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{September 16, 2011}   {Review} Quest of the Demon by M.L. Sawyer

From Goodreads: Darci is a popular sixteen-year-old girl who plays basketball and lives in an ordinary country town. But her life is changed forever when she is accidentally transported to the land of Nahaba by a young apprentice wizard called Taslessian.

Within hours of her unexpected arrival, both teens are thrust into a dangerous journey to the cave of Grisham the Great in the hope that he would be able to send her home.

Upon reaching the cave, however, Darci quickly discovers that there is no such thing as accidents, and that their journey is only just beginning.

The Quest of the Demon has begun.


Sawyer has created a non-stop action piece in which Darci, accidentally transported to Nahaba, must go on a quest in order to get back home.  What I really enjoyed about this novel was the immense characterization.  All the characters are extremely in-depth and well rounded, giving the reader the feeling of personally knowing them all.  I also enjoyed that this is not a traditional good versus evil story.  I’m not going to give away the ending, but I will say that I was surprised by what transpired.  This novel is refreshing and original, leaving the ending open for both interpretation and a sequel.  Although lengthy at times, overall, I enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it for MG and YA readers alike.  Three stars.

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.


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