Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: The Demon King (The Seven Realms , #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

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. (Goodreads)
     The Demon King was a great adventure, it was! It took me awhile to get into it and get use to the old slang and way of speaking, but after a few chapters, the speakers voices were as clear as my own inside my head. It follows two people, Han and Raisa. They are both going through some things and are both more than they think. Their worlds intertwine as the set out to discover their true power and save their world.
     Han Alister nicknamed Cuffs because of the silver cuffs he wears around his wrists. Han has worn them for as long as he can remember and he is just beginning to see what they really do. I liked Han and his adventures. He had awful luck and was continually in trouble. He had a sort of funny, self-deprecating voice and a courageous spirit that made him instantly likable.
     Raisa is the princess heir of the Fells and she is tired of being told what to do. She has her own ideas about marriage and the war, but her mother has other ones. Raisa was so interesting. She was confident in her abilities from queening to kissing. She is determined to set her own path and run the kingdom better than her mom. Raisa wanted to be a warrior and like Han was always into trouble. Her voice was fast-paced and she was constantly thinking and having ideas. I liked Raisa's independence and envied her confidence and will hurriedly read the next book to witness her fate.
     In the bookstore, I couldn't tell which Seven Realms book came first and so I just picked the best sounding summary and was pleasantly surprised to end up with this wonderful story. I can't wait to buy and read the next one and suggest you do the same.

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I've been really curious about whether or not to dive into this series, your review definitely added some perspective to my decision =D

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