Sunday, January 23, 2011

Short Story Review - Retro Demonology by Jana Oliver (3/5 stars)

Retro DemonologyReading level: Young Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 136 KB
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: December 17, 2010

Stand Alone or Series: Prelude to Demon Trapper's Daughter
Source: Free Kindle Downloadd
Rating: 3/5 stars

This story is a prelude story to the book the Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver which is due out beginning of February 2011.  This is a very, very short story.  It takes maybe 10 minutes to read.  The majority of the download is an excerpt from the beginning of the book The Demon Trapper's Daughter...which I didn't read because I don't like reading excerpts (also I already have an ARC of the Demon Trapper's Daughter that I am hoping to read next week).

The story introduces an interesting world were people find shelter under different retro trends and demons regularly infest houses.  Riley Blackthorne is a Demon Trapper, and this book gives an account of her doing a small scale demon capture.  Riley seems like a plucky character, but the story is too short to really know.  The world might be interesting, but again the story is so short that it is hard to get a feel for the world, the character, or the author's writing style.

It is a free download so I can't complain too much.

Overall it is okay.  This sample story is not a really good way to get a feel for the author though because it is so very very short.  I guess get it if you have read the Demon Trapper's Daughter and enjoyed it.  I wouldn't get it to get a feel for the author though it just isn't a large enough sample of her writing.

Retro Demonology

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