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4.26.2014

Review: THE DEMON LORD by Paula Altenburg

The Demon Lord (Demon Outlaws #.5) by Paula Altenburg
Fantasy, Romance, Demons
Ebook $0.99 (48 pages, ENTANGLED EDGE)
The Demon Lord has conquered the mortal world and sampled its pleasures. Now all he needs is to conquer the goddess who is meant to complete him. She, however, has other plans.
Allia is sent by her goddess sisters to win the heart of the Demon Lord and make him her slave. But Allia soon discovers that the Demon Lord's heart is not easily given, and that in order to win it, she must sacrifice her own.
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A helpful prequel nibble... (4 stars)

Fantasy romance is a genre that just doesn't get a lot of buzz but remains one of my favorites. When I started Altenburg's Demon Outlaws series I was in awe at how cool the world she's built is. Technically it's the future and post-post-apocalyptic in a sense but the addition of demons and goddesses makes it fantasy with a slightly western vibe. Yeah, it sounds complicated but if you enjoy excellent world building it's a great series to dive into. But I've always wanted to know more about the beginnings of the world, specifically the Demon Lord and his lover, which Altenburg finally delivers a taste of in THE DEMON LORD.

If you've previously read the series and been left with the same curiosity I had in regards to it's roots TDL is worth a read. It's admittedly really short and doesn't cover much beyond the set-up of Allia and The Demon Lord as lovers but gives hints about characters, Desire and Mamna, who play key roles later. This is a good starting point for those who haven't begun the series, but I'd definitely suggest reading it back to back with THE DEMON'S DAUGHTER for full effect.

Because it's such a tiny novella there just isn't much more to tell you. It's sensual and interesting but over so quickly!



Notes: ARC received via publisher.

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