The Demon King (A Seven Realms Novel #1) (Paperback)

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Listen. Everyone has that one series, or multiple series, that they tell everyone they meet they need to read these books. This is one of those series for me. The Demon King is the first in a fantasy series that is genuinely one of the best I've ever read. It's thrilling, immersive, diverse, and even romantic at times. It brings common fantasy tropes together in a fresh way that will constantly leave you wanting more. Also, there's a warrior princess and a boy who grew up thinking he was (semi) normal. I mean, what more could you want?

— From Rachael


New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima presents the first installment in a thrilling new fantasy series, in which the lives of Han Alister and the brave Princess Raisa collide in a magical and dangerous adventure.

One day Han Alister catches three young wizard setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won't use it against him. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.

Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana'Marianna has her own battle to fight. She's just returned to court after three years of riding and hunting with her father's family. Raia aspires to be like Hanalea, the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems that her mother has other plans for her-plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.

The Seven Realms will tremble when the lives of Han and Raisa collide in this stunning page-turner from best-selling author Cinda Williams Chima.

About the Author

Cinda Williams Chima ( is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, and The Dragon Heir. She wrote her first novels in middle school. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781423121367
ISBN-10: 1423121368
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: A Seven Realms Novel