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I got so used to the beatings that I never used to cry any more. He said it with glee. Not Enabled.
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Kindle Edition Verified download. Once again, this author has gone and created a world that I particularly cannot get enough of! While demons are something new for her to write about, I feel like she did one heck of a job. In a story that begins with the earth going into something of a man-made apocalypse, River's life forever changes as things become even harder for her while she tries to care for and provide food for her younger brother, and years later it's for her two little brothers along with her dead beat, useless mother.
River's mother dislikes her to an amount that makes me want to cringe inside. None of the fathers of the three children ever stuck around long and it seems that River's father might have just been a drifter. That is until she is forcibly taken away on volunteer day to work at the wall, where people go to train and fight what they think are other humans.
Boy are they dead wrong on that one. When they get there, they get a rude awakening that what they are actually fighting are demons coming straight from Hell itself.
Man tore open a hole and now they are wreaking havoc. Some of the demons want to restore order and get rid of Lucifer, so they are helping the humans. The main one is Kobal. He is in charge and looking for a specific person among the humans. One who has special abilities like River. While River was taken away forcibly from her family, she finds an ever-growing attraction between her and Kobal.
Things get a little steamy between the two of them when they aren't fighting each other, literally and figuratively. Loved this read and definitely recommend it! Can't wait to see more of this series! Brenda Davies has created a world in which most humans believe has been destroyed by nuclear war.
Instead we learn of a new truth, through the life of River, the heroine of our story, as she discovers a world that is literally being taken over by creatures surfacing from the bowels of hell. When she is drawn to one of the creatures, a demon named Kobal, she learns more about herself and the future of their world than she could have ever imagined. The ease in which this new world, creatures, language and story are brought to life by this author, not only showcase what an amazing story teller she is, but also her gift as a writer.
I'm already counting the days until book 2 is released. I had no doubts a Brenda K. Her visual descriptions of the various demons is absolutely intriguing, and I feel as though they are well-formed mental images with personalities and individually unique traits that make them jump off the page isn't my imagination.
Despite having read stories in the past involving demons and angels, I can honestly say this book was uniquely written and truly enjoyable. The mix of the relationships between the characters as well as watching as River evolves from the young woman who just tries to blend in, to learning to embrace who and what she is, makes for a hard to put down story!
I am a lover of science fiction and apocalypse tales, and this concept is fresh.
But, the writing has far too many redundancies I don't really need to be told over and over and over what is riding on the mission, how being a Chosen works, or how torn the heroine is between two choices.
I am also not a fan of situations where the terms engorged, pulsating, pounding, thrusting, etc. I did really enjoy the few illustrations. A chance for just the tiniest bit of redemption.
The action jumps from a chapter to a different page either forward or backward. I got whiplash from trying to follow the action. I also learned that it was really hard for me to stay alive depending on the path I kept on choosing.
The story has a lot of different endings and picking the right one was hard. In all honesty, I'm not sure I picked the right one but it was the one that made the most sense. The main character is Jimmy El Camino. He is an ex-soldier who has been captured and kept a prisoner for fifty-eight months.