Devil's Kiss
Sarwat Chadda




Fifteen-year-old Billi SanGreal never meant to make history. Dragged at the age of ten into the modern-day Knights Templar by her father, the Grandmaster, Billi's the first girl ever to be a Templar warrior. Her life is a rigorous and brutal round of weapons' practice, demon killing and occult lore - and a lot of bruises. But then temptation is placed in Billi's path - an alternative to her isolated life. But temptation brings consequences. In this case - the tenth plague - the death of all first borns and so Billi must choose her destiny. And as she soon discovers, death isn't even the worst...

'This book is a thrilling ride through the myths and legends of the Knights Templar which brings in Bible lore and goth horror... A truly gripping fantasy. 5 STARS.' -Flipside

'Excellent debut thriller, pitched at the Stephenie Meyer "goth-lit" audience. There's plenty to appeal to Twilight fans, and enough bloody action scenes to satisfy male readers too.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
Anice, from Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School, Barnet

I am currently reading Devil's Kiss.

 

At first, when I was still reading the first chapter, I didn't find it quite as exciting as the other chapters - I think, because I am not used to this genre of books, I was determined not to like it. Fortunately as soon as I got into it, I got literally sucked in!

 

Although I have not finished it yet, I rate Devil's Kiss 4/5 so far!

Mollie, from St James Catholic High School

Billi is a Templar Knight; she fights the vampires and ghouls of the etherworld. This book shows the role of a girl who has been raised in a world of hatred and violence and is forced to be a knight.

 

Billi has just been through her ordeal - a test to become one of the Templar Knights - when her best friend Kay comes back from Jerusalem. Kay is an oracle and an extremely powerful one and he releases something terrible, a fallen angel. Things turn for the worse and Billi is forced to [carry out a dreadful deed]. Billi suffers a lot in the book and, even though it would never actually happen, it doesn’t seem unrealistic; this is one of the things that make it a great book and although I was disappointed with the ending I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Shannon, from St James Catholic High School

You must read this spine-chilling book! It is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. 279 pages, 36 chapters of gore.

 

Killing the unholy isn’t Billi’s number-one career choice but she is forced to follow in her father’s footsteps loyal to the Knights Templar. But what sort of trouble will that bring her and can she cope? Is her father what she thinks he is? Does she really have to slay millions of the evil tortured souls who feed on humans?

 

One thing is sure, death will follow her every step; even on holy grounds.