Review: The Trouble with Demons by Lisa Shearin ★★★★★

The Trouble with Demons by Lisa Shearin
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Book three of the Raine Benares series
Publication Date: April 28, 2009
ISBN: 0441017126
Page Count: 384
My Review: ★★★★★

Summary


My name is Raine Benares. I’m a seeker. People hire me when they need something found. I’m not usually the one being sought. But that all changed when I found the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone of unlimited power — and the bane of my existence. Now mages and madmen have me in their sights, not to mention demons…

An opened Hellgate leads to a demon infestation on the Isle of Mid, and while there’s never an ideal time to face down demon hordes, it’s hard to imagine a worse one. Already fighting the influence of the Saghred, Raine discovers she is also magically bonded to a dark mage and a white knight, two dangerous and powerful men on opposing sides — and Raine’s stuck in the middle.

But with demons pouring through the Hellgate, Raine can’t afford to be distracted. Turns out, the demons want the key to unlock the Saghred. As a seeker, Raine should be able to find it first. As the axis of light and dark powers, she’s a magical cataclysm waiting to happen…


REVIEW

I think this has to be the best one yet. I really enjoyed the demon storyline, and I am really coming to treasure some of the characters in this series and the relationships between them. Especially Raine's relationship to her ward, Piarus, whom she sees as a brother figure, and also her bodyguard, Vegard, who says he'll stop calling her "Ma'am" and call her Raine as she's asked him to the day he no longer admires and respects her. What a sweetie pie!

I think, (and hope) judging by Raine's musings at the very end of this book, that the next instalment might provide answers to the question of who she will choose to be with man-wise (or should that be elf-wise or goblin-wise) between of Tam and Mycheal. As love triangles go, this one isn't overly annoying as she's been too busy kicking butt to mope about it too much thus far, and in fact hasn't given either of them much thought at all. But now I think she realizes it is not something she can ignore forever. Go Team Mycheal!

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