Review: Claimed By The Demon Knight (Demon Knight Trilogy #1) by Cryptic Fawn

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Review: Claimed By The Demon Knight (Demon Knight Trilogy #1) by Cryptic Fawn two-half-stars
Claimed By The Demon Knight by Cryptic Fawn
Series: Demon Knight Trilogy #1
Published by Self-Published on September 5, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, PNR, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 87
Format: eBook
Young Witch Elsi Rhoads is tired of saving humanity. In her mind, ending the war between Heaven and Hell had been enough to earn her the right to live a normal, college girl life.

Unfortunately, Tenuxhal, the only Demon Knight to have survived the war, has other plans. Enraged at the humiliation that Elsi had delivered during the battle, he injures and kidnaps her for one last fight to the death. Now, Elsi must struggle to regain her powers before the cannibalistic demon can take his revenge.

As the two prepare for their epic battle, one new issue arises to complicate their lives - an irrational, yet utterly undeniable attraction.

Claimed by the Demon Knight: Book One is the first entry in the Demon Knight trilogy. It contains strong sexual themes, adult language and violence. It is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
This novella is approximately 27k words in length.

NOTE: This book/series is no longer available anywhere.

Well, well, well. Look who is cleaning out the Kindle Freebies that are (always) piling up! Claimed By The Demon Knight was obtained October 10, 2014 which means it’s been on Mt. TBR for 1 year, 9 months.

This one was…interesting. The heroine is a witch-y kind of thing…and the story is set after some kind of major war that has stopped Satan. The only Demon Knight (which is different than a demon) left is Tenuxhal and he is all alone. Left alone in Hell, Tenuxhal dreams of killing the heroine, Elsi, since she caused him to live when everyone else is dead. Plus she was mean to him and embarrassed him. *nods*

So…he manages to catch her alone and beat the living shit out of her. When Tenuxhal realizes that he was beating her to death, he takes her with him back to Hell to recuperate her. And train her up so he can kill her in the most glorious of battles. *nods*

The rest of Claimed by the Demon Knight is Tenuxhal being drunk and/or emo and Elsi being bedridden and sick.

Because this is a serial, the ending gives not a lick of satisfaction. And there is no satisfaction to be had because this book AND the rest of this serial was taken out of publication. I think the ability for books to just go *poof* is one of the things I dislike the most about digital publishing. In the past, I’d be able to get physical copies…now it’s just nothingness.

I do blame myself for this bit of self-torture, however. I mean…the author’s pen-name clearly says no professional activity was going on here. It’s my fault for getting a book written by a “Cryptic Fawn.”

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