Series: The Daemon’s Descendants 03
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Novella (105pgs)
Publisher: Gargoyle Expressions, Inc. (January 7, 2019)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts
Blurb: For decades Philippe has lived the life of a thief, keeping apart from society. He steals items for customers…for a fee, of course, which has earned him wealth enough for several lifetimes. Due to his mixed heritage, a volatile mixture of human, angel, and daemon blood—a creature called a darkling—his job is his solace. After a disastrous encounter with a wizard, Philippe has a choice to make—live the rest of his life on the run or commit to a single task to gain a clean slate. Either way, his thieving days are over. Philippe accepts the Council of Wizard’s terms.
He finds himself traveling with Kalylle, a wizard of the second order. Their task is to clear up a disagreement between the dwarf and elven nations, as a war between their peoples would tear Fidelia apart. To Philippe’s surprise, he discovers an unexpected kinship with Kalylle—an attraction that offers both danger to their mission and hope for a future. Except as they run up against one obstacle after another, it becomes clear that a third party is involved, someone with powerful magical resources. Can Philippe overcome the urges of his daemonic heritage so he can complete his quest with Kalylle, or will the machinations of rogue wizards cause him to lose himself to the daemon living inside him?
Warnings: This is part three of a three-part epic fantasy adventure. It is highly recommended that the parts be read in order. This story includes wizards, magic, men learning to have a sense of humor while overcoming dark elements, and a HFN ending. There are erotic m/m scenes suitable for adults only.
Review: This is part three and the continuation of the Darkling’s Kiss. Philippe and Kaylelle both suffer multiple injuries due to different battles in their quest to find the Dwarves blade and the culprit who wants a war between the elves and Dwarves.
While I truly enjoyed the adventure, action and danger of the story I was disappointed that it ends with Philippe accepting an assignment from the council in tracking down the main culprit who got away.
I assume there will be another book as this story is unresolved. Aside from that it was a fantastic edge of your seat journey with plenty of passion to go around.
Fantastic read and addition to the series.