Dumah’s Demons is the accompaniment novella to the AngelFire Chronicles series: She Speaks to Angels, Falling Angels, and Angel Codes. Dumah ran away from an orphanage with Kian, but on the streets they went their separate ways. Find out what happened to Dumah and Kiana nd dive deeper into the motivations that drive Dameon in She Speaks to Angels.
Learn what happens to Dumah and Dameon in Falling Angels and Angel Codes.
Ami Blackwelder is a Paranormal and SciFi author. Her stories range from Tween & YA to Adult. Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in English and additional teaching credentials. Then she packed her bags and travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal,
Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand.
Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University), her short fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the USA. Later, she achieved the semi-finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.
This is a short outtake from the series. It did it's job in piquing my curiosity about the series, but it doesn't stand alone. I felt like I was missing a world of information vital to the story. In a way, it was a middle with no beginning and no real ending. If you're going to read this story, be sure to start with the AngelFire Chronicles book 1.
The story focuses on Dumah and her realization she possesses dark magic. In the opening scene, we see Dumah as the victim of a brutal rape, which is not graphically described but is very present. Her brother doesn't prevent the rape, and this divides the siblings. Dumah is immediately approached by Daemon and leaves with him to uncover her powers.
I had a bit of trouble believing a teenage girl would leave with a strange man/boy after being raped the previous night. Daemon is helpful and does offer her something she's never had, a family. However she showed no real reluctance or even shock over the violation. I can say the story is well written and made me wonder what brought the siblings to where this short novella begins. It is only my reaction to Dumah's rape that made me cringe. This isn't a story I would recommend to middle grade readers, but older YA readers familiar with the series would enjoy it. I give Dumah's Demons three stars.