22 May 2010

Review: Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland book coverGiven to me by a friend, this book has been on my shelf for a couple of months now, just waiting for the right time to be read. Oddly enough, straight after finishing Great Expectations I decided it was time. I think I was in the mood for something light and a significant departure from the classics after spending time with Dickens.

The main character in Mark of the Demon is Kara, who happens to be a Detective and a conjurer of demons. The demons in this urban fantasy novel are beings from another realm, who live according to a strict honour code and can provide information that can assist Kara solve her crimes.

A number of murders attributed to the Symbol Man start piling up, and Kara is made lead Detective on the case. She receives some help from a FBI Agent who believes in the arcane, and finds herself unexpectedly involved in a complicated relationship with a Demon Lord during the investigation.

This was an enjoyable and quick read, and I enjoyed the mix of crime/police procedural with the paranormal. I wanted to give it 3 stars, but after having given Great Expectations this rating, I just couldn't bring myself to rate them as equals. Ridiculous I know, but there you have it.

My rating = **1/2

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