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Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #3)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This is an excellent police procedural urban fantasy

Although she has doubts about wasting her time watching over lead singer Lida Moran and her band Ether Madhouse, Beaulac, Louisiana Police Detective Kara Gillian a demon summoner does so anyway. When a golem tries to snatch Lida, Kara and FBI agent Ryan Kristoff preven...
Although she has doubts about wasting her time watching over lead singer Lida Moran and her band Ether Madhouse, Beaulac, Louisiana Police Detective Kara Gillian a demon summoner does so anyway. When a golem tries to snatch Lida, Kara and FBI agent Ryan Kristoff prevent the abduction but also know a supernatural essence threatens the singer.

Kara realizes how wrong her original assertion was when band members are murdered. Kara and Ryan team up to keep Lida safe and learn why someone is killing the band of Ether Madhouse and tried to kidnap the singer. Meanwhile Kara struggles with her summoning relationship with Demonic Lord Rhyzkahl and her attraction to Ryan while she soon concludes her whine seems minor to what she has just learned.

This is an excellent police procedural urban fantasy that like its two previous arcane forensic investigations (see Mark of the Demon and Blood of the Demon) stars a terrific lead protagonist who holds together the merging of science and magic in a whodunit. Kara is fabulous as the focus of the case and of relationships with the Fed and with the demon as the Bayou heats up with another magical mystery tour that will take readers away from the mundane to the enjoyable world of Diana Rowland.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on November 21, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Secrets of the Demon

I strongly suggest you read the previous books in the series (Mark of the Demon and Blood of the Demon) prior to reading this installment. It took me a bit to get into this book, even though this was a quick read for me. The story wasn't slow per se but there were more ...
I strongly suggest you read the previous books in the series (Mark of the Demon and Blood of the Demon) prior to reading this installment. It took me a bit to get into this book, even though this was a quick read for me. The story wasn't slow per se but there were more internal dialog and senseless interactions than I would've liked. Once this book reached the mid-way part, it started to move faster; and was able to hold my attention and interest. The story was interesting and creative, and there was a good amount of mystery to the plot. For those looking for a police procedural novel, this series is not it. I don't know why the author wrote Kara in as a police officer. She would do better to be a PI; her job is pretty much secondary. Most of the time her precinct scenes felt forced, like the writer included them solely to fill-in some pages. Rhyzkahl is by far my favorite character and the top reason as to why I keep returning to this series. He is devious and honor bound, and continually keeps me guessing his intentions. I can honestly say, if Lord Rhyzkahl was not in this series, I probably would not continue to read it. For the Kara and Rhyzkahl fans, this installment is a delicious treat. We don't get as much interaction as I'd like, but the author gives us a glimpse into some sinful scenes. I recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy fans and look forward to reading the next book Sins of the Demon.

posted by kitkat3ny on February 8, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2011

    Disappointing

    The other books in this series were awesome, fast reads, and hard to put down. I was very disappointed after waiting a long time for this book to be released and it turned out to be what it was.

    Although important information was revealed about some major characters, it seemed as though this book was just "filler". The info could have easily been slipped into her last book or another with more meat. There was a lot of internal dialog and way too much detail about unimportant things that the main character saw/did (how long she spent in her kitchen, driving to places, etc). There was also very little interaction with the main character and her demon "love interest", which is honestly one of the best parts of this series.

    So sadly disappointed. I hope the author picks the pace back up with the next or I will likely stop following this series.

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    Posted January 30, 2011

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