Book Review – Crimson Eyes by L L McNeil

crimson eyesSeila has been slaying demons for as long as she can remember.

A Phantom, she travels the length and breadth of England in a quest to reclaim her humanity—and her soul. With her Sieken Blade, she cuts down the demons in her path while inching closer to freedom from the endless hunt.

When an Elite Demon makes sport of London’s Kouzlo—a secret organisation of supernaturals dedicated to ridding the Earth of demons and sealing the portals they slink through—its leader, an Enchantress called Fallow, implores Seila to join their cause before they’re wiped out.

Desperate to save her Kouzlo and the people they protect, Fallow pledges to help Seila reclaim her soul in return for the Phantom’s formidable skills.

The demon hunter is torn between her lone hunt and joining Fallow’s decimated forces—and perhaps the chance to stop the demons once and for all.

Thrown in with Damon, a fledgling half-Fire Elemental with limited control of his powers, and Tej, a reckless human with a penchant for crossbows, can Seila and her new allies keep it together long enough to save London?

With demons, dragons, and kick-ass characters, this is a new demon hunter series that you can really sink your teeth into!


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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this – it warmed up throughout the book, ending on a real bang. Seila is a experienced demon slayer and hunter but we soon find out that working alone means she can still learn more. And I love her new crowd of friends. The concept of the Kouzlo is great, and I like the elementals too.

Seila as a phantom was a great idea, it played out well, and i like the idea of her gaining strength from slaying demons.

Plus the demons are excellent – the ones we meet are really well thought out and have a good range of abilities. I particularly like the soul eaters! And the elite demon concept as the “ultimate” bad guy really worked for me.

I do love a good urban fantasy, and this played on that well – it was recognisably current but also fantastical.

A very good fun read, and I’m really looking forward to the next one 😀


Buy Crimson Eyes from Amazon UK.

Somehow I managed to review Crimson Bone before Crimson Eyes, cause I suck! So here’s a link to my book 2 review!

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