Fantasy author Cinda Williams Chima. Book cover of “The Demon King” Cover art by The Demon King is the first of four books in The Seven Realms Series. Return to The Demon King. Honors and Awards. A VOYA Perfect Ten; VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Booklist ; Starred review, Bulletin of. Title: The Demon King. Author: Cinda Williams Chima. Genre: (Epic) Fantasy, Young Adult. Publisher: Hyperion Children’s (Disney) Publication.

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THE DEMON KING by Cinda Williams Chima | Kirkus Reviews

View all 13 comments. Maybe the series gets way better and an actual plot develops and occurs.

And I love the detail of the magic system! Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. The worldbuilding really took the time to establish the history of the queendom’s bloodline, the wizards, and the clans, so the whole series is set up really well now.

The inclusion of these romantic aspects lend an air of the game of flirting and politics that is rife among any royal court in any land or any story.

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Now that Harry Potter is over I think its time to start looking at other series for movies. Meanwhile, Raisa ana ‘Marianna, princess heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight.

Caitlin and I were so excited to read it and buy the boxset. Princess Raisa and Amon grew up as childhood best friends. Sep 17, For a fantasy, I found this book was not boring, but, in fact, unputdownable. The four books in the current series are: The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for books. That doesn’t happen often! I feel mostly indifferent about both of them. Let’s exchange ideas of good reads, nice idea Whatever your age is, if you love reading young adult fiction, then I want to know what you are reading!


I was so damn excited. Other than that the story itself is very strong and not a romance or a “girly” book. You can put an enemy down on his back, or you can raise people up so they find what’s best in themselves. View all 20 comments. Sep 28, Seriously, that was unexpectedly surprising. And even though you see from his perspective only twice, he truly makes an intriguing character, and I wish to know more about him. Look back on my examples. View all 10 comments.

There, I said it.

Sep 22, Eric Allen rated it did not like it. I like all of the characters at this point! Depends on the kid. Oct 15, And finally, Cuffs, petty criminal and street fighter, onetime streetlord of the Ragger gang and enemy of the Southies. Chima’s New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima comes from a long line of fortune-tellers, musicians and spinners of tales.

Later Alister learns that the amulet has an evil history, and it once belonged to the Demon King. She is shown to believe in justice such as when she starts a prison escape to save tortured Raggers.

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It didn’t hold my attention and I basically got distracted times reading this. Will I give the second book a demoj We cihda shown the wall that keeps the two worlds apart from one another, and we discover that many things are going horribly wrong on the other side of the wall. I’d literally wake up, read a bit, end up falling asleep again. DNF – No rating.


However, an deemon marriage and an eroded inheritance are the least of her struggles. I can’t be sure other than the fact that maybe I wanted a little more, in the end. Why do we need to know what happened before we were born? Because I hadn’t read a fantasy book with that kind of influence yet.

No wonder it was hard to sort out who he was. But her mother has other plans for her So, just as I quit reading this lame book, you can quit reading my lame review on it if you wish.

Are Han and Raisa related then? Raisa takes after her father, Lord Averill Ligthfoot, who she is quite close to. Moreover, after all this build-up, the anticipation to see them oing together is killing me.

As always, the truth is more complex and nuanced than legend. Sometimes I will still read a romancey fantasy series, because I’m a hypocrite who basks in their own hypocrisy. In John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series, book 1: I don’t know about you, but when characters face awful events, I expect to feel something, and sadly I didn’t.

There are irresistible wizards and gallant soldiers, secret escapades in the night and intoxicating flirts, extravagant balls and pretty dresses. Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars.