Flora Reviews… The Demon of Alexandria (The Demon Series #7) by Ayse Hafiza
Quote from The Demon of Alexandria
“Jassassah swallowed, and her ears popped. It gave her an uncomfortable sensation of relief.”
So what’s The Demon of Alexandria about?
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Title: The Demon of Alexandria by Ayse Hafiza
Series: The Demon Series #7
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Formats Available: eBook
No. of Pages: 96
Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US
Even Evil makes a pilgrimage
The Demon has the world on its knees. As depression and desperation among the human race mean that Jassassah can finally take a well-earned break. She heads off to relax and devote herself to darkening the core of her heart by traveling to the Grand Pyramid of Giza to open a portal to hell. Sharpening her talons and investing in her skills she finds respite and focus. That is until her friend becomes foe, sweet little Amelia the six-year-old pony tailed Chief Lieutenant of Lorcans army, has a thing or two she wants to teach Jassassah. And Hell hath no fury like a demon scorned.
Read: 22nd – 25th January 2019
Publication Date: 14th May 2018
So, what did I like about The Demon of Alexandria?
I already like Ms Hafiza’s writing style; I enjoy how her tales make you look at the world with new eyes, re-evaluate your beliefs and entertain you all at the same time – I’ve compared her books to that of Aesop’s Fables in the past and I stand by my comparison. It’s quite a skill for an author to involve a reader in their characters’ tale in so few pages; The Demon of Alexandria certainly kept me hooked.
Seeing the world and humans through Jassassah the Demon’s eyes is both scary and sadly illuminating. This story had me gripped but not in the same way of the previous novellas; Ms Hafiza turned her keen eye to Jassassah herself, the skills and lessons she has learned and her potential for domination or oblivion.
I have learned with this series, to abandon any pre-conceived ideas about where the story would take me; I really enjoyed the journey Ms Hafiza took us on in this novella. Throughout this story, I thought it was going to go one way then Ms Hafiza took it in a different direction!
I really enjoyed the scattered gems of wisdom, the twists and characters that Jassassah encounters while on her pilgrimage and the little glimmers of humour (even the dark humour) and the well written satire peppered within these pages.
I love that Ms Hafiza made me question my love for Jassassah; I was convinced that she was setting herself up for a fall; too much pride and overconfidence. I was flip-flopping more in these final two novellas than in all the previous ones together. I think that The Demon of Alexandria is a great way to end (?) the series.
So, um, was there anything I disliked about it?
There was nothing that niggled while reading this story, hence why I gave it 5 stars.
Having said that please be warned that Ms Hafiza doesn’t shy away from difficult themes in this series; murder, child abuse, racism, sexual abuse, human trafficking, illegal organ harvesting, violence and brutality… however I feel that she tackles these subjects with engaging prose and sympathetic humour while drawing your focus on the social commentary aspect.
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really loved The Demon of Alexandria. It’s another unique read that had everything that I look for in a 5 star book; intelligent writing style that’s easy to follow, a main character with depth of personality, a great supporting cast and a believable background story and setting (even when there’s magic and the supernatural involved).
I’d recommend this book to adults who enjoy paranormal fiction or urban fantasy adventures with some darker themes. The Demon Series has a unique perspective and is an unexpected find that I can’t recommend enough.
My Overall Rating: 5/5
Plot: 5/5 – Flow: 5/5 – Character Development: 5/5 – World Building: 5/5
Has my review of THE DEMON OF ALEXANDRIA (THE DEMON SERIES #7) encouraged you to find out more? I really hope so. Click on any of my links to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.
The Demon Series
This series is a collection of seven novellas that follow Jassassah the Demon – a demon of the fourth circle of Hell – on her misadventures to corrupt, influence and misguide the humans she meets thus scoring her hellish points. Jassassah’s goal is to earn promotions through the circles of Hell until she reaches the heights she feels she deserves.
Books in the Series
As these books are novellas, it doesn’t take much time to read them. Click to read my reviews or buy the books yourself.
- The Demon of London (The Demon Series #1) (2017)
- The Demon of Istanbul (The Demon Series #2) (2017)
- The Demon of Dhaka (The Demon Series #3) (2018)
- The Demon of Paris (The Demon Series #4) (2018)
- The Demon of Vienna (The Demon Series #5) (2018)
- The Demon of New York (The Demon Series #6) (2018)
- The Demon of Alexandria (The Demon Series #7) (2018)
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