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Demigod Conception (Volume 1) (edition 2012)

by Harlen Bayha

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Title:Demigod Conception (Volume 1)
Authors:Harlen Bayha
Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012), Paperback, 292 pages
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"Kyla Farmer, a burned out firefighter, stops a madman on a shotgun rampage in Las Vegas, but dies in the process. Death wasn't anything like she expected, and not nearly as permanent. Summoned from that terrifying darkness, she becomes a demon on the planet Hustis, far from everything she knows on Earth, and bound into slavery to a deranged keeper. While she remains sane, she has powers she never dreamed of, and the capacity to destroy everything in her path.
Forced to assassinate a leader in the archaic town of Dubrogund, Kyla fights against her master's commands, nearly succeeding in saving that one life, when the man responsible for bringing her to Hustis in the first place completes her task for her and frees both of them from their psychological controls.
Kyla fumbles through her new world in search of a place to belong, a bit of solace from her own failures, and vengeance against the woman who bound her there. She allies herself with an assassin with no clients, a colonel with no army, a molder from whom she must hide her very nature, and a bard on a quest for revenge.
Armed with new allies and the power to shape her body as she sees fit, Kyla must decide what role she will take in this new world. Shall she become a demon, or a demigod?"

Demigod Conception is the first book in the series. When Kyla dies, she finds herself on another planet. She is considered a "demon" and is controlled by Iron, a leader who dresses similar to a clown. Whatever Iron commands, Kyla must obey. However, her shelf life as a demon is short and she is desperate to go home. Iron promises that if Kyla helps defeat the leader of a nearby town, she will help her get back home. Kyla sets out to murder the opposing leader. During this time, she learns more about herself and Iron's lies. Now she seeks revenge with the help of some unlikely characters.

The book is written is third person, mostly following Kyla. Kyla was a firefighter and a do-gooder before she died. Suffering from guilt from a fire rescue gone wrong, she still seeks to help people and to find a purpose. Now as a demon, she has certain abilities that can be used for good – if she can get away from Iron. I would have liked to have read a little more about her old life (prior to her death.) I think it could have made her more defined. Some of the other characters also could have used a little more background in the book rather than some brief descriptions.

The plot followed Kyla in her experiences with in a strange new world. There is action and adventure throughout the book, as well as different creatures and abilities. At some points, there was some jumping in the timeline. For instance, at the beginning, I thought it was the same day rather than the next. Considering this is the first book of the series, I am assuming there will be more about a certain character that is at the beginning of the book and then never seen or heard from again. I was also a little fuzzy with the whole baby thing. I would imagine these things are addressed in the next book.

The Bottom Line:
Although not exactly the type of book I usually read, overall it was a good read. If you like other world/fantasy/sci-fi books, you might want to give this book a try. ( )
  Maria1010 | Jun 10, 2013 |
Demigod Conception starts off with a lot of action and brings to light a new world full of unanswered questions. Kyla finds herself thrown into a world and having to figure out who is telling her the truth, and who to trust.

Kyla is not one to be told how her life should be, she is looking to free herself on her own terms. ( )
  LRitte | May 18, 2013 |
I received this book from Library Thing to read and review. This book is a cross between sci-fi and fantasy. The book's concept was creative and imaginative. However, the author seems to skip around a lot, which often confused me. The plot was also rather basic, though I would have figured more from the author. Kayla is a burned out firefighter who stops a rampaging shooter and is killed in the process. However, in death, she finds herself on another planet, trying to find herself and her freedom to go after the person who got her there. The story moves along quickly, though there are times when the skipping around had me wondering what had happened and how I got to where I was. I think the author shows definite promise as a writer, but needs to organize the book better to help the reader follow it. The world Kayla enters is well done visually. The author could use some work on the dialogue, which is, at time, stilted. I think this story lends well to being a film, with a little more work. As a new author, Mr. Bayha definitely shows a lot of promise. I look forward to more of his books. ( )
  KMT01 | May 15, 2013 |
The book started off with great action but then there are crazy fastforward sections and at times was confusing. I felt like maybe there were parts the author took out or had thought about saying something else but couldn't bridge the gap. It was very creative for a first novel and took quite a bit of imagination. ( )
1 vote joyelett | Feb 18, 2013 |
A good book that straddles the line between sci-fi and fantasy. It is told in third person in the point of view of multiple characters. The main character is Kyla who is a scarred firefighter brought into a new world she is trying to understand.

I like Kyla as she is a strong independent woman who does not like being bound to servitude. I also like Lin although his motives puzzled me at first.

Another thing that puzzled me was the time skip. What happened in between could have been explained better as I couldn't really understand the motives at that point.

Overall, it's a good read for any lover of sci-fi.

Won in a giveaway in return for an honest review ( )
1 vote Tavaresden | Dec 26, 2012 |
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