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The Succubus of Savannah (eBook)

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The Succubus of Savannah
The Succubus of Savannah eBook Cover, written by Tarrin P. Lupo
The Succubus of Savannah eBook Cover, written by Tarrin P. Lupo
Author(s) Tarrin P. Lupo
Publisher Amazon Digital Services
Publication date October 2, 2012
Media type eBook
Length 21 Pages
ASIN B009KZ3A0I

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


The Succubus of Savannah is an eBook written by Tarrin P. Lupo. In this work, a Succubus is one of the main characters.


Overview

  • Title: The Succubus of Savannah
  • Author: Tarrin P. Lupo
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 21 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B009KZ3A0I
  • Publishing Date: October 2, 2012


Plot Summary

William Garrett lusts after the woman of his dreams, but what happens when those dreams become reality? Sometimes getting everything you want can be a living nightmare....


Book Review

The following review was originally published on Tera's Blog, A Succubi's Tale on December 7, 2014


The myth of Succubi comes in many different forms. There are some tales told where they are female only, and others where they shift from female to male when need be towards a purpose. There are are legends of beings like the Succubi in many different cultures and lands around the world.

The thing which I personally like to see when these lessor known tales appear is that they are not the means to an end, but the means to a better story…

For in the end, isn’t it the story that matters?

William, better known to everyone around him as Will, has a problem. His dreams are getting in the way of his life in more than one way. He dreams of a woman that takes his breath away and it is beginning to effect his wife, his work, and more. Then something odd starts to happen with the women he works with, and things get stranger from there on.

Overall the story itself is interesting. A Succubus-like being entwines themselves into the lives around them in search of something very specific. As time passes, their effects become quite clear on the men and then the women as well. The men become weaker and the women are drawn to them. One woman is not and by the end of the story has figured out what they are. But by then the Succubus has what they want, and the other shoe drops.

The thing of that wanting is… It really turns out to be a very petty thing indeed. The reason for what the Succubus does seems so out of balance with what happened to them that when it appeared, I found myself disappointed in the turn of events.

There is a lovely undertone of mind control and manipulation which the Succubus is responsible for that is nicely played out. It fits with what they are and what they need from those around them. The problem is that while that is played out, the barest bits of who they really are comes out.

There is a lot of misdirection and confusion from the characters as all of this happens and that’s a bit of a problem. As the main character and most of the others are police, I expected somehow a lot more… attention to detail from them. From the first moment they appear it is obvious that something is very wrong with all of them, and the one person that knows something is wrong is brushed off.

At one point there is proof, clear and undeniable, that things are very wrong, but the confusion overwhelms all of them and they miss it. While that is part of the Succubus’ power, I was somewhat disappointed in how quickly things went from a slow reveal to a very quick resolution of the work and straight into an ending that felt rushed to no end.

It is that ending, the event that happens to William that concerns me. It isn’t so much what happens, but rather why it was that the Succubus did not simply take what it wanted from the beginning of the story? They knew who William was, where he lived, and what they wanted was there with him. So why was it that the climax of the story came to a short “You are the one” scene followed by a short chase and then the aftermath?

I realize that I have more knowledge than most, but the ending was telegraphed within the first two scenes of the book, the only thing that I didn’t pick up on was why William was the target of the Succubus… Truthfully, I think there should have been a better reason than there was here.

Setting aside that, the characters are well written, the scenes are compelling and save for a few awkward moments, overall it was a tight read. It wasn’t necessarily an erotic one, though it had a moment or two… More of a “Who done it” story with the why of it being… off… a bit.

I’ll give this work three pitchforks out of five.

A really interesting premise that made good use of the myths of Succubi and one of their more traditional forms. A bit of telegraphing of the end of the work, but I can forgive that. What I can’t quite manage to is the plot hole which really didn’t make a lot of sense and bothered me to the end of the story…


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