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Review: Demon’s Fall by Karalynn Lee

Demon’s Fall by Karalynn Lee

2 out of 5 stars
Published by Carina Press

Carina Press was so kind to make Demon’s Fall available for free for a short amount of time. However, this novella was not my cup of tea.

When the incubus Kenan sees a captured angel at the infamous Hellsgate market, he has to have her. What he doesn’t know is that Jahel is not an ordinary angel, but one with the ability to steal his heart…

I found it highly unlikely for an angel to instantly lust after a demon. Isn’t that entirely against every instinct an angel has? Shouldn’t she be disgusted by his awful sins, by his collecting of souls that she tries to save? Both Kenan’s and Jahel’s thoughts were confusing to me, one second they lean this way, next second the other.

There was a little part focussing on a certain evil witch, and a bit of Four Horsemen lore that was pretty cool. It was well incorporated into the story, but I wish every problem wasn’t solved so easily. It almost seemed like no trouble at all to overcome the Horseman War. I would expect more of a struggle there.

The writing isn’t too bad, and the story isn’t either. It just wasn’t for me.

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…

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