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5 stars for A Hybrid’s Tale by @WestonAndrew #darkfantasy #horror #paranormal #bookreview
Title: A Hybrid’s Tale
Author: Andrew P. Weston
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal Fantasy
Born a Cambion – a half-demon, half-human hybrid – and cursed by a terrible hunger he can barely control, Augustus Thorne spends his long and lonely life hunting and exterminating any Incubi and Succubae he can find. But no matter how many he destroys, he can always make room for one more. Especially if it’s the foul scum who raped his mother; Augustus’ own spawn-father, Fanon.
Guided by his mother’s diaries, Augustus pursues Fanon down through the centuries and around the world, until fate seems to point him toward his heart’s desire. Yet, things are not as they appear, and the revelations Augustus uncovers are mind boggling. For if he wishes to face his father, he must first learn more about his own unique heritage, and the awful circumstances that led to his creation.
The trouble is, doing so might just cost him his humanity.
On the hunt to seek revenge against his father, Augustus can't quench his thirst for his heart's desire. Augustus is not your average being. He's a hybrid of sorts: half-demon, half-human. Alone and craving a particular brand of demon, he hunts and devours incubi/succubae. The more he feeds, the hungrier he becomes. What he truly wants is to track down his father and make him pay for what he did to Augustus' mother. Reading his mother's journals spurns him on to enact revenge. As he tracks his father, truths are uncovered, and his world comes crashing down. Before he can face his father, Augustus must learn all he can about his own heritage and his powers. Obsession can be deadly, especially when it comes to the truth.
A Hybrid's Tale is an enthralling dark paranormal fantasy worth your time reading. From the beginning, Augustus captivated me. Never has a character sent chills down my spine who I also rooted for. The descriptive narration is classic Andrew Weston with details galore so the reader can submerge into the story. The world-building is impressive and intricate with a dark vibe woven throughout. The plot moves at a good pace with plot twists I didn't anticipate. There's a mystery going on and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Andrew Weston has surpassed himself in his writing prowess and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. If you love dark fantasy, you're going to want to read A Hybrid's Tale. If dark paranormal fantasy is your reading jam, you'll love A Hybrid's Tale. Brilliant from start to finish, A Hybrid's Tale is unforgettable. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09WF4MKLB
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Andrew P. Weston is a Royal Marine and Police veteran from the UK who now lives on the beautiful Greek island of Kos with his wife, Annette, and their growing family of rescue cats.
As creator of the critically acclaimed IX Series, the Cambion Journals, along with Hell Bound, Hell Hounds, and Hell Gate, (novels forming part of the Heroes in Hell universe), Andrew has the privilege of being a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the British Fantasy Society, and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.
When not working, he also devotes some of his spare time to assisting NASA with one of their remote research projects, and writes educational articles for Astronaut.com and Amazing Stories.
Social Media Links:
Cambion Journals Blog: https://thecambionjournals.blogspot.com/
Cambion Journals Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Cambion-Journals-103202992239752
Reviewed by: Mrs. N