Raine Benares, she is and elf and a seeker, or at least
that was true two weeks ago. Now, she is the bonded
servant to the Saghred, a soul devouring stone with
unlimited power. Now people want to seek her out; not to
hire her, but to own her, and the power she conducts from
Raine came to the Isle of Mid to get help from the world's
most knowledgeable mages in trying to break her bond or to
destroy the rock, before it or any one of those who wished
to control her do so to her. Mid is neutral territory
where the most magically talented young come to learn
making it a perfect feeding ground for the demons being
released through the Hellgate now opening on the isle.
While Raine and her friends battle to keep everyone safe
from the demon infestation, she must also contend with
keeping her friends safe from those seeking to get her.
From the Elven embassy to the Goblin court, bodiless souls
trapped in rocks to demon queens, the danger is all
around. Raine has her hands full dealing with the need for
her friends' assistance while feeling guilt for putting
them in danger.
The implied romantic triangle developing in Raine's life
gives readers a reason to come back for future stories.
She's an angel with a devilish wit caught between a white
knight and a reformed dark mage; to be with either could
destroy them all. I look forward to seeing where Shearin
takes this story.
True fantasy lovers may find the seventeenth century
technology mixed with the modern day vocabulary a bit
disconcerting. The book reads more like an urban fantasy
with pirates and sharp wit and humor. I found the mix
quite refreshing. Lisa Shearin's fun, action paced writing
style gives this world life and vibrancy.
THE TROUBLE WITH DEMONS is the third installment to the
Raine Benares series by a fresh new writer, Lisa Shearin.
Even though I have landed In the midst of an ongoing
series, I found the story to easy to fall into and follow
and feel readers, like me, who have not read any of the
Raine Benares series will still be able to enjoy this
book. I have found Lisa Shearin's writing delightfully fun
and quick witted and plan on going back and catching the
first two of the series.
For seeker Raine Benares, a demon infestation on the Isle of
Mid couldn’t come at a worse time. Already fighting the
influence of the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone, Raine
discovers she is also magically bonded to a dark mage and a
white knight, two dangerous and powerful men on opposing
Turns out, the demons want the key to unlock
the Saghred. As a seeker, Raine should be able to find it
first. As the axis of light and dark powers, she’s a magical
cataclysm waiting to happen.