Having read both books 1 and 2 of the Angelfire series by author Ami Blackwelder, I knew Dumah’s Demons would bREVIEW FROM NIGHT OWL REVIEWS- 4 stars
Having read both books 1 and 2 of the Angelfire series by author Ami Blackwelder, I knew Dumah’s Demons would be a perfect complement to the series. I was not disappointed in the least. This novella tells the story of Dumah, Kian’s troubled sister, and why she feels as she does toward Ali and Daemon. I found it to be as engaging as its sister books, although it is quite a bit darker overall. I do feel that this story is just perfect right where it is, although it can stand on its own merits. I loved this novella, and both new and existing fans of this series will adore it as well.
Dumah and Kian have never had an easy life. Orphaned after their parents died in an accident, they have learned to rely on each other, and on themselves to survive. Yet living on the streets of Manhattan is not easy. And after a particularly violent night that separated Kian and Dumah, Dumah knows that nothing will ever be the same again. As she is trying to find a place to hide, to recover, she notices that she is being watched. The stranger approaches, and announces that he can help her, heal her, and that he knows who, and what, she is. Deciding to trust him, she asks his name. Daemon. Daemon leads her to an underground “lair”, where she will be safe, and tells her of how she came to be. He also tells her what happened to Kian. Dumah is intrigued, and also highly furious. How dare Kian abandon her? And what about this Ali girl? Why is Daemon so interested in her? Dumah is determined to get to the truth. Can she trust Daemon? Will she ever reconcile with Kian? Or will she succeed in her plan to kill Ali, and thereby destroy any hope of ever reconciling with her brother?
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Kian has been stolen by his own sister to serve the Demons in the Underworld. Ali has to decide by herself how to rescue Kian, since his sister, Dumah, is a Dark Angel (demon). Dumah has made a really bad mistake. She is violently attacked, beaten, and much worse. Her only hope of survival is if Kian can save her. Her hope is dwindling, minute by minute, until she loses all hope of being saved.
Suddenly a stranger approaches her and whispers”Come with me, and learn why you are different.” Kian disappears, and with no other choice, Dumah follows the stranger. She finds out that she will grow wings and receive a power. Her power will be the ability to move woodlands with her mind. It is crystal clear that there are two kinds of Angels: the Dark Ones, and the Angelfire.
Angelfire protect the humans. The Dark Angels want to rid the world of humans because they think that humans want to steal their power. Rules are explained to her, and the idea that humans are dangerous to them is repeated to her, letting her know that they really believe what they say.
The writing in Dumah’s Demon’s is as fantastic as the other two books in her series, but I had a difficult time relating to this book. It felt as though it was written in a hurry, with many people and details missing. I have to admit that the only reason I could finish it was pure curiosity, to see where Ms. Blackwelder was going with the storyline.
I do not want to give any spoilers, but this book is very dark, with horrific scenes that I felt were not needed, especially in a YA book. There is another book in this series coming out soon. I will purchase it, just to see if it picks up and is more like the first two books, that I loved, or if it will be along the lines of this one. I have high hopes that the next novel will be as well-written as books one and two.
Book Stats: File Size: 2002 KB Print Length: 40 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing (March 2, 2014) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00IR60GKS
Review: 3 stars
Summary : The writing in Dumah's Demons is as fantastic as the other two books in her series, but I had a difficult time relating to this book. It felt as though it was written in a hurry, with many people and details missing. I have to admit that the only reason I could finish it was pure curiosity, to see where Ms. Blackwelder was going with the storyline....more