The Demon’s Daugher
by Paula Altenburg
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: NetGalley
Hunter is the only man capable of killing the demons that left the world in ruins. But when he’s hired by a notorious priestess to bring
a thief to justice, the Demon Slayer gets more than he bargains for.
Airie was raised in an abandoned temple as a priestess’s daughter, having no idea of her true origins. In a time when any half-breed
spawn of a demon is despised by mortal and immortal alike, not knowing the truth is the only thing keeping her safe.
Forced to flee her home in the wake of disaster and discovery of who she is, Airie must place her trust in a man who believes she should
never have been born. And when a demon uprising threatens lives he has sworn to protect, Hunter has to make a choice: abandon Airie to an
uncertain fate, or overcome his own personal demons and love her for who she truly is.
The world building in THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER is fascinating with its intricate mix of demons, goddesses, and a gritty Wild West-like setting. Equally fascinating is the beautifully written yet tragic story of love and betrayal.
While we are only told a few things about Hunter’s reasons for becoming the Demon Slayer what we are told is more than enough to understand his justification for hating Demons and their spawn. That being said, I was surprised at how sympathetic some of the more evil characters were. Slipping into their POV really ‘humanized’ these characters not to mention providing new information that helped to expand an already intriguing world.
Interesting and unexpected character depth coupled with the demon overrun world is only part of what makes THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER a good read. The romance is also solid if a little questionable initially. With his deep hatred of spawn, I was baffled at how Hunter was even going to get along with Airie much less have a romantic relationship with her. Luckily Airie is not what she seems. While she is a very kind character she is also extremely naive which created plenty of sympathy for her when she begins to learn more about the circumstances and outcome of her birth. What should have been a prey and predator relationship grew from animosity and distrust to tenderness and love. It was all very sweet when they finally reconciled their feelings for eachother.
THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER has surprising depth and a beautiful story of tragedy and redemption and reminds us that amidst the overwhelming evil in the world there is still some good in it. Paranormal romance fans will definitely want to pick this one up while waiting for the next book in the Demon’s Outlaw series, BLACK WIDOW DEMON, which comes out November 26th 2013 from Entangled Select
- The Demon’s Daughter
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About the author
- Deadly Destinations: Gina Rosati & win AURACLEAugust 8, 2012