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4.0 out of 5 stars Even more threads left dangling....., 12 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian) (Mass Market Paperback)
This is book 3 in the Kara Gillian series following Mark of the Demon book 1 & Blood of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Book 2), both excellent & both I enjoyed thoroughly.
First off I love Diana Rowlands premise for the book, a world where magic & demons are unacknowledged, those gifted with the 'Arcane' can summon demons, who in turn have to follow a very strict code of honour but that does mean they cannot manipulate the summoner for their own plans but once a deal is made both sides have to forfill the contracts. I got a full feel for of Kara's character now, her role with her aunt has now totally reversed, Zack & Ryan are hiding huge secrets and not forgetting one very edible demon who has an agenda of his own may have painted a very large target on Kara's back.

Throughout the book she is chasing her tail, trying to solve a series of murders that leave a muddy & puzzling trail.
There are also demon politic machinisations stewing in the backround that continue to harangue & worry Kara & more questions spring up than answered.
Because the author has done a very good job on her sub-plots & characterisations I found I did not care at all whether the murders where solved or not, I found I was more interested with the mini dramas that went on around her.... I think Miss Rowland has eeked the suspense out & stretched the main plot, so personally even though it is written well, I did not enjoy it as much as the previous two books. Left me howling in frustration....

Will I buy the next book, yes of course, she's a talented writer. I'm just seeing this book as a filler in & platform for book 4, because with all the questions left unanswered & the multitude of ways it can go, she has enough material for another 3 books at least !
3.5 STARS because I wanted more main plot expansion as well as character expansion (which she does deliver on.)must admit though for all my grumbles you won't want to miss the ending - it's pretty masterful...
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