Fantasy author Cinda Williams Chima. Book cover of “The Demon King” Cover art by The Demon King is the first of four books in The Seven Realms Series. Return to The Demon King. Honors and Awards. A VOYA Perfect Ten; VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Booklist ; Starred review, Bulletin of. Title: The Demon King. Author: Cinda Williams Chima. Genre: (Epic) Fantasy, Young Adult. Publisher: Hyperion Children’s (Disney) Publication.

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He has a pair of cuffs, each on his either hands, which is considered to be magical as they’ve changed their sizes throughout his entire life since his birth. One day, Han and his clan friend, Dancer, confront three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea.

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Just don’t think I fit into that demographic right now. Cinda liked a quote. The Seven Realms tremble when the lives of Hans and Raisa collide, fanning the flames of the smoldering war between clans and wizards. Sep 22, Eric Allen rated it did not like it.

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The first novel, titled Flamecasterwas released in April That’s too young, but what am I to say when I’m 16 myself. You just KNOW that these two events are going to coincide and go horribly wrong, and you can feel anticipation building with each page that you turn.

No compelling characters or events. The Plot This book is just a build up for the main plot. He’s just highly inefficient. Personally, I don’t think Cinda Williams Chima did the best job explaining the overall world.


Divulging the depth of each character and the world around them, presented in their own P. And the way that J. Even in this charged, epic fantasy setting, the teenage characters read like teenagers! Omg, I love this.

And so I did. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.

Han and Raisa are about to meet – in a world brought down willias wizards but kint wizards rule from the shadows, and in queendom run by a queen who circumvents conflict. It starts off a bit slow but once the story picks up, you won’t be able to put this book down!

It is reminiscent of Tamora Pierce’s works in several ways, and because personally I am a huge fan of Pierce, this could only add to my love of the story.

Mar 25, These are stereotypes that most kids can relate to. So avoid the synopsis, really. This book lays a good foundation for the rest of the series, but it definitely drags at times and willians story doesn’t really vinda started until the end.

And even though you see from his perspective only twice, he truly makes an intriguing character, and I wish to know more about him. D Gray wolf jing was the best book i have rea It’s not cute, it’s gross. As you can tell, there was suspense and mystery and secrets waiting to come to light, there were so many things the kign didn’t know and frankly, some of them were pretty obvious and I kept wondering how could they not see them.


Throughout the series, Amon is completely concerned with Princess Raisa’s safety and makes that clear to her numerous times, mostly to her dismay. Will I give the second book a try? It is true that it took me some chapters to adjust to the worldbuilding and get a grip on the story and the characters, but after a while I was absorbed in this intricate and fascinating world of adventures, intrigue and magic.

If ever there was a series where knowing less is more, this is it. I am not arrogant enough to believe that everyone cares what I have to say.

My slump is officially over. Sep 10, Meanwhile, Crown Princess Raisa of the Fells, is living a crash course in politics.


The legendary past, wherein Queen Hanalea and Alger Waterlow, the titular Demon King, did battle view spoiler [and fell in love hide spoiler ] rises smoothly into the present-day storyline. The highlights, in my fantasy-loving heavily-biased opinion stand thusly: I liked all the charactersreally – chia the wlliams Micah. For YA that is rare and I love that it is more about the story than the romantic arc of a few characters.

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