Kalindra, January 30, 2013
I first picked up a copy of this from Powell's because it had a happy review from a favorite author, as well as being in the young adult section... and being used. It sat on my shelves for awhile as I went through other things until finally getting around to picking it up...
... And trouble putting it down.
There is a wonderful weave of characters, strong and easy to relate to, struggling with troubles that are their own but also part of a bigger whole. There is action, romance, deception, intrigue, and plotting galore. Characters large and small are realistic in their outlooks and reactions, their places and manners of handling things, reaching to strike a cord with any number of people. If you are looking for a book that shows a young woman who's strong, with equally strong male characters, some fantasy action and adventure? Then I would completely recommend Demon King, and the entire series.