We haven't found out what powers the Daemons posses yet, true. I did think it was clear when they had their audience with Atlanta (somehwere between chapters 3 and 7) that it was clear they had not touched her because they were not sure what Atlanta would want to do with her- that they were shocked at finding her. I meant we didn't know why they froze and let her go until later when we learn more about her. I think we have more understanding now about what was going on at the beginning. I wasn't trying to say all of Skottiesgirl's questions have been answered, just that some of the things she speculated on were clarified.

It will be intresting to see if at the end of the book all of our questions are answered.