Series: The Asylum Tales, #3
Published by Harper Voyager on October 14, 21, 28, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Sexual Content: not to graphic sex scene
Reviewed by: Kristina
Jocelynn Drake continues her successful urban fantasy series, Asylum Tales, with Demon’s Fury, set in a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires walk free among humanity.
Powerful warlock and tattoo artist Gage has managed to escape the magical Ivory Towers who terrorize the rest of humans and monsters – but at a price. Now he must join forces with his nemesis Gideon to stop an unknown entity who is using old magic to commit gruesome murders. And if that’s not keeping him busy enough, an investigator recruits Gage to help her track a killer … who might be targeting tattoo artists.
DEMON'S FURY, DEMON'S VOW, and INNER DEMON were published as part 1,2, and 3 which was a clever idea although I got all three together so I didn't get to experience the effect and anticipation of waiting for what happens next in the final book of The Asylum Tales. DEMON'S FURY brought us back to Gage and his tattoo parlour where many unique sorts of characters come in to get a magically enhanced tattoo or two. This series has always had a whole lot of grit and character to it and nothing has changed with this last book. The big bad(s) rampaging through Low Town were pretty darn evil considering pregnant women and children were the targets so I was really interested and invested in Gage's mission to put a stop to this crazy killing.
There was so much going on in this story from Gage's involvement with the towers, to Trixie's issue, Lilith and the demons, the aforementioned killers. I was shocked that this story wasn't longer. The end was odd, dissatisfying and really did not feel like an end to a series. I fully admit that if I had a choice in an ending I would always pick a happy ending and I understand and sometimes even like ambiguous or slightly sad endings. This ending is not a happy one, nor a hopeful one, it just hangs there waiting for more something to be happening.
My hope is that the new detective character, Serah who Gage teams up with in this story gets a spin off series and we hear about Gage secondhand in some way. I also want to know what happens to Bronx and just about every other character I've become attached to in this trilogy.
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