I’ve been waiting with some measure of anticipation for this second novel in Ms. Loiske’s McLean Twins’ Series. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. It is a wonderful and enchanting follow-up to the first book, Black Diamond (see my 5-Star review, 5/30/14, www.lindawatkins.biz).
I’m going to try not to give much away here about either book since the most fun in reading is about discovery. I will say that this tale picks up where Black Diamond left off with the twins, Shannon and Ian, and their faithful friend, Simon, off on a quest they hope will aid their father who is in deep magical doo-doo! They journey to the home of a woman named Elowen whom they believe is a powerful witch who can teach them the magical spells they need in order to secure their father’s release.
However, the twins, being teenagers, have a somewhat misguided sense of invulnerability and are oft-times impulsive and reckless with their own magical abilities. This can result in some pretty dire consequences for the folks around them, as you will see when you read the book.
Demon’s Touch is a fast-paced read and you will have difficulty putting it down! It is full of wonderfully eccentric characters, spells, magic, witches, and the angst of growing up. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I did its predecessor, and would encourage you to read both of them. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series!
While the series is targeted at young adults and teens, it, like the Harry Potter books, is fun for all ages and I can recommend it to you most highly.