Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Demon's Fall - A Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Demon's Fall by Karalynn Lee (e-book, novella)

What is it about:
When Kenan, an incubus, finds a caged angel for sale in the Hellsgate marketplace, he sees her as a challenge. Certain that his skills in seduction will work as well on a heavenly creature as they do on mortal women, he buys Jahel, intent on having her soul as a novelty in his collection.
Knowing he must gain Jahel's trust if she is to come to his bed willingly, Kenan treats her more as his guest than as his slave. When she reveals what brought her to the mouth of Hell in the first place-retrieving the soul of a young girl she was guarding-he even offers to help her complete her mission.
Though he has promised Jahel freedom, Kenan soon realizes she has captured his heart instead. And as their passion for one another grows, they find themselves caught in a struggle between Heaven and Hell, one that will lead them to the very edge of the apocalypse...

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I must say I had expected that this story would have a bit more bite as the lead character is a demon, but it leans more to the lighter side than the dark side so to speak. That being said: it is a fun story and nicely written. It could have used a bit more obstacles or more challenge to the excisting obstacles, but it does it's job as a hot, romantic read just fine. I really liked the setting of Hellsgate in particular and hope Lee will consider writing more and longer stories set in this city.

Why should you read it:
If you want to relax with a nice romantic story you can't go wrong with this one.

* I got this book for review from the publisher through Netgalley and it will be released on 10/25/2010


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i would think this one would be darker too, but that's not a bad thing! great review!

celi.a said...

I am writing my review for this RIGHT NOW. What a fun coincidence that we both read it. *grin* I liked it, but I too expected something slightly different.

Sullivan McPig said...

That is a coincident! I will keep an eye out for your review