“Demons are archetypes. They live in all of us.” – Author Unknown
Kinzer, one of the main characters (there are a lot of characters in this story), wakes up with his wings clipped and finds he’s been sold to a place called Jerry’s. Jerry is a pimp who sells his whores out to the most unsavory clients who can do just about anything they want. Kinzer isn’t human, he’s an immortal who has lost his lover, Janka, his wings, and all of his immortal powers.
Now, when I first started reading this story, I was a little confused as to where it was taking me. I knew Kinzer had to get out of Jerry’s, and the way it all went down should have given me a preview of what was to come. After the escape, in which certain characters got what they deserved, Kinzer is off and running. With him is a character he befriended at Jerry’s named Kid. Knowing a little bit of Kid’s backstory involving his father’s brutality made him my favorite. He had my heart from the beginning.
At this point we are introduced to the rest of the many characters in the book. The large cast with unusual names could have been confusing, but instead they made this story. Dedrus, Treycore and Maggie are the good guys on Zinzer’s side. Then we have Vera, Craetis and Veylo, who are very much in the bad guy category. We have the good and evil power play with this group and with that comes some pretty action packed scenes with swords, characters losing limbs, teleporting, and using one’s wings for self defense. The sword fighting scenes are intense and fast moving, but very well done and easy to follow.
By this stage of the game, we’ve gotten some backstory on what is going on and the only thing I have to say about it is this, if you have strong Christian values and are a true believer, this book may not be for you. The author takes the traditional roles of God and Satan and just flips them around and shakes them up. I for one enjoy a story for what it is, a story. It’s fiction, people. I believe an author can use their talent to create whatever world they want, it makes for a much interesting read.
If I had to pick one thing that distracted me while reading this story, it was the word “douche”. It was used a lot. And while I can appreciate a phrase or a word that is a favorite for one character, must this word be used by ALL the characters, ALL the time?
Now, we have some relationships going on, but again, if you’re looking for flowers and buttercups this may not be the book for you. The sex in this story is not for the faint of heart, and there is a lot of sex going on in every chapter, so there’s no getting away from it. There’s blood play, asphyxiation, anal sex with very large penises and no lube, and extremely large penises. And while at times I cringed as I was reading the sex scenes, there was passion and even love with a sort of, “hurt me so good” element.
Overall, this was such an entertaining read. It was a roller coaster ride I never wanted to end. Unfortunately the action stops abruptly, leaving a huge cliffhanger to set up a possible sequel. I recommend this to anyone who isn’t too squeamish about rough sex and who appreciates unconventional relationships without the lovey dovey aspect.