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The Demon, the Hero and the City of Seven by A.E. Kincaid

loganvw's review against another edition

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3.0

[ebook] a fun little light fantasy work in the vein of Terry Pratchett. The main characters are likable and the book paces well. Some very silly moments.

nerdyfoxreads's review against another edition

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4.0

“Magic, alcohol and early adulthood make a dangerous cocktail.”

jaylawrence's review against another edition

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5.0

I'd been in a reading slump and this book restored my faith in the power of a good story. The humor was on point and I chuckled more than a few times. Cannot wait for the next book.

lorcanreads's review against another edition

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4.0

The Demon, the Hero, and The City of Seven is a cute and whimsical story that left me giggling more than once. The story is easy to follow, the worldbuilding is great, and the characters feel well fleshed out. I especially enjoyed Mal! This book was more of a 3 star read for me, but that's a me problem, I think. It's fun and cute, sarcastic, and plays on your typical fairytale tellings. It just left me wanting a little more! All in all, it is an easy, quirky book that I would recommend if you like humour, fairytales, sarcasm, and adventure!

Special thanks to the author and booksirens.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

kco820's review against another edition

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medium-paced

4.0

greenvelvetreads's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

bellesmith's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

cloodnook's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced

2.75

mklinkenborg's review

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adventurous funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Snarky demon gets paired up with an inept hero. Lots of hijinks and banter ensue! Fantastic world building. I can't wait to read the sequel!

louturnspages's review against another edition

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5.0

“‘That sounds really dangerous,’ said Reginald, scratching the side of his nose. ‘Why risk it?’
‘To learn! To expand our knowledge of the universe!’ cried Goodfallow . . . ‘And, really, isn’t everything dangerous? I mean, even life kills you in the end.”

✨I didn’t really know what to expect when I started this one. I love fantasy as a genre and humor, but I haven’t really read many, any blendings of the two. However, what @aekincaidauthor does in this novel is actual magic. I literally (NOT figuratively) cannot remember the last time I laughed out loud so many times while reading, and I lost count of the number of times I stopped reading, and made my husband listen to a part I had just finished. He’s probably heard about a third of the book completely out of context at this point.

✨The thing is, it wasn’t just funny. This book had so much heart. Slide over for the full description, but I just wasn’t really sure what I was getting into when I read this book about a Demon and a Hero who are magically and accidentally stuck together. Ultimately, it felt like a mash-up of Lord of the Rings and Good Omens. Reginald is a hero who is as awkward and naive as possible, and Mal is a demon who just isn’t quite as good at being bad as he is ‘supposed’ to be. I adored the MCs and rooted for them throughout the story, and they grew in ways I didn’t see coming. It was heartwarming to see this unlikely pair rub off on one another as they became (don’t tell Mal) actual friends over the course of their adventure. I adored this book, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

“‘A demon and a hero walk into a dragon’s den.’ Reginald grinned. ‘Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but how does it end?’ he said. ‘Probably in a horrifying, fiery death. He is a dragon, after all.’ ‘Way to make it morbid, Mal.’”

✨Thanks again to @aekincaidauthor and @rrbooktours for the chance to read this in exchange for a review!