Can you imagine waking up in a hospital bed and being told that the life you had lived and loved for the past two years was nothing but a figment of your comatose imagination?
That is the scenario facing Katrina, the heroine of “Chasing Demons.” Awaking in a room full of strangers, Katrina is told that she has been in a coma for the last six months; the result of a horrific car accident. However, she has memories of a magical land called Arconia, where she recalls spending the last two years living another life. Falling in love, discovering her true heritage, and cultivating magical ability. Unfortunately, the memories of her magical life are fleeting, and by the time she leaves the hospital with her fiancé (a man she thought dead as a result of the car crash that catapulted her into Arconia), she believes them nothing more than the remnants of dreams.
Back in Arconia, Katrina’s mate Castin awakes from a powerful sleeping spell to find Katrina gone. He soon learns that she was kidnapped, sent back to earth by a powerful sorceress, Fatale. Without hesitation, Castin and Katrina’s father, the powerful wizard Drestin, set off on a perilous journey to Earth to rescue her. They cannot possibly know that Katrina’s kidnapping was little more than a diversion, a way to lure two of the most powerful mages in Arconia away. Because when they are gone, there is no one left to stand in the way of Fatale and her ultimate goal to rule all of Arconia.
Of course, nothing is as it seems, and Katrina & Castin’s allies fight the good fight while Castin & Drestin struggle to bring Katrina back alive. In the colorful and creative realm that R.L. Geerdes has imagined, anything is possible, and good has the strength and tenacity to overcome evil.
I found “Chasing Demon’s” impossible to put down. I was intrigued by the premise immediately. (I mean, what is reality anyway?) I did have some issues with the ease in which most of the problems that arose were solved by the characters. And the length of the book (only about 300 pages) left little room for character development. And the book ended abruptly, leaving a lot of questions unanswered. Of course, this is book two in the Mistress of Beasts Saga, so I am sure that the answers will be found in book three. Hopefully, that installment finds its way onto bookshelves soon. All in all, I have to give “Chasing Demons” a healthy 3 ½ star rating.