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She-wolf pack review Thursday The Demon of Annwn by Ruty Aisling

Title: The Demon of Annwn

Author: Ruty Aisling
Source: Author Request
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ paranormal romance
Length: Novel

A young woman is destined to become Banriona, Queen of the Witches, but she must also face the Demon of Annwn, from a netherworld where time and space are endless. Will Arianrhod survive the rite of ascension and defeat the demon or will her soul be trapped forever in the depths of the Annwn . . .

Crom-Cruach screamed from the triangle. Tonight, he was certain he would have her. The Tuatha fawn. He had been so close, so many times. Now he was determined to have her no matter the price. He streaked across time and space searching for her, reaching out to her, to the place that Peter was leading him. Then he saw it. A light, glowing like a beacon from an ancient hilltop. Through the Abred he descended, his great dragon claws reaching out.

She was there, naked, mating in ritual with a man. The glow swirling around them was intense as Crom-Cruach sought to snatch them both. His claws slashed against the circle as sparks of light shot out into the astral. He couldn’t get through! The Tuatha Asarlaí! He screamed in frustration and then circled round again. He had to have her. He would break through the wizard’s wall!

Suddenly he heard it. A noise like a distant rumble that seemed to come from everywhere and yet nowhere. It grew louder, closer.

Rating- 3 One Good Howl
Sexual- Steamy

I enjoyed the Celtic and Egyptian magic that was in the story. But I myself felt like there was to much added to the story that could have been left out, it just made the story drag. I also found this is more for urban fantasy readers that loves a good cliffhanger. I myself would have liked it to have been more on the romance side.

A pack howl

WildAboutBones' Review:
Ancient Celtic and Egyptian ritual magic; an ancient demon with an old grudge; a young woman coming into her powers and birthright; a misguided, greedy, foolish reverend and two romances fill the pages of this first in Aisling's Bariona, Queen of the Witches series. This is a paranormal romance filled with love, duty and heartbreak.

Arian suddenly screams awake from the same vivid dream she has over and over. She "wakes with sexual energies running through her each time". She had moved some years ago to Boston to go to college and stayed to work there. She misses home and feels something is missing in her relationship with Tom.

Tom, her current boyfriend and somewhat stuffy business man, feels he isn't in love with Arian but she looks good on his arm and she is "one of the most sensual, erotic and beautiful women he had ever been with" and would make the "perfect corporate wife".

Arian is called back home when her grandmother is murdered. She immediately feels comforted by her home town and surroundings. She's glad to see Ian, her former boyfriend. However she is stunned to see that her father's student, Jean-Paul, is the man from her dreams.

Jean-Paul has loved Arian since seeing her crowned Queen of Spring seven years ago. Ian had wanted to ask Arian to marry him before she left for college but was afraid she'd turn him down and he wanted to be there for her when she returned. Only she hadn't, until now.

The murders don't stop and Arian's family seems to be the focus of the attacks.

I laughed and I cried. This has a great story line and I'll make sure to read the sequel. Fans of the ritual magic and paranormal genres should like this as well.

Warning Spoiler Alert!!!
This ends with a cliffhanger.

Rating- 3 One Good Howl
Sexual- Steamy
A very interesting story of magic. Arian learns a lot about herself, her family and her magic right along with the reader. It was fascinating reading about the links between Arian and ancient Egypt, along with all the many different practices of magic in respect to other countries and cultures. I would have liked for there to have been more romance between Arian and Jean Paul or Ian, so I would see this appealing to more Urban Fantasy readers. Be warned this book does end with quite a cliff hanger.


  1. I see I didn't miss a thing. *snort*

  2. Just wanted to thank the ladies of the wolf-pack for taking the time to review our book. We do want you to know that we greatly appreciated the time and work you put into the reviews and website. Keep up the good work!


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