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A trip to Sweden (and The Demon’s Lexicon book review + links)

Friday, June 26th, 2009 | Comments Off
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Lately I’ve been updating my other blog like crazy, and have sort of neglected to make any posts on this one.  I doubt anyone will miss it, but I apologize anyway.

For the past week or so I’ve been on a trip in Sweden, visiting with a close friend of mine. I’m a big food fan who woefully can’t cook very many things, so she’s been making yummy things for me to try. She’s vegetarian, so most of the things we’ve had have been kind of healthy (except for the homemade green tea ice cream–my idea) and I’ve been very very happy. We’ve also been into Stockholm and to the Skansen open air museum and zoo. Will probably post more pictures later, but have one now:

soldier's cottage

The Demon’s Lexicon

This is a book recommendation of sorts for Sarah Rees Brennan’s debut novel The Demon’s Lexicon, a YA urban fantasy novel about two brothers on the run from sinister magicians who control the power of demons. The first of a trilogy, with the second one coming out in June of 2010, it paints a fascinating new world unlike any I’ve read before (though I admittedly have not read as many fantasy novels as I’d have liked) and features a cast of compelling characters who, in some cases despite their misgivings, are extremely likable.

This book is not only about demon magic, swords, guns, and dark handsome men, though it has plenty of those. It’s also about family, trust, loyalty, and lies. It starts off with something as ordinary as fixing the kitchen sink, and ends with something quite unexpected and a world apart from the kitchen sink business. If you like surprises, humor, or a combination of any of the things already mentioned above, please check it out!

The author has also provided her readers with incentives by pledging to post non-spoilery short stories as her book sales go up; even after it ends, this book continues to give! She has already posted her first short story on her own blog.     Links below:

The Demon’s Lexicon on Amazon.Com

First Chapter of The Demon’s Lexicon

SRB’s blog – The Sorcerer and Stone short story This is not spoilery, and manages to be heartbreaking and dark and wonderful.

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