The Demon King
By Cinda Williams Chima
Plot of The Demon King
Raisa ana'Marianna, on the other hand, is the heir to the Queendom, rebellious, intelligent, and accustomed to luxury. She's just returned from three years at the Demonai camp in the Spirit Mountains, living free with her father's people, and is having a hard time getting used to the formalities of court again.
Neither seems to have a single thing in common, but when Han steals an ancient serpent amulet from a trio of wizards setting fire to a sacred mountain, their paths begin to cross in ways none of them could have predicted.
A thousand years before, Queen Hanalea killed wicked Demon King and saved the Seven Realms from certain destruction. Or did she? Piece by piece, the truth of what really happened so long ago starts to unfold. And no one could have predicted what truth would be found out.
The Demon King was an amazing book, and I am so glad that the other three books in the Seven Realms Quartet were out when I first found it at the school library. I really like the way there are sort of three stories in the book: Raisa's, Han's and the age-old legend of the Demon King and Hanalea, and they way they intertwine with each other in the most fascinating ways.