Book Trial: Demon Dance

Posted April 27, 2015 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Demon Dance Book Cover Demon Dance
Sundancer #1
Brian Freyermuth, Juliet Freyermuth
Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Demon Dance
April 22, 2013
e-book
322
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Being hunted by a demon sucks, no matter how tough you are. Nick St. James moved to Seattle, started a new career and created wards to hide from the supernatural world. It should have been enough, but after five years, his vampire sister-in-law found him. Now she's dead. Nick has to find out who keeps summoning the demon before it kills him and its next targets: a mother and her child. But this will require some help from the very people he's been trying to hide from: his friends. A voodoo houngan, a vampire coroner, a Norse goddess, and a few more unlikely allies will join forces to track down who summoned the demon, and find out why. Will he discover who wants them dead in time?

Warning: This article may contain spoilers.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author has never asked me or tried to influence me for a positive review, nor have I promised one.

My Impressions:

The book was paced well, I took a while to finish this one but it wasn’t the book’s fault. I was battling with my computer for 3 -5 days trying to remove some malware. I have no idea how it got on there but it did and it just consumed all of my time in the evenings.

Plot:

The plot was filled with twists and turns. Some were clearly not as surprising as others.

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The pacing was good – there was never a dull moment. We had demons and angels. Nick St. James has retired from the demon hunting game. Now his sister-in-law, Cate, shows up and have broken the wards on his apartment. She’s trying to drag him back into the demon-hunting world but he refuses, that is until he gets a call from Cate pleading for his help. When he arrives he finds that the building was on fire and bodies are found in the building. One fits Cate’s description, but there is no head to confirm. Now Nick is determined to solve this case before anyone else is killed.

Characters:

We have a strange array of characters. We have Nick who dresses in jeans and a jacket and a baseball cap (all the time). We have his blind friend, Jake and his half sister, Thelma. Although Jake is blind, he always seems to know where everyone is and what’s happening around him. The new targets for the demons are a woman, Beth and her daughter, who seem to have their own secrets. And a mysterious man, Adam, with no memory of his past.

Writing:

Honestly, although I enjoyed the story, the writing style was actually a turn off. I felt like I was reading a book geared more towards men than women. Something about the way this guy dressed or spoke, it kind of reminded me of watching something like Sin City.

Overall, though, the story was exciting. Like I said, there were some rather interesting twists that you couldn’t see coming. However, I think the story would appeal more to men than women.

About the Author:

Since 1994, Brian Freyermuth has designed and wrote for bestselling video games such as the award winning Fallout, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy and WGA Award Nominee Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. In July of 2011 he participated in a panel discussion at the San Diego Comicon where he explained how he helped bring a voice to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for the first time in Disney’s history.

Brian now has added novelist to his bestselling career. In April 2013 he released a hot new urban fantasy, Demon Dance, on Kindle. After only a couple of weeks it reached number 13 on Amazon’s Bestseller Rank for Kindle Urban Fantasy eBooks.

He then coauthored the sequel, Mind of the Beast, with his wife Juliet.

The Verdict:

Highly Recommended for Urban Fantasy Lovers

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Overall: 3.8

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