Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Demon Catcher

Title: The Demon Catcher
Author: Lesley Hastings
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-801-3
Genre: {M/M} Fantasy
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Brother Euan has always been skeptical about the existence of demons. He believes that when Ajen and Kara made the world, they made it a world that people could understand. However, Euan’s beliefs and assumptions about the world are shattered when Leon of Tremea arrives at the monastery to investigate the reports of demonic activity.

The Demon Catcher is an intriguing short story set in a fantasy world. The well written plot has a religious overtone that is also realistic in today’s world. The setting is The Ajenite monastery, which has an early Christian feel. Raised by the monks, long ago Euan realized he was gay so he remained at the monastery for safety. Euan was able to ignore his illicit thoughts until he met Leon. Leon is attracted to Euan plus he requested Euan’s aid in investigating the tunnels that Euan is well familiar with. Leon and Euan found an opportunity to explore their sexual desires, as well as resolve the chaos taking place around them. Lesley Hastings has created a fascinating saga that I enjoyed.

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