Next in the Nava Katz series and we have some new issues with the female demon hunter. Was she really meant to be chosen? Why not her brother?
This story is a good follow-up to the excellent first book in the series. I like the character of Nava and find her issues quite believable.
The mysterious world of the Orthodox Jewish religion is revealed – in all its (un?)necessary traditions. We also find out about some of the (supposed) Kabbalah ideas…
According to Jewish belief, the demons were created on the sixth day in the afternoon. The demons are messengers from hell, their appearance is just like any normal person, but their legs are chicken feet, there are demons whose legs are legs of a goat. The role of demons in our world is to frighten the person, try to damage him, particularly mental damage. (http://www.p-kabbalah.com)
From the traditions (as described in the novel) we learn that King David (Bible’s King of Israel) organised a group of men to fight the Demons that he had encountered, and who lived alongside the human world, mostly ‘glamoured’ so that they could be detected. The Demon Hunters were given the name Rasha, and since the time of King David all Rashas are descended from the original cohort – through the female line of course, but always male. Until along comes a set of twins, male and female, where the male twin is identified by a Rabbi as being a Rasha in training and thus is set to learn how to fight and destroy the various Demons etc.
At the age of 20 all Initiates have their final ceremony and become fighters in the secret army (disguised as a Personal Protection company). Only a hiccup occurs. The female twin get the magic! Oops you might say as never before had there been a female Rasha (but then never had any females been tested so…).
The story of how our female Rasha learns her ‘trade’ and sasses all the Rabbis and other Demon Hunters makes for a fun and enjoyable romp. With a fair amount of eroticism as she is quite a lusty girl! Not to mention that she likes food and alcohol but her ‘work’ ensures that she stays fit and trim!