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Blood of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #2)

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

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    Can't wait to read more by her.

    Diana Rowland has done a good job in this book making it as realistic as you can when talking about demonic powers in my opinion. It has just the right amount of political intrigue, demonic powers, and murder and mayhem.

    Detective Kara Gillian working with special agent Ryan Kristoff from the FBI is on a case looking for a killer who steals the essence from there bodies. With her attempted murder the pieces start to fall in to place.

    Her arcane abilites make this case more then just a murder/suicide. It indicates some type of arcane magic involved. Kara follows the lead to a Demon Lord for her answers. One that agent Kristoff seems to have strong feelings about.

    Can't wait to read her other books.

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  • Posted March 17, 2010

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    Blood of the Demon

    The real strengths of this series and this book in particular are the police procedural elements to it. Looking at the background of the author from her back jacket biography, it is no surprise that it reads a lot like a crime drama. Kara Gillian has a distinctive voice, as does Ryan and the other characters is the book. Much of the dialog between the characters reminds me of a rated R version of the show Castle. The chemistry and banter between them not only keeps you interested in them but also makes them feel like friends.

    The arcane elements of the book feels less like a sore thumb that sticks out but a normal tool and element of the world. It seems very natural that the arcane is part of the world as does the concept of portals between this world and the one that the demons are summoned from. Definitions given throughout this book even open things up to the possibility of other arcane elements as potentially existing. It is rather subdued though, more of a flavor in the world and not really the focus of the story.

    Blood of the Demon has a little bit for everybody. Mystery elements for the mystery lover, demon summoning for the urban fantasy lover and police procedural elements for the crime drama fan. It even revolves around a love triangle between three characters that is a subplot with similarities to the paranormal romance genre. Definitely a more adult book, it is an entrancing read and held my attention through the end.

    I would definitely give this one a 4.5 stars out of 5. Being a fan of the police procedural and the urban fantasy that might have colored my opinion, but in those aspects it really shone.

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