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Linda Rios Brook
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The King (Reluctant Demon Diaries #3)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Ancient language expert Samantha Yale returns to translate a new batch of scrolls written by the fallen angel from "Lucifer's Flood."

Samantha Yale has taken on a daunting translation project. A set of scrolls, delivered by a man she knows nothing about, tells a fascinating and frightening tale of what went on behind the scenes of biblical history. What is even more incredi...more
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Published October 31st 2011 by Realms (first published 2010)
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Clockstein Lockstein

The King by Linda Rios Brook is the third book in the Reluctant Demon series. Samantha Yale has received another series of scrolls for translation from the mysterious source, Wonk Eman. He warns her that no one else must see or know about the scrolls, but forces are searching for both the scrolls, and Dr. Yale. Her translation picks up the continued story of an unnamed demon who works for Satan observing the humans and reporting back to the fallen angel about their doings. This demon is putting...more
Jeanette Crump
I have read this entire series now and have only one thing to say--READ IT! Brook is awesome! She adds just the right amount of suspense and makes the story hit home. This series adds a personal touch to the old testament stories we have heard all our lives. While this is fiction it is wonderfully written while sticking to the basic story. You will recognize your favorite Biblical characters and see them in a whole new light. I will be reading more from this author in the future! Highly recommen...more
ReviewsByMolly
May 24, 2010 ReviewsByMolly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to ReviewsByMolly by: FIRST
Well, this one was different. Good but different. Definitely not what I was expecting. I was expecting something more, um, well, demony....if that's even a word. But it wasn't bad. I ended up liking it alot more than I thought.

I'm not sure what I liked the most about the book, but I just know that I liked it. I wish, though, that I would have had the chance to read the first two books in the series, Lucifer's Flood & The Deliverer,which I will be reading in the near future. But I didn't, an...more
Jamie
This book was better than the first two in the series, but I still felt the author took too much poetic license in her retelling of Old Testament stories. It's an interesting idea: one of the fallen angels believes he was wrongly thrown out of heaven because he didn't mean to be standing on Lucifer's side when he rebelled. It was all a misunderstanding. So the book is basically his narrative telling the stories of humans as he sees them and reporting back to Satan, all the while wishing he could...more
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In the third installment in the Reluctant Demon Diaries features Samantha Yale translating a new set of scrolls from the erratic Wonk Eman. He warns Samantha that no one must find out she has the scrolls or what they are about. There are forces searching for Wonk Eman and the scrolls, and they are closer than he realizes. The new set of scrolls ventures into the stories of Saul and David from the Old Testament. The unnamed and a...more
Dakota Bragdon

The King is probably one of my new favorite books it was amazing. What I liked about the book was the nameless fallen angel character. He is a shy, useful sort who told to shut up (mostly by Satan) and to get out of the way. He does not want to be a demon, and believes that his downfall was a mistake. While on the job, he becomes friends with Samuel, one of the great prophets of Israel, and David, who becomes future King. What I didn't like about the book, was when the fallen angel character see...more
Keenan
I like the thought pattern for the fallen angel that it revolves around. However, I was vastly disappointed with the discrepancies of some of the Bible happenings. She altered a few. Also, the way the people talked was 21st century. She lost the feel of how they should talk before A.D. And thirdly, she's obviously feminist. It shows through the entire book. I agree that in older time people were too hard on the women, but she took it too far in the other direction going to the point where everyt...more
Julie
I like it enough that I will be getting the 4th. I can't stand not finishing a series. It is an interesting twist to the Bible stories I know. A little bothersome that the setting is Bible times but the language is very current day and filled with slang sayings and meanings but that makes it an enjoyable and entertaining read.
Christinabrown72 Brown
this one isn't as good as the first two..at least not yet. just not as funny. i like it when she portrays lucifer as a smoldering moron often. LOL! she's got a way of painting a picture of him to be quite the goob and did so very well in the first two.
Darlene
This series is getting better with each book I read. Worth getting through the first few books and reading through the series. Even though book one is a little boring they do improve!
Jordyn Redwood

I really loved this series by Linda Rios Brook. Though I don't agree with everything theologically- it did open my eyes to spiritual warfare and how active evil is in our world.
Stacie
Definitely not as good as the first two. But I am looking forward to reading the Redeemer to see how she finishes the series.
Candace
Really loving this series. Great to see the world through the perspective of a "reluctant demon"
Margaret
May 23, 2010 Margaret is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST
*Thanks to Strang Book Group for providing a copy for review through FIRST Wild Card Tours.*
Olivia
These books are so awesome. I love the demon's voice. And what a cliffie!
Holly
It just gets better and better! :D
What a great twist at the end!
Chas Funderburg
Enjoyed this book as much as the first two. Would highly recommend.
Cathy
I can't wait for the next book! Love this series.
Coleen
What a twist on the first and second book!
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