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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Book Review: Legacy of the Demon: Demon Novels, Book Eight (Kara Gillian) by Diana Rowland

Legacy of the Demon: Demon Novels, Book Eight (Kara Gillian)
by Diana Rowland
October 4, 2016
Publisher: DAW

ISBN: 9780756408275
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.

Hell has literally come to Beaulac, Louisiana. Rifts are opening around the earth and demons and demonic lords are coming through. Kara Gillian is a summoner and works for DIRT, a task force to fight the demons and save the world. Stopping the apocalypse that is happening. She has a demonic lord, Rhyzkahl contained in her backyard, she's on good terms with her demonic lord lover, Mzatal, she loves him, but what is happening has him staying away from her. Her friend, Jill is still pining for her child, and there's all sorts of unsettled situations in both worlds.

We get to see snatches of the demonic world when she and a co-worker, Pellini, travel to it by a gate. Plus, there are various lords and even demons. Not having read the novels that came out before this, I was a little confused. Usually, I can catch up on past threads, but this is jammed packed and made it hard for me. Maybe too much information, but not a sentence or two for those readers picking up this book before reading proceeding ones?

There is action, which I enjoyed. But not enough to struggle through the mire of confusion. Not enough interaction between characters before they’re off to fight the good fight, it seems. Sadly, the main character, Kara, is likable and has potential, just not in this story.

3 ½ sheep

Pamela Kinney

About the Author:
Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line, uses "y'all" for second-person-plural, and otherwise has no southern accent (in her opinion.) She attended college at Georgia Tech where she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics, and after graduation forgot everything about higher math as quickly as possible.

She has 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 plenty 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 rollerblade to save her life.

She presently lives in south Louisiana where she's deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning.

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