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Demon Divine

Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Series: The Demon Accords, Book 14
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

Something unholy is hunting the streets of Burlington, Vermont, stalking the campus of the local university. Chris Gordon and his contingent of demon hunters is drawn to the northern Vermont city by a brutal murder of hellish proportions, ready to banish it from Earth. 

But this Hellion is direct from the Abyss, incarnate and fully possessed of all the powers of high Hell royalty - female royalty at that. It’s been said that the female of the species is deadlier than the male, and this one might be the deadliest of all. 

How do you flush out such dangerous prey without recreating the chaos that befell Washington such a short time ago? The answer: bait. The bait: Declan O’Carroll, witch prodigy with powers so sweet it’s like candy for the Devil’s own. Can Chris and company catch this monster before any harm comes to their friend and colleague? Or will Hell have its way? Can they see all the angles or does this Abyss bitch have the edge?

©2019 John Conroe (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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fantastic buildup and great worldbuilding

this series goes from atrength to strength, avoiding the usual trope of keeping the status quo. relationships expand and the action is tense and hectic. and we get some more insight into the political relations between non earth polities. also, earth governments seem to have finally got the memo about dicking about with superbeings. so we dont end up with yet another military attack. instead we get an entirely believable political assault that is satisfactorily dealt with.

there are now so many characters that there is a bit of slow down in some areas - tanya has gone from enthusiastic and passionate to slightly cool and cynical. honestly I prefer her in the earlier books where she was fired up - about chris, about ai. however the others have grown well. they do seem to occasionally forget the lessons of prior books but overall theres forward motion.

if only they could actually GET RID of one of their enemies- which makes it seen like there's more buildup to come.

declan and stacia still work well, despite their relationship being more snark with only brief snaps of romance. i occasionally miss caeco and wonder whether they may have made a better match, as they seem more in tune - the conflict of prior books being somewhat artificial, albeit in line with teenager angst.

i will have to listen to the next book to find out!!

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Great series

the series continues to grow with vigour. covers an amazing variety of science and magic.

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The style has changed

A brilliant story line as are the rest in the season, however I did not enjoy it as much as the others, I didnt enjoy the change I writing style and I think the last few chapters where from Omega's point of view but it was confusing, and the parts where it said who was speaking with their title and name towards the end was too much, I found it annoying e.g. vampire lidya, government agent Gina Vallaskes etc.

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great series

another great addition. eager to hear the next installment. if you've not come across this serie yet. got and start book one now. its amazing

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Another brilliant book from the Demon Accords

Love this series ..every book has so much action going on..can't wait for the next installment ..exciting!!

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not a horror more a docudrama

More like most haunted the stupid reality show from television not what i expected and am returning this book.

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Off the charts amazing, I enjoyed every second !!!

Another amazing book by the outstanding John Conroe, 14th in the series and each book is totally flawless, enjoyable from start to finish. James Patrick Cronin is an incredible narrator :)

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Brilliant yet again

I thought book one was good, then came book two and so on. Each book making the series better and better. Can't wait for the next book.

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Loved this series

Loved this series. Its even better how the narrator gives a voice to each character and you really feel all emotions from his voices, joy, sadness, humor, this has lead me to by the rest of this series and lots more books the narrator does.

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  • Richard Barnes
  • 19-04-19

very little happened in this story

I love the demon Accord universe. this book itself though was lacking. very little character development and to be born feels like a setup for the next Ark

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  • Pharmant
  • 17-04-19

Not sure why but this book seems to be lacking

If you've come this far in the series, well It's one of those transition books.
maybe there was so much to cover it lost a lot trying to fit it all into an hour TV slot instead of a much longer book.
I've always loved this series. I hope the author finds his zone again for this series.
... waiting with cash in hand for the next book☺☺

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  • ERICK
  • 08-05-19

Least favorite so far

I gotta say, this was my least favorite of this series so far. Lilith seemed far too easy to beat, the story felt pushed along and it felt like it was rushed to press rather than having any really depth.

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  • CINDY
  • 20-04-19

They get better and better

I love this series so much that I believe I am going to re-listen to each one all over again! John Conroe weaves a fantastical story that includes science fiction, magic and the paranormal. I love how the focus has shifted more to Deckland O'Carroll and his inner group of Stacia and Omega. Deckland has enormous power but his humility, and his mate (Stacia) keeps it all in check. Aliens, fairies, vampires, werewolves, elementals, demons, witchcraft and technology....everything you can imagine are throughout every one of these books. James Cronin does an excellent job of making each character come alive! I am excited to see what comes next...

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  • John
  • 18-04-19

Short

Its good, but way to short for the series. Seemed like filler or a side story to me.

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  • Kindar
  • 17-07-19

a lackluster book

in book 14 of the Demon Accords John Conroe gives a story filled with spectacle, chapter spanning fights, descriptive battle, but, unfortunately little substance.

what's made the Demon Accords book interesting to me has always been the characters. To be honest most of the stories are fairly basic and predictable. Mr Conroe usually overcomes that by making each character's personality quirky and interesting enough I still enjoy the books. With this one, the characters lack the spark of interest so I had no choice but notice the story.

The story is completely predictable with plot elements thrown in for no other purpose than to increase the word count, same with some of the PoVs, as well as the language used. Mr Conroe has gotten into the habit of reintroducing characters the readers and other characters know on sight as if they were completely new, trying to be mysterious and surprise us when he finally tells us who they are.

another flaw with the book is that at no time did I fear for any of the characters in the book. they go up against a demon incarnate, and yet Mr Conroe wasn't able to create a sense of jeopardy for any of the characters, even minor ones who shouldn't have survived this book.

I've reached the point with this series where I am no longer sure if I will buy the next book.

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  • Jay Burke
  • 22-04-19

Where is the story?

It feels like much of the book could have been edited down to a few chapters before moving on to the real story (which I'm now assuming is the next book)

I've really enjoyed these books and these characters but it feels like they have all plateaued and become a little one dimensional. Everyone has just become insanely powerful and so much of their dialog is boiled down to antagonistic, snarky behavior. It seems like almost any interaction with an authority figure is instantly met with "Don't upset me or I will END you!!". This kind of interaction was a lot more entertaining when going up against the government or the military but much less so against small town officials just trying to do their job. For the first time I actually started feeling sorry for the authority figures and thought maybe the military and government officials early on in the series were right and Chris and company need to be kept in check. Definitely not how I want to feel about my beloved heroes/heroines. They were the underdogs now they kind of feel like the bullies.

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  • B Hurst
  • 21-04-19

Another amazing Demon Accords novel

John Conroe has written another amazing book. His creativity has brought us even more incredible characters and ideas to expand the world of The Demon Accords. l can't wait until the next book.

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  • Anon
  • 17-04-19

the story has changed to much and doesn’t match early books

chris used to be able to tear apart magic like it was sick black nasty crap now some wich boy can over power him ... seems like bullcrap to me

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  • Nyadnar17
  • 06-05-19

Easily the worst book in the series.

There are a lot of ways to describe the Demon Accord books. Fun, popcorn, easy reads, etc. The one way I never thought I would describe them is chore. Thats what this book is, its a chore to listen to.

Cronin has a tendency to treat each book as if it was a readers very first book in the series. Explaining who everyone i, their relationships to each other, and how the world works in each new entry. I don't agree with that but its have never really been distracting before. In this book everything is explained and then reexplained multiple times! It honestly felt like padding. The last chapter of this book is actually painful to listen to as each character's role/relationship is summarized with literally every line of dialogue.

The constant padding with tedious explanations for things everyone should know, the treatment of traditional gender stereotypes taken to the extreme(even for this series), the "devious plans" of the villains that go nowhere more to their own incompetency than anything the heroes actively do, the nonsensical interpersonal conflicts(even for this series), this book was just a padded out chore man.

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