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Quest of the Demon

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Darci is a popular sixteen-year-old girl who plays basketball and lives in an ordinary country town. But her life is changed forever when she is accidentally transported to the land of Nahaba by a young apprentice wizard called Taslessian.

Within hours of her unexpected arrival, both teens are thrust into a dangerous journey to the cave of Grisham the Great in the hope that
Paperback, First, 277 pages
Published March 2011 by Equilibrium Books (first published January 28th 2011)
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Jaidis Shaw
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quest of the Demon by M L Sawyer is the exciting story of Darci, just an average teenage girl, who is accidentally summoned into a world full of magic called Nahaba. The young apprentice wizard, Taslessian, is the one who summoned her although he doesn’t know how or even why it happened. There are instantly some small sparks between Darci and Taslessian, as both are intrigued by the other’s world and habits.

Quest of the Demon does not waste any time jumping into action as Taslessian’s master and
Dec 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Quest of the Demon is an epic fantasy story focusing on the trials and aventure of Darci, a sixteen-year-old girl who accidently gets transported to another dimension by an apprentice wizard called Taslessian. Apparently otherworlders are quite rare in the land of Nahaba, and due to the enhanced magic used to bring her to this world, every powerful wizard on the entire planet knows of her existence. That includes the good, like Taslessian’s master, but also the bad in the form of an evil warlock ...more
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Living the life of an average teen always seems like a challenge in itself. Becoming engaged in basketball and excelling at the sport, Darci can feel a burst in confidence. This is something she is good at. After spending the day with one of her friends, she returns home only to find her parents gone for the evening. Leaving a message to let Darci know that they expect to return after midnight, she settles in for the evening. When she does finally retire for the evening, her parents have not yet ...more
Dec 09, 2011 rated it liked it
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Home alone one night Darci was suddenly woken up by a strange noise, grabbing a hockey stick as a weapon she nervously searched the house. In one of the rooms she saw an odd green light behind a flapping curtain and cautiously went to investigate. The light was a portal into another world called Nahaba, which had accidentally been opened up by a young apprentice wizard named Taslessian. Of course Darci didn’t know this so when she got too close she was pulled into the other realm. Once Darci and
Sep 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I won this book through Goodreads First Read. I hadn't heard of this writer before, and I'm glad I did win because the book was an overall enjoyable read.

Sixteen-year old Darci is an average girl enjoying her high school years playing basketball and hanging out with her friend Kellie. One night she is awoken by a mysterious something, and while investigating is pulled into another world, accidentally, by an apprentice wizard. She soon finds out that her coming to Nahaba was prophesied, and that
Nina (Death, Books, and Tea)
Review: This gets off to a very quick start. Darci is accidentally zapped into a fantasy world within the first few pages. This is done by apprentice wizard Taslessian. However, being only a apprentice means that he doesn’t know how to send her back. And neither can his master. The only thing they can suggest is that they go find a greater wizard, such as a dragon. Said dragon says that there is nothing they can do about it as she has a greater purpose somewhere. Said purpose is to quest in orde ...more
Beneath the Moon and Stars
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This book was a perfect change for me. I haven't read a fantasy in forever. This started off exciting then around the middle it got kinda slow and then it picked back up around the end. I fell in love with the characters. Darci's just an ordinary human who gets sucked up into some other world and has no idea whats going on. Taslessian was cute in the beginning but around the middle he kinda got annoying. Lief I absolutely hated at first but
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Darci wakes up in the middle of the night feeling as though something’s wrong, someone is in the house. Armed with only an old hockey stick she begins to investigate. Though she finds no one there, another world has appeared just outside of an open window. This portal transports her to the strange land of Nahaba, a whole other world filled with dragons, wizards, knights and other unfamiliar beings. All Darci wants to do is get home, but she did not arrive here by accident. Will she
Alice Yeh
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
As a teenage girl living in a modern era, the last thing that Darci expected was to be transported to an alternate world, one in which dragons, elves, and ogres live alongside humans. Drawn there through the ineptitude of an apprentice wizard, she finds herself embroiled in a battle against evil that will decide the fate of more realities than one. At least she gets a nifty weapon and some strong allies.

First off, I will say that Quest of the Demon has an interesting premise. The idea of dragons
Jenny (Books that Spark)
Quest of the Demon follows the adventures of Darci, a typical teenager whose life is turned upside down when she is accidentally transported to a new world named ‘Nahaba’ by the wizard apprentice Taslessian. Eager to return home to those she loves, Darci with the aid of Taslessian, sets out to the cave of Grisham the Great who might be able to send her home. However, upon arrival, Darci learns she’s been brought to this new world for a reason and that reason is to save it. So the Quest of the De ...more
Oct 01, 2011 rated it liked it
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Darci is an average teen who enjoys basketball and hanging out with her best friend. Investigating an odd noise in the night, she pokes at a curtain only to find herself transported to a land called Nahaba, somehow summoned by an apprentice wizard named Taslessian. He has no idea how to get her back to her world,and then it turns out that there's a larger purpose to her arrival--she is needed to save this world from an evil demon. A wise dragon equips Darci, Tasles
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Quest of the Demon was an exciting, non-stop, thrilling adventure! Darci, a pretty normal teenager is accidentally transported into a another world called Nahaba. Nahaba is a world filled with magic and terror-- Darci has no idea whats in store for her. Taslessian, the young wizard behind her accidental arrival sets out to take Darci to the cave of Grisham the Great to send her back home. But things quickly go wrong, when others find out there's a offworlder among them. Darci has a target on her ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Now, I know the cover is not all that, but the adventure in this book is awesome! I love reading about time travel (cause I so wish I can do that myself) but the action to follow is great!
What I liked most about this book is the greatness of time travel. I loved that this girl pop into a different place, different time and really was confused. Most of the time, the books I read the characters always find their place right away. But not this one! She demanded to go back home, threw a fit and seri
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Darci’s not in Kansas anymore….

One night Darci wakes up and discovers a light shining through the curtain and ends up in another realm. Pulled through to Nahaba by an apprentice wizard, she’s a stranger in a strange land and wants to go home. However, the apprentice (Taslessian) and his Master cannot send her back. Darci will need to complete a quest to return home. As all quests are, Darci’s is fraught with danger, warlocks, and dragons.

Quest of the Demon was a quick and enjoyable read. The cha
Chayse Sundt
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it

I always wondered what would happened if I got transported to another world. How would I act? Would I be scared? Probably. I think that any person who was transported to an unknown world would be scared just as much as me.

When first reading this book and finding out that someone was going to be transported to another world, the first thought that crossed my mind was that this person was going to be fine and act like nothing was wrong. This girl was beyond fine.

Throughout this story of adventue,
The book starts out when Darci is brought to another world by an inexperienced wizard named Taslessian. They quickly figure out that she is in a lot of danger because an evil wizard wants to capture her so he can become stronger and do more evil things. The classic evil wizard trying to take over the world. Along the way they run into trouble and then they meet the powerful dragon Grisham who tells the two that a war is going on between the North and South and they will have to participate in it ...more
Oct 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I had won this book in the Goodread's Giveaway. I've never heard of this author before but the book sounded interesting; so I entered the contests. I'm glad I was one of the recipients.

This book was fun and easy to follow. It was interesting to read about this young girl being transported to another dimension through time travel. The book as well put together characters, all unique while very believable. The story line was a little slow paced for my taste, yet still attention grabbing enough th
Ada Lee
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really good YA book that I bought direct from the author as she signed it for me :)

I related really well with the main character who is thrust into an unknown world mainly because she is ordinary. Not some magnificent being able to lightly jump over all obsticals, but one who struggles through the challenges that are put before her.

It is a fantasy novel, a bit of humour, a hint of romance and a fair bit of action with a surprise ending that I rather enjoyed for its uniqueness.

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Sawyer has created a non-stop action piece in which Darci, accidentally transported to Nahaba, must go on a quest in order to get back home. What I really enjoyed about this novel was the immense characterization. All the characters are extremely in-depth and well rounded, giving the reader the feeling of personally knowing them all. I also enjoyed that this is not a traditional good versus evil story...

To read my full review (9/16):
Deni's Inkberries
Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not much to really SAY about this book.. Other than I LOVED it!
It took me ages to read, what with my work being so crowded and having other things to read about. But I have to say, when I finally got around to it, I really enjoyed myself. I loved the steadily growing relationship between Tas and Darci, I really do.
Specially that yummy kiss, oh my.
The battle was a great part of the book, as good as the romance in fact. I enjoy fighting sequences, because they're usualy tough to pull off effectiv
The book is very action packed; with something happening at every turn. I think I might have enjoyed it more if I was a young adult. I found that I was pushing myself to keep reading a few times throughout the novel. If you like more fantasy type novels without too much romance, you will probably like this. Overall, it was likeable. And chances are I'd probably read the sequel. ...more
Chris James
Apr 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome!

It sets up the ending perfectly.

I hope there is a sequel because the only down side to the book is that I want more.
Haley Keller
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Red Dobbs
May 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in a day. I loved the characters and the depth of the world. Her animals were new and original, and the adventure was exciting. I can't wait for the next book in the series! ...more
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