Endings are so sad. It’s tough to get to the final chapter in a serial and know it’s over. At least Cambion ends with a bang and hopefully a glimpse into the future of the series. This installment is action packed and well written, as I’ve come to expect from this series. However, once all put together I wonder if the story would really hold up in one reading. I worry that the characterizations are sacrificed episode after episode in favor of action. Not a bad concept to entice readers each month, but I’m not sold on the main characters. Oh I love them make no mistake, but I’m not sure they’re fully fleshed out. That said, it doesn’t take away too much enjoyment from this fun and highly entertaining urban fantasy series. It’s an easy one to recommend.
This final installment has Rio speeding to save Devon from his crazed demon maker before the demon invades Devon’s body. He’s sadly not in time and must battle the demon inside Devon without harming Devon or his body and the few other demons there to make the fight more interesting. Calling upon his divine power may not be a move Rio wants to make.
To start with the final showdown between Cressidus and Rio is filled with action and pretty well done. I was sucked in once again from the start and wanted to see what would happen. I mean it’s easy to figure out the ending but I was curious how it would go down. I liked the choreography of the fight and how it finally ended. I was impressed with the consequences both Rio and Devon had to deal with and that made me like them that much more.
I hit a bit of a hurdle when they had sex immediately after Devon woke. Considering the extent of injuries on both sides I thought this scene was ridiculous and unnecessary. Since Devon is a cambion I would have respected their emotional declarations more if they didn’t actually have sex for once. Choosing to do the smarter thing physically and recover while letting their emotions speak would have been a higher impact scene for me. I didn’t think it was reasonable to expect them to have sex so soon, or even want it, so that dimmed my enjoyment of this finale.
After that I did like where the series was ending this time and the potential for the future. Clearly there’s more these two have to do and I like that they’re finally a united front. I love the twist with Steven and want to know where it goes. I have to say this series has offered some incredible cliff hangers. More please!
A note about the included free story – I loved it. Every bit of it. Anyone who wants to read this series should definitely get the season’s pass. You won’t want to miss the extras.
Overall I’d give this series 4 stars and recommend it. It’s one I would read again.