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I'd recommend these books and this author to anyone who likes fantasy stories with a modern setting. May 18, Random German Guy 42 rated it really liked it.
Best suited for Urban Fantasy readers. YA not so much, although it is more a case of younger readers not really understanding it and pretty dark themes, rather than the violence. Urban Fantasy that is kind of YA but mostly not which is a good thing in my eyes. The story at its core is not revolutionary, but the cast, world and most importantly the Main Caracter MC make up for it. The book is certainly noteworthy for how it portrays the world and events through the MC eyes. Because of the MCs abilities, you kind of feel like you are watching the events from a distance with some emotional detachement.
However in contrast to a lot of other attempts at doing this, the emotional distance and viewpoint feel intentional and not the effect of bad writing. It is more like watching a somewhat cold manipulator at work which is kind of what this book is with just enough humanity to make the MC relatable. It is certainly something you do not see often, and even less often in a competent manner like this. This distance has its downsides, most of them minor, like a difficulty to really care for some of the more normal cast members. The big one is the kind of liberal uses of pretty heavy themes like rape and abuse, which are then kind of glanced over.
It is not that bad all the time and makes sense given the perspective it is told from, but sometimes leaves kind of a bad taste. Oct 12, DJay rated it really liked it Shelves: I had to come back and finish this story after going through the other one's in the Demonverse. I originally was not too involved in this book at first, but I see now that the author is playing the long game with this and more than anything, this first set of books is gearing up to set up the rest of the series.
I will say that I am enjoying getting to know Keeley better and better.
I'm already waiting fo I had to come back and finish this story after going through the other one's in the Demonverse. As they say, on to the next one. Sep 25, ArchSilver rated it really liked it. Definitely recommended for everyone who likes to read Supernatural fantasy, quick flowing and with a surprisingly smooth introduction of our normal schoolgirl into the supernatural world.
One can actually relate to her in the situation. Personally, I 've read too many Books, where the main character makes a fool of themselves not realizing clues obvious even to a kindergarten child and asks Questions while freaking out. The Magical System is relatable and easy to accept as well. So to summarize, Definitely recommended for everyone who likes to read Supernatural fantasy, quick flowing and with a surprisingly smooth introduction of our normal schoolgirl into the supernatural world.
So to summarize, get this, Its totally worth it and check out the Authors other series as well! May 07, TSN rated it liked it Shelves: It is definitely written for young adults and is a bit naive. But at the same time it was fun and I enjoyed it. The thing is, it's rather "feminists" - it's like every male is either supernatural, gay or a pervert who lusts after every school girl they can lay eyes on.
But it's done with humor and don't take it self too seriously. Going to read the second book as well. Jan 30, Sophie Duncan rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Be warned, this is not a complete story, it leaves more plot lines hanging than it concludes in this first book of what I would term a serial, rather than a series, since it really isn't much good reading this book stand alone. I don't mind a book with a main plot and then a continuing arc subplot, but I was left after reading this book feeling cheated that I'd read a concluding subplot, not a major theme.
Apart from the heavy Christian bashing that goes on throughout the book, which was verging Be warned, this is not a complete story, it leaves more plot lines hanging than it concludes in this first book of what I would term a serial, rather than a series, since it really isn't much good reading this book stand alone. Apart from the heavy Christian bashing that goes on throughout the book, which was verging on the uncomfortable at times, I really liked the character of Keeley, she's not depressive, or ponderous, she's practical, if a little bit sociopathic.
I even liked Darla, although every time she was mentioned, I kept seeing Julie Benz thanks to the demonic Catholic Schoolgirl of the same name in Buffy. Most of the other characters are thinly, but sympathetically written. My big beef with the book is the fact that it doesn't end, there is no payoff for the reader. We spend long enough with Keeley for her life to be turned upside down, a murder to be committed and some strange, possibly dangerous background characters to be introduced and then that's it, we're left without much of a resolution to anything.
The only plot line that got anywhere was the lesser demon round up, which was clearly a red herring for the murder from the outset and I was left feeling cheated out of a plot. I wanted at least something to be sorted, and the lesser demon did not feel big enough, a distraction, no more.
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This book gets its stars for generally good writing, although I did find the plot a bit flighty at times and interesting main characters, but it lacked a satisfying conclusion. May 13, Kageashi rated it liked it. An interesting book, if somewhat simplistic due to narrative and that one of the central themes - Keeley's identity as a demon - is revealed by the title and synopsis, but takes almost six chapters to arrive.
The book is entertaining by virtue of Keeley herself - her acerbic wit and intelligence give the story levity when needed, and yet ground the story when it all seems so implausible.
The storytelling bends at the limits of suspension of disbelief at some places, though Keeley's nature seems t An interesting book, if somewhat simplistic due to narrative and that one of the central themes - Keeley's identity as a demon - is revealed by the title and synopsis, but takes almost six chapters to arrive. The storytelling bends at the limits of suspension of disbelief at some places, though Keeley's nature seems to temper the almost-disappointment in development. It's also a bit harsher towards Christianity than I would normally enjoy, though it raises valid, interesting points and some intriguing alternate theories on the true nature of God and demons.
Overall, despite my above criticisms, I found the book entertaining and captivating, and I fully intend to jump immediately into the next book in the series. It's like snack cakes - you know they aren't particularly filling or terribly good for you, but somehow the immediate fulfillment is worthwhile in its own right. Dec 06, Jon West rated it really liked it Shelves: I liked the author's approach to developing Keely, Denon Girl , from the start.
The book is experimental, and uses advanced psychological techniques to cause the reader to feel like they're being haunted, or possibly possessed. True, some people claim that it cause actual haunting, but that's between you and ghost.
The sale ends soon, so if you're interested, act now, because waiting never helps anyone. Darkness Beyond Light of Terra: Duchy of Terra , book 1 Glynn Stewart. Kindle Editions January P S Power Publisher: Orange Cat Publishing Availability: Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Isn't that everyone though, in the end?
Even if he were a robot, a genetic experiment, or a monk like wizard that uses strange mental powers to survive in the bizarre world in which he has been stranded. Everyone gets that though, so it shouldn't present any difficulty for anyone. Oh, he does come from a different reality, so there is that, but that kind of thing is boring, and not worth discussing in polite company. Thank you for reading this.
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