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Possessed by a Demon: Book 2: Incarnation
|Possessed by a Demon: Book 2: Incarnation|
Possessed by a Demon: Book 2: Incarnation eBook Cover, written by Kat Firestone
|Series||Possessed by a Demon|
|Publication date||October 20, 2015|
|Preceded by||Possessed by a Demon: Book 1: Awakening|
|Followed by||Possessed by a Demon: Book 3: Oracle|
Possessed by a Demon: Book 2: Incarnation is an eBook written by Kat Firestone. It is the second work in the Possessed by a Demon series by this author. In this work the character Hexios is an Incubus.
- Title: Possessed by a Demon: Book 2: Incarnation
- Author: Kat Firestone
- Published By: Kat Firestone
- Length: 28 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B016XDWHRQ
- Publishing Date: October 20, 2015
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Silver Bellingham’s introduction to college life hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Instead of classes, homework, frat parties, and lots of sex with cute guys, she is consorting with demons and traveling to other dimensions. At least she got the sex part right.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on February 12, 2016
Silver’s life gets more complicated as she is drawn into the orbit of Hexios, an incubus tricked into making a mistake he has been paying for, over and over again. A promise made and Silver finds that her life has taken a twist and a turn that she never expected.
The second work of the series serves the purpose of complicating Silver’s life in many ways. But how those things happen, and what she is drawn into, seems more to be her own doing, or at least her brashness than anything else.
There is a point however where a question needs to be raised about Silver, who she is, and what she might be. At two points in the story it feels like she might be a succubus, but that isn’t taken very far, in one case, the story turns towards erotica, and in the other the work comes to an abrupt close and far too soon.
The story reads a bit odd as a result as the other characters she encounters seem to have the answers, but don’t share them with her, not that Silver actually tries to solve them herself. There is a lot of rehashing of the first work in the series in the first few pages which reads more like a summary than Silver actually thinking about things. There’s a difference between narrative telling a story and it pushing facts. Here there isn’t much in the way of emotion to be seen, it reads as someone speaking in rote and it’s a bit tedious.
The work takes several turns, the first there for the sake of the erotica, the second for the sake of introducing Hexios, the incubus of the series, and the last a revelation about all that has happened. But all of that is told through Silver, who remains self-absorbed throughout each moment. There’s something lacking in her character and it needs to come out and be told for the sake of making her more likeable if nothing else.
Hexios, the incubus of the work, appears and when he does there’s a sense of him being written and created in a way where he wouldn’t be very stereotypical. For the majority of the work Hexios is just different enough that he becomes interesting. But there is a moment when suddenly he becomes a spoiled child in his attitude and at that point the story lost me.
But this doesn’t just happen with Hexios. It happens with Silver and with another character as well. There’s an unexplained moment where things go off the rails that isn’t explained, then things return to a semblance of “normal” before it all happens again. It tends to take away from what progress has been made in telling the story and it need not be.
Three and a half out of five pitchforks.
Silver is still far too self-absorbed in herself and even when things took a turn where there could be some development, it didn’t really come through. With Hexios appearing and the story turning in a new direction at the end, that gives some promise to what comes next. Could Silver be a succubus? The next work in the series, should it appear, might answer some of the questions. I hope it would do so.