Sins of the Demon (Kara Gillian #4) by Diana Rowland
Louisiana homicide detective Kara Gillian is doing her best to cope with everything that’s happened to her over the past year, all while s continuing to hone her skills as a demon summoner. But lately she’s beginning to wonder if there’s a little too much demon in her world. She has a demon for a roommate, the demonic lord Rhyzkahl is still interested in her for reasons she can’t fathom, and now someone in the demon realm is trying to summon her. And there’s no way that can end well.
Meanwhile, people who’ve hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead. Kara is desperate to find the reasons for the deaths to clear her own name, but when she realizes there’s an arcane pattern to the deaths, she knows that both the human and the demon worlds may be at risk unless she finds out who’s behind it all. She’s in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.Sins of the Demon is the exciting fourth installment of the Kara Gillian series.
Boy was that one hell of a cliff hanger. Seriously, this book has one of the worst ones I’ve encountered in a while.
Rowland’s Kara Gillian series still impresses me, though I didn’t find this book, overall, to be quite on the same level as the last handful. The ending was definitely the best part, confirming at least in part some of the suspicions I’ve had for a while now. The rest held together wonderfully, but in general I felt that this book was more of a transition book than a standalone star. Rowland needed a way to get us from point A to point B, and this book is what took us there. This one didn’t demonstrate the same depth of character development as its predecessors, though truthfully it wasn’t necessarily needed.
I’m keeping this review short—time to go start the next book (seriously—I really want to know what happens next!)
PS – I really don’t care for the cover on this one. I don’t normally make comments on the cover artwork, but something about this one just bugs me.
Posted on July 7, 2014, in Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and tagged book reviews, demon lord, demons, diana rowland, fantasy, kara gillian, mark of the demon, paranormal, supernatural, urban fantasy. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.