A review by paladinboy
Demon Drums by Carol Severance

4.0

I've wanted to reread Demon Drums since I saw Moana. This is the R rated version of Fantastical Polynesia that never was as there are drums made of human skin, paired prostitute assassins, sex magic, magical shark symbiosis and dark sorcery that is driven by death. It also has a predominantly female cast with our main character, Iuti Mano, is a serious kick-ass magical warrior.

There are 2 more books, but this can be read as a stand alone.