DEVIL MUSIC by CARLY OROSZ – My Review


Devil Music CoverWhat do we think of when we read the word Demon? What words pop up in your mind? Evil, Nasty things, frightening?This is a story about a Demon, who is neither of those, but is a gentle being who has been captured by a human, a Mr. Warwick, and brought back to his wealthy and controlled life to serve him and his family. The name of this demon is Cain.

To enslave a demon is one thing, but to control his magic via a charmed to hurt, dog collar is abhorrent! The reader feels sorry for the demon straight away, as we see a human quality in Cain. We follow Cain and watch how a normal (according to Mr.Warwick) order to bring Lance’s (his older son) fancy, Michelle, back to New York, turns Cain’s life around.

Finding himself in Los Angeles, Cain manages to become a rock star with three humans who are gifted (perhaps unintentionally) powers after an encounter with the Engineer!

Whoever is a musician, fears this Engineer, for his is a serial killer. When news of his victims reach the people in the music world, it becomes a frightening but curious ‘Who is it?’ game. Strangely, the police are not involved in this mystery. As the plot thickens, we come across a lady who can see things and can only direct but not react. We come to know of a curious man who sells drugs, who may or not be human. We also see a poor boy who is jailed for killing his mother, but he is no ordinary boy but someone who can see into the present time but somewhere else. He also sees things he cannot explain.

I mentioned Michelle, a girl who threw Lance’s advances off her. She is perhaps a link or part of the story to bring the plot forward, for she and Cain become lovers. Michelle is also the daughter of a Preacher, who abhors demons and people who practice cult magic. He believes his Michelle is a ‘good’ girl. Little does he know of her relationship with the demon!

Cain’s band consists of Vince, Sammi, and Izzy. All of them (apart from Cain) have been victims of the Engineer’s hand but somehow, they escaped. Or did they? My favourite from the new recruits is Sammy and Izzy. Sammi is level headed even though he does heroin, and Izzy is sweet but naive. Vince on the other hand, is a nasty piece of work and recieves a lot of punishment from his band mates! What is their magic that makes them so special? Well, I won’t be telling you that!

As the story advances, we pick up clues and secrets, and I have found myself shocked on many occasions.

Carly Orosz has done a brilliant job developing the plot, and the characters too. Her work is fast paced and easy to read.

 

About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

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About the book: Cain Pseudomantis leads a miserable life. Bound to the mortal world by a powerful spell no demon could hope to break, he must obey his human master’s every command or face harsh punishment. He finds solace in the rock music which he listens to when he isn’t running unsavory errands for his master. Then everything changes. While on a mission in a seedy section of 1980s Los Angeles, Cain impulsively buys an electric guitar and discovers an unusual talent for music, a talent that catapults him to hair metal stardom. With three superpowered human band mates and his beautiful girlfriend Michelle by his side, his life starts to look a lot better. But Cain soon finds that even rock stars have troubles. The crusading televangelist Nathaniel Breen—who happens to be Michelle’s father—accuses him of turning the city’s youth to Satan worship. Meanwhile a mysterious killer known only as the Engineer terrorizes the Los Angeles rock scene with a series of brutal murders. When Cain and his friends attempt to unmask the killer, they discover a deadly secret that could cost Cain his hard-won freedom, and possibly his life.Get Devil Music through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes.

Carly OroszAbout the author: Carly Orosz lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with her husband. She graduated from Kalamazoo College and went on to earn an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poetry has been published in Wavelength Journal and SpoutMagazine. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, weaving on a hand loom, and studying the art and cultures of pre-Columbian Mexico.
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