A John Pritkin short and a prequel to Shadowland.
A Family Affair is a novella set between Curse the Dawn, Cassie Palmer #4, and Hunt the Moon, Cassie Palmer #5. It contains spoilers for Cassie Palmer books 1-4.
“It was epic,” Rosier said…
In A Family Affair, John Pritkin is made to make a deal with his father, Rosier, the Lord of the Incubi: Pritkin has to find and imprison an ancient demon battle queen, Ealdris, in return Rosier stops attempting to murder Cassie.
As Pritkin’s main occupation nowadays is to protect Cassie, it is worth considering, so he delegates Casanova to take care of Cassie, while he is away to chase Ealdris. Casanova is tired of all the fuss over the new pythia, so to sum it up, he is not happy.
She was like a disease, a human virus that infected everyone around her, turning off their good sense and making them do things completely against their own best interests. Someone should lock her up, study her, figure out a vaccine before the whole damn world caught the madness —
– Casanova about Cassie
And with that, the deadly, insanely fast-paced and action-packed, surprising, mysterious, and horrific hunt begins.
The events run on two scenes simultaneously, and join at the very end. Enemies have to unite forces, and help comes from where they have never expected. Pritkin has to deal with his hated heritage, and to use something that he has never thought would be profitable for him.
This story is an interesting peek into the realms of the demons, as there are many hells, not only one, and into different races of demons, making Chance’s fantasy world more and more layered and detailed, consequently more believable.
“Then take us somewhere else!”
“I just told you… I would need a portal to go somewhere else, and the master knows that —”
“Another hell, then. Somewhere safer.”
Rian looked at him like he might have lost his mind. “A safer hell?”
A Family Affair is a great addition to the Cassandra Palmer series, a real thriller only on a couple of pages, with a conspiracy so colossal that it easily can be the topic of a full-length novel.
Don’t miss it!