Keepers of Eternity Trilogy by Devyn Quinn
Genre: Science fiction, urban fantasy, fantasy, paranormal
Title: Descent of Demons- Book Two of trilogy
“The Scrolls of Cachaen. Remembered only as legend, these writings gathered by an obscure sect of wizards were hidden because of the diabolical forces they could unleash from the astral realm. Lost for eight millennia, the resting place of the scrolls is accidentally discovered by Xavier D’Shagre. Wounded and dying, the sorcerer seeks to possess the forbidden spells to restore his waning magic. Revenge fires his hatred, lit by Morgan Saint-Evanston, the assassin who murdered Xavier’s beloved wife, Nisidia . Xavier vows he will not rest until his enemy is dead. The sorcerer’s search for the scrolls is discovered by an unlikely source: Julienne Blackthorne. Believed dead, her body was tossed into a charnel room. Alive amongst the reek of the battle dead, she seeks to escape her hellish incarceration. Time is against her, for she carries the embryo of a vampiric daemon that will consume her if it is not fed human blood. Julienne must escape Xavier’s dungeons and find Morgan, her last hope for survival in the cultic realm of Sclyd. – See more at: http://www.mojocastle.com/descent-of-demons-keepers-of-eternity.html#sthash.M2vrYsIv.dpuf” (Devyn Quinn, 2013)
The adventure continues in what appears to be a parallel universe. Things in this universe are dark, scary, and full of treacherous villains. We find just how strong Julienne is in this book. The amount of struggles that she finds and triumphs is amazing. I realized that I was reading the book as yelling, “run, run, run” and then I said, “Oh no, oh no, do not do that.. Oh well that worked out well.”
I still have not returned to Affliction by Anita Blake and instead found myself immensely wrapped up with the characters that Devyn Quinn has written. My husband is equally as shocked that I sat aside an Anita Blake book. In a previous article, I wrote about an argument I held in the store over one of the last copies of an Anita Blake book. Yes, I am a monster fan when it comes to Anita Blake. There is a weakness in my reading thirst for the flavor of books that include the characters of Morgan and Julienne. There is adventure, suspense and monsters I do not know of and this helps with the imagination of the saying, “what goes bump in the night.”
The monsters are far different in description than that of the regular format of other urban fantasy, science fiction, or fiction. I find it rather refreshing as where my eyes do not roll back into my head as we already know how this monster is going to react. If there is a vampire, we know what vampires do and we know what werewolves do. These kinds of monsters and characters fill shelves at bookstores to the capacity and each has nearly the same exact formula.
There are some typos, but I noticed them only because I am some kind of super detail oriented individual. I giggled and went on. Just because there are typos in the work, does not take away the wonderful adventure the author wrote. I have seen some other reviews that are downright hateful on some authors for typos. There is a lot of work that goes behind an author’s work and when it hits the shelves. There are emotions, tears, and other experiences that authors go through in a day to day, just to bring to you a few hundred pages. These works are not just words on a page, but they are a part of the author. The works that you read are a part of their very inner most thoughts that they are sharing with you and their emotions.Some books are hidden in a closet, or hidden away in fear of what a publisher would say or the readers would dislike. I am very glad that Devyn Quinn chose to share these adventures. The author’s hard work has paid off.
I find the books to be highly recommendable and I am to the point of feeling confident that Devyn Quinn is not only the new Johanna Lindsey in some senses in my library, but I find she is the new Mercedes Lackey in my library. I highly recommend the Eternity Series. I must close now to finish the third book in the series. I assure you Anita Blake is safe, she is in a hospital at this time, but Morgan and Julienne are in the middle of a different and dangerous world.