Expected publication: January 14th 2020.
Interesting, Entertaining and Original!
Terrific story about Hell, demons, power, and humanity. I really liked this original story about two brothers that are demons from Hell who are sent to Earth to perform a task. The premise was great for a supernatural story and the characters were perfect. Though there is romance for each of the brothers, the story focuses more on their relationship as brothers, the relationship with their father (Adramelech, the King of Fire in Hell), and their task on earth.
The King of Fire is set on taking over and ousting Lucifer since Lucifer is weakened and trapped in a frozen lake in the deepest part of Hell. In order for demons to accumulate power, they feed on the souls in Hell. Once the power is too much to contain, the demons humanoid form will change into something huge and monstrous. Though Adramelech is vain and wants to keep his handsome humanoid form.
So Adramelech decides to create a heir who he can feed on souls and who will gain all the power Adramelech covets. While In the process of creating the heir using his hoarded soul power, Lucifer discovers the unsanctioned creation and the newly forming demon heir is hit with a ball of holy fire from Lucifer and a piece breaks off. It doesn’t stop the creation, but another son is created, one much smaller than the heir and containing a soul from the light of the holy fire.
The heir is named Aidan Fire and the other demon child named Keegan “little fire”. Aidan is taught to only speak to his father, using few words, and that his only purpose is to consume souls. All he does feed on souls. Keegan is largely ignored by his father, but talks to Aidan and spends time with him, though Aiden doesn’t talk to him and has no interest in Keegan.
The boys are banished to Earth after disappointing Adramelech and Lucifer. They have a task to complete and to do that they are enrolled in high school. They each have a separate task but they have to work together to get both tasks completed and when they return to Hell they will be thrown into the abyss if they fail. If they complete the tasks, one of them will earn a favor from their father.
Aidan would almost certainly receive the favor. A favor promised by an upper level demon was a binding contract, and his brother could ask for anything, including all the power that was Adramelech’s to offer.
I won’t go into anything that happens while they are on earth or after, but to say that Aidan and Keegan both have love interests and the story is unpredictable and interesting. There are several other characters they meet, but a lot of the book deals with each of the boys and the different struggles they have. I recommend this book and give it a solid 4 stars.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.