Cinda Williams Chima won accolades for her New York Times best-selling Heir trilogy. The first of a new young-adult trilogy, The Demon King features a former thief, Han, who’s trying to provide for his mother and sister. One day Han, who sports mysterious (and certainly magical) silver cuffs on his wrists, confronts wizards setting fire to a sacred mountain. Now possessing one ofthe wizards’ amulets, Han faces more trouble than he ever could have imagined.
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Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Romance books.
Excellent story, great characters, I did not want to stop listening. This is more of a YA fantasy, with the main characters being 15 and 16, but there is a lot to keep your attention. This story does not have as much political intrigue as some fantasy so the story moves along quickly. I am going right on to book 2. I am totally hooked.
I don’t usually write reviews, but for this book I needed to make an exception!
I was a little put off at first as the book seemed to have started very slow, I stuck with it though and ended up not being able to stop listening. The character development is awesome you come to truly enjoy being with each character. And when the book ended I rushed to find the next one, only to find it won’t be released on Audio until the End of October. Simply but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cant wait for the next one.
Yes, Always something you miss the first time.
This was a wonderful fantasy with memorable well developed characters who have their own unique personalities. There is a lot of time shaping the world and politics of the setting. The plot is constructed of several subplots that will at some point diverge together. It is fast paced and still able to deliver intimacy with the characters. I thought of it as a combination of Aladen and Eragon. This book 1 does not end at all but just sets up and stops. You are forced to seek out the next book immediately. I recommend to anyone who enjoys a great fantasy.
my wife and i are truck drivers and listen to a book every night we are driving, so that is about 11 hrs a day. :-)
had a good story, just took a little wile to get into it and get my imagination changing the voices instead of the narrator
Stefan Rudnicki or some one of his capabilitys
I am 11 years old. I had to read this book for summer reading at my school. It really helped me understand the book as I read it. I made a 100, all 20 points on the AR test. I recommend it because it is a really good story.
This whole book seemed like the first two chapters of another full story. Maybe the rest of the series moves a little faster, but I feel like I knew what was going to happen within the first few hours and it took the entire rest of the book for the rest of the characters to come around. it's an ok start but I didn't find anything that happened particularly exciting. like I said, maybe the next installment would move the story along a bit more, but this seemed almost like a backstory.
This is a really good book. I'll admit a bit slow at the beginning but of course it has to be in order to set up the rest. Worth a buy if you're looking for a new read.
it took awhile to get used to the way names were pronounced because it was so different from the way I read them. but overall still the same story I love so much
I love this story. The characters seem real & I cant stop listening. I read the paper versions of the series about 2 yrs ago, but the story is still fresh & as engaging now as it was then. Cinda Williams Chima is an awesome author. I read her Heir series & can hardly wait for the FlameCaster series to get completed. I love Binge reading/listening to stories from beginning to end. I hate waiting LOL
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