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The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
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Feb 07, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 16-books, 25-books
Read in February, 2012

This book starts out slowly at first, but quickly piques the reader's interst. The reader is simply immeresed in the world to gain for themselves the rules of the Breaking, the politics between the Clans, Vale, and Wizards, who the people being referenced at every turn are, and the lives and history of the charactors. The immersion is what makes the book go slowly, once the background is set, then this book is hard to put down and do something else. I was seriously kept awake by this book at night thinking about what was going to happen next.
The book is split between Hans and Raisa. Hans is a former Street Lord who turned away from crime to protect his mother and little sister. Raisa is the Blooded Heir to the Queendom. The reader is kept guessing up until the moment that it is revealed. You grow to really love the charactors.

Sex 1/4 slight mention of fear of rape, but no more than that and a seduction scene
Violence 2/4 There are several parts that get pretty violent
Drugs 1/4 mentions Cider and Wine and herbs used for healing
Language 1/4 2-3 words in the entire book of what we would consider less than polite language. 'Blood and Bones' does get used a lot.
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