There will be more! =)
Despite an "it was dark and stormy night" opening which surprised a wtf moment out of me, yet amused Shax, the book is just as good as the previous ones.
A new character is introduced to motley crew of Brimstone: Maximilian (my favorite name!), a brave tiny bugger (quite literally) and a singer. He saves another stormy night the day and all of Brimstone crew with Heck's help. AND, I hope I am not mistaken here, becomes Leopold's partner and Shax's son-in-law. Tho for the life of me I can't figure out how things can work between a hedgehog and a millipede @.@
This installment is an opening to many more grand and not so grand, but, I am sure, just as humorous adventures. Do not miss it :D
I do love Megan Derr's books. Her "Kria" books are forever my favorites and so is "The Infinitum Government" Series.
This, however, is turning into pure horror: zombies, demons, flying spiders that are actually angels; there is barely enough interaction between gay protagonists to make it into m/m romance category.
If I knew differently going in, if maybe I read the tags and warnings and reviews, I would have been prepared better.
Keep in mind tho, that it's mostly me, not the book, because:
- Horror bores me to tears.
- Too many characters confuse me, I can never recall anyone beyond the 4-5 major-ish characters, MCs often included. Here we have 15 princes, plus a castle full of people, plus various demons-gods-angels-village people.
- Pain, pain and more pain. Don't get me wrong, I love it when an author makes their characters suffer. "Cethe" is Dah Book. But this was too much even for me. In the end I simply stopped caring about boys wounds, headaches, scrapes or soul wrenching ache for each other.
And so this is how it went:
ME: - Book, let me love you!
BOOK: - Stop talking. I am a busy book. I have all these characters to inflict pain upon.
ME: - But Book....
BOOK: - Bugger off or start helping!
So there we were, stuck together for a few days. And guess what? We made a fine team and successfully inflicted pain left and right.... and right and left... and everywhere in between.
PS I just made to 10% of book two. Chronologically, it should be book one. Logically, so far at least, it should be book one as well. I don't know, maybe it will make sense later.
Very strong religious theme.
Deadly car accidents in at least two stories. Great way to get rid of immediate family.
Sinners, sinners and more sinners. Twincest (which is not a spoiler, but a fair warning).
Tears all around.
Everybody dies and goes to Haven... but not in a bad way @.@ I think the author actually meant it as a HEA... try and figure that one out *scratches head*
Extra helping of tears.
A very dark tale about a magician
a fallen angel
and his assistant.
This is not a true BDSM book, even tho there is an episode that involves restraints, a blindfold and blades of all sort. That scene is in fact a test, that calls for complete surrender and absolute trust from one of the MCs.
For more see <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1282391706?book_show_action=false&page=1">Furio's Review on GR</a>, the only thing I disagree about is highlighting dark corners. I thought it was done just right and some dark spots are better left in the dark.