The Demon's Lexicon

The Demon's Lexicon

For Ages: 14 and up
Nick and his brother Alan are on the run with their mother, who was once the lover of a powerful magician. When she left him, she stole an important charm - and he will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Now Alan has been marked with the sign of death by the magician's demon, and only Nick can save him. But to do so he must face those he has fled from all his life - the magicians - and kill them. So the hunted becomes the hunter… but in saving his brother, Nick discovers something that will unravel his whole past…
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  • Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing | 
  • ISBN 9781847382894 | 
  • July 2009 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
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About the Author

Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan is Irish and currently lives in Dublin. For a short stint, she lived in New York and became involved with a wide circle of writers who encouraged and supported her, including Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. She has developed a wide audience through her popular blog,, where she writes movie parodies, book reviews and some stories.


Author Revealed

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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