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

    Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author

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


  • “[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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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? "

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