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The Demon of Hagermarsh

(Virasana Empire: Sir Yaden #1)

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“The Emperor cares for each and every one of his subjects.”

Many consider the catchphrase of the imperial Lotus Knights to be nothing more but well-polished propaganda, but for Yaden, it is a way of life.

A young Lotus Knight himself, his first mission in service of the Emperor sends him to the remote village of Hagermarsh, a suspiciously friendly place on a planet known f
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Paperback, 1, 276 pages
Published June 3rd 2019 by Independently Published (first published June 2nd 2019)
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Joyfully Jay
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars


The Demon of Hagermarsh was rather fun, all things considered. It has some issues, but on the whole, the authors have done an excellent job of creating several memorable characters and setting up a rather unique universe.

Yaden is rather naive, but it’s charming and never hampers him from learning and evolving as a character. He’s eager and sweet, even while being pushed and pulled by his responsibilities to his Emperor and to his home planet. We see some of his c
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Elaine White
** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR MY READING PLEASURE **
Reviewed for Divine Magazine

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The Demon of Hagermarsh (Virasana Empire: Sir Yaden #1) by Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus
★★★☆☆
212 pages
OV: 3rd one character; 1st one character
Content warning: scenes of violence


The Demon of Hagermarsh is a book of two stories, for me. A combination of various genres, with two distinct voices providing POV, it tells the story of Yaden, a noble born with psychic powers. While raised as a psychic prodigy by his parents, t
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Ulysses Dietz
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Demon of Hagermarsh (Sir Yaden, book 1)
Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus
Published by the authors
Fantasy/paranormal
M/M
2019
Page count: 276

“The Emperor cares for each and every one of his subjects.”

With that bland, propaganda-like statement, Mr. and Mrs. Brackhaus introduce us to a world that seems to be a mashup of every kind of fantasy we’ve ever known. It is Game of Thrones meets Star Wars meets Harry Potter. There are medieval fortresses on volcano-ridden planets and shopping malls with movie th
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Lila Hunter
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-arc-strw
Rating: 3.75 stars

Review at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Samantha Ortega
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
FR- Alors alors... alors je n'avais toujours pas lu de livre de ces auteurs que j'ai eu la chance de rencontrer lors de l'EPC 2017 à Berlin. Aussi quand ils ont indiqués sur Facebook qu'ils cherchaient des lecteurs pour leur prochaine sortie je n'ai pas hésité longtemps.

J'ai lu le résumé en diagonale et je ne sais pas pourquoi mais j'ai carrément zappé l'aspect SF du roman. Alors forcément, j'ai été très surprise quand j'ai commencé à lire ce roman, moi qui m'attendais à un roman historique médi
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Anne Barwell
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, m-m
I loved how this story juxtaposed fantasy expectations with modernity. The blurb sets up for a medieval setting, and yet the setting has a touch of a modern world. The world building is fabulous, as is the magic system. I loved the idea of demon magic smelling like mouldy mushrooms. I also liked that there are consequences for using magic, and that the user has to replenish the energy they’ve used.

Having the story told in 3rd person for the present, and the flashbacks in 1st, yet having the two
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Julia
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yaden, Lotus Knight und damit direkter Untergebener des Kaisers des Virasana Empires, erhält den Auftrag, sich die Stadt Hagermarsh genauer azusehen, die auf dem Planeten Leichnam liegt. Die Menschen dort sind erstaunlicherweise fröhlicher als sonst üblich, so dass Misstrauen geweckt wurde, es könnte sich um dämonischen Einfluss handeln.
Gemeinsam mit seinem langjährigen Vertrauten Darios eröffnet er zur Tarnung einen Gemischtwarenladen in der Stadt und freundet sich schon bald mit den dort ansäs
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Julia
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yaden, Lotus Knight und damit direkter Untergebener des Kaisers des Virasana Empires, erhält den Auftrag, sich die Stadt Hagermarsh genauer azusehen, die auf dem Planeten Leichnam liegt. Die Menschen dort sind erstaunlicherweise fröhlicher als sonst üblich, so dass Misstrauen geweckt wurde, es könnte sich um dämonischen Einfluss handeln.
Gemeinsam mit seinem langjährigen Vertrauten Darios eröffnet er zur Tarnung einen Gemischtwarenladen in der Stadt und freundet sich schon bald mit den dort ansäs
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PaperMoon
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars ... what a wonderful start to a new sci-fi series. The action keeps building steadily to a rather spectacular 'fight to the death' sequence. I loved all the MCs ... and I particularly appreciated Yaden's historical backstory being provided by a 'recollection'-type POV for another MC - I love Darios' stoic-like care/concern! I hope there's going to more details provided on the whole Emperor's Lotus Knights set-up.
Victoria Taylor
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great beginning

I’m really loving the books I have read so far by this author duo. This is the first in a series and it is a paranormal book with a bit of a YA vibe, even though the MC is in his early 20s. Loved the flashbacks showing the relationship between the MC and his amazing slave/mentor. On to the next one in the series!
Andrea
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up
Kragthang
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-fantasy
Refreshing SF read. Loved the switch between third person Yaden and first person Darios. This way I got a good glimpse of the current universe, but also learned about Darios' and Yaden's past to get to know them better throughout the book. The story was engaging, if a bit slow. And the budding relationship between Yaden and Colin was cute, though slightly boring. Also Colin adapted really well in the end, despite Yaden's fears.
Michael Joseph
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-fantasy
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P Leslie
May 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-review, m-m
*I voluntarily read this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else's*

2.5 stars

Young Yaden was powerful, brave but alone. Darios became an important part of Yaden’s life: guiding and caring for him.

The heat level was relatively low. The chemistry between Colin and Yaden was disappointing - it didn’t really stand out.

This book was very slow moving from beginning to end. I’m going to be honest, I switched off several times because nothing interesting actually happened until the
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