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The Demon's Lexicon

The Demon's Lexicon

For Ages: 14 and up
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Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazy—she screams if Nick gets near her. She’s no help in protecting any of them 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. . . .
  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416963790 | 
  • June 2009 | 
  • Grades 9 and up | 
  • Lexile HL830
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A new gothic YA fantasy trilogy, set in England, about magicians and demons.

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Q. how did you come to write The Demon's Lexicon?

A. I've always been fascinated by demons, which are creatures of fire in Sumerian myth and creatures of air in Shakespeare's plays. Then I went rambling through England on a walking holiday and heard a lot of scary stories, and saw a documentary about wolves. Demons, wolves and scary things happening in the ordinary-seeming modern England - I had a book! I just had to write it.

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