A Review of Daemonica by Lara X. Lust

Daemonica by Lara X. Lust

Daemonica by Lara X. Lust

Stories about characters with lost souls have their moments, both good and bad. It’s a function of the theme, the events and what the characters find themselves involved in. Sometimes mixing other themes into that setting results in a unique story to tell.

Not all things are bad or necessarily good. It’s a question of what matters when you have to trust someone and where that brings you. Perhaps that can make all of the difference.

  • Title: Daemonica
  • Author: Lara X. Lust
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 161 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B09T6XLR85
  • Publishing Date: February 22, 2022
  • This work in Kindle Format at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

When Armageddon came, I lost everything. Empty handed and alone, I’m left to wander the wastes of America, searching for survivors, supplies and a new home. Halfway to death, I meet a woman named Jill, a certifiable tough-chick with a stone-cold exterior and a heart of volcanic rock. It’s up to us to rebuild and to start over. But something has decided to follow us into the night…

Life isn’t fair, sometimes it’s a complete mess. Dex had a life, but the world went to hell and took everything that was good with it. But a chance encounter brings possibilities and with them comes the unexpected. There will never be a return to the good days but building something new might be a start.

The work is a mixture of adventure, erotica, monster girls and a fair bit of self-examination and discovery that works well overall. It’s quite involved, the world building is well done. The characters are well told and generally aren’t two-dimensional.

Ally, the succubus of the work, isn’t stereotypical, though her needs at times get the better of her. Her delight in the main character is quite adorable and I enjoyed the interplay between them. While there are erotic moments, they are somewhat fleeting and otherwise there’s not a lot of character development as she’s mainly a means to an end for the most part.

It’s a harem story with a succubus character, not a succubus story overall. Ally is interesting. If not really present in the overall story as much as I would have liked her to be.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

It’s interesting, a follow on work might be a good idea as the ending leaves a lot of threads upon. Perhaps there will be.

Tera

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