Tuesday, February 25, 2014
When Demons Walk - Patricia Briggs
When Demons Walk is a stand-alone fantasy novel from Patricia Briggs. This story takes place in a land where war has torn families and countries apart. Wizards are supposed to be a thing of the past, but you need a wizard to fight a demon. When war swept through Southwood, Shamera was the daughter of the captain of the guard. The Cybellians defeated Southwood, and the conquerors were not kind. Now that the war has been over for twelve years, Sham is a thief, living in Purgatory, the most dangerous slum in the capital city of Landsend. Sham is not just a thief. She's also a wizard. Sham's mentor is killed by a demon. When that demon begins to slay members of the ruling class, Sham is enlisted to help the current ruler of Southwood, Lord Kerim, with fighting the demon in any way possible. Even though Kerim doesn't believe in magic. This is a great fantasy novel. It's full of suspense, danger, humor, and a touch of romance. Very highly recommended.