Incubus

The Incubus Saga, Book 1

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
372 Pages
Reviewed on 04/01/2015
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Author Biography

Amanda Meuwissen is the author of The Incubus Saga and the novelette The Collector. She has a Bachelor of Arts in a personally designed major from St. Olaf College in Creative Writing, and has been writing and posting online for many years, including maintaining the blog for the customer engagement company Outsell. She spent a summer writing screenplay script coverages for a company in L.A., and is an avid writer and consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games.

Amanda also serves as COO and Managing Editor for BigWorldNetwork.com. She oversees editing and series selection, as well as being involved in marketing and promotion, and is featured as a narrator for several BWN series.

Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cats, Helga and Sasha (no connection to the incubus of the same name).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Mollohan for Readers' Favorite

Incubus by Amanda Meuwissen is a riveting science fiction saga with a little romance on the side. Nathan and his twin brother Jim have been running for years with only each other to rely on. When Jim is taken, Nathan in his grief makes a rash decision to offer himself in his place. Nathan double-crosses the Messenger during the deal, marking himself with a deadly bounty. Jim, born a changeling, was gone for two weeks from Nathan's perspective, but was in the Veil for months. When Jim returns, he has no recollection of what happened during the time he was gone. The Messenger hinted that Jim's time there may have changed him, but stated that it would take time for his memories to return. Nathan and Jim seek the assistance of Sasha Kelly, a fae hunter with secrets of his own. The three men set off on a journey to find the dark sidhe that holds Nathan's bounty before his fate is sealed. Throughout the tale, Nathan struggles with his growing feelings for Sasha and the implications of what they could mean.

Amanda Meuwissen has created an intriguing world of magic and mystique in Incubus. Her characters are more than they appear, with a depth of layers that continue to reveal themselves as the story unfolds. The devotion and brotherly love between Nathan and Jim is heartwarming and sincere. Sasha is a funny and sexy character. The initial awkward scenes between Sasha and Nathan are exactly how I would picture someone like Nathan responding in the real world. Their budding relationship adds a bit of drama and suspense to the tale.