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The Demon's Librarian

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2009

    Good Read

    A definite page turner in the quick-paced, raw stylings of Lilith Saintcrow. For those who enjoyed the Dante Valentine series, if you liked Japh then take some time to meet Ryan...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2011

    Page turning excitement

    I love anything with demons and this totally satisfied my craving. It was exciting, well written and hard to put down.

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  • Posted March 25, 2009

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    Lilith Saintcrow has written an enjoyable romantic urban fantasy in which the book world will agree don't mess with THE DEMON'S LIBRARIAN

    She is the librarian in Jericho City who found a secret room filled with books of magical instructions and information. When Francesca "Chess" Barnes sees a demon eating a child, she vows to do something about that. She reads the books written by the founder of the Order, an organization pledged to keep humans safe. Chess learns spells including casting a demon out and owns a magic knife called Fang that can kill hell's spawn, which she uses to eliminate one of these ugly amoral creatures.----------

    Two men claiming to be from the Order arrive and ask if the founder of the Order's library is in her library and she denies it. They smell the use of sorcery and Paul the Malik,, a human mage with magical powers, and Ryan, the Drakul half demon, which makes him a second class citizen in the Order, are in the front line war with the demons. Ryan follows Chess while Paul turns to another human he believes is using magic. Ryan realizes that Chess is using magic, but is much more as a Golden almost pure Phoenicus practitioner who if she attains her full potential will be able to kill even the almost invincible demonic High Ones. To his shock, Ryan falls in love with Chess, which may be the only reason she might survive as a traitor inside the Order knowing who she is wants to give her to the Inkani demons as a sacrifice for a rare rite.-------------

    The outwardly prim and proper (and underpaid) librarian gets down and dirty when she realizes the lethal threat to schools kids as her library is a battle zone between the paranormal and the normal. Ryan is the more intriguing character as he always assumed he was tainted with bad blood and the Order enforced his lack of self esteem (outside of his fighting demons); but Chess soothes the troubled beast through love. Lilith Saintcrow has written an enjoyable romantic urban fantasy in which the book world will agree don't mess with THE DEMON'S LIBRARIAN as she silences the evil ones.-------------

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

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    The Demon Hunting Librarian

    I have not been a big fan of Lilith's writing since after Working for the Devil. Everything after that first Dante Valentine book never seemed to measure up for me; however, this was a fantastic read. Chess is a librarian with a double life. She stumbled upon a secret room within her library with a hidden treasure of sorcery books. Taking advantage of her secret cache, Chess picks up wielding magic, which seems to be a natural talent for her. She's a smart book worm by day and a demon hunter by night. Unfortunately, her extracurricular activities have caught the attention of the Order and more than a few enemies. The Order is an organization that has existed secretly for hundreds of years, comprised of demons and humans and everything in-between. They protect society from the evil demonic entities who would rather use society as one big buffet. Ryan, who works for the Order and is half demon/half human, has been sent to investigate the death of an enemy who was killed without being sanctioned by the Order. When he finally figures out that Chess is the unsanctioned hunter, things start to get messy. Ryan senses a magic in Chess that hasn't existed in hundreds of years and realizes that Chess must be protected at all cost. Chess has been marked by the enemy for death. Unbeknownst to the Order, she is a valuable asset and would weaken them considerably if the enemy were to succeed. Ryan's demon has mated w/ Chess, even if she isn't aware of it. He becomes her protector from the dark forces that pursue Chess relentlessly. Chaos is rampant, war is brewing and lines have been drawn. Ryan is betrayed by the order but together he and Chess team up to defeat the enemy. This solid urban fantasy is loaded with preternaturals and is full of sexual tension with a hint of romance. The story flowed nicely and was very exciting with not a moment to waste. This is apparently a stand-alone book but it would be a great series about Chess and Ryan's part in the Demon wars. I highly recommend this book.

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