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Demons: A Runes Companion Novel

(Eirik #1)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  856 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Demons continues the Runes series by USA Today bestselling author Ednah Walters. What happened to Eirik after he left his friends on Earth and went to Hel?

Eirik Baldurson—son of Baldur, God of Light—failed living as a Mortal. He lost the girl of his dreams and nearly got his friends killed. Now, he's gone to the underworld to meet the mother he’s never known. Torn
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published December 15th 2015 by Firetrail Publishing
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Jan Drotos I have my kindle copy on pre-order thru Amazon, it's due out in Dec. either the 2nd or the 15th. I am waiting quite impatiently myself :)

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The story was interesting but a little slow. I found myself bored and ready to put it down numerous times. I would always come back and pick it up again, however, because I really do love the characters of Eriek and Celestia.

BIG downer is the total cliff-hanger ending. HATED it! Feels like total manipulation to make me purchase the next. We've waited through the entire book for the two main characters to come together and find happiness and I've already read the rest of the series! Obviously I
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Beginning: Eirik has never met his mother, Goddess Hel, which prompts him to visit her realm also called Hel for the first time. While there he tries to resolve his personal demons. A 17 year old girl Celestria who is a witch astrally projects to him in order to help him. The excitement begins almost immediately in this book. I refuse to give much away so you will have to read and experience it yourself!

Characters: The
Raquel Vega-Grieder
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was glued to Demons from start to finish. I loved finally being able to get a glimpse into Eirik Baldurson's life. For six books (even though technically this book comes after Grimnirs) I have been dying to know what happened to Eirik after he left Raine and the gang. Demons completely satisfied my curiosity but also left me greedy and wanting more. Just when I think Ednah's writing can't surprise me she goes and proves me wrong. Her attention to detail and ability to transport her reading to ...more
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review – I liked it so much I bought the book as well.

I love this book! Another awesome story by Ednah Walters. Demons is the next book in the Runes Series. (Runes, Immortals, Grimnirs, Seeress, Souls & Witches) They were all great reads!

The main character is Eirik who was in all of the other books and he was a likable character in them. In this book, he became completely incredible. Not only did his hotness level raise a huge
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I just love the Runes series and when I saw that Walters had decided to do a story about Eirik, well there was a lot of girly squealing involved.

Eirik, a young God who was raised in the human world. No knowing his real parents he was on the hunt for some much needed answers, so he made the decision to find his mother, the Goddess Hel. Meeting his mother for the first time didn't go to smoothly when he finds himself locked in the dungeon for some sort of training. That's when he meets.....
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a fan of Celestia. I also didn't know Eirik felt so much about Cora. it was never touched upon in the other books. I've always liked him. Hel is ..... interesting.
I finished the book and I'm really not getting why everybody gave this book four and five stars. I think it's written decently, but I could not get past my dislike for Celestia. I really wish Hel was incorporated more into the book, I think it would have given this book the kick it so desperately needed. The norns added
Samantha Bridges
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! That's really all I can say.... This book is so so so so so so good!!!! I have always been a fan of Eirik but I have always wanted to know more about him. Boy did we learn a lot about him. Loved going into Hel and how she runs her world. Also loved reading about Rhys and some of Echo. It's plain to see how much he hates Echo. Celestia omg!!! I love her so much! She has the best attitude ever! I love how she try's to help
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I fell in deep when I first read this series, I couldn't put it down until I finished every book I could get my hands on. When I was given the chance to read Demons I could not say no! I personally adore Torin but I felt as though there was more to Eirik, that he had a story that needed to be shared. So when I discovered Ednah was going to write a story all about him I couldn't contain my excitement. After reading it now I could not be more drawn into this world, it was exactly what I was hoping ...more
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites, reviewed
This review is from:Demons (Eirik) (Volume 1)

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Well here I am writing my review for Demons which saddens me as this means I have come to the end.

Eirik, WOW, he now kinda rocks my world, he is totally badass. When I first met Eirik (from the book of course) he was a nice guy, he was a good friend with Raine (childhood mates) and he liked taking his camera everywhere taking photos. Well the nice guy done gone and grown some,
Jeff Miller
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 14+
Shelves: favorites
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Demons by Ednah Walters is the first book in a trilogy about the character Eirik from the Runes series. Book 1 - Demons, Book 2 - Heroes (March 2016) and Book 3 - Gods (June 2016). I would recommend reading at least the first 4 books in the Runes series: Runes, Immortals, Grimners and Seeress before starting Demons since there are references to some events in Seeress.

Eirik has never met his mother, Goddess Hel, so he visits her realm also
Jennifer Wright
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Holy moly! I have been waiting for so long for this book. Even from the middle of the series so far I wanted Eirik to have his own book. I wanted desperately to know what he was going through while he was away and I felt so awful that he seemed to be alone in all of it since Raine has Torin and Cora has Echo.
Finally! Finally we get into Eirik’s head and I wasn’t left disappointed. No, I was only left wanting the next book. Lol
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Author Ednah Walters has created a masterpiece with Demons. It is an epic adventure, complete with every element needed to produce a brand new fairy tale. There is drama, romance, and creatures big and small.

I love the way Walters turns some preconceived notions, from Norse mythology, upside down. She has re-imagined Hel, both the place and the deity. Walters has carefully constructed a whole new world.

The story is creative, extremely well told, and such an exciting read.

5 Stars! (I wish I could
Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great read. I thought the story was interesting. I really enjoyed the Mythology and I found this book similar to Perfekt Order. As they are both about the Norse Gods. I found the characters in this one to be interesting and funny.

I really like Celestia. I found her to be a refreshing character and she had a lot of spunk. Erik was a bit of a jerk in the beginning, but I slowly started to love him as well. I was really
Stacy Sabala
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ya, suspense
Book Review- Demons by Ednah Walters

Eirik is the son of the Goddess of Hel. He is escorted to his mother’s realm by Echo. At the moment he hates Echo for taking Cora. She is the only reason he doesn’t hurt him. When he reaches his mother’s home the first person he meets is his father. The homecoming he receives is surprising. His father warns him that he isn’t safe here. His mother finally joins them demanding Eirik show his true self. He is confused and angers his mother. She places him in the
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Ednah Walters portrayal of Hel, Hella, the halls the souls and everything in this book.

To save his friends on earth Eirik goes willingly to meet his parents. He may be in Hel, but he didn't quite expect to be thrown into a dungeon and starved till he can release his 'true form'.
Celestia is a teenage witch- and proud of it. She uses her gift of astral projection save lives- she sees something bad happening and uses her astral form to save them, or reports details back to her father (chief
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read Demons after #6 of the Ruins series and welcomed the breath of fresh air Eirik and Celestia are a breath of fresh air in a story that felt like it was getting stagnant. I was exhausted of Raine and her whining and dependence on Torrin and loved that Celestia didn't want to be "that" girl. She was feisty and willing to stand her ground.

What I loved about Eirik's story in this book was we got glimpses of what had happened in the prior books without a whole backstory or rehashing of events
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eirik is a good guy.

I wasn’t really sure how Eirik was gonna get his story told but I was very happy. A lit of mystery in this one. We learn little more about goddess Hel and Baldur. Im a sucker for a strong female character and Ednah delivered with Hel and Celestia. I really enjoyed how Celestia and Eirik are both loyal to who they are. Stubborn to the core when it comes to doing what they believe is the right thing. Love the dragon.
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Demons are fun

Looking at this from eirik and Celeste s story to there friends raine and Cora this has been an amazing journey can't wait to see where it leads
Michelle N
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I loved this book! Demons is a must read if you are a fan of the Runes series.
I've been dieing for this to come out in audio format for a while and I'm so glad it's finally out. It's as great as I thought it would be. I can't wait for the next one!
Stephanie Hassenplug
I loved this book! Eirik is such a great guy, and he finally gets his life figured out! It's a little crazy at first, but it all works out!
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Same world construct as the Runes novels, but more focus on Eirik who has a good but minor role in earlier books. Worth reading.
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***

We met Eirik in Runes. He was Raines best friend since forever. He fell in love with Cora and as we know from those books, he’s Hel and Baldur’s son, and he had to go to Hel’s Hall in order to get to know his mother. That’s where this story starts. But before I continue……


Erase EVERYTHING you think you know about Eirik, because it’s DEAD wrong. I loved his character in
4 stars. Walters indicates that the best time to read Eirik’s books is after either Grimnirs (Runes #3) or Witches (Runes #6). Demons is a little slower than most of the Runes books, mainly because there is a lot of exposition.

After spending time in Asgard and getting to know his grandfather Odin, Eirik travels to the underworld to meet his father and mother. Celestia, a witch who has visions, sees that Eirik is in trouble and goes to rescue him.

In the Runes series, Eirik was
Kallie Kennon
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Ok let me just tell you a little something about Ednah Walters. She is a riveting author who writes on engrossing, adventurous and sexy characters. She keeps you wanting more. I can definitely go on and on with praises for Ednah Walters.

One of those characters that she writes on is Eirik. Eirik has been in the Runes series since the beginning when he grew up with Raine and her family since they were very young. Eirik was a character who was a
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-adult
Eirik Baldurson — son of Baldur, God of Light — failed living as a Mortal. He lost the girl of his dreams and nearly got his friends killed. Now, he's gone to the underworld to meet the mother he’s never known. Torn between his duty to her and the man he used to be, Eirik struggles to find himself, until a witch appears in his world. Feisty and stubborn, she is a reminder of everything good he left behind.

Celestia Devereaux proudly attends a charter high school for “gifted” teenagers who embrace
*ARC provided for honest review*
I found this book very addictive and captivating. This is the first time I've read Ednah Walters work but it will not be the last.
When the reader first meets Eirik Baldurson, the son of Baldur, he is entering Hel. Eirik believes this is the appropriate place for him and is eager to meet his mother who rules Hel. Unfortunately for Eirik, his mother has different ideas and he finds himself in a dire situation quickly. Celestia Devereaux's world changes when she
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Holy Hel, Ednah Walters has written another fantastic Norse YA book! This one revolves around Eirik, who we first met in past Runes books as a sweet, boy-next-door type, slightly broody and crushed after his love rejected him for someone else while he’s otherwise occupied learning about his new-found Asgardian relatives. Now we follow him into Hel to meet the mother he never know… who just so happens to be the goddess Hel herself. Sounds like
Meghan S Johnson
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
** I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**

I had been dying to read this book and find out what Eirik has been up to in between his mysterious interactions with the gang in The Runes Novels and Demons did not disappoint me at all. There was so very much that I loved about this book.

First, getting a look into enemy territory. We got a small glimpse of #TeamHel from Echo in Grimnirs and Souls, but not nearly to the extent that we get it in Demons. It is always interesting
I've been dying to get inside Eirik's head all throughout the original series. He kind of got sidelined and this series was something I've had on my "to-read" list for a while. I dove in, expecting the happy-go-lucky kid we originally met, but sort of forgot about all the crap he has been through. And his obsession with Cora was a little bit of a cruel reminder. This book may have ended up in a good place that left me wanting more, but it definitely took a little while to get there.

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Her award-winning, International Bestselling YA Paranormal Romance—Runes Series—started with Runes and has a total of 6 books to date. The last one, Witches, released in March 2015, was a Readers Choice Awards winner. Her most recent addition is Demons, A Runes Companion Novel (Eirik Book 1). Demons is the story of Raines best friend and former crush Eirik Seville.
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“Want a hug?” I closed the gap between us, lifted her injured arm so it rested on my shoulder, then hugged her. I closed my eyes and inhaled her scent. My dragon stirred. He approved. I rubbed my cheek against her silky hair. “Do you like dragons, Celestia?” She shuddered and leaned back. “Are you kidding? Dragons, alligators, and anything scaly give me nightmares. Please, don’t tell me you want me to meet your mother’s dragon, because I will run in the opposite direction.” She wiggled out of my arms, her pupils dilated with fear. “Do you?” I shook my head. “No-oo. Nothing like that at all.” 0 likes
“Eirik was a dragon-shifter and the future leader of Asgard. He never said anything. Most guys would brag. No, he’d asked me to meet his dragon, and I’d flat out said no and showed him how repulsive the idea was. No wonder he’d pulled away from me. He must have felt rejected.” 0 likes
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