Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
City of Demons has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Xcess Limited
Condition: Used: Very Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

City of Demons Paperback – July 25, 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$15.95
$10.61 $2.10

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$15.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

Review

"City of Demons is a terrific debut novel. Lock the doors before you set out on this journey... You will not put it down again." ~Alison Acheson, author of Molly's Cue

"City of Demons is a fast-paced page turner of a fantasy novel, with rich characters, vivid, evocative settings and a deep vein of universal truth." ~Wendy Phillips, Governor General's Literary Award winning author of Fishtailing

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 50%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Tyche Books Ltd. (July 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987824848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987824844
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #961,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I first read this book in a book bundle "gods and dragons-" the cover is not something I would have picked up- but so glad it was in the bundle!
I loved this story - there was a good balance of character development- action - and mystery that kept me engaged.
The idea behind the need for the bands is quite interesting - although it was never explained why the demons and dragons stay in one area. And hence why it was so unusual when the demon ventured to the midlands
I was bit taken a back as the relationship between Salik and Garic moved as it seemed to jump stages but this was small and I loved the progression of the story.
Rather than one twist taking the entire book to unravel there were multiple twists and non demon battles to fight and I liked how they were resolved.
I look forward to more works by this author!!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
City of Demons is an epic fantasy that takes us on one young man's journey from the farmlands to the cities of Midland. Filled with demons, battles, political conflict, suspense and intrigue this is sure to enchant fantasy lovers. Harkness weaves a tale that will leave you breathless. I consumed this over the course of three evening and was sadden to see it end.

The tale begins when we meet Garet, he is a young sheep herder, who lives on a small farm with his family. He loves his mom and his little sister but he lives in fear of his abusive father and manipulative brothers. Garet dreams of escaping. As he watches the herds he dreams about the cities he has never seen and wonders what the roads are paved of. A need to protect his mother and baby sister, keep him from running away. One evening his life is forever changes when his family is attacked by a demon. As his father and brothers cower in fear, young Garet finds he is able to resist "demon fear" and slays the demon. When it's discovered he has this rare talent, he is taken to the city of Shirath. Here he trains to become a Demonbane. He he is schooled in combat, demon lore, and how to resist the demon's physic power. The tale that unfolds was breathtakingly beautiful, had depth and characters I came to adore.

Garet has led a simple, mostly miserable life on a small farm. Until his journey begins he has never left his home. Viewing the world through his eyes was simplistic, beautiful and fascinating. He is bright, brave and inquisitive. He absorbs the world around him, questions everything and sees the world with an understanding beyond his years. While he is excited by all around him, a part of him yearns for his mother, sister and the open fields of his farm. The town's people were fascinating and colorful.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
City of Demons - not a series yet (one offshoot book - Marick and the Rat Demon, but no true follow-on story), and I really want to read more. Their are some familiar roles (hero that vaults from obscurity and oppression, sage mentor, amusing sidekicks, love interest, back-stabbing villains, etc.) but all of these characters are well written and the relationships that are created are, for the most part, solid and satisfying. I really liked the concept of the demons, and how the demonbanes are set up to oppose them. There are only a couple of weak spots in the story, and a huge amount of potential for the author to explore and explain (Where do the demons come from, and how do they sneak into cities if they are so easy to detect? What about the dragons?).
The book seems to be written for teen audience (age of protagonists, easy read, etc), and I am happy that this book has no clumsy sex scenes (that some other novice fantasy authors try to produce), only a bit of youthful romance and puppy love. You'll find the book an easy and fast read, and I'm sure you'll wish there were more books in this universe (there is only the aforementioned short story Marick and the Rat Demon - a good but short read itself).
I read this book in the Gods and Dragons anthology available on Amazon - a very good value if you haven't read some of the books in the collection.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Garet loses his temper and kills a demon. The demonbanes come to search for the one beat the demon fear and offer him the chance to become one of their own. Garet's new life starts here.

Demons breed fear in any humans they come near, then feed off that fear to make themselves strong. Now there is a new demon, the type of which has never been seen before, as well as political intrigue within the king's court. Only the demonbane can protect mankind, but the demonbane have their own in-house fighting to sort out before they can save the city.

Garet has a natural ability when it comes to fighting demons and he picks up knowledge at a phenomenal rate which pleases some of his masters, but angers others.

This book reminded me of David Eddings fantasy series. The author has taken a great deal of trouble to ensure the continuity of the story is correct. The planet is well thought out and I felt as if I could step across the dimensions and be at home there. I saw no editing errors at all and the story locked together superbly. Can you tell I really enjoyed this book?

I love fantasy books but haven't read one of this quality for some time. There is a little bit of romance in it, but the fighting of demons and Garet's emergence from a gawky country boy to a young man skilled in the fighting of demons is the mainstay of the book. I could go on and on about how I liked it, but that wouldn't necessarily encourage a fantasy reader to try it. I will say if you like fantasy, you shouldn't miss this one. Take the plunge and give it a try. It will knock your socks off!

Originally posted at LAS Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reviews
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

City of Demons
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: City of Demons