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Betrayal: A Demon Squad Story (Demon Squad #2.9)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Heaven under siege, Scarlett finds herself in the middle of a war as angels slaughter angels. (Warning: Do not read Betrayal before Resurrection as the story might spoil the end of Resurrection.)

Betrayal is a short story told from the viewpoint of Scarlett. It details the events leading up to the third Demon Squad book, At the Gates, out December 1st from Damnation Books.
Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Published November 3rd 2011
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Dec 16, 2011 seak rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This was actually two short stories, Betrayal and Prohibition Black and Blues set in the Demon Squad universe, which is an amazing series that you should really read, especially if you like Urban Fantasy, hilarity, and a healthy amount of action. (Reviews: Book 1, Book 2)

Betrayal is a lead up to book 3, At the Gates. Usually this series is from the perspective of Frank Trigg (Triggaltheron), but Tim decided to go for a new perspective here, Frank's cousin Scarlett... and it totally works.

Per the warning on the description, I skipped the first story and will save that for between books 2 and 3.

The second short story, Prohibition Black and Blues, is easily 5 stars. Despite being super short, it gives a brief insight to the series and a few of the characters. The story itself had many elements that I adore - mobsters, the Prohibition era, demons, Lucifer, action - what's not to like?!

I will save the first half of the novella for when I reach the appropriate part of the series, bu

Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic

OVERVIEW: Betrayal is a short story detailing the events which predate the events of At The Gates. It is narrated by Scarlett and marks the change of narrators for the first time in the series. It starts in heaven and continues on to the events which lead her to Frank’s doorstep.

The story is again a microcosm of Tim’s writing style and books. It explores sufficiently the psyche of the narrator as well as gives us the required exposition to enjoy the sto
This book is composed by two short stories belonging to the Demon Squad series.

The first one is told from Scarlett prospective and taking place just at the end of Resurrection, the second book of the series. I liked reading from her point of view and I could feel her anguish at the events.

The second story is told by Frank point of view and set before the beginning of the series when he still worked for his uncle Satan. This time Frank is on the most powerful side of the battle(but he manage to g
A nicely wrapped up short story with a bonus nugget at the end!

Scarlett, Franks' Angelic cousin, awakes to attempted murder as a golden axe crashes onto her pillow and BAM! just like that you are thrown in to Heaven and the onslaught that raged above Frank's head during [At The Gates (Demon Squad), fantastic piece of writing! Mr Marquitz ability to switcheroo between such strong characters is brilliant.
You get a 360 view of the story and the lead up to the last and first line of book No.2 and No
I read this in parallel with another book over the xmas/new year holidays only just noticed it lurking in my too read list by accident.

As always the story does not disappoint, its relatively short and sharp but I liked the perspective being from Scarlett it added a lot to the whole universe in which these characters exist and I'd certainly welcome more Demon Squad short stories or stories told from other perspectives..
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Tim Marquitz is the author of the Demon Squad series, the Blood War Trilogy, co-author of the Dead West series, as well as several standalone books, and numerous anthology appearances including Triumph Over Tragedy, Corrupts Absolutely?, Demonic Dolls, Neverland's Library, Blackguards, and the forthcoming That Voodoo Hoodoo, That You Do and No Place Like Home.

The Editor in Chief of Ragnarok Public
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Other Books in the Series

Demon Squad (8 books)
  • Armageddon Bound (Demon Squad #1)
  • Resurrection (Demon Squad #2)
  • At The Gates (Demon Squad #3)
  • Echoes of the Past (Demon Squad #4)
  • Beyond the Veil (Demon Squad #5)
  • The Best of Enemies (Demon Squad #6)
  • Exit Wounds (Demon Squad #7)
  • Collateral Damage (Demon Squad #8)
Armageddon Bound (Demon Squad #1) Resurrection (Demon Squad #2) At The Gates (Demon Squad #3) Echoes of the Past (Demon Squad #4) Dawn of War (Blood War, #1)

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