Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Demon King, review

Review #2, The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

 Rating: 10/10
Awards for the author: They have been named Booksense and Indie Next picks, an International Reading Association Young Adult Choice, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, to the Kirkus Best YA list, and the VOYA Editors’ Choice, Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and Perfect Tens lists.
A great book for: Returning to again and again and adventure with hints of something deeper.
What formats can I buy it in?You can buy this in paperback, hardback and e-reader format.

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This book is the first in a spectacular quartet. The book seems to be telling two different stories until they are dramatically brought together and you realize that maybe Han's and Rasia's fates are entwined. The stories are constructed so very well that even when reading it for the 10th time I still wonder at what will happen next.The book deals so very well with all the different worlds and you see how hard 'people' (no spoilers) have worked to ensure that 'a person' gets on the throne without any threats from 'the other line'.(That last secret is revealed in vol.4!) And you get hints about what is really going on......
The ending is gorgeous and you are sucked into the next book. I actually found this on the Waterstones best books for 2011 list or something like that. Luckily for you lot, they are all out now, I have had to wait! Ignore the thingy saying 'The seven realms trilogy' because that is rubbish, there are 4. So order it today!

I really like the way Chima dealt with issues about fitting in and surviving on the streets.  This book is written in the 3rd person addressing Han and Rasia's separate adventures, but you still know them very well.

This book is like an old friend. My copy is not that old, but has very well thumbed pages and has been to many places. 
 This series is truly amazing and has changed my life. 
The Book Fridge :-) (going to read the last one again!)

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