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The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim: Demon

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This book had a unique premise, it was a tad bit slow at the beginning but swept me up soon enough and kept me in it's grip well until the end. I would recommend it to other fellow fantasy fans in a heartbeat. Thank you for allowing me to read and hand sell this title.
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I actually went and read the first 2 books as I didn't realize this was a part of a series. I really enjoyed the first 2 books.

I was hoping for me. It really was a royal disappointment :( It sounded so edgy and dark but I had to walk away from it twice. It had so much promise. I do hope you are going to go back and edit it again and make some changes because it desperately needs it. 

I give it a 2 and that was generous. It felt rushed and incomplete in places.
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I loved this trilogy.
This conclusion of a book was absolutely fantastic. 
I purchased the first two books so I would not be lost whilst reading this and I do not regret it. I will be purchasing this book as well. 
I love the strong gothic feel of these books. They have “Randi” written all over them.
Recommend.
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Unfortunately, this book didn’t live up to my expectations.  The plot seemed very promising  but drags on. The book reads very stilted - they go do this then run into this person and then go do this. It really pulled me out of the flow of the story.  The ending was a disappointment as I expected fireworks but only got a fizzle.  
ARC provided by the publisher via net galley in exchange for an honest review
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What can you do when the Devil himself decides to destroy you?

Edgar Brim and his friends are no ordinary group: they've hunted monsters that most of humanity believe to be stories in books. Having destroyed the last one they know of, they head back to London to resume their normal lives. But things aren't that easy for Edgar. Soon, signs of another enemy start to appear. And, this time, it looks like the enemy is going to be a far more difficult opponent than ever before: the Devil himself is after the company. And who can beat the Devil?

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim: Demon is a book with a really unique and promising concept. The plot outline is very interesting, and the story initially grasps the reader's attention. However, it slowly loses momentum. The plot drags on in spots that don't matter to the plot all that much, and sometimes the twists and turns the author attempts are quite predictable. Furthermore, while the story starts with the promise of something supernatural, it fails to deliver, giving what is quite a disappointing ending. 

Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable read, one that can have an appeal to the right audience. The previous books in the series were admittedly better, but this is also an amusing story- just not to the extent of the previous ones.
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The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim: Demon by Shane Peacock 
I have always enjoyed classic horror stories and look forward to the trend of revising the stories for a more modern world and where the stories are woven into one instead of so many stand-alone books.
Shane Peacock’s approach to this concept is from an entirely different angle than I’ve read up to date and find it refreshing and a bit terrifying. The new concepts, awareness, and inventions of the turn of the century and all the paranoia and hype amongst the populace fuels this book into a walk-through history.
I enjoy books such as these, but I forget how frustrated I can become with physiological thrillers, there were times I had to put the book aside and calm myself since I wanted to jump into the pages and shake the characters until their teeth rattled and they came back to their senses. Enjoyable to the point of being frustrating that you can’t lend a word of help or encouragement to the characters.
I enjoyed the challenge to my memory of historical events in physiology, electricity, steam engineering, and the common practice of “dark arts” with secret societies; granted they are still around, but less prevalent. I especially like the acknowledgments in the book, I agree with many of his statements and look around to find we as a group are still acting primarily on our fears.
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I can't lie but I mainly wanted to read this because of the really cool cover. Lol it's amazing so points to that. I've never read this series and had no idea it was one but that didn't deter me as most series reads do. This was a enjoyable, fun read with a lot of great characters and I will for sure check out the first two of the series. This is also a great book for the young adult just getting into dark fantasy.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of my ARC.
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Each character is unique and portrays strength in their own way. The world building was well done. I really want to check out the first two books in this series.
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This is a great read with gothic appeal. Even though I haven't read the first two books, it wasn't hard to catch on and enjoy the book. 
I enjoyed the plot, the characters, the creepiness and how everything unfolded.
I will definitely be checking out the first two books.
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It's an excellent book, well written and entertaining.
I liked the world building, the character development and the plot even if it's quite slow at times.
It was a good reading experience even if I didn't read the other books in this series.
Recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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A fitting end to an intense trilogy, Edgar Brim faces his final monster in The Dark Missions of Edgar Broom: Demon.  I racked my brain to try and figure out Shane Peacock would choose as the final monster and was pleasantly surprised by his choice and very intrigued about how he would bring Edgar’s story to its ultimate conclusion.

Demon begins where Monster left off in the high Arctic, after just defeating Frankenstein’s monster, Edgar, Lucy, Jonathan and Tiger make their way back home to London knowing there is an even bigger monster waiting for them somewhere.  Hoping they are through with their troubles but knowing deep down they are in for their biggest battle yet, they attempt to go back to their regular lives.  Not for long as Shane Peacock takes us on a psychological journey full of paranoia, mistrust and misinformation as the foursome begins their battle with the ultimate demon, the devil.

This last installment of an incredible trilogy takes us on a journey through the mind.  You are never quite sure where the story will twist and turn as the author keeps you guessing right up until the end.  The paranoia faced by Edgar and his friends is sharp and intense.  While reading, it is hard to see how there will be a conclusion, how they will defeat on omnipresent beast who can infiltrate the thoughts and control the mind.  You will be hanging on for dear life from page one.  Shane Peacock takes a deep dive into fear.  Fear is a prevailing feeling in society today manifesting itself in the form of anxiety, especially in teenagers and young adults.  Fear is a powerful emotion that can leave us stunted and unable to move.  It pervades our realities and can keep us from living our best lives.  Historical fiction is so incredible because there are so many lessons to be learned by looking to the past and remembering where we came from and how we got to where we are now.  How has fear taken over, how have we let it seep into our daily lives and how does it affect our ability to be productive members of society?  We all have fears, that’s a given, it’s how we face our fears that determines our course.  

There is so much beauty in The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim.  In the character of Tiger we get an incredibly strong, independent female character, a force to be reckoned with who doesn’t conform to society’s ideal of a woman of the time.  In Edgar, we get a character who doesn’t necessarily conform to society’s ideal of a man at the time.  We see a flawed character who faces hardships, faces bullies and a terribly heartbreaking upbringing, yet he faces the demons and monsters head on.  He finds his inner strength and harnesses it to protect himself and his friends. Lucy and Jonathan round out the foursome and are also deceiving in your expectations of them and how they react to the situation in which they find themselves.  Shane Peacock brings the story to an incredible conclusion, it is satisfying and leaves you contented in its end and demonstrates the power and the weakness of fear
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Wanted to love it but ended up skipping through the pages. I still love that book cover though. 

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
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While "The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim" begins compellingly enough, and I quickly became captivated by the story and the characters, the mystery lost more and more of its allure and spark in the last half, and continued to fizzle until the ending, which wasn't horrible but didn't dazzle me, either. That said, I would pick up another book - if there were to be one - about Edgar Brim's continuing dark missions, because I really liked Edgar, his dad, Allen, his friends the Thornes, Tiger, Lear (professor), Jon and Lucy, and Edgar's transformation from a reserved boy who shies away from a challenge to a brave young man who faces his fears. The mystery (mission) had interesting intentions, but my favorite parts of the book involved Edgar's youngest years, his years at school and the friends/enemies he made there. Despite getting bored halfway through with what felt like an overly extended hunt for answers that offered some nice misdirects and dead ends, but ultimately felt like a too-long wild goose chase leading nowhere, the book offers some nice food for thought regarding monsters, literature, fear, courage, friendship, and a fun little dig at the danger of gossip and believing everything you hear/read.

Although I wasn't completely satisfied with "The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim," I wouldn't say "Don't read it." It has its merits; I liked it well enough to try another in the future if there is one; and some readers who enjoy a longer chase will surely find a more perfect read here.
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