The Demon's Lexicon
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The Demon's Lexicon

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Nick's family has been on the run from magicians his whole life. His father is dead, and his insane mother hates him--she starts screaming if he touches her. After Nick's protective older brother is marked with a demon sign that means death, danger is unavoidable. The only way to erase the sign is to kill a magician. As Nick and his brother play a deadly cat and mouse game with the magicians, Nick begins to suspect that everything his brother has told him about their past is a pack of lies. Not knowing whom to trust or where to turn, he walks into a trap--and a startling revelation that changes everything he's ever believed.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 143 x 207 x 21mm | 290g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint ed.
  • 1416963804
  • 9781416963806
  • 172,777

Review quote

"From the pitch-perfect opening paragraph to the heartbreaking final pages, the narrative peels back layers of revelation, deftly ratcheting up the tension and horror to a series of shattering climaxes. Delicious." -- "Kirkus Reviews", starred review
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9,600 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 28% (2,673)
4 34% (3,293)
3 25% (2,420)
2 8% (796)
1 4% (418)

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Nick and his brother, Alan, have been on the run for Nick's entire life - and when they're not running, they're fighting the vicious magicians pursuing their mother and the powerful charm she stole. Magicians who trade lives for power. Who killed their father and left Alan with a permanent limp. And who show up yet again as soon as Nick has started to get comfortable in their new home. This time, everything's different. A demon marks Alan, and Nick can't rest until he knows his brother is safe. Especially after one of the most powerful magician's circles delivers a warning that leaves Alan more shaken than Nick's ever seen. But the harder Nick tries to protect him, the more he realizes how many secrets Alan's been keeping from him. No longer able to trust the one person he thought he could count on, Nick sets out to find the truth. Unfortunately, this truth is more dangerous than most... THE DEMON'S LEXICON is a dark, fast-paced story filled with equal parts of action and emotion - and incredibly difficult to put down once you've started. The narration, from Nick's point of view, is stark but comes with plenty of biting humor. All of the characters have more to them than it appears at first glance, and it's easy to believe the vivid world of magicians and the Goblin's Market could truly exist amidst our own. The many twists will keep readers guessing and glued to the page, but ultimately the story rests on Nick and Alan and the intense yet tenuous bond between them. It's this relationship that gives the novel its heart, and raises it above the many other paranormal and urban fantasy offerings hitting the shelves. Highly recommended to all! *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
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