- File Size: 616 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BURST (July 1, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DQH0F0O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,084,120 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dysus Dreamer Kindle Edition
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Meet Slade, demon warrior and elite, special operative. We spend the majority of the time in his point of view as he strives to complete his mission -- save Amber, his half-human, half-demon ex-partner and cousin, from the wolf and demon factions seeking to use her unique powers for their own benefit. Slade is smart, tough, and brave and yet vulnerable and lonely, a compelling blend for an alpha male protagonist. What puts him over the top is his utter loyalty to his loved ones, the driving force behind his actions.
The story serves up two parallel storylines with interesting intersections (sorry, no spoilers here). When we're not hanging with Slade on his mission to save Amber, we're visiting another planet with Khallie, daughter of the demon ruler. In the book opening, we meet a spoiled, self-centered princess. Her planet is dying yet she's plotting how to dominate and manipulate circumstances to ease her boredom. We're set up to dislike her, but her journey of self-discovery invites the reader to reconsider that stance.
We experience the point of view of other characters, too. Though briefer than our time with Slade and Khallie, these sojourns add depth and dimension to the storyline, showing us the motivation for some key characters, by they "good guys" or "bad." One note: We do not spend any time in dark elf Annwyn's head. As Slade's potential new partner and a character with a strong and interesting storyline of her own, I'm hoping the author is saving it for the next book in the series! Slade and Annwyn have great chemistry and it would be a real treat to see the progression of their personal and professional relationship.
Along with compelling characters, the author provides us with an intricate plot with a few enjoyable twists. I thought the plot was moving one way and then it shifted in directions I didn't predict. I love it when a story surprises me like that!
The author deserves kudos for her excellent worldbuilding skills. I haven't yet read the first book in the series, but thanks to her talent for drawing her world and presenting its rules, I had no problem understanding and immersing myself in it.
Though this is the 2nd book in a series, it stands alone. Bottom line: Dysus Dreamer is Grade A (aka 5-star) urban fantasy goodness.
I am halfway through the book. The characters are fantastic - original, distinctive and well made. The story is multi-faceted and interesting. It is nicely paced and entertaining. I am both dreading and looking forward to the ending - wanting to know the answers, yet not really wanting the story to end.
More thoughts upon finishing the book:
I enjoyed the ride this book takes the reader on. There were moments when I had trouble following along, but perhaps that originates from reading book 2 before reading book one. I liked the Annwyn/Slade relationship and complications. They are both incredible characters. I am hoping that we continue to learn more in the next installment. I will be reading book one in anticipation of catching up on everything while I await book 3.
This book takes place a year after the last one. Life has moved on and the bad guys have become more desperate. I want to see where the author takes this because we now know that Amber has a younger brother and he has been taken but we don't know much about him yet.
During the past year Aaric and Kat have gotten together which we met in the first book. One is a light elf the other a dark elf. A new character was introduced also another dark elf and a member of the Skadi which is an elite special forces type team for elves. They were believed to be extinct. Annwyn and Slade meet up as both try to assassinate the same wolf that sends them on the run after succeeding. Annwyn has many secrets but I hope to continue to see her in future books. Xian is also introduced in this story. He is a vampire and works with Slade for the NOA. I really enjoyed listening to him and would like to see more of him in the future.
There are many conflicts happening not only on Earth but also on the demon's home planet. The heirs to the throne are both involved in plots of their own but one of them has found a way to possibly save their planet from destruction. Hopefully the demons will see the light and save their planet.
I really liked the switching back and forth between worlds. We get to see what is going on in both worlds at the same time. I also like how the characters are not all good or all bad they have good and bad points and that is what makes them all the more believable.
There wasn't really anything I can say that I did not like in this story. It was fun and full of action, with several plots going at the same time without confusing you.
All in all I will definitely continue to read this series. I am enjoying it and can't wait to see what is next.
*I received this book free for an honest review.*
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