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Monday, October 27, 2014

116) Demon's Vow by Jocelynn Drake

The Blurb :

Tattoo artist and warlock Gage is having a rough week. He’s trying to track down a mysterious murderer in Low Town while also chasing a powerful entity using forbidden Death Magic across the nation. When Gage discovers the two forces may be trying to unite, the stakes get even higher. With Gideon’s help, Gage is determined to stop the murderers before anyone else gets hurt – including his girlfriend, Trixie.

My Thoughts :

I enjoyed the first full length novels in The Asylum Tales and have been eagerly awaiting the release of the final installment.  Split into three parts, each released within a week of each other, this series really wants to go out in a special way!  It is sad that thing are coming to an end but I always have to admire authors who find a way to finish a series and also let go of something they have created and spent so much time and energy on.

Jocelynn Drake really put a lot of time and effort into the first books in The Asylum Tales and she hasn't slacked off for the big finale.  This second novella size story is full of excitement, mystery and revelations that made the ones in the first part, Demon's Fury, look lame.  There is so much going on in the story so far and I can't believe that it will all come to an end in the next part.  .

There was a nasty cliffhanger in this second part and there are some strange happenings too.  Things are progressing nicely but I can't believe that this will all be over by the end of the third and final part.  There are so many questions that need to be answered and although I am sure everything will end up being connected, the threads of the story are still not really tying up together yet.

This series is so different and delicious you will have to try it to believe it.  Very urban, generously filled with fantasy and a good helping of the paranormal, the concept is interesting and compelling.  Writing from the male perspective can't be easy but the writer seems to have done a great job (would need a guys opinion to be sure) and it must have been a challenge to make it work.

If you haven't already tried this series then start at the beginning because there is no way you can start here.  If you have already read the previous books then you need to get hold of the three final pieces of the puzzle.  Two are already available with the last part coming this Monday.  Be warned : I am not sure but it looks like the books are only available as e-books.  So get a Kindle app for any of your devices and suck it up if you aren't a Kindle lover.  You won't want to miss this finale.

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1 comment:

Jocelynn Drake said...

Thanks! I'm glad you've enjoyed the series. I'm happy to report that the last 3 stories (Demon's Fury, Demon's Vow, and Inner Demon) will be compiled as a single print book later next year.