Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review: Touch of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Touch of the Demon
Author:Diana Rowland
Release Date: December 31, 2012
Publisher: DAW
Kara Gillian Book #5
ISBN:   0756407753
ISBN13: 9780756407759
Genre:Urban Fantasy

Kara Gillian is in some seriously deep trouble.

She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now the tables have been turned and she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of yet another demonic lord, but she quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. Yet waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game.

There’s intrigue to spare as she digs into the origin of the demonic lords and discovers the machinations of humans and demons alike. Kara is shocked to discover that she has her own history in the demon realm, and that the ties between her and the demonic lords Rhyzkahl and Szerain go back farther than she could have ever imagined. But treachery runs rampant among all the lords, and she’s going to have to stay sharp in order to keep from being used to further their own agendas. The lords have a secret that dates back to earth’s ancient history, and it could have devastating repercussions for both worlds.

Yet more than anything else, Kara’s abilities as a homicide detective will be put to the test—because this time the murder she has to solve is her own.

TOUCH OF THE DEMON ended up being a crazy ride full of loyalty, betrayal, love and loss. Enemies become allies, allies become enemies and those on the sidelines end up being more then they seem. So much is revealed yet so many new questions arise. 

Just when you think you know what is going on Kara is finally caught in the summons that brings her to the demon realm. I very much enjoyed the descriptions and the building of the demon realm. It was easy to get into it and feel that you were there with the characters.  I admit that there was some pretty slow spots in the beginning of the book but so much happens its hard to focus on that for to long. I am kinda speechless and cant think of anything else to say without giving away any amazing spoilers.

Kara will never be the same and the whole game has changed dramatically. Wow not what I expected at all and HOLY crud do I need the next book.

I gave it 5/5 stars