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Demon's Fury

(The Asylum Tales #3.1)

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Jocelynn Drake continues her successful urban fantasy series, Asylum Tales, with Demon’s Fury, set in a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires walk free among humanity.

Powerful warlock and tattoo artist Gage has managed to escape the magical Ivory Towers who terrorize the rest of humans and monsters – but at a price. Now he must join forces with his n
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Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Harper Voyager Impulse
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Even though these are three separate installments to the series, I am going to review them as a whole because they all start right where the first left off.

As some of you may know I was taken by surprise with this series when I first picked it up last year. Not only is this told entirely in the male point of view, Gage's (which is fantastic) is also a lot more rough because of it. Gage doens't hold anything back. He is who he is and you take it or you leave it.

I was so excited to learn that boo
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Shelley
**I received this book for free from Harper Voyager Impulse via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Demon's Fury is part I of a III part finale to the Asylum Tale's. It has been 3 months since Warlock/Tattoo Artist Gage Powell was blackmailed into working for The Tower after 10 years of being free. Gage's decision hasn't exactly been an easy one, nor is he c
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Angela
Sep 02, 2014 marked it as tbr-series-sequels-x
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DEMON'S FURY, DEMON'S VOW, and INNER DEMON were published as part 1,2, and 3 which was a clever idea although I got all three together so I didn't get to experience the effect and anticipation of waiting for what happens next in the final book of The Asylum Tales. DEMON'S FURY brought us back to Gage and his tattoo parlor where many unique sorts of characters come in to get a magically enhanced tattoo or two. This series has always had a whole lot of gr
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Jessie Potts
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Why you should read it: Who doesn't like an awesomely fierce tattoo artist? This series is fun to read, and each can be read as a stand-alone, though I do recommend reading them all. The whole world is very well and fully written, and I like the entire secondary cast, even the baddies. Like Dresden, I like Gage because he isn't the typical perfect hero. He's got rough edges and a bad past that keeps catching up with him. Readers (and Gage) also get a little bit of romance, and I like how book th ...more
NancyHelen
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it
It was my own fault, but I hadn't realised that this book was actually the first of a series which was the last of the original series - in other words, a whole lot of things had happened before the events in this book. However, the only issue with that is a personal one as I hate reading series out of order, but I really enjoyed this. It was nice to read another UF with a male protagonist and, although there were hints of Harry Dresden in Gage's personality, the world was different enough that ...more
Suzatm
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kept you reading but......

I don't understand why authors are starting this _ selling short installments. I wish this author would have waited until October 28 and just published the full story instead of releasing each part weekly. For that reason I dropped it a star. This is my favorite of the series she has written. Gage is a good man who is a hero but who also is flawed which makes you like him better and caring what happens to him. Bronx is definitely my favorite sidekick. This series remind
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Commentary
Oct 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
Very disappointing. This did not go anywhere and feels like a "sample" instead of a full book. It is a tease to buy the other two in the series. It felt like a series of disjointed scenes. The only big reveal you could spot a mile away. It also suffered from the assumption of too many female authors that to write a male character you have to drop the "f" bomb frequently and make him snarly. Sigh.
Lasciel
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Why is this three books? Why? I really like the Asylum Tales, I really do. But this feels like it was rushed and should be in a longer novel. The previous two were a reasonable length. I will admit the vast majority of my problem with this, is the length. I dislike the rushed feel, and the mistakes that haven't been caught by the editor. I don't know, I love these stories, but that was an hour long for me.
Shawnie Nicole
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I officially do not like Trixie.
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Carbunkle Flux
Jan 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I honestly have no idea how to review and rate this.

Then again, I had no idea what to expect when I saw the third and final Asylum Tale was split across three books. The first one was free and the other two were $1 each (Why the extremely low price point? I have no idea), so I figured 'Why not?' Surely I had one last Gage adventure left in me.

So, what is this? Is the final Asylum Tale three separate, self-contained novellas that come together as a whole towards the end? Disappointingly, no. It t
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Meigan
Following an epic battle brought about by the Towers where parts of the US were all but wiped off the map, Gage's loathing and distrust for the Towers, of which he was once a part of, has grown deeper and stronger. He made a vow to himself -- to stay far away from the Towers, living a low-key life as a magical tattoo artist. Unfortunately for Gage, things didn't work out the way he planned. Now working once again for the Towers alongside Gideon, he finds himself investigating a series of gruesom ...more
Laura Greenwood
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

I received a copy of Demon's Fury in exchange for my review.

Having been coerced into working for the Towers, a place he escaped when he was younger, Gage's life has changed dramatically. Still wanting to help people while working for the enemy, Gage discovers more violent and dangerous magic than he's encountered before. To add to that, Gage has been found by a TAPPS investigator, who wants his help in discovering who killed a fellow
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Jen Davis
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jocelynn Drake gives her Asylum Tales series a send-off with a three part serial that begins here, with “Demon’s Fury.” It makes me sad that this is end for Gage and his crew, but at least we’re getting a real conclusion for his story.

The action picks up just a couple of months after the events of Dead Man’s Deal. Gage is adjusting to life as a Guardian and trying to figure out how he is going to tell Trixie about the deal he made to survive. These few chapters introduce us to two murder cases h
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Anita
I read these three parts of the same book back-to-back, so I have no sense of where each one ends and the next begins. Gage got himself sucked back into working for the towers at the end of book 2, and this story starts off with Gideon dragging Gage along to investigate a ritual murder site. Meanwhile, Gage has also been brought into an investigation of a murdered tattooist by the mundane authorities. Both killers are gruesome, and unfortunately, the ritual magic murderer seems to be headed in t ...more
Lorre
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I still don't understand why the last book was split up in 3 parts instead of having 1 book cause it seems to be 1 story that continues throughout the 3 books.
That didn't take away from the fact that this first part was as awesome as the rest of the series so far!

The story in Demon's Fury picks up a couple of months later than Dead Man's Deal and Gage is still adjusting to the fact that he is working for the Ivory Towers. For 10 years he managed to stay away from the witches and warlocks but now
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Maghon Thomas
This is a fantastic world to live in!! I haven't read any of these books from this series YET, but I am not hunting for books one and two. You'll see Gage in a wonderful light, and then he'll break your heart with the little ending. It's nonstop action, amazing world building, even without the previous books, I still felt comfortable here. Though I know I am missing something.

Gage is quite the scary, yet sought after secret magical man. I am saying it like that for a reason that I won't give aw
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Darcy
It's interesting to see Gage in this next step in his life, once again straddling the line between the 2 lives he has known. It's a good thing that the first part of this one was fun because the second part is dark and sad.

I like that Gage is helping, but as he does so he is exposing a lot of himself and not in a good way. I also hate that because of Gage's nature he is about to loose something precious to him, but can see why it is happening. We'll have to keep reading to see what happens.
Amy Kuklis
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Well...

Is this the first book in this series? I thought it was, but after I started reading it I felt like I was lost and thrown in the middle of a long tale. I'm a bit confused, and a little less intrigued than when I started. This book is a short read and quite one sided. And sometimes the story line seemed to strongly align with the investigation and other times it was just about the everyday... Again, I'm just confused. I don't think I'll be continuing this series.
Strega
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Good start to the third full ASYLUM TALES book. This is part 1 of 3, but all are now available since they were released weekly in October. And for anyone saying "more money" was the object? I paid $0.99 for each part.

Gage is getting involved in something he shouldn't - again - and Bronx has his back. Trixie annoyed me, but that's usually my reaction to her.

Good start. Interesting characters. Can't wait to read parts 2 and 3.
Alison (Lady Coffin) S
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-kindle
The first third of the final, unfortunately, Asylum Tale book.

Now that Gage has had his hand forced by the Towers things are changing for him and how he uses magic. Then with the killing of a fellow tattoo shop owner things start to get much more complicated.

As with the previous book it was awesome!
Shawn
Nov 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Stupid

I'm really starting to wonder how he survived so long. He makes a lot of stupid decisions because of other people and emotions he must have really underdeveloped since of self preservation. What makes it all the dumber or braver depending on your point of view is that he k rows this yet continues to do stupid stuff for and because of others
Nes
May 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not a stand alone

Even though the world building seems really interesting I was lost with all the references to previous books? No one portrayed was likable, you could see the big breakup coming. Serah was the most interesting character so far. I don't know if I'll look for other books...
Michael
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book continues following Gage's story and the writing and storytelling is up to par with the previous installments. I'm not sure why this was broken up into 3 books with about 100 pages each. Author didn't meet her deadline? Publisher trying to maximize their returns? It's just weird, especially since the previous books in the series were full novels.

Lucinda
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's the first book of the series that I read and it was a quick read. Although I was kind of dumped into the middle, I did enjoy the book. It REALLY made me want to read the books that come before and after! LOL. The characters do have a bit of explanation to them and the novella works just fine. Recommend!
Stoli
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
With the division of the final book into 3 novellas something's been lost. Zero chemistry between any of the players, it's almost as if the author is breaking up with her own story. Quite disappointing since I really enjoyed the first two books and all of the characters. Too bad the author decided to go this route to end the series.
Jackie
Gage is again in the midst of trouble but this time the price he has to pay for his involvement may be higher than he bargained for, but when is it not.

First in three short stories to wrap up this edgy series and the only downside is do not have the last 2 to read yet.
Mary
Jan 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, short-story
Book 3 of the Asylum Tales was broken into 3 parts. This is part 1.
Audrey
Oct 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Good start.
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A former Cincinnati native, Jocelynn briefly lived in the wintery wonderland of Wisconsin before mounds of snow had her running for the sun-kissed beaches of South Florida. She started writing when she was 12, spending one summer re-writing the story of Robin Hood because it really needed a kick butt female character. Since those early days, she’s written fantasy, romance, horror, science-fiction, ...more

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