Thursday, October 27, 2022

Review: The Curse of Cain (The Vilokan Asylum of the Magically and Mentally Deranged #1) by Theophilus Monroe

The Curse of Cain

The Vilokan Asylum of the Magically and Mentally Deranged #1

by Theophilus Monroe

Published: February 9, 2022

Genre: Werewolf, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves, Vampires, Magic, Young Adult


Welcome to the Vilokan Asylum of the Magically and Mentally Deranged.

I'm Doctor Cain. I'll be supervising your treatment plan.

Yes, before you ask, I am that Cain.

I've come a long way since I became the world's first murderer.

I'm now a licensed psychiatrist.

What is it you just asked? You heard that I was cursed?

Yes, I'm also the world's first werewolf...

But don't worry. I have it under control.

It won't interfere with your progress at Vilokan Asylum.



The Curse of Cain: When a necromancer is admitted to Vilokan Asylum against her will, and she evokes the ghost of Cain's murdered brother, Abel, he'll have to do more than treat the patient... he'll have to confront the ghosts of his past, literally.

Razing Cain: After agreeing with the new Vampire Council to take on their newest batch of younglings, and help them tame their blood cravings, things quickly get out of hand at Vilokan Asylum. Dr. Cain will need more than a "blood suckers" support group to get a handle on the issue. He'll require the aid of Baron Samedi... of course, when the Baron is involved, his help almost always comes at a cost.

Cain and Angel: A fallen angel has a change of heart. Samyaza, aka "Sam," just can't stomach the big guy "downstairs" and his propensity for torture, fire, and all that devilish crap. But he's burned his bridges with the celestials, too. When Sam comes to Vilokan Asylum, he hopes Cain's experience with the guy "upstairs" can help him find his own path on the narrow road between the warring leagues of angels. But when the Archangel Michael is sent to arrest the "unfallen" angel, Cain must approach the Divine for the first time in several millennia to advocate for his patient.

The Vilokan Asylum of the Magically and Mentally Deranged is a paranormal romp, diving into a world of voodoo, werewolves, vampires, and magic. Dr. Cain is a snarky werewolf, an Old Testament character brought to life in a modern day fantasy setting. Readers of Monroe's Legacy of a Vampire Witch or The Legend of Nyx have met Dr. Cain before. Now, we get a deeper look into the world of magic and mayhem that is the Vilokan Asylum.

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My Review:

I have been wanting to read The Curse of Cain for a while now but kept putting it off for one reason or another. My thoughts after finally getting around to reading it are why did I wait so long? I wish I had read it sooner. The Curse of Cain is not the first book by Theophilus Monroe that I have read and it definitely won’t be the last.

I got my first glimpse of Cain in The Blood Witch Saga. I knew right then and there that I had to read The Curse of Cain and now. I had to know more about this man or werewolf that is called Cain. I loved that Cain came from the Bible. I loved that werewolves, vampires, and Witches lived together in the same world. I like that there is more than one paranormal creature in the story.

I love this world that was created for The Curse of Cain. I love all the characters, especially Cain. I can’t wait to dive into the next book The Mark of Cain in The Vilokan Asylum of the Magically and Mentally Deranged series. I can’t wait to see what more this world has to offer. I can’t wait to see what Cain has on his plate in the next story. I love the cover of The Curse of Cain it fits perfectly with the story.

I also liked that there is a place for younglings who have just been turned to go to stay safe. Vilokan Asylum is a place for these younglings to go to learn how to deal with just being turned. Vilokan can help younglings to hopefully one day be able to live in the world with humans without destroying the world and the humans who live in it.

I highly recommend The Curse of Cain to all fans of vampires, werewolves, Witches, and the paranormal world. Grab your copy of The Curse of Cain today and join Cain on his many adventures!  

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