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- Publication Date: July 12, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DWWP0AS
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Who is this demon named Kenssie (with only TWO essess) ??
The story started out quick and intriguing. We learn about different forms of demaons and witches and halfbreeds.
We learn the meaning of being enthralled. for some it is a duty, for others, a career choice.
But then things got a little messy and slow for me. I was not a huge fan of the fight scene during the rescue at the stock office. It just did nothing for me.
I thought the search for the grimoire was a good section. there was tension.
But then there was the ending. It needed more.
One demon who turned out to be the worst of them all decides to evolve. There were hints at a reasoning but it was never really explained. My thought is she felt she needed to hide.
It is an OK story with potential to be better.
This is the first in a duology (series?) and so there were a lot of questions left unanswered that I hope will be explained in the next book. I want to understand the relationship between her and her master, and it seems the how and why their magic and thralls work is not as straightforward as it seems on first glance.
Overall, lots of fun and an easy read. I'm definitely going to read the next and check out more from this author.
And, apparently, I'm no Sherlock because I didn't know that this was a novella, so I was a little disappointed that it was so short. But that was my fault and shows how great the writing was because I wanted more.
I'm not sure if there are more books in this series, but I'm definitely going to check it out.
But a part-demon witch named Permilia may have the answer to her problem. Should she risk angering the Council by stealing a magical tome from them or should she just accept her waning power and all the danger that comes with it?
Ros makes it easy to suspend disbelief with her quick fanciful story. Normally I don't want to root for the success and wellbeing of demons, but Kenssie was such a relatable character. The tale proceeded from just her perspective and I found it easy to sympathize. She must try to complete difficult and dangerous tasks under the authority of unreasonable and downright evil authorities. She has to figure out how to think for herself and do the best she can with very little support or information. I can relate to that. While I read Kenssie's adventures and hoped for her success, I kept remembering, "Oh, yeah. She's a demon who feeds off of humanity." I reflected a lot on the ability to see from someone else's perspective. It also gave me a little sense of pleasant danger through the tale.
I would have liked to know more about the mechanics of the world Ros created. Kenssie didn't seem entirely evil and I wondered how that fit into the story. Most of the demons seemed less than fully evil and mostly concerned with themselves and their pet obsession. Part of the reason the story appealed to me is that I'm highly interested in intelligent perspectives on evil and good, the afterlife, and the supernatural. Ros' world fascinated me but left me with a lot of questions.
The short and sweet tale seemed to set the stage for possible future volumes. I wanted to know about Kenssie's relationship with Rakmanon, how that started, and what he really had in mind. He is a demon, but she is too. Does he care about her? What is the deal about her incomplete information about whether she is full demon or not?
Please write more, Ros! I really like Kenssie the secret-eating demon. (Did I really just write that?)
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I received this book from the author for the purposes of unbiased review.
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Kenssie is a demon who feeds on people's secrets. She is the servant of a master demon who feeds on humiliation and recently it feels like her powers are waning. Her only hope lies in stealing a powerful grimoire and getting her powers back before a fear demon can make her his bitch for all eternity.
The Secret Eater isn't a long book - it only took me a day to read - but it's a really good introduction to the world. There's a second book - Diabolical Taste - which I'm also tempted by.
The plot rockets along at a good pace, so it's certainly never boring and the idea that demons wander around manipulating humans in order to feed on their negative emotions is kinda cool. Kenssie's a kick-ass protagonist, although her boss is kind of a dick. But then, he's a demon, so I suppose that's to be expected.
Characters are excellent , loved Kenssie (with2esses)!
Look forward to the next one.