Demon’s Lexicon Trilogy

 

“From the pitch-perfect opening paragaph, to the heartbreaking final pages… delicious.” — Kirkus, starred review

 

The Demon’s Lexicon

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1 edition (April 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416963804
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416963806

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. Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are part of a secret world. They go every month to a Goblin Market where magic is bought and sold, and they are always ready to run from the deadly magicians who use demons to work their magic. The magicians want a charm that Nick’s mother stole—and they want it badly enough to kill.

Alan is Nick’s partner in demon slaying and the only person he trusts in the world. So things get very scary and very complicated when Nick begins to suspect that everything Alan has told him about their father, their mother, their past, and what they are doing is a complete lie. . . . Follow the adventures of Nick, Alan, Goblin Market girl Sin, and Mae and Jamie, the newcomers who have stumbled into this world who have secrets of their own, in what the Bulletin Centre for Children’s Books called “a breathlessly suspenseful series punctuated throughout with keen humor and heartbreaking emotional resonance.’” (starred review)

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The Demon’s Covenant

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416963820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416963820

Mae Crawford has always thought of herself as in control, but in the last few weeks her life has changed. Her younger brother Jamie suddenly has magical powers, and she’s even more unsettled when she realizes that Gerald, the new leader of the Obsidian Circle, is trying to persuade Jamie to join the magicians. Even worse…Jamie hasn’t told Mae a thing about any of it. Mae turns to brothers Nick and Alan to help her rescue Jamie, but they are in danger from Gerald themselves because he wants to steal Nick’s powers. Will Mae be able to find a way to save everyone she cares about from the power-hungry magician’s carefully laid trap?

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The Demon’s Surrender

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (June 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416963839
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416963837

The Goblin Market has always been the center of Sin’s world. But now the Market is at war with the magicians, and Sin’s place is in danger. Thrown out of the Market she loves, Sin is thrown together with brothers Nick and Alan—whom she’s always despised. Alan has been marked by a magician and is being tortured so that the magicians can get to Nick. As Sin watches Alan struggle to protect the demon brother he loves, she begins to see him in a new light—but she and Mae are locked in a fierce rivalry over who will inherit the leadership of the Goblin Market, and a decisive battle with the Aventurine Circle is looming. Mae’s brother, Jamie, is holed up with the magicians, his loyalties in question. And Nick—well, who knows what a demon might do to save his brother? How far will Nick go to save Alan—and what will it cost them all? Find out in this gripping conclusion to the trilogy Scott Westerfeld says is “full of shimmery marvels and bountiful thunder.”

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