Review by Madison Davis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Satori, a Magician, tries to win his former girlfriend back and prepares to summon a demon which should help him to accomplish his goal. Instead he ‘calls’ Lillith, the demon queen and releases her and her evil into the world and delivers Sarah to the demon. Satori tries to make up for his mistake.
When I started reading this book, I had no idea what to expect since I’m not a regular reader of horror stories. I tried to enjoy the book and be curious about what comes next.
But to be honest, I had problems to become ‘friends’ with ‘Starblood.’
In this story, there definitely is what I would expect of a horror book: demons, magic, sex and brutal murder with gallons of blood. Unfortunately, I’m missing a ‘red thread’ within the book. To be precise, there is no real story, no recognizable plot. It seems to me the story mainly contains a concatenation of almost random scenes which, at times, are confusing. Each of the single scenes is written vividly and imaginative until it ends, and a ‘helpless’ paragraph takes the story to the next scene.
Also, I don’t see decent character development. Lillith, as the demon queen, is evil and tempts others into her world of blood and murder, but she arrives – and leaves the story, just being the same way.
Satori, in my opinion, is a weakling, thinking he’s much better than he actually is, and Sarah, I’m sorry, is a dumb nut to fall for evil, even though she was warned by Satori.
There is not even one character to love, except maybe ‘Raven,’ who, unfortunately, becomes a victim.
I’m sure; the author worked hard on that book. I know how much work it is, to write, publish, and market, but I wish this story had been elaborated more carefully, had added more ‘difficulties’ and mystery. Towards the end, unfortunately, I became a bit bored.
I’m sure there is talent, I can see it on the writing style the author uses, but this book, unfortunately, is too amateurish to be a recommendable success.