grudging friendship between Angel and Demon. Having been chained up for eternity by Zeus for some misdemeanour, with his liver being perennially nibbled by a vulture, Prometheus is quite naturally permanently liverish and quite insane. Delighted at being free from his torture he soon takes over in Hell and sets in train a sequence of events that has volcanoes and earthquakes spelling disaster for mankind.With Satan being denied access to Hell by Prometheus when he returns from holiday, and Zelzebub and Galadriel being sent to Earth to try and sort out the mess by the Almighty as a penance, the scene is set for a hilarious account of the gods meddling in the affairs of mankind. The more especially so when tone-deaf Galadriel is hailed as the next great pop star and introduced to the possibilities of the electric guitar rather than his usual out-of-tune harp, which rather detracts from his purpose in being on earth in the first place. However, thanks to the intervention of Zeus, helped by a mortal caught right up in the middle of events, everything gets put on an even keel again, but not without a deal of disaster and mayhem along the way.