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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

10) Touch of the Demon by Diana Rowland

The Blurb :

Kara Gillian is in some seriously deep trouble.

She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now the tables have been turned and she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of yet another demonic lord, but she quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. Yet waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game.

There’s intrigue to spare as she digs into the origin of the demonic lords and discovers the machinations of humans and demons alike. Kara is shocked to discover that she has her own history in the demon realm, and that the ties between her and the demonic lords Rhyzkahl and Szerain go back farther than she could have ever imagined. But treachery runs rampant among all the lords, and she’s going to have to stay sharp in order to keep from being used to further their own agendas. The lords have a secret that dates back to earth’s ancient history, and it could have devastating repercussions for both worlds.

Yet more than anything else, Kara’s abilities as a homicide detective will be put to the test—because this time the murder she has to solve is her own.

My Thoughts :

I love this series and have been following it since the beginning. Touch of the Demon is only the fifth book about Kara Gillian but it seems like so much more has happened and that the series is older. So I was surprised when I started this one. It took me totally off guard. Kara wasn't home. She was in the Demon realm and wasn't doing too good.

A whole new ballgame comes out in this fifth book and it shocked me at first. I really wanted to go open up the last few chapters of book 4 as I couldn't remember what happened. The I distinctly remembered a nasty cliffhanger and things started coming back to me. However as Kara's time in the Demon realm continued realisation dawned on me. It looked suspiciously like Kara was there for the whole book. Oh and the book was quite lengthy.

Now my shock wasn't disappointment. I still enjoyed this book immensely. I just found it hard to get adjusted to the strange change of scenery and pace. There was so much to take in and thankfully the book was longer to compensate for the amount of new information but it was quite heavy and I admit at times that I struggled to keep going. I was so used to Kara's police procedure/Demon problems in the normal world. I missed it a lot. Maybe even more than Kara did.

Despite the change in location and pace the style stayed the same and Kara was Kara. Lots of action in this one with some twists and turns that not only cause Kara a lot of pain but also teach her some interesting lessons. It was nice to see the otherside of the Demon aspect this book has always had and I have to say the author did a brilliant job of exploring it.

However I hope Kara comes back to Earth. One of the things that I really loved about this series was the cop side of the character/story. I missed this in Touch of the Demon and really want that back in book six. The chances are that Kara will be in the Demon realm a little longer but that won't put me off reading more about it. I still love this series and author. Super Urban Fantasy that is a must read!

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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I love this series, but I agree with you about the Kara being in the demon realm. I haven't read this latest one yet, but when I finished the last one I remember one of the things I was worried about was that it'd all be set there. Oh, well. Still can't wait to read it!