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The Demon RaceOf her arranged marriage she flees home and enters the Demon Race for the chance to change her fate But to compete she must cross the Saraj on a daeva a shadow demon that desires its own reward to infect her soul with darknessNamali soon learns the desert holds dangers than mee. Find this review at Forever Lost in LiteratureGoing into The Demon Race I expected an adventurous YA novel that was on the darker side but still something relatively 'of the norm' I did not expect such a dark emotional character driven all around stunning journey to find oneself I am than thrilled about this book This is a standalone fantasy with a Middle Eastern inspired desert setting and an abundance of demons and daevas There is a very minor romantic aspect of this book but it does not overtake the story and there is really nothing physical There is however plenty of violence and disturbing aspects of this novel so if that's not your thing then I would just keep that in mindThe culture of this world is Middle Eastern inspired but with its own set of gods and religion that I really enjoyed learning about I love that Warwick created some strong religious stories and rituals around this culture that really cemented it as something that felt authentic At the same time however I would have also loved to know even about some of the other major gods or players One small disappointment I had was with the daevas themselves I won't go into the role they play itself because it's a small surprise but I wanted to know about them and what they were like They were a clear representation of evil and sort of 'infected' people with their evil but I would have liked to have them described often or even expanded upon whether they had any sort of personality This is a minor issue but it is one that would have brought this book to life even for me and intrigued me even Our main protagonist Namali lost her mother a few years prior to the start of the events of this book and has been living alone with her father ever since Her father has been closed off to her since her mother's death and at the very beginning of the novel Namali is informed that she will be married off to a merchant something she does not want to do I thought Namali was a great character She's not without her flaws but she's a surprisingly steadfast young woman who knows what she wants and what she doesn't and will do anything she can do get it a determination that she didn't even realize she had in the beginning of the book As mentioned this is a majorly character driven book so Namali's development throughout the events of the story are incredibly important and also written extremely well She's a bit on the uiet side and is often unsure of herself but at various moments of the book she begins to find her own bravery and find out who she truly is and what she wants from her life Namali's entire journey through darkness despair anger and hope is something that I found beautiful and that affected me deeply as I could relate to many of the feelings Namali struggled with even though our situations are of course vastly differentThe second most prominent character in this book is Sameen a young man that Namali meets at the beginning of her journey Sameen is an angel not literally and someone I hope I can be like He's kind caring and seems to be a genuinely selfless person who cares about others He knows what he has to do survival and is willing to do it and he is also a very loyal person I don't want to go into Sameen's role too much in this story but he acts a wonderful balance for Namali's own struggles and is another great character int his bookThis is also a very insightful book with themes such as female oppression judging others etc and I really enjoyed this most of the time There were a few times where it did start to feel a bit overdone and that the message was being forced into the reader than the merely fully absorbed but it still didn't bother me too much in the end It is something that I could see some readers disliking though so I thought it was worth mentioning since it was something that even I noticedI don't know for sure whether or not the evil attempting to overtake Namali and other characters was meant to have any relation to depression or things in that realm but this really hit home for me The struggle between Namali and the evil that attempts to take over both her and the rest of the competitors is one of the biggest conflicts in this book and it speaks to so many true aspects of life itself The message that no matter how much darkness overtakes you no matter how many bad thoughts you might have or fears you have about yourself there is hope and there is a chance to find yourself again is a huge one in this book and also one that I think is incredible importantThis is a book that I know I will not forget about easily if ever because of how much I wasn't expecting it I didn't expect to highlight so many paragraphs and phrases that were so real and so relevant to my life and the world itself The biggest surprise was simply how dark and cruel this book was The Demon Race goes to some dark places but it does so in a beautiful impacting manner Whether you like the story itself or not there is no denying Warwick's ability to craft some truly beautiful words and employ a brilliant style of proseOverall I've given The Demon Race four and a half stars If you like dark character driven adventure journeys then you must pick this one up

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A race across the desert An unimaginable prizeIt occurs once every thousand years the Demon Race A test of will and strength it is a race across the Saraj a fight for the prize of a lifetime And it is the key to Namali Hafshar’s freedomWhen shy seventeen year old Namali learns. Thank you to the author for the review copy in exchange for an honest review The Demon Race is a for now fantasy standalone set in a desert It clearly has demons so I was uite ready for this book And for the most part it delivered But I have been going back and forth on my rating for a while now In the end I decided to take my rating to the high end as this is a debut author and I settled on 4 stars That doesn’t mean I don’t have some bones to pick with it thoughLet us start with the face that I enjoyed reading this book I read it in one sitting and it was uite nice for a change to be able to be done with a book and there not being a seuel I need to wait on It is a solid wrapped up story There is still room to expand on this world it is set in but this story is done The writing was very easy to fall into And there were very little dull moments in this action packed book Even so some of the insights on female oppression felt like lectures in places I do appreciate what she tried to do though Showing the male character his privilege as a man and in turn showing our female character her privilege as an able bodied personAs said this story takes place in the desert and the culture and world seems based on middle eastern culture The basis of the world is solid but I would have liked some explaining on their gods perhaps and I would have liked deepening on the demons I understand that in this instance the demons were used as a bad influence on our characters for the demon in themselves but I would liked to have seen that the creatures they travelled on had been depicted as individuals you know Now they just kind of fell to the background as a plot device and discarded whenever convenient I think that was a shame because it could have added so much to the story and the charactersOur main character is Namali who is 17 years of age and discovers at the start of the book she is to be married off at the end of the week As this is not something she wants she leaves to join The Demon Race She’s used to complying to the male men in her life And while she took a long time to accept herself as brave her first decision to turn away from everything she has known is brave She is a bit shy in moments but as we get to know her and she interacts with Sameen she becomes free in her interactions Namali also wears a veil in front of her mouth Throughout the book it is clear this is by her own choice and that it means a great deal to her to show her face to someoneSameen is one of the kindest human beings I have come across in my recent reads While he is joining The Demon Race for his own reasons he can’t help but help out Namali where everyone else turns her away Even if this means his chances are becoming slimmer and slimmer every day Their romance was obvious from the start but they suit each other It is also a slower romance and a clean one for sure There is not even a kissWhile the romance might be very clean there is violence blood and mutilation So it is certainly not a read for those faint of heart

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The Demon Race review Á eBook or Kindle ePUB µ A race across the desert An unimaginable prizeIt occurs once every thousand years the Demon Race A test of will and strength it is a race across the Saraj a fight for the prize of a lifetime And it is the key to Namali Hafshar’s freedomWhen shy seventeen year old Namali learns of her arraTs the eye The only person she can trust is Sameen a kind competitor seeking his own destiny As her affection for him grows however so too does the darkness in her heartIn this race of men and demons only one can win But the price of winning might be than Namali is willing to pa. 35Date Reviewed 30 June 2018This Review was first posted on Keep Reading Forward If you want to see check out our other locations as well as here ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review In The Demon Race Namali learns of an arranged marriage and once she realizes she has no choice she flees her home in an attempt to avoid the marriage When an odd chance leads her to discover the Demon Race and the prize the winner shall receives she suddenly realizes that it is the key to change her fate and immediately enters However to compete in the race one must race across the desert on a daeva or a demon As Namali tries to win the race the demon tries to win her soul In this race only one can win but who is to say they can surviveIn this fantasy debut I was really interested in the whole demon part of the race How can one survive being on demon How does one change overtime from being affected Is the prize really worth it The story delivers all the answers with fast paced action I don’t even believe that it slowed down as well It definitely held my attention but I kept wondering where my excitement wasPerhaps this novel features a different level of fantasy them I used to reading Maybe I was hoping for in other areas or I stayed to focus on just the demons However I have a feeling that if someone truly loves fantasy and demons to the highest level this might just be the book for them I guess this just wasn’t truly my cup of tea A glass half full or emptyI am sure that someone else will love this story as it has the potential to be a good book to anyone who likes fantasy It may not be for me but it is definitely for someone It is a well written debut and a good one at that It is definitely interesting and well thought of If anyone is unsure I’d say this book is definitely serving of a chance at least