Narrator: Cat Doucette
I’m on the fence with this book. I can’t honestly say that I enjoyed it or would want to read it again, but I also think it has potential. This world of demons reminds me of the shifter world where there is inner demon (Charles Cornick calls it Brother Wolf in Cry Wolf) that shares consciousness with the host body.
Each demon has an anchor, but they have the free will to accept or reject bonding with the anchor. The bond gives mental stability, enhanced power and keeps the demon from going rogue.
The weird thing is that an anchor doesn’t mean a mate. A demon can have a different anchor from his mate. I can foresee all kind of jealousy between an anchor and a mate.
Harper Wallis, a free spirit demon, goes to a fight club with friends and ends up meeting her anchor, Knox Thorne, the most powerful demon and ruler (Prime) of the Las Vegas Demon Lair. This began the tug of war between Harper who didn’t want to be tied to someone who will eventually leave and Knox who isn’t used to being turned down for anything.
What I liked:
The diversity in demon subtypes: (view spoiler)[ ❀ Arch Demon ❀ Banshee ❀ Encantor ❀ Harbinger ❀ HellCat ❀ HellHorse ❀ HellHound ❀ Imps ❀ Incubus ❀ Nightmare ❀ Reaper ❀ Sphinx ❀ Succubus (hide spoiler)] and they had different powers and abilities.
I loved Jolene and the imps around her. I liked the sentinels and their loyalty.
I actually liked Dario’s plan for a new demon power sharing system.
What I didn’t like:
An anchor isn’t a mate but share mental and psychic bond. One can hear their anchor in their head and sense where they are or if they are in trouble.
The anchor bond seems possessive and territorial even though one can rejects the bond.
Rejection risks both of them being unstable.
A seemingly strong female is reduced to the sexual whims of an over-dominating demon.
I never could tell if Harper had icy sexy fingers to fiddle with Knox the way he did with her.
The world was underdeveloped and the plot was just okay. I am hoping that in book 2 we will have much more explanation about the world and the characters connection to it and the humans around.
Lastly, the narrator’s whiny voice almost caused me to quit this audiobook. Her character voices were pretty bad. The narrator did Lucifer and the other demons a disservice with that whiny voice