In a world where magic is real and the supernatural is almost normal, bodyguard Celia Graves has survived a vampire attack which made her a half-vampire and awakened her latent Siren abilities. She’s battled a Siren Queen to the death and twice faced down a demon that wants to kill her--slowly. She’s also had her heart broken--twice--by her old flame, magician Bruno DeLuca.
Perhaps the worst thing was the discovery that Celia’s life has been warped by a curse laid on her during childhood--the cause of everything from the death of her little sister to the murder of her best friend the same night that Celia became an Abomination.
An ancient rift between the demonic dimension and our own--sealed during the destruction of Atlantis--begins to open, threatening to loose all the demons of hell on humanity (including the one personally bent on destroying Celia). Celia’s hellish recent experiences have given her the unique combination of abilities needed to close the rift. But to overcome the curse, which nearly guarantees her failure, she’ll need to join forces with people she no longer trusts...and put people she has come to care about directly in harm’s way.
Luckily for readers, it turns out to be just to opposite.
Demon Song takes the seeds of the Song series and helps them blossom into an even better third book and series. The characters are well built and interesting, the plot fast moving and intricate, and the magic spectacular. Not only that but Celia encounters almost constant action in this sensational sequel, making readers unable to put down this engaging book.
This book should definitely be read after its predecessors, Blood Song and Siren Song, but as both of these books are captivating books that are sure to delight readers of all ages, it is no great hampering.
All in all readers will delight in Demon Song. It is full of action, adventure, and fun characters. Yes, the series is changed by some important deaths, but while these characters are taken from the story other characters blossom, becoming fuller and more important to the story. And while these new and fuller characters do not replacing these fallen comrades, they do help the book and series overall retain the fullness that these characters bring to Celia and the overall Song series.
9 out of 10
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: March 1, 2011