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Pandaemonium (Desdaemona #2)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Desdaemona has done a thing so so terrible that she has to run away from the consequences. Again. Where better to look for shelter than with the boy she was running from before? But trouble follows. And if it’s not Jacey’s parents who sent the deadly crow-men, the Twa Corbies, in chase of her, then who is it? Deep under London, among the lost and rejected of two worlds, an...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Solaris
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Experiment BL626
I didn’t care for book 1, but at least it was interesting enough. Book 2, Pandaemonium, was downright horrible. The book was truly its namesake, full of wild confusion.

The book started out fine, picking up immediately where book 1 ended. This time around, however, the story was told from Desi’s viewpoint instead of Jordan’s. I liked Desi and thought she was a good kickass heroine in book 1, but I came to like Jordan a lot at the end of book 1 so I was disappointed that book 2 didn’t continue fro...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
* * * 3.5 Stars * * *

Circumstances change so fast; it takes nimble footwork just to keep up, and your heart lags behind even in the best of times, which these most emphatically were not.

Desdaemona, Ben Macallan's debut, was one of my top reads of 2011. He has a unique style of writing that I find mesmerizing and I quickly devoured his novel and was left wanting more.

Desdaemona was the story of a boy named Jordan who was constantly on the run from the Powers of his world that were determined to...more
Otherwyrld
This is the sequel to Desdaemona, and while still good, doesn't quite hit the same heights. This time Desdaemona herself is the narrator, rather than the outsider Jordan's point of view in the first book. In some ways that book is just a prequel to this, the main story.

Everyone is after Desdaemona, including Jordan (newly created Prince of Hell and not happy with her role in that elevation), Jace (the boy she ditched and whose family was after her in the last book for getting pregnant and getti...more
Jenny Barber
“Trouble didn’t follow me, so much as the other way around. I stalked it down dark and obviously untrustworthy alleyways, picked its pockets for the hell of it, tapped it on the shoulder and ran away like a kid playing games, led it inexorably into other people’s paths and let them face its fury.” (p.89)

Desdaemona’s on the run again. She ran once before, and found refuge and a new life – for a while at least. But she had a few issues with what she had to do to keep it, so she talked fast and hop...more
Andy Angel
This book follows on from the previous book Desdaemona directly - as in book 1 finishes as Desdaemona (Desi) walks through the door and book 2 begins as she walks down the stairs at the other side of the door. Do not try reading this book until you have read book 1 as you will be missing out.

As books go this is pretty much more of the same, which is good, except for the fact that the author switches the main character of this book to Desi - a female lead (whereas book 1's lead was Jay - a male)....more
David Marshall
This is great fun, picking up immediately after Desdaemona and racing through another set of adventures nicely ignoring genre expectations.

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Lillian Wheeler
I loved this book, and highly recommend it, except that it picks up almost exactly where the first book, Desdaemona, left off, so if you haven’t read Desdaemona you should read that first.
Jan Edwards
Excellent use of British folklore in a modern setting. Plenty of action with characters you could cheer for. Overall an excellent read. recommended.
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Ben Macallan is the boy your mother warned you about, the one with the motorbike and the cool clothes and the dangerous superpowers. He shoots round corners without looking, can put on his socks without bending and finds new planets as a Sunday afternoon hobby. He sometimes hangs out in smoky bars, where he plays saxophone and talks philosophy. Several schools claim to have taught him, but he neve...more
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