I faced a huge dilemma when trying to write this review because I was left very conflicted by your story. Maybe it just wasn't for me or I'm getting something wrong, but I said I'd review it so here's my review.
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Demon Dusted frustrated me for several reasons, but I think they can be boiled down to two things: pacing and direction. During the first 10 chapters, the story seems to go by too quickly for my taste, causing me to not really feel that the love between Dean and Myth was earned. I also felt disappointed when the darkness not only lacked any real leader, but was defeated so soon within the story. It felt not well earned, and sorta cheap. This problem also links up with the direction issues I felt. After they defeated the darkness, I didn't really see much of the reason that we saw the last nine chapters, they felt sorta like filler to me. Even with you making it out that the Elders were supposed to work as the next antagonist, they came off as sorta tacked on and contrived to myself. I feel that Demon Dusted would've been much better if you had given the darkness some type of lead figurehead that we could latch onto as readers, and if you allowed it to take much longer for the darkness to be defeated.
Demon Dusted, even with the above-mentioned problems, was still enjoyable for me, however. I really liked your characters who weren't antagonist, they came off as their own people who had personality and a life outside of what we just saw. Though the dialogue between Myth and Dean made me cringe at times, I found it pleasant and even funny at times to read. The fighting (even with the terribly named energy balls) was interesting and well written. How Dean thought and functioned was probably my favorite part of your story, with his constant inner struggles with his demon being a particular highlight to me.
Demon Dusted wasn't bad, it just wasn't my cup of tea. With that all said, I wish you luck in writing for the future.