In his time as a member of the Chicago
Department of Demon Control (CDDC), Lieutenant Craig Faulk
has seen a lot of horrible things. Even he is shocked,
however, when he discovers a victim of a demon attack who is
still alive. Determined to find out why Steven Richter
survived when so many others did not, he takes the victim
home with him. Can Craig and Steven figure out what the
demons want with Steven before they are both destroyed?
Light My Fire combines
several of my favorite elements: demons, demon-slayers,
flawed heroes, and lots of action. Craig is the tough-guy
hero, a strong man of few words who gets the job done.
Steven is the flawed, vulnerable hero, a dancer and sometime
whore who finds hidden depths of strength in himself. Their
struggles against the demons, sadistic and evil creatures
that are very difficult to stop, are interesting. With so
much going for it, I should have loved Light My Fire.
Unfortunately, everything happened way too fast for
me to really get into the story. Also, the ending was
abrupt and felt forced, making me not buy the happy ending.
While Light My Fire has a lot of good points,
the romance aspect left me disappointed.