Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)
By Cinda Williams Chima
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Pages: 506
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Goodreads Synopsis: 
This novel marks the first giant step in a momentous fantasy journey orchestrated by Cinda Williams Chima, the author of the popular Warrior Heir series. Its two chief protagonists are ex-thief Han Alister, an impoverished commoner, and Raisa ana'Marianna, the headstrong Princess Heir of the Fells. The Demon King brings them together, creating part of a volatile mix of action, magic, and danger. Empathetic characters; wizardly attacks.

My Review: 
Mrs. Chima, your my new best friend...I freakin loved this book! I honestly can't believe I waited this long to read it! While the book starts off kind of slow, its important for the set-up and background of the book but it turns into a book of heart-pounding action, wizards, magic, danger, and amazing character. This book is a must read!

I fell in love with the characters! Princess Raisa is a strong, independent, headstrong girl learning to be the best she can be. She a stubborn girl that isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Amon....well he's a soldier and I must admit I am a sucker for a man in uniform ;) He's an extremely sweet, honorable, and respectful man who really cares for Raisa. Then there is Han...I'm not sure who I like better! Han is a reformed thief but not exactly a bad boy. He only did what he had to in order to take care of his family. he's a honorable thief...if that makes any sense. This book really delves into his past and I look forward to learning even more about him in the books to come. I must say, the big reveal at the end was surprising (well, who he came from that is).

I am a huge fan of alternating POV's so I absolutely loved this book for it. It really allows the reader to learn all about the characters. And even though it was 3rd person, it was so well written that you really could feel along with all the characters.

The world-building was excellent! I could picture everything about the world (the map helped) and I could really get into it! The author has a way with details that make you feel as the characters do.

The plot was extremely interesting! Between all the action and adventures, this book constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat and keeps your heart pumping! All of the characters stories flowed together and intertwined so effortlessly!

Overall, this is a truly excellent book. It is ripe with action, love, political intrigue, twists, turns and betrayals. I definitely recommend this for anyone who is a fan of fantasy and I personally can't wait to read the next two books! 


  1. I love this book, and the whole idea of it! I especially loved Han. ;D

    1. I loved him too :) lol but I still kind of have a place in my heart for Amon. Though I definitely am going for Han and Raisa to be together. Glad you liked it!


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