The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers
Author: Angie Fox
Publisher: Angie Fox
Date of Publication: October 17, 2013
Demon slaying powers should come with an instruction book … Seriously. Why does a new hair dryer have a twelve-page how-to manual but when it comes to ancient demon-fighting hocus-pocus my biker witch granny gives me just half a dozen switch stars and a rah-rah speech? Oh and a talking terrier but that’s another story. It’s not like my job as a preschool teacher prepared me for this kind of thing.
So I’ve decided to write my own manual The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers because no one tells me anything. Dimitri my “protector” may be one stud of a shape-shifting griffin but he always thinks he can handle everything by himself. Only he’s no match for the soul-stealing succubi taking over Las Vegas. If I can’t figure out how to save him – and Sin City – there’ll be hell to pay.
I definitely wish I’d come across this series earlier, given this is a re-release, the author taking it the self-published route. Not that there’s a problem with self-pubbing. I think it’s awesome. I’m just grumpy ’cause I missed out on something so awesome for so long.
The great sense of humor displayed in the first book of this series, which I didn’t review (for whatever reason and I know I’ve read it), along with one of the most recent, My Big Fat Demon-Slayer Wedding reviewed HERE was on blatant display once again. This is the second in the Demon-Slayer series and we learn ever more about the world poor Lizzie found herself sucked into, except there are even more problems than a demon coming through her toilet. No, her fairy godfather is being seduced and used by a succubus in Las Vegas, who is one among many trying to do something very very nasty to the world. So, Lizzie, her grandmother’s Biker Witch Gang, and sexy griffin Dimitri are off to Las Vegas to save the day once again.
Along the way, Lizzie gets cited for practicing demon slaying without a license and has to either get her license or face prosecution (and possibly much nastier things). The magic license place is exactly like your average DMV, but with all sorts of magical critters. I loved the stern examiner and how Lizzie just keeps dealing with everything that’s thrown at her. Once she’s granted a provisional permit, it’s off to Las Vegas for the gang.
The plot really starts cooking along in Sin City and we get a look at just why hotels don’t have a 13th floor, along with seeing some pretty icky succubi in their true forms, along with more magical creatures. Lizzie is awesome as she tries to balance who she is with the powers she’s learning about. Dimitri is missing for part of the book, but incredibly susceptible to the succubi, so that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The ending was awesome and I liked how Ms. Fox wrapped up all of the individual plotlines (while leaving the series plots open, including the Dimitri/Lizzie hook-up). I love this series so much and can’t wait for another one!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.