Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan - Review

And here's Antonia's review of The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Alan and Nick have been on the run for as long as they can remember. Their Dad started running from the magicians when they were both small, but he died years ago. Since then Alan has been running the show, taking care of their mother and Nick in their father's absence.

Now they are both almost grown. Nick has turned sixteen, a strong and brutal fighter, while the older Alan is more gentle until backed into a corner - and with his gun, he never misses. While taking care of their insane mother, they continue to fight and flee the magicians and their demons. But then Mae and Jamie come into their lives. Jamie has been marked by a demon - a three tier mark meaning only death. But there may be a way to save him - if one of them is able to make the greatest sacrifice and take the mark upon themselves.

The bond between the brothers is unbreakable until the unthinkable truth is revealed - only then can Alan and Nick make their choices - straining their bond to its very limits.

This fascinating fantasy explores the bonds of love between families and shows how far we will go for the ones we love.

1 comment:

Hagelrat said...

Loved this, can't wait fo more from this author.