Narrator: Cris Dukehart, Teddy Hamilton
Length: 9 hrs 35 mins
Series: The Guild Codex: Demonized #4
Published by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc, Tantor Audio on January 5, 2021
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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I promised to avenge my parents.
But their killer is still on the loose, and he's stolen more than my parents' lives. Now, as he draws closer to his mysterious goals, he's poised to destroy what little I have left.
I promised to translate an ancient grimoire.
But it holds the secrets of my family—and the secret history of demon summoning. I fear its answers as much as I need them. Who was the foremother of Demonica…and who am I?
I promised to send my demon home.
But the way he watches me, the way he protects me, the way he touches me—how can I cast him away forever? I swore I would do this for him, but can I? Should I?
But I promised—and I will keep my promises even if they cost me my heart, my soul, and my life.
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This was an emotional read. We start out getting Robin and Zylas’ view of Damned Souls and a Sangria. It was a bit of a repeat of the final scene, just from a different POV which took up some space.
I was torn the whole book for Robin. She is finding out information that kind of describes what she is going through with Zylas while reading the ancient text, and that really gave me hope that I was going to get the ending I wanted. Yet, Robin stands by her word and she promised Zylas she would send him home and that is what she is going to do. I had that rock in the pit of my stomach, and yes, I cried. We have seen these two dance around each other forever and you can tell both of them wanted to be together. I was an emotional wreck.
The story itself was fast paced with many twists. You get SO close to what you think is going to be the ending, then you are pulled back from the edge. I am really sad to see the Demonized series end, but it was in a good place.
I love both the Spellbound and Demonized series. You can read them separately, but I really think they are best read in order of release since they intertwine. The narration was great and I was so focused on the story I didn’t even realize there were two narrators. It was done flawlessly. Definitely a recommended listen.
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