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Fury of the Demon (Kara Gillian #6)

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Who can Kara Gillian trust?

That’s what she’d like to know. Demon summoner and now a consultant for the FBI, Kara Gillian has spent the past several months in the demon realm training while recovering from the treachery of the demonic lord Rhyzkahl. Yet though the torment and betrayal she suffered at his hands continues to plague her, she’s not about to let that slow her do...more
Mass Market Paperback, 484 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by DAW
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Darcy
When this series first started out I really liked them, however the last book was tough for me, I didn't care that we were in the demon realm. When this one started out there was disappointed and it took me a long time to read the first 100 pages. I stopped and read something else. When I went to pick this one back up I found myself to be still bored and that was after Kara made it back to earth. I made it 150 pages, but I'm giving up with the series. I find that I don't care any more, don't car...more
Lannister
Kara Gillian is one of my favourite urban fantasy series and this book didn't disappoint.

We kick off where the last book ended, with Kara still in the demon realm, but the action soon moves to Earth where the team try to track down abducted Idris. We learn that Rhyzkahl hasn't given up on his plans for Kara and there's more fall-out from the torture scene in the last book.

If you can't remember much of the earlier books, I'd highly recommend a reread of the previous book (Touch of the Demon) at t...more
Douglas Meeks
Wow, where to start in this review. Too much stuff happens so this review might be a bit lacking since a lot of what happens later in the book is based on things that happen earlier in the book so no spoilers.

At the end of the last book Kara zipped off to the demon realm sounding like the hero to the rescue, but we find her months later getting in better shape to take on the search for Idris but after a bit of a run-in with Rhyzkahl & Friends she does leave for Earth and finds that since she...more
Marianne
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
This is NOT a spoiler free review, although I've hidden/put spoilers on the more juicy tidbits.

In the last installment, Idris was kidnapped by enemies of Mzatal. Now, Kara, Mzatal and her posse are desperately trying to free Idris from the clutches of enemy lords and their summoners. All the while; Kara struggles not to lose her grip on herself and turn into Rowan.
Along the way, and with the help of Mzatal, they recruit new and interesting and arcanely gifted individuals...more
WeaklingNo14
Sep 08, 2012 WeaklingNo14 marked it as to-read
Yes!! There's a sixth one. That's half good half bad. This means the fifth one is going to end on another cliff hanger...
Mary Shepherd
Jan 15, 2014 Mary Shepherd rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of urban fantasy
Recommended to Mary by: don't remember
I loved Fury of the Demon! I’d rate it 4.8 out of 5 – with a couple very minor quibbles (see below). It was a great read!

A little history – I started the Kara Gillian series about 2 years ago and read the first 4 books all together over a month. Then I waited impatiently for book 5 and again, waiting for this book. In a way, I think it provided a good separation between the Earthbound Kara of the first 4 books, and the Realm-hopping Kara of the later ones and a great way to see Kara’s growth as...more
Laura
I was really disappointed in this book. I enjoyed the others, and it was beneficial that I read them all at once, back-to-back. The wait for this one meant that I forgot a lot. Unfortunately, the author didn't take any time reintroducing where we were in the story like most other series authors do. In fact, it was almost like the publisher randomly picked a break in an already finished work, and this book was the other half. I couldn't remember what a "ptarl" was, and there was no mention of a g...more
Pamela / SpazP
I started this book kind of nervous over the direction it might take, but I LOVED it. It was a BEAST of a book, so much happened that after waiting a year for it, I felt satisfied. I am dying to know what happens next from here???? I'm so pleased with what she's done with Rhyzkahl, I always hated that **ck*r!
Erin *Series Addict*

4.5 stars

After being incredibly underwhelmed by the fifth book, I wasn't that excited going into this one. I'm happy to say the thick book has improved a lot since it's last sequel.

While in the last book Kara had become unlikeable, she tones it down in here, acting with a more compassionate and less raunchy side as she splits her time between the demon realm and Earth. Most of her time is spent here, so it was a welcome change to see Ryan and everyone again.

Even more delightful is the fact that...more
Tanya
ummm I'm not sure how to review this book without giving away all kinds of spoilers! In this installment of the Kara Gillian series team Kara-Mzatal are determinedly searching for the kidnapped summoner Idris and Kara is still in danger of losing her identity and becoming Rhyzkhal's thrall. Of course there are still mysteries and murder cases for Kara to solve and she's no longer a cop but a FBI 'consultant' - thanks to Zack the demon ptarl in human disguise!

We get to meet some new and unique h...more
Meigan
Wow. Or maybe that should be more like WOW! So much happened in this book, so many secrets were revealed, there was so much pain and struggle, but there was the soothing undercurrent of friends and most importantly, family.

Kara leaves the demon realm in hopes of finding Idris, who was taken in the last book. She enlists the help of Ryan and Zack, and they manage to recruit a couple more allies along the way. Mzatal is also helping, although being on Earth drains him significantly.

There was so...more
Readsalot81
If there's an UF series I don't think gets nearly enough love, it's Diana Rowland's Kara Gillian series. All of the characters are drawn incredibly well.. and the subtlety of the writing is magnificent. You don't see it in book 1, 2, or even # 3. But the journey that she takes you on right up til Touch of the Demon (book 5) where she turns everything up on end is downright marvelous.



I don't have complete and utter faith in too many authors. I've read too many series where the character arcs take...more
Feminista
Jan 15, 2014 Feminista marked it as never-to-read
Shelves: urban-fantasy
DNF.

I don't know what happened with this book. I didn't understand what was happening. And I didn't really care for what I vaguely understood was happening. I managed to force myself to read about 100 pages, but then I just couldn't. I used to really like this series. I liked the last book, especially, because of the shocking revelation. But I feel like Kara has changed completely as a person and I don't care for who she is now. I don't care for her new demonic love interest. He gives me a mento...more
Marsha
When I first stumbled upon this series it was so incredibly interesting because of the police procedure aspects, mystery, suspense and hot sex. Unfortunately, for me this series has taken a serious turn for the worst with all of the convoluted demon realms. What happened to all of the police drama and characters I've grown to love? Additionally, I am so tired of Kara's fickled mind/ hormones when it comes to love.One minute she us love with Jeff, then it us Lord Ryschal and now it is Mzyal. I'm...more
Cstillsquare
I tried. I really did.

I don't know exactly what's happened with this series. I really dislike the last book, but this one...this one I disliked and was bored by. There's a whole lot of telling rather than showing. And what feels like 100 pages of filler.

Moreover, Kara increasingly behaves out of character, at least as established in books 1-4 and even 5. (You may argue that all her development and the changed relationships have taken place "off-screen." Maybe. Maybe that would have made an inte...more
Jessica
WARNING: There will be spoilers from Touch of the Demon





Fury of the Demon is Diana Rowland's latest Kara Gillian novel and it was quite the read. Like nearly 500 pages, but it was still a pretty good read!

I think a lot of what slows me down at times are all the names. Names of demons, realms, spells, Arcane magic things...so many names. I know Diana directs us to use her dictionary on her website but sometimes stopping to try to look up the name and pronunciation can be time consuming and I was e...more
Shauna
Really great! The one thing I absolutely love about this series is that it always keeps me guessing; keeps me on my toes. The story is always growing, expanding, and everything connects, and fits together like a puzzle. Some of the twists and turns of this series has generally shocked me and I think the specific direction the story has gone in the last two books is really brave. However, I get that some readers might feel a disconnect, as this series breaks away from the typical UF formula durin...more
Rebecca
Jan 13, 2014 Rebecca marked it as to-read
Shelves: on-hold, supernatural
SPOILERS ahead....


I'm putting this series on hold. I was very disappointed with last book. This series had a slow build up of Ryan and Kara with a heartbreaking scene ( that was cliffhanger) with Them a couple of books ago. I thought we would have a continuation of their story last book, but almost entire book is in demon realm and she had a new demon lord lover. Now, I read that that relationship continues with nothing of her and Ryan. So so disappointed.
Joe
Book 6 picks up a few months from the cliffhanger ending of book 5. Kara and her new demon lord mentor are continuing to search for their summoner friend kidnapped by the bad guys. It also continues on with the major changes to Kara and the world around her that started in book 5. Well, technically in book 4 when she was forcefully summoned to the demon realm. At the same time, the format of the story shifts yet again.

In this book Kara gets herself a posse. A full-formed Scooby Gang. Take that,...more
Donna D.
Better then the last one, BUT still not loving the way the story is unfolding. I will give the next one a chance because I want some answers. But after the last 2 books... I can honestly say I will not be recommending this series to others.
Bookmom
For those who have not read the series, absolutely do not start with this one. Begin with Mark of the Demon. There’s so much going on and Kara has come so far in the series that you just won’t have the appreciation for the story that series readers are experiencing. Kara Gillian is a demon summoner (not the Hell type of demon, but creatures from another world) and homicide detective when the series started. By nature, because who is going to believe you, summoners live really solitary lives. Whe...more
Marsha
Was this better than the last one? yes, Was it good? Not once I realized that I'm on the sixth installment and...

1.) the author is only just now beginning to figure out a direction

2.) We still know nearly NOTHING fundamental about these 'demon lords' (a name that really should have been done away with by now simply because there is zero focus on any connection to demon mythology). And the only thing we've learned came in the last few pages of this book. In fact, the lack of connection to recent...more
Michelle Cummings
I am being generous here, because this was more like a 3.5 or 3.75 book to me, but I enjoy the series so I am rounding up.

First off, I had a hard time keeping the character names straight at the start of the book. ( I couldn't even remember Kara's love interest's name!) I thought the author did a decent job of reminding us about who everyone was/what had happened prior, but I still think it may have been helpful to re-read the previous book.

Secondly, I know many other reviewers were happy to hav...more
Ann
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Even though there is no event as shocking as the big one in the last book, it is like there is less of what happens that can be revealed in a review because one event and revelation relates to another and specifically reviewing the action would be a spoiler. So, in general terms, Kara gets back to Earth and and hooks up with the old gang, and a lot is revealed about two of them. Even Pellinni and Boudreaux make an appearance. Tessa isn't on the page a lot, but the...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Nice
Rating: NC-17
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: My head is still spinning
Characters: Well Written
Plot: War over the mortal releam
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Mzatal

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I think this was my favorite book in the series. So much happens and we get more answers. Plus the overall story ARC is coming together. I’ve put so many of the pieces together, I’m waiting to see if I’m right. I’m not sure I can wait a whole year…

For a full...more
Rita
Ms. Rowland has once again left my mouth watering for more. This was beyond cool. I love Kara Gillian and her posse. The new additions fit smoothly with the rest of the crew. It is so easy to get caught up her world of demons. You are constantly holding your breath for the other shoe to drop. I have to wait a whole effing year to find out the outcome of Paul, Idiris, Zack, Szerain, Mzatal, and the Maraztur. Has the oath breaker left his confinement and is just faking it? And what of Kadir, my mi...more
Mara
3 1/2

It seems to me that the last book made a difference in my enjoyment of this series. I liked the sixth book, too. But I can't forget what happened prior to it, and that the betrayal and torture should have serious consequences. And unfortunately I don't see them. Oh, yes Kara has some temper tantrums, but nothing more. In this story she should have learned not to trust, and the demons keep showing her that honor has a different concept and time line. But she still doesn't learn her lessons...more
Deanna
I loved this book! There were a lot of things going on and the last 20% of the book knocked my socks off. I can tell that "Ryan" is going to be a pivotal character in the next book. I hope we will find out more about Jill's baby and the power it will have...I think something is up with Tessa and want to know how Idris will fair. Overall, I highly recommend this series and I wish I didn't have to wait a year for the next one!
Fangs for the Fantasy
Kara and Mzatal are desperate to find Idris before the coalition of Lords holding him use him for whatever nefarious plans they have. After months of training in the demon world, she has to follow the trail to Earth, reconnecting with all her old friends – and dealing with the changes they’ve made in her absence

But retrieving Idris is far from simple, even with a demon lord as powerful as Mzatal – great power means little if there are innocents in the cross fire, and less when you don’t even kno...more
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