Cambion : Part 5
Title : Cambion – Season 1
Dark Around the Edges: Posession
Author : Cari Z.
Serial : Cambion, Book #5
Publisher : Storm Moon Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Fantasy, Paranormal
Length : 38 pages (e-book)
Published : May 10, 2013
Rating : ★★★★
Devon Harper is a cambion, the offspring of an incubus and one of his female followers. Discovered by those who could’ve helped him too late to be saved from his nature, he barely survived a brutal childhood before getting a handle on his powers of seduction. Lust, sex, desire: these are second nature to cambion, and are their road to both riches and ruin. Devon has the power to bring people to their knees with a glance, to drive them so crazy with pleasure that they forget their names, and occasionally forget to breathe as well. He could use his birthright to force the world to worship him, but Devon is trying to fight against the pull, to do what he can to track down people with the power to summon a demon and stop them before more cambion can be made.
But Devon doesn’t realize that the path he and his friends are following is only one strand of a web laid in place by a demon who’s not content to wait on the whims of humanity to get out of Hell. Devon is this demon’s key to staying above ground permanently, and when he finally catches up with the cambion, he’s not taking no for an answer.
Episode 5: Possession
With the demon Cressidus in the wind with Devon in tow, Rio and Steven are left with only the dying Porter Grey as their only link to their whereabouts. And time is quickly running out, as Cressidus is putting his final pieces on the board, leaving Devon in a fight for his life.
Rio desperately needs information from Porter Grey about Cressidus. Unfortunately, Porter is kind of close to death and unconscious. Steven isn’t able to get much useful information from Porter either. Maria wants to take Porter to the hospital for immediate attention. She is weighing the benefit of keeping Porter alive against the immediate need to get Devon back safe. Maria is aware Rio isn’t human, but she needs more information from him before she is willing to take his word about the dangers. Rio refuses to give his word and burns a bridge with Safeguard Systems. Steven unexpectedly knocks Maria unconscious so Rio has the opportunity to plan Devon’s rescue for a few minutes. Rio calls Devon’s fathers and learns the best means by which to find Devon. Meanwhile, Devon has been trapped in a cage by Cressidus who has been pitting her children against each other. Being demonic she’s a pretty bad parent. She tells Devon the truth about Rio and his parents and their angelic heritage. She does everything she can to destroy his faith those he loves yet Devon refuses to bow down to her and allow her to merge with him and control him. Cressidus has to fight her way in.
Ugh! This installment was depressing! I knew it had to happen, but I didn’t like reading it. As usual the writing is good, the story makes sense, and the characters are staying true to themselves. This was especially important as Devon had to continue to be the great guy he was raised to be by his fathers. Devon was heartbroken and desperate but wanted so much to hold out for the rescue he knew Rio was planning. He rightfully trusts those people he loves.
Rated 4 stars by Faye