The Demon Bride by Dianna Hardy (Book 3 of The Witching Pen Novellas)
Expected Publication August 31, 2012 by Satin Smoke Press
(Book Three of The Witching Pen Novellas)
Two thousand and eleven years after the birth of the Failed One, the Witching Pen will be made manifest on Earth by the Great Shanka Witch of the Old Scrolls. By her hand, the Earth will rumble and shatter, and all dimensions will bleed into one.
The true purpose of the Witching Pen has been revealed, and it must be destroyed before an apocalyptic prophecy comes true. There's just one problem -- the Pen is indestructible.
As everyone searches for much needed answers, Elena lays down plans for a radical mission to save her mother from the Shanka's shadow world.
Meanwhile, Mary has finally discovered who she really is, and what that means for the human race.
What Mary doesn't know, is that Gwain has been searching for her for over ten thousand years, and had lost all hope of finding her. Now that he has her, he's faced with an impossible choice: does he save the woman who altered his very existence, or does he sacrifice her to save mankind?
(Book length: novel - approx. 70,000 words)
Where do I start with this book! First let me state this:
REVIEW OF AN ARC, I RECEIVED FROM THE PUBLISHER!
SPOILER WARNING ALERT FOR BOOKS 1 and 2! PLEASE BE AWARE.
Okay now that, that is out of the way. Let me start on my review of The Demon Bride.
It takes place right where book 2 The Sands of Time left off. This time this more of Mary's and Gwain's story. Though the other characters will play a part, you will read as to why Mary and Gwain are playing a huge role in this book.
Dianna has done it yet once again wrote a book that will you keep reading and not wanting to put it down. You want to flip every page to see what exactly is going to happen. Also there is sex and explicated language involved just so the young adults out there know. I love how she writes a brief guide to the Witching Pen World so you are not lost. Big thank you for that.
Now Mary on the last book was in jail and somehow a portal opened and she was taken. By who we never found out until now. That person being from hell. I will not give it away as I want you to be able to read the book and find out for yourself. Gwain left to go and find her since he has feelings for her and he is pretty much going crazy without her around.
Mary while being held in Hell, is having nightmares and is about to forego a transformation that she really had no clue about, and learns her name in the Old Tongue is Ymari. She also gets told who she really is and that story plays a big part in this whole book. After being held in hell for however long finally Gwain is there to save her, and he puts up a fight. Mary also finds out who was the first angel and that she was created! I know big shocker there right considering she just remembers being left on a doorstep with a necklace and has lived in foster care growing up.
With Gwain by her side Mary and him end up bonding and starting what everyone thinks is the apocalypse according to the prophecies. Will it ever occur? You will have to read this book to find out. The ending will leave you breathless and wanting more.
On to the other characters that are in the book, as we all know Pablo and Amy are finally reunited and she has some shocking news herself and big surprise that I never saw coming. Though I am a little upset with Pablo and his anger issues I think they really need to be worked out a bit. Pablo is going to try to get back what is rightfully his, and that is his tribe. On top of that he is visited by one of the fay who asks him "Do you Love her" and will you not abandon her." He knows he loves her and will never abandon her but he is confused as to why he is being asked this pretty much.
Amy on the other hand is struggling with her "real" feelings and those of Elizabeth (who if you read about in book 2 you will totally understand) they seem to be pulling her in two different directions. All of her memories are coming back. Amy is in love with Pablo but Elizabeth is in love with Paul also known as Etienne.
Not much is going on with Elena and Karl in this book as they really don't seem to play too much of a big part in this book.
If you have read the other books in this series than I know you will definitely want to read book 3 in this series. You are going to be wanting more of all these fabulous characters! I know I want more of Gwain and his sexy angel self, hell any angel that can make you feel like Mary feels then that is what I want lol.
The Demon Bride will be availble to buy on Amazon on August 31, 2012 so make sure you mark it on your calenders so you can go and pick yourself up a copy!
My Rating: 5 wine glasses
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