The Demon Crown

The Demon Crown

Large Print - 2017
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A construction project beneath the National Mall unearths a terrifying secret dating back to the Civil War. It is a cache of bones preserved in amber and buried more than a century ago by a cabal of scientists to protect humankind. The scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian Institution, were safeguarding a wonder like no other: the very secret of life after death. But this prize is linked to a horror from the ancient past, a horror that has remained dormant yet all too frighteningly alive in the marrow of those bones.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, [2017]
Edition: Large print edition, First HarperLuxe edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062381767
0062381768
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Rolli
Characteristics: xvii, 692 pages : illustrations, maps.

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Mar 05, 2018

Of all the Rollins’ Sigma Force novels I’ve read so far, I still think his “Bone Labyrinth” is the best, and I find myself constantly comparing his other works to that standard. The Demon Crown is a good read but not great, and the ending seems rushed and a little fake. Also, I had a real problem with this one in believing that former assassin, Seichan (who is also Gray’s love interest) can suddenly turn from being a violent murderer who thrives on danger and killing into a tender loving mother-to-be. With that said, I still enjoyed learning about the real places, historic events and persons and the often fascinating but disturbing facts he weaves into his stories. And I love the way Rollins tells part of the story by going inside the head and body of a wasp, drawing his readers into the imagined world of the insect’s perspective – very cool.

dustbunny53 Jan 30, 2018

I enjoyed the book, but I had to skip the detailed parts about the wasps because it creeped me out too much.

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AlmadenAFS
Jan 24, 2018

James why did I expect so much more from you. This is a Hoo-Hum try at best. I imagine this is now going to be a one a year book (?) to satisfy your publisher. So sad, you were good.

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