And With Madness Comes the Light

Posted August 8, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
And With Madness Comes the LightAnd With Madness Comes the Light by Karina Halle
Series: Experiment in Terror #6.5
Published by Metal Blonde Books on February 14th 2013
Pages: 208

The Man. The Mystery. The Madness.

Dex Foray has never been anyone’s fool – until he missed his chance for happiness with Perry Palomino. Broken and alone, Dex has no choice but to rise from the ashes Perry left behind and find his own path to redemption. But nothing in Dex’s life has ever come easily, especially when there’s a dark madness waiting in the wings.

Told from Dex’s POV, And With Madness Comes the Light is short story/novella that spans the time period from the end of Lying Season (Book #4) until the end of On Demon Wings (Book #5). If you were ever wondering what really happened to Dex while Perry was gone - his journey to Dex 2.0 - now is your chance.

Another foray (ha!) into the mind of Dex Foray – as you can imagine I was quick to snap this one up. And With Madness Comes the Light spans the gap between Lying Season up to the events at the end of On Demon Wings.

Dex is in very a bad place. He has lost the love of his life just as he finally realized he was in love with her. Everything seems bleak and he falls into a deep depression. It is only his friends as Shownet, rallying round, that eventually manage to get him out of his funk.

Determined to ‘better’ himself, Dex embarks on a new regime; giving up the meds, the smoking and (excessive) drinking. He joins a gym and begins working out. Dex knows that he has lost his chance with Perry but is determined to turn his life around.

He is only beginning to get a handle on things again when a phone call from one Ada Palomino throws his life into chaos once more. Perry is in danger and Dex knows he is the only one who can help her.

When he gets to Perry’s house, and sees her strapped down to the bed in full throes of demonic possession, he cannot believe what has happened to her, what he was somewhat responsible for – albeit unintentionally. Dex is devastated all over again. However, he knows only he can save her and he is determined not to lose the love of his life all over again, even if she never forgives him for the mistakes he has made in the past.

And With Madness Comes the Light is another fantastic addition to the Experiment in Terror series. I adored getting back into Dex’s head and seeing it the events of On Demon Wings from his perspective were even more harrowing if that is possible.

Dex just broke my heart in this. He really hurt Perry with his rejection of her but I think he hurt himself even more and that really comes through in this novella. Another must-read for Dex and Perry fans.

I am so looking forward to Come Alive – a full book from Dex’s perspective – should be quite a ride!!


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