Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Daemon Parallel by Roy Gill

When his father suddenly dies, he's sent to live with his grandmother.  He'd never had anything to do with her while growing up.  His dad didn't like her.  But she is his grandmother, so he has to give her a chance to prove herself.  When she offers to bring his dead father back to life, he's more than willing to help...

Floris Books and Net Galley allowed me to download and read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 9th, so watch for it then.

Cameron has no idea what new world he's entered by joining in his grandmother's quest.  She's eccentric, tells him there is a parallel world where daemons live and invites him to visit the other side.  She introduces him to a man who is half-daemon and half-human.  He's a nice guy but his grocery shop sometimes melds into the other world.  Cameron is scared and excited both.  He's willing to brave it if he can get his dad back.

Good and evil are both sides of the parallel world.  He meets a werewolf who becomes his friend and finds himself in more danger as the story goes along.  Is his grandmother really going to bring his dad back to life?  What about the daemon who is in competition with grandma?  And what about Cameron himself?

This story had more of a plot than I expected.  I thought it was just a horror tale but there's more to it.  It moves fast, you worry about Cameron and his friends and the horror of the daemon world is close to breaking through.  You won't dawdle while reading this one!

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