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Winter's Demon

(Vesik #3)

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Some things can never be undone. The horrors I've defeated—or even caused—with my own hands … they are nothing compared to what’s coming. Philip Pinkerton has brought his madness upon my family, my own blood. His army of necromancers is on the move, harbingers of a great darkness. I fear the war has begun ... and damn, I don't get paid enough for this. ...more
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Published June 16th 2014 (first published June 12th 2014)
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Winter’s Demon by Eric Asher

Vesik series book 3. Necromancy urban fantasy. Best to read book 2 before this one.
The war is coming and it’s hitting close to home for Damian when his mother is kidnapped.

Lots of battles, gore, dead in the hundreds and lots of friend time talking about lunch or their car trips.
World building is engaging and the characters are distinct and varied.
I’m a little scared of the war obliterating the world. I will continue to read this series.
Vicki  Rose
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is "Winter's Demon", the third book in Author Eric R. Asher's "Vesik" Series. I was extremely excited to get a chance to read it, as I've been a huge fan of Mr Asher since his first book, "Days Gone Bad" and I wasn't disappointed! One again, Eric wrapped me up in his web of dark humor & even darker urban fantasy & reeled me in! You know how you occasionally find a book that you just can't put down, no matter what you try? Well, this entire series has been that way for me!
Eric's lead charac
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Crystal P
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So book 2 is my favorite in the series so far, but this one was enjoyable as well. There are so many characters to keep up with but slowly they are getting more and more easy for me to recall. They are also hilarious together. An epic battle is brewing and I think this books served as a bridge. Very interested in following this story through!
☕️Kimberly
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full RTC.
A.M.
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, audiobook
Damian is right back in it again. Some months have passed from the events in book two. Nixie, the water witch is away but they’re still together. He talks to her on a kind of magic water-phone. Daaaw.
But the evil necromancers, Phillip Pinkerton, Zacariah and Ezekiel, go after his parents and kidnap his Mum. And his Dad is pretty dangerous with a shotgun; more so when Mike the fire demon gives him a special human-only one that fires explosive rockets.
I get that they have to travel to another town
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Jodi
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A war is coming and Damian and friends are once again caught up in a battle that constantly changes. This time they are racing to save Damian and Sam's mother. Old friends and new friends, including a few gods, are called on to help save her. This was another fast paced book (I'm doing audible), with new characters and new locations. I will admit I got confused a few times with so many characters, but I still managed to follow the story. Despite the dangers, deaths and destruction, the banter am ...more
Tina
Dec 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lori
There was a lot of action in this book from the beginning. You have to pay close attention to make some of the connections to characters from the previous books in this series. I wish there was a little more dialogue in between some of the battles in the first part of the book because it would assist with pulling everything together. That was given to me more towards the end of the book and when I started connecting the dots I was able to mentally review the previous fight scenes and make better ...more
Paul
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These books seem to get better as they go along. Asher seems to be finding a stride. Book 1 honestly made me think of a cheesy Dresdan rip off, but it is starting to develop into an entertaining story.
Justin Sylvia
Jun 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
I'm enjoying the series.
It has so many elements that I love. I don't understand why while I like the cast I don't really feel that connection to the characters. Maybe because all the players are in play at once, it gets a little busy. Some of the side characters are really interesting though. There are a couple I'd like to get more in depth with. Maybe have just a couple of the side characters be showcased in one book, so you can really get to know them better.


Lots of action. I was glad to see
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Steph Desire
Jan 15, 2021 rated it liked it
I would recommend not to read this while reading right after reading the Dresden files. The books are different but they have similarities- male protagonists, magic, urban, vampires, werewolves.
Pros: great characters, I like the MC. Lots of magic, as an urban fantasy, I like the fact that you don't have to wait chapters to see something happening. Also, I like the fact not all the women there were cute sexy- you know typical men writing fantasy.
Cons: The first book was good. Second book took me
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Dolorianne
Dec 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, cmcon2022
Winter's Demon has a shocking start, keeping Damian and his crew fighting one battle after another until the very end. I love it every time a new character gets the sight to see the fae and supernatural stuff. Their reactions are always funny. Many things are set up in this book, hints of bigger secrets to come. The end includes a couple teasers that could go in any direction and I can't wait to see what's next! ...more
Lady
Jul 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mad Old Gods

This series must be read in order. This is the third book. I can't wait to read "This Broken World"!



Vesik's life was complicated before his Master Zola's ex lover joined forces with the mad God Anubis. Phillip needs to get dead. Will they be able to stand against their enemies and survive? How many more turn coats are there?
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Anne
I found a lot of parts of this story very slow. The action certainly ramped up at the end! I probably would have enjoyed this better if I hadn't listened to all three books one after the other, but the way the audio book was set up, I felt it would be best to just finish it all. ...more
Gene
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Really good series so far, really like the action and word building. Especially the good guy necromancers. The only criticism I'd have is that these books are extremely busy - so many characters, all of them cool, but sometimes hard to keep track of. ...more
Eric Evans
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great Vesik is back and this time Phillip has kidnapped his mom. Oh yeah there's gonna be Hell to pay when the woman you kidnap is the mother of a necromancer and a vampire, and wife to a bad ass husband. Great conclusion to the first part of the series, can't wait to get a chance to read more! ...more
James Learman
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
interesting little series. the sub characters are fairly stereotypical with different mythological flairs thrown in. the main character is fairly thin i keep hoping in future books there will be back story . but the series is getting better as it goes
Tim Shepard
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is a huge amount of action and story telling going on in this book. Eric Asher again brings a well done take to the world of Vesik. He also pulls characters from across the series and attempts to show them as a team not to be trifeled with.
Jim
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great series!

The books in the series have been getting better and better. I can't wait to start reading the next one
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Kristy Maitz
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: boring
Boring, Boring, Boring!
Mark Dhas
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
Well it didn’t get better.
Sue
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm enjoying the characters and seeing what's going to happen next. ...more
Alex Buschmann
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
By far my favorite of the series so far. High intensity, good character development - reminds me of why I fell in love with the Dresden series.
Ash
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book three is the best one yet
Debi
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
great series
Karen
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Fairies are awesome, living in a Grandfather clock to their enormous appetites! I love the development of Frank and Ashley.
Kelly
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
I thought the third book was a bit of a letdown. The story started to drag on and it ended with a lot of loose ends.
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Damian, Sam, Zola, Foster, Aideen, Ashley, Frank, Cara, Mike are all back in Winter's Demon. They are all still fighting the same demons, gods, zombies, necromancers ect... trying to save the world. This time around Damian and Sam's mom has been taken hostage which has left their dad devastated and so mad that he will kill anyone who gets his way of getting his wife back. Damian's dad helps them fight all of their enemies t
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Cherry Mischievous
My Thoughts:
It took me a long time to finish this book despite the convenience offered by the audiobook format. It just seems like our group of heroes and heroines are just running around from fight to fight with not much of a plot... wtf?!... In the end the good guys didn't even win, they just survived. And now they are in even deeper pickle than when the book started... But here's the kicker, a beloved character died. It took me a year to mourn her before I could continue reading/listening to
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Raz T
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, I'm absolutely addicted to Eric Asher's work. I just started the series a little less than two weeks ago and I've not been able to put them down! Book three of the Vesik series was a lot like the others, full of all the comedy, magic, and horror that I could ever want in a series! While we got to see the shop and check in on all of our favorite characters, we get introduced to some new characters and locations in this one that are quickly becoming new favorites!

What got me most a
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Eric is a former bookseller, cellist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.

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