This was an entertaining beginning to a new urban fantasy series. Angus is a college student who comes from a magical family. His father is a well-connected warlock and expects Angus to follow in his footsteps. Angus has issues with them using demons to obtain power so he deliberately messes up his summoning of one, in an effort to get kicked out of college. Unfortunately for him, the demons have a need for a warlock, so when Saka shows up to the summoning he takes Angus back to the underworld with him.
The author did a really good job with the world building. It was an unique take on both our world as well as the one the demon's control. I also enjoyed the two MC's as we get to know them and the issues they face.
The plot was fast paced and it was filled with a political suspense type drama. A lot of things happen in this story and the set up for the next book was really good. I can't wait till it comes out and I can see what happens next.
There are some hints at a budding romance but that is not the main part of the story. Possibly that will unfold in future books.
This was my first time reading this author but it won't be my last. If you're looking for a unique urban fantasy you should check this out.
Angus Donohue doesn’t want to be a warlock. He believes draining demons for magic is evil, but it’s a dangerous opinion to have—his father is a powerful and well-connected warlock, and Angus is expected to follow the family tradition.
His only way out is to fail the demon summoning class. Failure means expulsion from the Warlock College. Despite Angus’s best efforts to fumble the summoning, it works. Although not the way anyone expects.
Angus’s demon, Saka, is a powerful mage with his own need for a warlock.
Saka wants to use Angus in a ritual to rebalance the magic that is being stripped from Demonside by warlocks. If Angus survives his demon’s desires and the perils of Demonside, he’ll have to face the Warlock College and their demands.
Angus must choose: obey the College and forget about Demonside or trust Saka and try to fix the damage before it’s too late. Whatever he does, he is in the middle of a war he isn’t qualified to fight.