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Behind Bars

(Pandemonium #2)

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The city of Dolana has kept itself free from demonic rule at a high cost: interrogating and spying on its own citizens and reporting suspicious activity to the Inquisition. As an innkeeper, Pelerin does his part—after all, he lost his beloved wife to demons, leaving him to raise their son on his own.

When his now-adult son starts to question what Pel has done to keep them s
Published February 15th 2017 by Less Than Three Press (first published February 13th 2017)
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Rep: bi/pan mc, nonbinary li, achillean side characters
Chris, the Dalek King
Dolana is a city not very fond of demons, to say the very least. And after having his wife die at the hands of one, Pel is hardly bucking the trend. He in fact goes out of his way to point the city guard in the direction of anyone who even looks suspicious. Not because he has a cruel heart, but because he can’t bear the idea that his son might be the next victim to be claimed by lying demon hands. His convictions though might just cost him his son because while he might have the noblest of inten ...more
Nicole Field
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
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I absolutely loved the last book in this series, and am really happy that the print version of Behind Bars is a compilation of both books in the Pandemonium series. In the first book, we met a young man addicted to sleeping with incubi and succubi, but we don’t get a great deal of the world apart from that.

In this book, we get so much more of the world, though from a different area, one in which demons are not allowed to go. Palerin is employed as an informant on his fellow townsmen. This is… a
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
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Elaine White
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, historical
Book – Behind Bars (Pandemonium #2)
Author – Meredith Katz
Star rating - ★★★★☆
POV – 3rd person, one character
Would I read it again – Yes
Genre – LGBT, Paranormal, Fairytale


Rejoice! Unlike book 1 in this series, which I also got an early copy of through Netgalley, this one has chapter headings! Wooo!

Now, it's going to sound weird but I gave book 1 just 3 stars for having an indefinable problem that left me feeling like the world hadn't been fully explored. Now, I
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I really liked the first book so I was expecting this to be just as enjoyable.
Although the book was great, it wasn't in my opinion as great as as the first book the cobbler's soleless son.
There were various factors for this but I think they most evident one was Pel's narrow -mind.
As a character Pel was a paradox in that all though he was kind, he had no hesitation in telling on anyone he was suspicious on apart from our lovely love interest of course.
Also he didn't care what happened to the vict
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: three-stars, enby-rep
I still don’t really understand how demons are supposed to perceive gender and why an assumption, any assumption, would bother them in this regard. - Matt

In the end, I liked this book better than the previous one, but it still took me a while to get into it. - Laura

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From Magnolia Reviews: Three Petals

This story is considerably better than the prequel, which is why I do recommend it. I liked the world building and the characterizations were interesting, albeit a tad weak. Overall I enjoyed reading this story.

Read the full review on Maggie's website:
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great book and the 2nd in the pandemonium set. I'll be following this series as its highly entertaining.
This is a story of another city than the one mentioned in the first book although it features a demon mentioned from the 1st.
Pel is an inn owner and someone who passes peoples details to the town Inquisition if they have interaction with demons. One killed his wife so he believes its the right thing. Trouble is his son Bruant feels differently. A new customer Tari comes to stay at the
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