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3.0003821899484 out of 53.0003821899484 out of 53.0003821899484 out of 53.0003821899484 out of 53.0003821899484 out of 5 3.00 (5,233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Rees Brennan Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Demon’s Lexicon Trilogy Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780743581998
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Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.

   

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is desperate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Demon's Lexicon is full of shimmery marvels and bountiful thunder. Scott Westerfeld
  • The Demon’s Lexicon is full of shimmery marvels and bountiful thunder.” 

    Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Nonstop action, nail-biting suspense, clever repartee, and a knockout secret involving the two brothers will keep readers on the edges of their seats. There is resolution at the end, but it is just the first stage of the battle…Fans of the paranormal and the Supernatural television series are going to enjoy the adventures of these demon-fighting brothers, but so will aficionados of sharp writing, complex characters, fast-paced plots, teen angst, and the struggle between good and evil.” 

    VOYA

  • “[A] riveting debut… Even teens who don’t consider themselves genre buffs will appreciate the solid writing, fast-paced plot, and sense of authenticity that Brennan gives to the shadowy world between ordinary, modern-day London and the otherworld of demons and magicians.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “A fresh voice dancing between wicked humor and crepuscular sumptuousness invigorates this urban fantasy…Nick is an astonishing protagonist: vicious, deadly, callous, nearly feral, all but consumed with rage, yet rendered irresistibly attractive by his mordant wit, his clear-eyed recognition of his flaws and his terrified bafflement at his own fleeting moments of tenderness. Every character hides secrets, every conversation hints at double and triple meanings. 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. The conclusion, while utterly satisfying, also leaves room for the story to continue. Delicious.” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 2/19/2014

    " Absolutely enjoyed this!!! Huge twist I did not see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 2/17/2014

    " I loved this book. It's an interesting premise, a great twist at the end, and a unique urban fantasy world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/1/2014

    " This book was recommended to me a while back and I really had no desire to read it because 1)I had no desire to read a book called The DEMON'S Lexicon and 2)The cover art seemed a little cheesy. While I was stuck with an injury and nothing to do, I read this book. I really hate the title, because I think more people would read it if it were named something else. Yes there are demon's and bad magicians and bla, bla, bla, but the story is really about these two brothers and how they will do whatever it takes to save / protect the other. There was a twist at the end that was not really shocking at all, but overall I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gajen Chan | 1/1/2014

    " Alan and Nick Ryve's, two matured boys who fight and defend each other with their dad missing and a crazy mom to protect, are being chased down by magicians. Black Arthur, a powerful magician is going after the crazy mom of their's for a reason that they are curious about. After gaining a couple of helpers mid-way through the book and uncovering a horrifying secret that can ruin the brotherhood between Alan and Nick,they are captured by Black Arthur's men. Will Nick and Alan put the problem to the side and win this battle or will they fall to the hands of Black Arthur? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess Buyers | 12/31/2013

    " I would just like to make this whole review a big warning. From my eyes as an adult girl I personally didn't really like anything about this book. The plot, fantasy, dialog, and characters just didn't really have a good effect on me. I just wasn't impressed. I do understand, though, that I have a biased view because I don't even like fantasy and magic in the first place and I am also not a young adult. I could see how a young adult, probably mostly boys would just love this book, i can see that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 12/24/2013

    " Totally not what I was expecting as an ending. The only negative about the book is the cheesy cover. Makes the book look like it was published in the 70's or something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonore | 11/29/2013

    " Reminded me a lot of City of Bones/Ashes...but anyway, I really liked it! Also, I especially loved the London/Salisbury scenes because I just got back from there so I could totally visualize. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 nicebutnubbly | 10/26/2013

    " I bought this to support the author. And it was an enjoyable enough read, with a nice reveal, but the main character was such an asshole that I couldn't really connect. I will continue to follow her career, but maybe in paperback. Or from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DeAnn | 10/15/2013

    " This book took me a little while to get into, but became more interesting once things started to be revealed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Burbank.christopher | 1/27/2013

    " Good way to start the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/10/2013

    " i absolutely loved this book. i read the whole series in a week. it was just what I was looking for in a book, as a young adult in fantasy adventure genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayme Last | 12/27/2012

    " Although my interest flagged in the middle of the book, it was worth it to get to the end. A surprising and very interesting ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denice | 5/7/2012

    " ITS A GOOD BOOK ABOUT WITCHES AND WIZARDS. I LIKED THE ENDING. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat Hellisen | 12/5/2011

    " More a 3.5. This was fun - a kinda Harry Potter meets Supernatural mash-up romp, with some nice flashes of humorous dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/17/2011

    " I loved this book so much. I first read it a few years ago when it came out, and I remember not sleeping until I was finished, and then crying until I could get to sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 5/11/2011

    " I struggled a little through this. I'm not used to the unlikeable anti-hero type. I kept waiting for Nick to pull out of his "I don't care about anyone or anything" attitude. The end had a fantastic twist and that saved the book for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thorn | 5/4/2011

    " It seemed awfully fanfic-like in tone, and yet I'll probably finish out the series for no good reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 5/1/2011

    " This book was a sleeper surprise! Wouldn't have thought it would be a good one, but non-stop action: first in a triology! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linsey | 4/28/2011

    " A great read! Marvelous twist on a magical plot. Great portrayal of complicated sibling relationships, cool villain and very well written. I loved the story twists and turns. I'll definitely check out others in the trilogy. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan was born and raised in Ireland by the sea, where her teachers valiantly tried to make her fluent in Irish—she finds it important people know it’s not called Gaelic—but she chose to read books under her desk in class instead. After living briefly in New York, earning a creative writing MA, and doing library work in Surrey, England, she returned to Dublin to write. Her Irish is still woeful, but she feels the books under the desk were worth it.

About the Narrator

James Langton, born in York, England, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Winner of fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.