The Demonists

The Demonists

by Thomas E. Sniegoski

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ISBN-13: 9780451473523
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 627,478
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thomas E. Sniegoski is a full-time writer of young adult novels, urban fantasy, and comics. His works include the New York Times bestselling Fallen series, the Remy Chandler novels, the graphic novel The Raven’s Child, as well as contributions to famous comics such as Batman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and B.P.R.D.

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The Demonists 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting take on the ghost hunter theme. Can't wait to see how the characters develop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read, with interesting chstacters and a unique plot. A fresh take on the demon hunter genre, with lots of action. This is a series I will follow.
Muttcafe More than 1 year ago
The Demonists proves to be an intriguing start to a new series by Thomas E. Sniegoski.  While technically an urban fantasy, the novel often veers into horror territory.  It is of course a lot less gruesome than the average horror novel. Exorcist John Fogg and his wife and partner Theodora Knight, a gifted medium, are very familiar with that which goes bump in the night.  Unlike many television ghost hunters, they are the real deal, a fact that makes them immensely popular.  On Halloween, during a special episode of their show everything goes wrong.  Most of their crew are killed, John is injured and his wife is possessed by demons. Meanwhile a powerful and malevolent force is recruiting believers to aid in its resurrection. This novel serves to set the stage for later novels, introducing the central characters, providing reasons for what Theodora becomes and her resultant abilities as well as their reasons for working with the FBI and a more secretive group fighting against the darkness. I expect we will be seeing John and Theodora fighting a wide array of insidious demons in future installments, making great use of the demons she controls. Danger and excitement - check, things that go bump in the night - check, secret organizations- check. If you like horror mixed in with your urban fantasy, and aren't disturbed by flaming maggot filled vomit and other exorcism detritus, The Demonists is a great choice.  This isn't one of the more standard romantic urban fantasies. 4/5 I received a copy of The Demonists front  the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review --Crittermom 
ScifiandScary More than 1 year ago
This is definitely one of those cases where you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The cover of The Demonists is very ‘pretty’, and my initial judgement was that this was going to be a book with a fantastic premise that was screwed up because of weak writing making it more acceptable to the masses. While it doesn’t go into The Exorcist level possession vulgarity, The Demonists is not a book that panders to the delicate sensibilities, and it’s one that you may want to read for yourself first if you have any teens interested in reading it. It does trigger for child loss. I liked the fact that Thomas Sniegoski took it a step further than possession books normally do, by tying it in to the overall war in good versus evil. I was curious as to how well that was going to work out, but he did a good job of it. The almost breakneck pace is fantastic. This is one of those stories that sucks you down into it and leaves you feeling like you’ve been pulled through a knothole backwards by the time it’s done. The book could have been done a bit better, and I would have loved to have seen this book extended by about 20-30 pages, but overall I’m very satisfied with what I read. This is my first read from this author, and though I’m not impressed to the point I’ll rave about it, he’s definitely an author I will read more from. Overall, it’s a solid entry into the horror sub-genre of possession, and the twist on it puts it a step above what you’re used to getting from these type of books. It might not knock your socks off, but it is a very fun way to spend a few hours. Definitely look into it if you’re a horror fiend.
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
I would like to thank Roc & NetGalley for a copy of this e-ARC to review. While I received this ebook for free, that has no impact upon the honesty of my review. Quite the mysterious horrifying thriller, to say the least. Much of this story revolves around John and his lovely wife, Theo; both characters of depth and creative integrity. These two have seen far more of the darkness that invades our world than most of the population, and rather than running scared they elect to stand between the unaware and those terrifying things that go bump in the night. Sadly, there is a heavy price to pay for their willingness to stand on the front lines of a mostly invisible war. A price that Theo pays in spades, making John's suffering look almost paltry, though it's not. While John and Theo are well crafted characters, whose development continues smoothly throughout the story, they are by no means the only important players. There are several others that weave in and out of the story as the plot evolves, granting us clearer and deeper knowledge of them. Each is interesting in their own way, which is not only good for the moment, but also looking forward since it would seem that most will be playing greater roles as this series progresses. At least I'm assuming this will become a series based upon the arc of the story and of course the manner in which it ends. As with Theo and John, these other characters develop smoothly and naturally; they never detract from the tale as their backgrounds are explained, but rather they add yet more important facets to an already well rounded story. Even though she had less time than many characters, Nana really grabbed me. Completely unique, Nana has a spine of steel, and a wonderfully entertaining personality. She manages to be someone different, and badly needed, for every character she interacts with. I find myself sincerely hoping that Nana continues making timely appearances in the future of this series. Aside from the great characters there's no shortage of action and suspenseful moments woven into the very fabric of this story. I really enjoyed the way Mr. Sniegoski used the characters and the action to propel the plot forward. It never felt as though he relied to heavily upon one or the other to keep the story moving along, but rather made it appear to be a series of seamless transitions throughout the book. I find myself seriously hoping that I am correct in assuming that this is indeed the start of a new series, as I most definitely want to know what happens next for these characters I've come to care about. If that's not the mark of a well crafted story I'm not sure I know what is!