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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For example, there is, in this story, the inclusion of street gangs, and thiefs, and temples, and lively and diverse and vibrant cities full of trade and corruption and poverty and splendor and legends, all juxtaposed to forge a unique identity that cement jing magnificent world building at work here.

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I really appreciated that they had complex thoughts and insights into the situations around them instead of just breezing through their world like they’re on some checklist of a plot. In the interest of not spoiling you to anything beyond chapter one, I will say that in this first chapter alone, there are wizards, a forest fire, a standoff, a making of arch nemeses, cursed talismans, kign a mention of demons.

The worldbuilding really took the time to establish the history of the queendom’s dsmon, the wizards, and the clans, so the whole series is set up really well now. Reviewed at The Honest Bookclub. I’ve mentioned chimz to a couple of my closest friends and have felt there was something special about it for a long while. The Demon King certainly had its flaws, but it was so riveting and bewitching that I lost the X-Factor final last night in order to finish it and I suspect I’m going to spend the following days lost in this series, with coffee and ice-cream as my sole companions!


Who are these people the author keeps talking about and chimx do I care? This installment of the seven reams series had a lot of world building to do.

View all 9 comments. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by chapter four Harry has had his parents murdered, been raised by people who hate and oppress him, and has discovered that he is a wizard and been accepted to Hogwarts to learn magic.

News flash, Cinda, NO. So thank you for supporting this awesome site! Published on October 31, I wolliams this book specfically its POVs: Plus add in all the wizards and the wizard and warrior schools. The inclusion of these romantic aspects lend an air of the game of flirting and politics that is rife among any royal court in any land or any story.

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I just finished the Gray Wolf Throne today They are, or know someone that is much like one of these characters. They’re clearly magicked—as he grows, they grow, and he’s never been able to get them off.

Aug 01, Let’s exchange ideas of good reads, nice idea Whatever your age is, if you love reading young adult fiction, then I want to know what you are reading! I liked Amon at first. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Even though both Alister and Raisa come from different backgrounds, they wind up in a race to keep balance in the Queendom and to save Fellsmarch. There’s a few books I was planning on reading before continuing this series but I’m ready to pick up the next book right now despite having just spent the entire day finishing this one!

Alister finds out he is actually a wizard himself his silver cuffs have drained his natural magic since birth. About Cinda Williams Chima. SO sad that I have to wait for the last book!! Oct 31, Don’t even mention the borefest that was The Kiss of Deception. Amon is also very blunt, honest, and straight to the point.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 18 comments. The flow of the writing was captivating as the story begins to be interesting. Open Preview See a Problem? Seven Realms 4 books.

As for the plotmany readers complained that nothing really happened in this book and that’s true that it reads more like a big introduction to the world of the Seven Realms than anything else. Fantasy fans will embrace the creative worldbuilding and welcome these flawed and multi-layered characters into their hearts. One of t Wow! Not to say it’s entirely boring, not at all, but you do have to be patient. From her fuckity the Queen to that asshole Bayar and his son.

When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces cindz a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an chimz evil.

Probably more since people tended to marry young in this world. Plus I loved how there were so many cultures and groups of people in here. It’s hard to find great fantasy books nowadays and yours are my favourites! I wanted more worldbuilding. These are the two main characters but there is also a diverse array of other well fleshed-out characters that give the story greater color and taste.