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Legacy of the Demon (Kara Gillian #8)

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Sidelined demon summoner Kara Gillian has her hands full when dimensional rifts allow demons to cause widespread panic and destruction on Earth. These aren't the human-tolerant summonables she's known before, but demons from the far reaches of the demon realm.

Add three demonic lords with conflicting ambitions to the mix, and Kara has the perfect recipe for global disaster
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Mass Market Paperback, 453 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by DAW
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
The Kara Gillian series has its ups and downs, fortunately mainly ups.

This time the book jumps a few months ahead right in the middle of action sequence, literally, and apparently Kara has been promoted to something akin to world leader of fighting the supernatural. Everyone knows her connections to the realm and what she's about, so she has the edge when ridges start opening over the world and Earth starts going to literal hell. She even talks to the president at some point, although the reade
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Oct 11, 2016 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
A lot happened in this book. So much so, I don't know what to say. I'm TEAM Ryan to my utter disappointment. I don't mind the other guy, but... Anywho, so many answers and resolutions, but there is clear set up to future books. For me, since I'm not a re-reader, I found too much time had passed. So I will feel lost until I was reminded of books long since passed. I can say I've enjoyed other books more maybe cause I listened back to back. Anyway, good story.
Marianne
Prepare, people... For absolute paranoia!
It's been some time since a book left me wondering just whom to trust for so long. This novel literally had me doubting everyone's motives and everything I read throughout most of the story..

So many truths are turned upside down. Not just what we thought we knew regarding the lords - but what we have believed to be true about the demonic realm as well...

I categorised last year's novel as a bridge book. This one: not so much.
In fact, we FINALLY get to lea
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


LEGACY OF THE DEMON is the eighth installment in the Kara Gillian series. I have to admit, I haven’t read much of Diana Rowland’s work but I wanted to give this series a shot just because I’ve read a lot of great things about it. For one, the covers are badass but I think her writing is what carries this series.

Kara Gillian is my kind of heroine. She’s kickass and cool but at the same time, she has her own set of vulnerabilities that makes her more relatable. I think if you’re a fan of Jaye We
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Blodeuedd Finland
Oct 09, 2016 Blodeuedd Finland rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Arghh, how to even review this? I am torn. It feels like the only reason I will give this a 3 is cos I like this world and these characters, but my brain realises it is only a 2. If this had been any other series it had been a 2 and I would not have read more. SIGH.

From what I remember I had the same issues with the previous books. She just talked and talked and talked, they went from place to place, but nothing happened. If I had been the editor I would have cut half the book cos 500 pages of t
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Douglas Meeks
Sep 23, 2016 Douglas Meeks rated it it was amazing
Well, last book I complained a bit about lack of movement in the overarching plot, loose ends that were not tied up and left me with a ton of questions .......... problem solved.

This book started off with such a bang I had to go back to make sure I had not missed a book somehow but this one starts with a stressful scene and seems to go from one battle to another keeping the reader's stress level high (did me anyway), the questions I had are getting answered a little at a time and things that wer
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Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
I don't know how I feel about this book. This is really a tough one for me. I really enjoyed it on a lot of levels. There was really non-stop action from start to finish so it carries you through it fast enough. I didn't dislike any of the characters either, really.

But, to me, it felt like a very strong shift in the story line. All the old "secrets" are just being thrown at you without prompting. It's like 8 books worth of "secrets" are shoved down our throats. This wouldn't normally be a bad th
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Marta Cox
Aug 11, 2016 Marta Cox rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Well I'm back in the world of demon summoner Kara Gillin and what a lot she has to put up with! Constantly knowing she might be the only one who can save the world and yet those bureaucrats at the FBI and Homeland Security still get in her way. You would think being Arcane Commander and the woman who came up with DIRT , not to mention Kara's connection to certain demon lords would cut her some slack but no as this book begins yet again Kara is in the thick of it.
An awful lot has happened as this
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RachelW (BamaGal)
Aug 10, 2016 RachelW (BamaGal) marked it as not-interested

Up at NG for anyone still keeping up with this series...

Katie Michaels
Review to come.

*ARC provided by publisher
Fangs for the Fantasy
Sep 15, 2016 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it it was amazing
Kara has had her power cut and is isolated away from the demon lords (except one). But she has no time to just sit back without power – her best friend is bereft, her baby is missing

And the world is under siege – there are rifts appearing everywhere, spewing out demons, some of them completely unlike anything Kara has seen before. The world knows about demons – because they’re under constant attack and have very few experts who can actually fight back.

While the demon lords are overwhelmed trying
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Cathy
I always really like the way Rowland writes law enforcement characters, they really ring true. Which of course makes sense since she was one and worked with them in several capacities over the years. It's also a series that is currently very different from where it started out. It was very police procedural, American-based urban fantasy/romance in the beginning, then it moved completely away from the police casework entirely, and then off Earth. Now it’s back to Earth pretty much, but despite al ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
This is one time that I had wished I read the book instead of listening to it and not because of anything wrong with the narration, I love Liv Anderson, she has been consistent with her characters throughout the series and I have loved and looked forward to listening to her.  The issue I have is, this world is so complex and it started in the beginning of the series and now 8 books later we are starting to get answers to some of those burning questions.  However, do to the complexity of the ques ...more
Sara
4 stars, review to follow on Boundless Book Reviews
Stacy
Oct 09, 2016 Stacy rated it really liked it
I gave it 3.5 stars

I won't lie, I was completely lost when I started reading LEGACY OF THE DEMON. You find out pretty quick that there was a lot of information missed between book 7, VENGEANCE OF THE DEMON and now. In fact, months have passed, Kara is part of a new team and her new job title is a pretty big deal—the president calls her big—, demons are causing major havoc due to the dimensional rift that happened at the end of VENGEANCE OF THE DEMON, and on top of that, she is dead set on findin
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Lianne Pheno
Oct 06, 2016 Lianne Pheno rated it it was amazing
Avis tiré de mon blog :

Ce tome en un mot : révélations.
C'est pour moi un des meilleurs tomes de la série.

Au niveau de l'histoire la terre doit maintenant faire face à l’assaut en règle des démons inconnus via les brèches qui ont été ouvertes. Sans compter les plantes bizarres et les contaminations qui détruisent tout sur leur passage on peut dire que la situation est difficile, surtout que le gouvernement à mis du temps à accepter l'existence de la magie et qu'elle était la seule qui puisse l
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Jennifer Reed
Oct 07, 2016 Jennifer Reed rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

Legacy of the Demon: Demon Novels, Book Eight (Kara Gillian) is the best book yet, in this series. Kara and everyone are now dealing with the fallout of what happened with the last book. Now the world has demons, strange plants, and mutated animals loose in the world. She has to find a way to close the rifts safely and find Jill's daughter Ashava and Zack. The book starts of with a lot of action, Kara and a group of specialists ar
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Marc
Nov 01, 2016 Marc rated it really liked it
Malgré les quelques longueurs, on passe un très bon moment en compagnie de Kara et son équipe. J'avoue qu'il commence à y avoir trop de personnages et que je m'y perds vite.
Vivement le dernier tome pour savoir comment toute cette histoire va se terminer.
Lily
Oct 08, 2016 Lily rated it really liked it
wow ! Fast paced, action packed, you don't have time to get your bearings, because, damn, Kara is a machine !! Lots of twists and turns that'll keep your on your toes until the next one !
Can't wait to know how or if she'll survive the HUUUUUUUGE tasks ahead !
Louisa
Sep 27, 2016 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Oh, my, what a fantastic book! Such a great sequel, so much happens, and I can't believe there's only going to be one more book after this to finish the series (I think I read!) Yeah, really awesome book!
Teresa
Feb 01, 2017 Teresa rated it really liked it
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Sherry
Nov 04, 2016 Sherry rated it really liked it
Well I wanted action and boy did I get it! This was nonstop. Most of the time it felt more like a dystopian sci fi novel than the paranormal that I've come to love. But I forgive Rowland because she is careful to stay on point and I believe she took us over the edge for a reason.

There is war, scary demons, death, magic and deals. There is plenty of tension and yes, you need to read the books that come before this one to really understand what's going on. And just when you think there's nothing o
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Melody Cook
Mar 08, 2017 Melody Cook rated it it was amazing
I started out a bit apprehensive about this entry into the Kara Gillian series. It begins two months after Book 7 ended, and everything is VERY different. It's a much more military-ish (militant?) story--something I'm not usually into. But then it gets back to the sort of story that I love Diana Rowland for writing: character-driven, with plenty of jaw-dropping worldbuillding and big twist(s) at the end. I'm ready for the next one!
Alicia
Jan 12, 2017 Alicia rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Katter
Oct 24, 2016 Katter rated it liked it



Whelp, I finally finished this darn book. It took me days seeing as how the font is smaller than normal. If it was in normal font I would say it would be roughly 900 pages long! Yes, you read that right, 900. I am assuming that authors get paid by the word because a lot of this was filler and didn't seem important at all.

As with the last book I am disappointed with the story telling. This book could have easily been fit into half the size and been better for it simply because it didn't drag on.
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Kt
Oct 17, 2016 Kt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted on A Book Obsession

The Kara Gillian series has been one of my long running favorite urban fantasy series. So much has happened since the beginning of the series it’s truly amazing when you think about it. Unfortunately, however, this latest installment was missing a lot of the spark that keeps me coming back to this series. From the start, we’re thrown into the middle of things with no explanations of the massive changes from the previous installment. Granted, it’s been
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Oct 05, 2016 Under the Covers Book Blog rated it really liked it

LEGACY OF THE DEMON is the eighth installment in the Kara Gillian series. I have to admit, I haven’t read much of Diana Rowland’s work but I wanted to give this series a shot just because I’ve read a lot of great things about it. For one, the covers are badass but I think her writing is what carries this series.

Kara Gillian is my kind of heroine. She’s kickass and cool but at the same time, she has her own set of vulnerabilities that makes her more relatable. I think if you’re a fan of Jaye Wel

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Penny Noble
Sep 25, 2016 Penny Noble rated it it was amazing
What a fun thrill-ride of a book! The book opens about 2 months after the end of the previous book and the Earth is in an all-out war with demons. There are dimensional rifts opening up in many places and military teams have been formed to help deal with the incursions. Of course, since Kara is one of the few who know what’s going on, she’s one of the ones in charge to keep things in check. With the opening action-packed scene, we the readers are grabbed by the throat and aren’t released until t ...more
Alexis
Nov 04, 2016 Alexis rated it really liked it
She keeps surprising me... Thank you ma'am!

This has become one of my favorite series. It has a little of everything now. There is love, action, murders, demons, a female lead kicking butt, and mystery. I remember when I started this series I didn't expect much. I was pleasantly surprised. But this latest addition to the series goes all out!

Kara is leading the fight against the demons invading earth. She finds herself having to be more than her power will allow. We see Kara move from a faithful t
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Gemma McGee
Dec 04, 2016 Gemma McGee rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-on-reader
Legacy of the Demon is book 8 in the Kara Gillian series, the book takes place 2 months after book 7 where the gate between the Demon and human world. The closing off of the worlds has caused problem in both worlds. Kara is now the arcane commander helping Earth deal with the rift between Demon and human world that its allowing Demon to come through and try to take over. Kara and her friends now have to try to save both world and try to keep up with the Demonics Lords that have different goals. ...more
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Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't ro ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Kara Gillian (10 books)
  • Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1)
  • Blood of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #2)
  • Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #3)
  • Sins of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #4)
  • Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #5)
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  • Fury of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #6)
  • Vengeance of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #7)
  • Rise of the Demon  (Kara Gillian, #9)

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