Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Review of Demons and Lullabies

Demons and Lullabies (The Demons Age #2)by Kallysten 5*
BLURB: Some little boys want to be firemen or astronauts when they grow up. From the moment Jacob understood what his fathers did, he never wanted to do anything but fight demons.
Andrew, Jacob’s father and a vampire, fights demons because it’s a necessity: few others have the strength or skill to kill the strange creatures that started appearing the very night his son was born. He carries with him some guilt, too, and the suspicion that the magic that made Jacob’s very life possible also opened the way for the demons. The last thing he wants is for his son to ever join this fight and get hurt.
As the years pass, however, and Andrew watches Jacob grow up and grow more determined, he slowly has to accept there’s little he can do to deter his son. It doesn’t help that Nicholas, Jacob’s other dad and Andrew’s Childe, starts giving Jacob sword-fighting lessons under the cover of playing, or that Jacob discovers his mother’s diaries and comes to the same conclusion Andrew did concerning his origins and the demons’.
Through snapshots covering Jacob’s life from birth to adulthood, watch all three members of this unusual family change, grow up, and find their place in the world.

My Review: The mark of a good author is to move a person to tears when reading their work. With this wonderful collection of vignettes, following Jacob and his Fathers during his growing up years, Kallysten hit that mark. I read the first in this series a while ago now, and was delighted to revisit the family, and Kallysten did not disappoint me as she dragged me into their world. I really love Andrew, Nicholas and Jacob and was delighted to find out that Kallysten is busy writing a follow up story about Jacob as a grown up.

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