Teen Book Review: The Demon King

Dawit Tibebu is a freshman at Banneker High School, and he’s been reading some young adult books during his time volunteering at the Takoma Park DC Library.  His first book review is about The Demon King, Book One in the Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima.  Here’s what he has to say:

Book cover image of The Demon KingHan Alister is a known ganglord in his village. He wears two silver cuffs around his wrist, which earns him his street name, Cuffs.  When he and his friend Fire Dancer go to gather rare plants, they encounter wizards. In this world, wizards and humans don’t get along. Han threatens the wizards and is able to get the leader’s amulet, the source of wizards’ magic. The leader is the son of the High Wizard, adviser to the queen and the most powerful wizard of all. Han has nothing but bad luck after he takes the amulet, but he feels very drawn to it. He is faced with the choice of discarding the amulet or keeping it.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is into fiction of any kind. It’s not too childish or too sophisticated. It’s a good book especially for teenagers. I thought this book was very entertaining and well composed. It got right to the point and didn’t drag on the situation too long. I also liked that it was unpredictable and always ended with a cliff hanger at the end of each book. All in all, the Seven Realm Series is a must read.

Book One: The Demon King
Book Two: The Exiled Queen
Book Three: The Gray Wolf Throne
Book Four: The Crimson Crown