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How to Kill an Incubus (eBook)

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How to Kill an Incubus
How to Kill an Incubus eBook Cover, written by Kimber Lee
How to Kill an Incubus eBook Cover,
written by Kimber Lee
Author(s) Kimber Lee
Series Rae Erickson
Publisher Blvnp Incorporated
Publication date June 21, 2015
Media type eBook
Length 372 Pages
ASIN B00ZVC9S8C
Preceded by Rainelle: How to Kill an Incubus Bonus Chapter
Followed by How to Raise an Incubus (Unreleased)

For other uses of the word Incubus, see Incubus (disambiguation).


How to Kill an Incubus is an eBook written by Kimber Lee. It is the second work in the Rae Erickson series by this author. In this work the character Andrei is the King of the Incubi and several other characters are Incubi or succubi or are partly incubi or succubi in nature as well.


Overview

  • Title: How to Kill an Incubus
  • Author: Kimber Lee
  • Published By: Blvnp Incorporated
  • Length: 372 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B00ZVC9S8C
  • Publishing Date: June 21, 2015


Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki


Plot Summary

Rae couldn't exactly deny what Andrei, the king of the incubi, said so matter-of-factly. But she is her father's daughter and having a forbidden liaison with a demon king is not something her father would have approved of.

With just one glance from Andrei's piercing cerulean eyes, however, she found herself being plunged into delightful unknown territories, and only half-caring whether she should sink or swim.

Should she fight her unholy—but oh-so-delicious—attraction to the dark lord or just give in to the indescribable enticing pleasures he brings her? Rae certainly has grave decisions to think about.


Book Review

The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on September 11, 2016


Rae has been hunting demons for a very long time. Encountering Andrei, Rae falls into his orbit and finds herself conflicted. A battle rages within herself and all around her and in the end Rae herself will never be able to look at herself in the same way again.

The work tells a story of a complex and involved universe, characters and events that play off each other quite well. There’s good drama, the erotic heat is well done and overall there is a lot to like about the concept and more.

Rae is a strong presence, she tells a haunting story and, being the core of the work, does so very well. Along with her are a number of incubi, succubi and cambions, each with their own stories to tell. For the most part, there are but two characters that are a bit stereotypical in their actions, but that is mostly for plot sake, if nothing else. I felt the story stood up well, it offers an path for Rae that a reader would be invested in. The ending is both tragic and hopeful in a lot of ways and I think it worked fairly well. It is a bit of a cliffhanger, leading towards the next work in the series and offers a hint of what is to come.

Generally, the work has much of what I like in stories about succubi and incubi, even it there are some characters that made me roll my eyes and sigh when they were “evil” for the sake of it. Still, the path Rae takes, how she connects with Andrei and what that means makes up for much of that failing in the storytelling.

From what I have written so far, you’d think I would be recommending this work very highly. But I cannot. There is a huge issue with the published work that shatters everything else, makes the work almost impossible to read, removes all of the heat, the characterization, and the depth of plot.

Every single page of this work has editing markup. It means, of course, that the work was edited, by someone, but the author, or publisher or whomever, didn’t publish the completed work. They published an edited, but not corrected, formatted or completed work. There are notes about formatting, about putting in links, about adding a dedication and so on. The work is, quite simply, unreadable. The jumbled up mess gave me a headache in attempting to read the actual story and trying to ignore all of the mistakes that were so blatantly pointed out over and over again.

What’s more puzzling is the reviews this work has on Amazon. It has a solid five star rating and there is no possible way this work should have that. I find myself doubting any of the reviewers actually read the work as it was published on Amazon and were referring to where this work was released on Wattpad prior to Amazon.

In short, although the story, characters and overall work are very good, there’s so much difficulty hacking one’s way through the rest of things that there’s no possible way to give this work the rating it really deserves. More’s the shame because the prequel had so much promise, left me expecting a really good read in the first book and then shattered that in the presentation.

With the terribly obvious mistake in publishing an incompletely edited work, I cannot give this book the four pitchfork review it deserves. One pitchfork out of five.

I really wish the author, or the editor, or whomever’s fault this was would have taken the time to fix this when the book was published. What’s worse is that well over a year later the mistake hasn’t been corrected.

There was supposed to be a second work in the series, which hasn’t appeared as yet. Should that happen, I’ll review that work in the hopes that work lives up to the promise of the series.


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