I have really enjoyed this series from the beginning, so after following Donna on her journey as she learns about herself and discovers the truth behind her iron tattoos I am sad to see it come to an end.
Donna is in London, England training to be an alchemist, having been sent there for releasing Demain, who is now causing havoc, most notably burning down the British Museum.
The Stone Demon also gives us points of view from Xan and Navin, whose I love the most thanks to his sense of humour and constant jokes. Both Xan and Navin have their own roles to play, Xan has a secret he is hiding from Donna, while Navin plays a very important role in Donna's tasks. She must find a way to collect the items she needs from each realm to make the Philosophers Stone to save humankind from Demain.
The Stone Demon was a roller coaster ride from the very beginning from being safe in London at the alchemists home Donna is soon taking risks and meeting with people she shouldn't be meeting with. The Iron Witch introduced us to Donna, and from that point onwards it has been one big adventure for her, and for us the reader, The Stone Demon is a great end to this series that has everything you could ask for in a book, romance, friendship, fighting, magic, and laughter.
Navin shivered. "Stop being so dramatic. You're hardly in the position to tear apart reality. You'd have trouble tearing open a packet of chips right now.".................There were some moments in The Stone Demon where things happened that I didn't expect, and it wasn't until they happened that I realised how much I really liked the character involved. I even tweeted Karen Mahoney about it.
"Shut up a minute, I'm trying to think."
"I know, I can hear your two brain cells rubbing together."
Navin and Newton, location 1660 kindle
@kazmahoney just finished chapter 24 of The Stone Demon.....I may be crying just a bit
— Michelle (@MuchLovedBooks) April 13, 2013
The Stone Demon to me is my favourite of them all, some characters get closure, and some get what they deserve, and the small handful really didn't deserve what they got. I laughed, cried, worried, and cheered on the good guys. Karen has once again drew me into the world she has created and I did not want to say goodbye to these characters. The ending of the book was bitter-sweet and I would love to see a novella or book in an anthology about what happens with certain individuals.