Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vengeance of the Demon - Diana Rowland

Vengeance of the Demon
Diana Rowland
DAW, Apr 7 2015, $7.99
ISBN: 9780756408268

Demon lords abetted by a summoner tampered with the energy nodes.  As such the demon realm turns nasty; with the ugliness overflowing onto the earth.  If left as is, demons could cross over without a summoning but also intensify the growing instability on both sides until it becomes irreversibly lethal. 

Summoner of demons Kara Gillian knows she must bring order back starting with fixing the nodes.  Fuming at his peers’ dangerous foolishness, Kadir the demon lord, Idris, Bryce and others assist Kara.  At the same time the police are interested in questioning Kara as a witness reported seeing her near Farouche when he was murdered at the Plantation.

The seventh Kara Gilliam demon urban fantasy (see Fury Of The Demon and Touch of the Demon) is an entertaining entry with a lot going on (several more subplots than above), but very little resolved; as Vengeance reads more like a setup novel for the next act or two.  Kara has come a long way since the Mark and as usual the ensemble cast adds depth to a likable tale.

Harriet Klausner

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