Rejected at birth and raised in a village of tiefling misfits, Farideh expects a life without friends, love, or control over her destiny. Then she makes a pact with a devil named Lorcan, and everything changes. Lorcan promises all she ever dreamed of and asks for nothing in return. Her twin sister, Havilar, urges Farideh to resist the devil’s sway. But Farideh’s not so sure. Lorcan may be dangerous but the power he offers is exhilarating.
In the ruins of Neverwinter, Farideh’s doubts get tangled up in a devilish snare six layers deep. A succubus playing human pawns against an otherworldly foe sees the twins as obstacles in her path. And Lorcan’s monstrous sisters have their eyes on the city—and on Farideh. There’s no time to question her pact with Lorcan—it will take every ounce of Farideh’s newfound powers to get out of Neverwinter alive.
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Amazing story, and I am so glad it was pointed to in the D&D 5e player's handbook in the entry for Tieflings. Provides some amazing insight into the nature of tieflings and warlocks.
The narration was excellent. I was slightly disappointed with the voice for Asmodeus in the epilogue, as I would have expected a deep menacing almost omnipotent threat, but such a voice would be difficult to achieve without heavy audio effects, which obviously was not the style of this simple narrated recording. The voices through the rest of the book were great.
The world is just an illusion
Very entertaining story focusing on Warlocks who get their powers from Devils and the inner workings of the Forgotten Realms' Hells.
Reader does well to have separate modes of speech for each character and stays consistent. However, it is hard to realize when there is a shift of perspective. Most jarring when it occurs mid-chapter especially when focusing on the devils.
My only issue with the story are a couple of moments when characters meet in contrived ways that seem impossible. The city that is in the story is relatively the size of New York yet three main characters bump into each other very easily with no one seeking the others out.
Overall a 5 because it's a good listen. 4's because of a few moments that took me out of the story.
everything was great. one small complaint is most male characters had too similar of a voice. but not everyone can have that many voices. still loved it all
I loved the story, got into the characters pretty easy. Can't wait to read the next book.
Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.
Adventurous. Funny. Human.
"Brimstone Angels" came as a pleasant surprise. The fantastic fantasy adventure from a novel based on the dungeons & dragons games is expected, but not one with so many characters a reader can relate to. Each and every character was well thought out and so well rounded with their own strengths and personal insecurities that the story became something much more than an outlet for fans of the setting and source material. Farideh, her sister, her adoptive father, her new friend and even her controlling bad influence Lorcan could share character traits with people you meet at school, work or in the streets.
If you had ever had a sibling, Havilar, Farideh's sister, polar opposite and personality fence, has to be the most entertaining character to follow. Every time Havilar and Farideh enter a situation together the bickering and jokes come forth in such a naturally silly sisterly way that an audience will be hard pressed not to smile.
Her performance was great. She nailed the whole silly bickering of the teenage twins routine with such flair that I laughed out loud a couple of times.
I love the fact that this book seemed humorously stuck on family dynamics. Everything in this book remind me of a terribly funny family reunion. It's not just Farideh, her sister and her adoptive father. Brin has a funny awkward family issue. Even the villains, Lorcan, his mother and sisters, all the way down to the overlords of hell are humorously jabbing each other in their own dark way when they are related.
I highly recommend this book, regardless of the source material, because it's a great character study. There is an odd jumping around in the writing towards the end as the plot gets fast paced, but I was able to follow it fine and was totally worth it because the plot and characters were just that great.
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