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The Dark Queen Returns (eBook)

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The Dark Queen Returns
The Dark Queen Returns eBook Cover, written by Dou7g and Amanda Lash
The Dark Queen Returns eBook Cover,
written by Dou7g and Amanda Lash
Author(s) Dou7g
Amanda Lash
Series Succubus Apprentice
Publisher Amazon Digital Services
Publication date March 18, 2016
Media type eBook
Length 32 Pages
ASIN B01D6QPEUA
Preceded by Manhattan Sucks
Followed by Dungeons and Dryads

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


The Dark Queen Returns is an eBook written by Dou7g and Amanda Lash. It is the third work in the Succubus Apprentice series by this author and follows on from the Succubus Temptations series. In this work the characters Kendra and Helen are Succubi.


Overview

  • Title: The Dark Queen Returns
  • Author: Dou7g and Amanda Lash
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 32 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B01D6QPEUA
  • Publishing Date: March 18, 2016


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Plot Summary

In this installment of "The Succubus Apprentice" Edmund continues his war for books with Phil the Ogre and his girlfriend, Amy, by his side. Then Megan the former Dark Queen of Demons, who was also the object of his unrequited love, returns. Hijinx ensue.


Book Review

The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on March 22, 2016


Edmund’s quest for books finds itself a little sidetracked through Amy and Phil, but things get more complicated when Megan appears out of thin air with Kendra nearby. Something’s up, but there are distractions keeping them all from the truth. Perhaps the one thing that ties everything together is Manhattan after all?

The work is every bit as smart and funny as I have come to expect things to be, perhaps a bit more than that really. The wit in the dialogue is wonderful, the story being told so very well. There’s a bit of a mystery still unfolding and with Megan and Kendra returning to Edmund and the rest, the complications get a bit more so.

It’s that mystery that starts making them question each other, worry over boyfriends and girlfriends. There’s a little tension here and there that feels right for what happens and that tension I think added some needed depth to a few of them. The singular question is that of what Kendra is planning and when things slip a little, Megan’s reactions to that were completely what I would have expected her to do.

The thing that I wonder about is where Megan and Kendra have been. That’s really not told and I think there’s a reason for that. Megan’s a little different in her personality, as is Kendra and for that matter, Helen as well. Some of this may well be from being, to greater and lesser extents, succubi in nature, but there’s something more.

That said, the work is just a fun story overall, telling about what Edmund has been up to, what’s happening with his relationship and that of Phil’s and others. There’s a neat little tie into the events that happened earlier in the series when Kendra and Helen went to Manhattan, which I thought was cute. There’s even a little bit of succubus mind control in one scene that made me smile.

There’s a good deal of focus on Amy over most everyone else, and it told a lot about her, what she’s feeling, what she deals with when Megan returns. Having that gave something that I think was missing. Purpose. Where that goes could be good or bad, depending of course.

Another well written, smart, and funny chapter in the series by this author, one that made me smile. I would have loved a little more time spent with Megan and Edmund, perhaps a bit more with Helen and Amy. The teasing in both scenes was delicious, but there’s a little serious tone as well that might have been explored a little further than it was.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

It’s just wonderful to see the entire group together, if only for a moment, and then on their own paths again. The mixing of desires, goals, and most of all, just human nature, whether human or not, is what I love the most about the series. There’s something afoot and when, not if, Megan figures out what Kendra is doing… there’s going to be a problem between lovers that might not be fixed with a kiss.


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