Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.
Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is desperate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.
Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.
This is the Demon's Lexicon. Turn the page (from Goodreads).
I’ve seen this book around the bookstores but for some reason I was not very interested in reading it. Usually I would pick it up, read the description and set it back down. So on my recent trip to the library this is another book that I picked up and thought I give it a go. I mean if I did not like it I could just return it to the library, its not like I paid for it.
Nick is my favourite character but it did not start out that way. He is not as easy character to like, but he does grown on you the more you get to know him. He is smart, protective, sarcastic, possessive, brooding, tortured soul, jealous does not want to share his brother with anyone. At first I did not understand Nick’s behaviour but as I continued reading I started to understand why Nick is the way he is. I really liked Alan, he is sweet but little bit timid for my liking; you could never tell that he is the older brother. Another two characters that I liked were Mae and Jamie, actually I liked Mae still undecided on Jamie. I think I just do not know enough about him to like or dislike him
Personally I do not think that this story is dark even though I has demons and dark magicians in it. Yes there magicians are horrible people who do not care about the consequences behind their actions. But there isn’t a lot of action or events that are steeped in dark magic to consider it dark. Still it was a good story and it was well written. It flowed nicely and it has a nice pace to it. The plot is exciting and there was some suspense to it, but I do wish that there was more action.
Overall this was a good and entertaining read; I will have to check if my library has book two which is titled The Demon’s Covenant. I give this book 3/5 STARS.