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When I was four years old, my inept biological parents decided they wanted to summon a demon.

They planned to summon one and control him so they could gain riches. However, they didn't realize you can't control a demon, you can only enter into an agreement with them, and so their demon was able to walk out of the summoning circle that they didn't close properly.

They intended to summon a lesser demon, what they got was Abaddon the Destroyer, the angel of the abyss, king of the plagues, and all that evil stuff.

He took me back to hell with him and handed me over to Lucifer, who trained me to be a demon hunter.

I didn't have the swing set in the back yard, the toy box in the corner full of toys, a bicycle, or skateboard. I had daggers, knives, and books that list all demons and their powers, lessons to create pentagrams, sigils and wards, instructions on sending demons back to hell and maintaining a mind link with Lucifer.

They say a second war is coming. Most call it the second coming of our Father.

My name is Kastor Blackwood. I've been chosen to prevent that war.

©2016 T. R. Lester (P)2016 T. R. Lester

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Revelation

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The writing was OK and engaging for me. It is short enough that I would finish it in one sitting.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A Different Kind of Hell Boy

This has a great plot and great character potential, although neither of those quite grabbed me the way I wanted them to. The story line itself was quite good and the main character was quite unique. How everything played out was where I lost interest. I wanted to like the main character but his dialogue just didn’t work for me. I wanted to like Grayson but he was a stoner based off the narration and that just didn’t fit the story. I just couldn’t get into either of them and since they are the main characters it made for a tough listen.
I really wanted this story to come through as a big good versus evil story. Instead it came off as a bit of a low budget science fiction film. Since this story really setup the background and introduced the characters it really needed to be stronger in that aspect to really build excitement for the next chapter. I am glad that I listened to the story and I hope that things really come together in the next stories.
This is a quick story and only the beginning and actually ends right as the action is about to really start. Big cliff hanger so be prepared to get the next book to find out how things go.
The narrator took me a bit to get into but he did a great job with the character voices and really brought the story to life. The only voice that didn’t work was Grayson’s. The demon voices were excellent.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Reminiscent of Sandman Slim and Reaper

A young boy given over to demons by his parents, and trained to capture demons roaming the world of humans. Now, nearing thirty, Kastor Blackwood learns the truth about who he is and what he is destined to do. This book reminded m of the short lived Reaper series that rn from '07 to '09. There the Devil's son had to capture escaped souls and send them back to hell. Here, Blackwood hunts down rogue demons or monsters that intrude into the world of men. He stumbles into a demonic sacrifice that might just result in the end of the world. It is up to him to stop the seals from being broken or that is it for humanity.

The book also has shade of the Sandman Slim series, as Blackwood works for the Devil, and is known to the demon princes for his tenacity and his real destiny. He has certain powers that he gets from his real father, and other skills that he gained as a result of being trained in hell since he was six years old. Blackwood isn't nearly as caustic, snarky, or rude as Stark, but he can get worked up from time to time.

The story is a little slow, and I take that to be the groundwork that is needed to be laid in order for us to get to the meat of the story, however, the meat is still a bite away since the book ends as the adventure is really about to begin. He finally knows who he is, and what he is meant to do, as well as where to start. Soa big warning, if you are looking for this to be all wrapped up in one go you are going to be disappointed. Because this does end on not so much of a cliffhanger, but more of a starting point for the action to begin.

I do like the cover, it conveys the occult and demonic aspects of the book at a glance, and makes no pretense to be other than what it is.

David Dear does the narration and does an excellent job. Every character has their own voice, and he paces the tale perfectly. He adds in Castor's rage, and you can feel the Devil simmering at times. Even Blackwood's partner is distinct and personable. Dear does credit to the tale, and carries it forward like a fireman hauling his firehose. I enjoyed his performance, but then I always do. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Where is the next book?!

I need the next book stat! Absolutely amazing! The narration was witty and engaging. The story was intriguing and left me spellbound! The narrator was absolutely everything. I can't wait to see what happens next!

"I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. "

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Left hanging but intrigued

The book it is written fairly simple for anyone to get sucked in the story. The book reminds me a lot of the movie Constantine but it is different at the same time.

The author keeps you entertained trying to find the culprit but right when things start to get really interesting, you reach the end of the book. This leaves you hanging not knowing how the story ends and in a way forcing you to acquire the second book.

I would have done so anyway because I liked the story but it really frustrates me that I am forced to do so.

Bottom line is, the book is quite entertaining and not a heavy read (listen?) so you it is quite enjoyable.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Demon Kin

Kastor is a demon hunter.He has a few friends, but his family consists of 'Luke',who raised him.Kastor has a lot of new things pop up on this book.New family is found and his destiny is explained...sort of.This is a fun,intellegent book.David S Dear is the perfect narrator for all the voices.I was provided this book by the narrator, author or publisher.

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An InterestingTake On Demons and Good and Evil

At age four, Castor Blackwood’s parents performed a demon summoning spell with the intent of sacrificing Castor to a minor demon in exchange for wealth and power. Only, things didn’t go well for any of the Blackwoods. The Parents were murdered by the summoned demon, who was anything but minor and Castor was taken off to hell. Sixteen years later, Castor is not a damned soul being tortured for all eternity in hell as most of us would expect. Instead, he is a demon hunter working for Lucifer himself.

David S. Dear narrates this book. he does a good job, overall, but he has a very unusual voice. When he changes it for various characters in the book, it almost sounds like there is some sort of electronic enhancement being used. This is especially so when he does Lucifer’s voice. Mr. Dear’s voice sounds like he’s using one of those voice modulators we see the criminals use in the movies when they want to disguise their voice. It’s kind of off-putting.

Although it is short in length, (a novella), “Revelation: Demon Kin” is an entertaining read/listen for anyone who enjoys the urban fantasy genre. Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Audio Book Boom.

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Awesome

Awesome story so spot on. The only issue I had was grays voice not that of a demon hunter. So ready for book two. I received this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.

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Weird and different

Unique and interesting story. Weird and different I loved it. Everything except it's really very short. I definitely wanted more.

The narration was well done and enjoyable.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 03-07-17

Hell to the rescue

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The main character is interesting and the narration is good. I gave the story 4 stars, but that was generous. This could really have been a great story if the author would have simply slowed the pace of the story and developed Kaster better. Having said that, I did enjoy the story and am looking forward to the next!

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • J Smith
  • 05-30-18

Wanted more....

A pretty decent story and well read (although I did feel it sounded better at X1.25 speed) but I did feel it was more of an intro to explain everything and then just as the real adventure is about to begin, it ends... as it was only 3 hours or so, I would have preferred it to be longer and have had a proper conclusion to the story... looking forward to reading the rest though! :)