Hunter is the only man capable of killing the demons that left the world in ruins. But when he’s hired by a notorious priestess to bring a thief to justice, the Demon Slayer gets more than he bargains for.
Airie was raised in an abandoned temple as a priestess’s daughter, having no idea of her true origins. In a time when any half-breed spawn of a demon is despised by mortal and immortal alike, not knowing the truth is the only thing keeping her safe.
Forced to flee her home in the wake of disaster and discovery of who she is, Airie must place her trust in a man who believes she should never have been born. And when a demon uprising threatens lives he has sworn to protect, Hunter has to make a choice: abandon Airie to an uncertain fate, or overcome his own personal demons and love her for who she truly is.
I’m afraid I have a confession to make. I judged this book based on its cover.
I know, I know… but look at it. The guy is there all photo shopped and posing in that weird way with a sword on his back and no shirt for some reason and I burst into fits of giggles.
Who fights demons without a shirt?
As a result, I expected something… well… fluffier. Not a story that had such a heart-wrenching underlying back story for two characters who weren’t even the main love interest. Nor the character insights to the villain and the next installment’s main character.
Oh, and let’s not forget that both Hunter and Airie were well developed characters who evolve in a natural (or supernatural) way.
My only real complaints are that some of the names were… Uh… You know what, never mind, I can tolerate a priestess names Desire and all the other verbs and nouns as names.
Leaving my only complaint being the lack of Scratch. Which sounds really funny now that I typed it out… but I want more of the little boy with no other name, questionable powers, and even more questionable parentage.
Maybe in the next book? Please?
4 stars. The Demon’s Daughter is a great paranormal spin on a post-apocalyptic dystopian world that I am eager to explore more in future installments.