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    Demon Accords number 17. Chris Gordon and Tanya Demidova are the world’s top close quarters battle experts. As fast and powerful as elder vampires, with supernatural weapons that match their supernatural speed, strength and senses. But how does a close quarters warrior fight an enemy that is literally light years away — 25,000 light years away?

    It would take one hell of a ranged weapon, something that can cross unimaginable distances with unfathomable power. Something… or… someone. Hmm, but witch is best?

    What are your thoughts on the book? What did you think of it?



    I enjoyed it quite a bit. Not that it was perfect but my complaints are incredibly minor. Had a little trouble believing the part with General Creek; I would have liked to see more of an interaction with Jessica; Levi kinda got dragged in for no real purpose; but my main issue was the whole ‘is Declan gonna blow a gasket’ storyline that went nowhere at all. I assume that it’s setting up the plot for the next book, but it left me hanging.
    Not sure that I liked the part with Gramps getting attacked either.

    On the plus side, the whole counterattack against the Vorsook was pretty cool, as well as the way they handled the shock troops on Earth. Makes me wonder if a similar solution could be applied to the Vorsook as a whole, but that would entail all sorts of ethical considerations. I also liked seeing Declan getting schooled by his aunt in spellcraft.

    Based on the author’s notes it sounds like he’ll be working on book 18 next, which is great.


    Gotta admit the events surrounding Alex seemed sort of convenient, at first. But, given what’s already happened with Alex, it isn’t that much of a surprise that he would not only do well but thrive. All you need do is think back to the hospital after the Dynamic Duo’s trip to the U.P. And yes, I’m trying to remain at least a little vague for those who haven’t read the books yet.


    Spoiler Alert here as well –

    First, I hope this doesn’t come across as to much complaining because this is my favorite series and I’ve read the whole set numerous times. I also follow the Vella series and I’ve really enjoyed having more content. I’ve already put my review up on Amazon and can’t wait for the next book (but the authors note at the end bummed me out a bit). Also, I think Mr. Conroe’s been having a rough go of things through the Covid-19 era. I think we can all read between the lines of the posts he has had and the authors note to hear the struggle. That being said, I hope everything is well and I think we’re all thankful for his work and the world we love to escape into.

    I thought the start of the book was a bit off with the interview scenario. It felt like a bit to much effort went into this book to remind us of everything that had come before and maybe this was used a bit to pump up the word count.

    I agree with the bit about General Creek. I think there were other ways to accomplish the same goal without using him as a plot device. In fact, I’d have rather this have been a character from Arcane.

    The short arc with Alex was pretty good. I think it could have been dived into deeper and slower. Rather than just oh hey now he’s been attacked and its over, it could have been oh he’s been attacked, this isn’t going well and we’ve got to find a fix. Instead, it was a bit light. If you go back to the first half of this series, Gramps being attacked could have been the arc of an entire novel and could have been handled much more personally. Those types of stories are what built the DA series into what we all love and I do miss that.

    One thing that confused me was the interview with the Irish witches. Without going into to much detail here, I thought something explosive could have happened with this and it just kind of vanished from the book.

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