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Queen of Demons (Lord of the Isles #2)

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  1,495 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Epic Fantasy author David Drake continues his saga The Lord of the Isles with Queen of Demons

In the world of the Isles, the elemental forces of magic are rising to a thousand-year peak. A small bank of companions has set forth across a world in the process of transformation in search of their destinies. Now their epic adventure continues.

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Mass Market Paperback, 672 pages
Published June 15th 1999 by Tor Fantasy (first published January 1st 1998)
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Jim Pike
Apr 01, 2016 Jim Pike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second part of this story, was a very gripping story in of itself. The characters that you rooted for in the first book are back, and are continuing their fight for the isles. I started out, in the first book, not sure if I was going to be reading the entire series. Now, after finishing the first and second books, I can't wait to read the rest.
Apr 19, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Garric and his friends defeated the Hooded One at the end of the last book. The second books starts just after, with all of them together once more, but not for long. The King and Queen of the Isles both want to rule and are prepared to employ any means necessary. The Queen, half demon herself, uses fire-demons to take what she wants and scare the populace to follow her will. Meanwhile, King Valence has been persuaded by a wizard to make sacrifices to The Beast, a powerful demon trapped long ago ...more
Apr 13, 2014 Risa rated it really liked it
Shelves: high-fantasy
I liked this book, but found it slightly less exciting than the first one and somewhat formulaic, as though Drake enjoyed separating his characters so much in the first book that he did it again for no real reason. The side plots - such as Cashel and Ilna's whole journeys - didn't fit with the other plots at all and didn't make that much sense, but they were still fun to read.
The characters are also developed well; Sharina becomes even more self-sufficient, and Ilna softens a little. Cashel an
Jan 22, 2015 Brian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the first book of this series and was looking forward to continuing it, but I have pretty much given up on it from exhaustion. Although the characters are interesting and I care about them the author is fixated on keeping the four main characters apart and the increasingly improbably events that he weaves to do so and keep them in danger are exhausting. Any time a character sets foot on a boat (and the series takes place on a world of islands) there WILL be a shipwreck. I've los ...more
Mar 25, 2009 Bill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Queen of Demons the second installment in the Lord of the Isles series continues on with the same troupe of likable characters; and, much like the first book, has a few characters that play vital roles for this book only then disappear. However, the plot in this book is even weaker than in the first and major events slide by a bit too easilly. Overall, I found this book less enjoyable than the first. However, I have already bought the next couple books in the series so I will continue to read. A ...more
Heather Rogers
Jun 22, 2015 Heather Rogers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This author created a slip-stream of worlds that all share a border with his primary world. From one moment to the next you can't wait to see where the characters will end up. There is a good amount of action and I really like how he runs every character's day at the same time. If you let yourself get caught up in one character's adventure then you start quickly reading through the others to get back to that one character. I did find a couple of spots where I started losing track of who was wher ...more
Another good installation in this epic adventure. The villain felt much more real and evil in this book than the first. the characters are growing and changing. Garric is stepping into his role to save the Isle, Ilna is becoming a more relatable figure, Cashel is the man every woman wishes they had for a protector, and Sharina is turning into one bad-a chick. She's probably my favorite of the characters to date. Can hardly wait to move on to the next book.
Liam Johnstone
I don't know exactly what the intent was with this book. I read the first one, and while a lot of it was clumsy and hard to read, it was a strong book. This one read like a dragon warrior game where you spend most of the time leveling up.
David Bogue
Jun 19, 2015 David Bogue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let down because the cover of this book was the whole reason I wanted to read it....the cover is dynamic with lots of action....barely a mention in the book
Jun 17, 2011 Azeem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
His writing style leaves something to be desired, but one of the most inventive and interesting plots.
Gillian Maclean
I found the plot weak and the book was less interesting than the first. I borrowed this one so will not bother with the rest of the series.
Adam Ross
Feb 05, 2015 Adam Ross rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I felt like this one wasn't quite as good as the first one in some ways, but still enjoyable. I will be continuing the series.
Evan Macbeth
Apr 20, 2016 Evan Macbeth rated it really liked it
Fun, solid fantasy in a unique world. Characters to root for, a story that works from beginning to end.
Apr 21, 2008 Chad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2nd book in the series b y drake, follows the road map that the first one set... the group of friends each have their own adventure that all intertwine at the end to save the isles
stori .
Feb 06, 2009 stori . rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i found this paperback in a parking lot downtown today. figured i should read it before sending it on its way to someone else.
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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.
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