Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Blood of the Demon- Kara Gillian Book 2 by Diana Rowland

Back cover summary-


Welcome to the world of Kara Gillian, a cop with a gift. Not only does she have the power of “othersight” to see what most people can’t even imagine, but she’s become the exclusive summoner of a demon lord. Or maybe it’s the other way around. The fact is, with two troublesome cases on her docket and a handsome FBI agent under her skin, Kara needs the help of sexy, insatiable Lord Rhyzkahl more than he needs her. Because these two victims, linked by suspicious coincidence, haven’t just been murdered. Something has eaten their souls.

It’s a case with roots in the arcane, but whose evil has flowered among the rich, powerful, and corrupt in Beaulac, Louisiana. And as the killings continue, Kara soon realizes how much there’s still to learn about demons, men, and things that kill in the night—and how little time she has to learn it.

Review (warning spoilers!!)- 

Since I really enjoyed "Mark of the Demon", I immediately started "Blood of the Demon".  The second book in this series did not disappoint but left me craving for more.  Too bad the next one will only be out in January 2011.  Kara, Rhyzkahl and Ryan are back with another urban fantasy, criminal homicide adventure. 

The story started about a month after the events of "Mark of the Demon".  Again, there were a series of murders.  Even though the murders didn't seem to be related, Kara with her othersight felt the connection with the arcane and began to investigate.  This central plot was further complicated by her relationships with Lord Rhyzkahl and Ryan.  In this book, we learned that somehow the demons know what Ryan is and have animosity for him.  Us readers will have to wait a few more books to find out what kind of creature he is.  Diana Rowland's world building is smooth and we are slowly guided through how the demon world works.  We also see Kara's abilities increase with her continuous contact with Lord Rhyzkahl.

In Diana Rowland's website she said that it will take 8-9 books to complete her story and she actually knows how it will all end.  This is very obvious in the way she develops her story and characters.  We are merely in the second book and I can already feel the build-up.  I am greatly looking forward to the next books.  Thankfully, this series are getting popular so I am sure that Diana Rowland will get a chance to write a satisfying conclusion.

Rating:  ***** Highly Recommended

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