The only thing worse than dying, is running away…
Since becoming employed by a supernatural protection agency, Natalie Johnson’s life has been more interesting than ever. While most teens are working on their summer tans, Natalie works on slaughtering the undead lurking just outside her town’s borders.
The workload takes more than just a toll on her love life, it dampens her spirit and her health, as the town is plagued by a mysterious murderer intent on stealing the residents’ souls. Natalie’s investigation is hampered by her declining health and the sicker she gets, the more inadequate she feels.
Guilt over her inability to act, weighs heavily on Natalie’s shoulders during a time when her strength is needed more than ever. As some of those closest to her begin to lose faith, she must make the hardest stand yet to save the soul of the one person she can always count on:
The first thing I want to say about this book is that this is #2 in a series, and that to truly appreciate and understand the story, you really need to read book #1, The Dream Slayer. In book 1 Natalie finds out that she’s not just a normal teenager. She’s a Paladin. A warrior who’s destiny is to keep the world, and her little town, safe from evil. Demon Royale picks up shortly after book 1 ends. Natalie doesn’t get much of a reprieve before there’s a new and very dangerous evil trying to get rid of her and take control of the town of Meadow’s Creek and the world. Natalie has a lot of doubts about herself but her custodian, her boyfriend and her best friends slash sidekicks won’t let her give up. This book kept me engrossed late into the night. It’s fast paced and keeps you guessing from one page to the next. I loved it! You can’t help but fall in love with the characters and experience their emotions with them as you read. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book and see what happens next in Meadow’s Creek!
About Jill Cooper:
Jill Cooper loves tea more than coffee and is obsessed over finding that perfect recipe. She lives in Danvers, MA with two cats, a toddler, a husband, and a 1964 yellow taxi. Her life is chaotic, but fun. She is currently working on a new Sci-fi thriller and the sequel to the Dream Slayer. She can be contacted at http://www.jillacooper.com