Series: Immortals After Dark #10
Favorite Quote: ‘Why don’t you put me in a minivan, zip me up in mom jeans and shoot me in the head’ Lanthe says to Carrow
———–> If you have not read previous book and don’t want to be spoiled look away right now.
Demon from the Dark introduces us to a new type of bad, an evil group of mortals who refer to themselves as the “Order”. The Order is not ‘in-hearts’ with anything or anyone who happens to be immortal and thus contrives a scheme to kidnap some of our fav Lorepeople. Carrow, bad ass witch extrodinaire, Regin-The Radiant, Lanthe (evil sorceress sissy to Sabine Queen of illusions aka Rysdrom’s wifey), Lotharie, the Lykae twins and a few of those that have been kidnapped. No one knows what the Order wants, least of all Carrow; but those trisky humans have got her by the short hairs. Do their bidding or they’ll kill someone very close to her. Nope, I’m not gonna tell you who that is, you’ll just have to read to find out. All Carrow knows is that she must descend into the demon realm, find a vemon (an abomination of demon and vampire), and convince him to come back and be taken by the Order.
Malkom Slaine was born to a whore, sold as a child be be some sick vampire’s blood slave and was forced to kill his one and only friend in order to survive. Betrayed by his own kind and basically everyone else in his life, Malkom’s will has been forged by blood and torture, escaping and killing his his ‘vemon’ (demon/vampire) maker, he escapes to Oblivion where he lives like the beast he has become. Battered by life, hardened by betrayal, Malkom’s only connection to his humanity is through his thirst for vengeance.
When Carrow Graie had awakened from her abduction a week ago, she’d had a raging headache, cotton mouth, and a metal collar affixed around her neck.
Things had only gone downhill from there.
Tonight I might be hitting rock bottom, she thought as warden Fegley—a billyclub-carrying, no-balled loser—forced her down the corridor of cells to her doom.
“Dead Wicca walking,” the centaurs’ leader sneered from their cell as Carrow passed. He, like every other Lore creature imprisoned here in the immortal menagerie, suspected she was about to be offed.
“Shut the fuck up, Mr. Ed,” she said, earning a harsh yank on her collar from Fegley. Glaring at the mortal, she struggled against her cuffs. “Once I get my powers back, Fugley, I’ll curse you to fall in love. With your own bodily functions. If it comes out of your body, your heart will long for it.”
“Then I guess I’m lucky you’ve got this on.” Another jerk on the band at her neck—the mortals called it a torque. It mystically nullified her abilities and weakened her physically. Every species here had been hobbled in some way, making them controllable, even by mortals like Fegley. “Besides, witch, what makes you so sure you’re going to make it past the next hour?”
If these people execute me, I’m going to be sooo pissed. Unfortunately, that appeared to be in the cards. At the very least, she was about to be tortured or experimented on.
Hell, maybe then she could find out why anyone would have gone to the trouble of abducting her.
Will Carrow betray Malkom….
I knew I fell in love with Demon from the Dark when Carrow asked herself, What would Ripley do? As in bad-ass, ‘I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure’, alien ass-kicker Lt. Ripley. Instead of WWJD it is WWRD (and yes I’d buy the bumper sticker and matching bracelet is someone made one). This is by far, is my new favorite book of the series. Malkom’s story is not a pretty one, yet even in the guise of all that pain, he manages to still retain a shred of humanity when it comes to Carrow. I liked the fact that Carrow and Malkom spoke different languages. It added an interesting dynamic coupled with a great backstory, this book was by far the most riveting. And this is why I couldn’t put this book down. Hell, I even called my girls night out short so I could finish this book. I also confess to sneaking away during work hours and reading on my iphone in the bathroom stall. I’m not proud of myself.
This is one of the best IAD books of the series and if you haven’t picked up this book I WILL UNFRIEND YOU. I kid. I joke. Well…maybe, I might give you a bit of stink eye but I’m working on my passive aggressive tendencies. Smokinhotbooks says “Don’t miss out on this book” or she might be forced make you listen to the Barney Clean-Up song, with the matching dances.
Books in the Series I heart:
A Hunger Like No Other #1
Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night #3
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