Bookshelves: 2010, fantasy, fiction, read, romance, romance-paranormal, vampires, demons, witches
Begun: October 19, 2010
Finished: October 20, 2010
Media Type: Book (paperback)
Review: Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole opens on Malkom (I assume pronounced just like the name Malcolm) Slaine, a demon who was once a blood slave to a vampire in the demon plane of Oblivion. His mother was a prostitute who sold him off to a horrible vampire master when he was seven. Eventually, the master threw him out (because he was a perv and Malkom got too old for his tastes – this part skeeves me out!), but Malkom was able to make a life for himself and eventually got to be friends with the much older Demon prince who eventually became his best friend. That is until the Viceroy captured them both when an ally of Malkom’s becomes a traitor and gave up Malkom and the prince. The Viceroy tortures and beheads Malkom and the prince only to force the demons to come back … as vampires. Now they are what the Lore calls Venoms (vampire/demon combos). They are locked together in a cell and forced to wait until one kills and drinks from the other. The prince succumbs first but Malkom has a fight to live and will not allow himself to be drunk from again (like he was when he was a blood slave). The prince dies by Malkom’s hand.
Oh did I mention that all this action is JUST THE PROLOGUE! This book is action packed and hilarious as most of Kresley Cole’s books are!
Eventually, we get to the main plot where a group (called the Order) has kidnapped a witch, Carrow Graie. Carrow is the epitome of the poor little rich girl. All she ever wanted was for her parents to give her five minutes of attention and to love her but they were more interested in dry martinis and golfing. She is forced by the Order into the demon plane of Oblivion to seek out Malkom (who now controls huge amounts of water – a big deal in the desert wasteland of Oblivion) and bring him back to the Order’s strong hold (an island masked from all other creatures of the Lore somehow).
Carrow finds Malkom where another problem arises … language. Malkom spoke what he calls Anglish (English) hundreds of years ago but he refuses to speak it now (it was the language his vampire master used). And, Carrow only speaks a few words of Demonish. The two try so hard to communicate that it’s comical. And all the while, Carrow is starting to feel something for this Venom … this vemon who has recognized her as his Bride (for his vampire side) and his Mate (on the demon side).
But he doesn’t know that she’s going to betray him. Carrow has to get him back to the Order’s stronghold or they will kill another witch who they’ve captured, a seven year old recently-orphaned witch named Ruby.
Recommended by: no one
Recommend to: Mindy, Michaleen, Erin