A blade and a pendant, both with magical powers, deeply affect two individuals whose lives become intertwined from the instant they meet. The second book in the Demon Blade miniseries once again has a unique storyline with intriguing details and plenty of surprising occurrences. Doranna Durgin is known for creating original stories with very inventive plots, and CLAIMED BY THE DEMON is filled with never-ending imaginative scenarios.
Though Gwen Badura had actually started to look forward to her upcoming vacation, she feels compelled by her pendant to abandon her trip and travel to Albuquerque, NM with no particular goal in mind. When she arrives in the city, it quickly becomes clear an unplanned meeting between her and Michael MacKenzie was not by chance. They both possess items that mysteriously rule their actions, and it seems they might even be able to aid each other in discovering some much needed answers.
When Mac came under the control of a demon blade, his life has not been his own since that fateful moment. Now it has brought him to a city where senseless fighting amongst its residents is constantly taking place, and it is growing increasingly more difficult to keep his emotions separate from those of the blade. Mac and Gwen find themselves caught up in events where none of their choices appear good, and working together just might be the only way for them to stay alive.
CLAIMED BY THE DEMON is a notable good vs. evil story. Those whose intentions are malicious are determined to use hatred between a city’s inhabitants to cause total chaos, and only a few people stand in the way of this plan becoming successful. The theory behind the demon blade concept is extremely creative, and Doranna Durgin makes CLAIMED BY THE DEMON cleverly believable with novel ideas. Many relevant details were revealed in the first Demon Blade book, and its main couple is also featured in this story from time to time. For this reason, it would greatly enrich your understanding to read the books in order.
An abundance of emotional situations arise that cause Mac and Gwen much heartache. Both have lived with distress since he received his blade and she the pendant. Though neither truly wanted the objects, they have tried to do what is right for themselves and for anyone else who might be affected. Much confusion has been in their lives for quite a few years, and I was very happy to see them have someone with whom they could share their problems. The link between these two is powerful and leads to a strong plus passionate sexual bond. Many of the conversations they had are packed with sharp wit, and I liked how they could think of something cunning even under duress. The action is often unanticipated, as dangerous incidents crop up suddenly and without any prior threats. I hope there are more Demon Blade books in the future, as the supernatural world constructed by Doranna Durgin is definitely interesting. CLAIMED BY THE DEMON is an adventurous paranormal tale of the fascinatingly unexpected.