Cambion : Part 6
Title : Cambion – Season 1
Dark Around the Edges: Find Me
Author : Cari Z.
Serial : Cambion, Book #6
Publisher : Storm Moon Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Fantasy, Paranormal
Length : 33 pages (e-book)
Published : August 9, 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 6: Find Me
Rio’s running out of time if he hopes to save Devon. After burning all his bridges, he sets out for Kelowna, willing to sacrifice everything to save his cambion.
Rio is willing to do anything he can to save Devon. Cressidus has already taken possession of Devon’s body. Rio’s biggest problem is not hurting Devon while defeating the lesser demons Cressidus has summoned to aide him. Rio is certainly capable of taking care of the problem. Unfortunately, taking care of the problem creates a whole host of new problems. Rio is a very powerful nephillim, he will be sought by people wanting to harness his powers for good and evil. Once he destroys Cressidus his use of his powers will alert anyone listening. Also, he fears he may be too late to save Devon once he destroys Cressidus. Thankfully he isn’t. Devon wakes up to missing memories and a Rio he knows and loves but doesn’t know everything about. He knows Rio is a nephillim, but he doesn’t know all that entails or what all it entails if they want to have any kind of a life together. Now that Rio is on the radar of all manner of people and agencies a life together for the two of them will be dangerous indeed.
Damn, Rio and Devon really deserve to end up on Easy Street at the end of this series as they just get all kinds of crap heaped upon their heads. I’m not really sure how I feel about this one. It was the climax and resolution of one story arc and transition to another all within 40 pages. In some ways I felt I was building up to something huge and got an appetizer instead of the big steak dinner I had been imagining. It was a damn good appetizer, but I really wanted that steak dinner. I think my greatest fear is I won’t be interested in the steak dinner by the time I finally get to it. In my experience the more hyped the climax of a story the less I’m impressed with it by the time I finally read it. Do I feel dealing with Cressidus didn’t live up to the stories leading up to it? Kind of. Rio’s powers were a bit of a Deus ex Machina with strings attached. Did I still really enjoy it? Yes! Am I frustrated by the lack of resolution and not knowing when or how the story will end? Very much so. Serials always suck me in.
Rated 4 stars by Faye