Book Reviews

Flora Reviews: The Demon of Alexandria (The Demon Series #7) by Ayse Hafiza @AyseHafiza

Featured Image - The Demon Series 7 - The Demon of Alexandria by Ayse Hafiza

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?

This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I'll receive a small commission from the sale.

Flora Reviews: The Demon of Alexandria (The Demon Series #7) by Ayse Hafiza @AyseHafizaMy Rating:
Title: The Demon of Alexandria by Ayse Hafiza
Series: The Demon Series #7
Genres: Urban Fantasy
No. of Pages: 96

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.


Formats Available: eBook
Source: Bought
Published by Ayse Hafiza, Self-Published Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US

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.

Buy THE DEMON SERIES in eBook format through the usual sources, including:

Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US

About Ayse Hafiza

Author - Ayse Hafiza

I’m a Londoner born and raised. There are lots of authors in my family so I feel that becoming a writer was my destiny.

As a child, without fail every night my Dad read us bedtime stories. Generally, Aesop’s, and Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales, but he also told us colourful stories of Sultans, Emirs, and Maharanis. Daytime was for stories of Prophecy, and the mystical world of the Jinn. Whereas, Mum took us to the library and made sure we always had a book in hand during the summer holidays. I realise now that both my parents cultivated a love of reading in us.

After university, I was employed by leading technology brands. My work led me overseas on business trips where I was lucky enough to experience vastly different cultures and countries.

After I fell in love and married, my husband and I moved to Istanbul, where I really had a chance to put pen to paper.

signature graphic. Happy reading from flora image sitting on books

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and reading my thoughts about THE DEMON OF ALEXANDRIA. I really appreciate it. Now go buy it! 😉

Bye for now,

Flora x

book cover for The Demon Series 7 - Demon of Alexandria by Ayse Hafiza

About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

Don't be shy, leave a comment!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: