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The Crowfield Demon (Crowfield Abbey #2)

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What lies beneath?

Things are not right at Crowfield Abbey. The building has begun to crumble. And what Will finds beneath the floor of the side chapel is truly terrifying.

Is this the end of Crowfield forever?

Paperback, 395 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Chicken House
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Gergana

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I don't know why I'm addicted to middle-grade children horror books... Crowfield Abbey is not your typical kids series such as Harry Poter or Percy Jackson. We don't get a school for witches and wizards in the Scottish highlands or a hidden camp fo
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Kelly
Aug 25, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(4.5 stars) In The Crowfield Curse, young William and his friends and allies righted a long-ago wrong at Crowfield Abbey and faced down the terrifying Unseelie King. But now another evil is rising at the abbey — one that has even the Unseelie King running scared.

The Crowfield Demon is even better and spookier than The Crowfield Curse. I didn’t realize how familiar the abbey had begun to feel after one relatively short book; when the structure begins to fail, it’s like a shattering of the world,
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N.B. Dixon
Mar 06, 2012 N.B. Dixon rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic. Having read and enjoyed the Crowfield Curse, I was delighted to discover there was a sequel. I read this book in a day. Darker than the previous novel, the Crowfield Demon returns us to 12th century England, to Crowfield Abbey and William the kitchen boy and Shadlock, the fay bound to his service. When a demon is unwittingly set loose, it is up to William and Shadlock to try and recapture it before it achieves its ultimate goal. The Author blends medieval life in an abbey p ...more
Lillian
OHHH MY GOODNESS, I have a new favorite story! I really enjoyed the first book in the series, The Crowfield Curse, and now after reading The Crowfield Demon I think the series got even BETTER! I'm nearly dancing out of my seat right now because I loved it so much! The story has lovable characters, a thrilling plot, and lots of scary creatures and demons and things and stuff and more cool stuff that were really cool. *Breathless*

This book is definitely scarier than the last one, because of the ch
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Kiwi
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the first novel in this series. In The Crowfield Curse the medieval theme was much stronger than the supernatural, the opposite is true in this sequel.
Nancy O'Toole
By rescuing the angel, Will may have broken the curse upon Crowfield Abby but their are darker creatures hidden beneath his home. Under the church lies a demon, and without the presence of the angel to keep it at bay, it’s starting to stir. With the help of noble fae Shadlock, the mischievous hob Brother Walter, and the frail monk Brother Snail , Will and his allies must decide what to do to keep the Abbey safe. But how will they be sure to make the right decisions when the lines between good an ...more
Cornerofmadness
Sep 02, 2012 Cornerofmadness rated it really liked it
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colleen the convivial curmudgeon
I liked this story better than the first, so I'm glad I decided to continue after a sort of middling feeling about it.

The strength of this story was the characterizations of our heroes - William, the hob, Shadlock and Brother Snail. Most of the other brothers are either insufferable or useless or both, except for poor Peter. (The hob, in particular, is a favorite.) I felt the characterizations were kind of flat in the first book - so it's a definitely improvement there, but the secondary charact
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Belen By
Feb 06, 2013 Belen By rated it liked it
The Crowfield Demon is a great follow up to the Middle Grade book The Crowfield Curse. I think the publisher's blurb makes the book sound kind of silly. But Walsh does a great job of weaving an accurate historical picture of a 14th English Abbey and fantasy. She adds in historical content so well that you don't really realize it until you reach the glossary in the back. I found the inclusion of angels and demons along side fay and hobgoblins unique. I don't usually see that in fantasy books. But ...more
Cassandra
Aug 07, 2016 Cassandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dies ist bereits der zweite Teil um das Kloster Crowfield ( Erster Teil: Der Fluchvon Crowfield ) Williams Kloster scheint unter keinem guten Stern zu stehen, ein Dämon und ein einstürzender Turm bedrohen die kleine Abtei.
Das Buch spielt im Jahr 1348, hat eine düstere Atmosphäre und ist spannend geschrieben. Mir sind die Charaktere ein wenig ans Herz gewachsen, allen voran der Kobold Bruder Walter aber auch Bruder Schnecke, der Elf Chadwell und William. Das Klosterleben voller Entbehrungen und
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Neha
Dec 31, 2016 Neha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the chilling sequel to the Crowfield Curse Will finds the Abby is crumbling, as something is pushing it from the bottom. Will teams up with the Fay Shadlok and the hobgoblin Brother Walter as he learned he has the Sight, to fight the evil that has possessed the Abby. As Will journeys to find the reason of the Abby's destruction, he finds there is more to it than an unstable foundation. He uncovers the real reason of the destruction of the Abby, a demon. A creature unearthed from long ago with ...more
Nilsson
This is another book I read while I was supposed to be having a punishment. I'm not sure if it was that, or the fact that I accidentally stole it from my neighbour that made it feel like it was really forbidden at the time. It does make a story more enjoyable, that way.
Annie/Soul
Jan 10, 2011 Annie/Soul marked it as to-read
I can't wait to read it! ^^
Ms. Yingling
Jun 07, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it really liked it
Brother Walter, the hob, and William are back in this sequel to The Crowfield Curse. This time, the chapel at the abbey is slowly crumbling, and Sir Robert's workers are not able to do much to save it. Will knows that this is because there is a demon residing in the chapel. When he is assigned to remove tiles from the chapel to be used elsewhere, he unearths a wooden bowl accompanied by Latin text that indicates it is evil. The other brothers think that perhaps the bowl is the Grail, and insist ...more
Krysta Aryel
Feb 14, 2013 Krysta Aryel rated it really liked it
Now, just like the first book, Miss Walsh did an amazing job of building up the tensions and setting up the atmosphere. The whole setting was so surreal and yet still felt very familiar; the whole ordinary life in Crowfield intertwined with the surreal existence of the faes, elves, hobs, angels and demons. She managed to make their co-existence felt so normal. And I just love how she described everything in simple but detailed ways. I can picture perfectly what the abbey would have looked like w ...more
Rhys
Oct 16, 2010 Rhys rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on ThirstforFiction.com

The Crowfield Abbey is crumbling away, tormented by freak storms and a mysterious shadow that lurks in the corners, haunting the stone masons who are attempting to repair the damage. But there is still greater damage to be done and a deeper, nastier secret to uncover – the secret of a demon who seems to be waking from his slumber to steal Will’s soul from him.

The Crowfield Demon is the second novel in Pat Walsh’s gothic historical fantasy
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Cindy
Dec 31, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
When I finished the first book in the series Crowfield Curse, I was conflicted. I felt the book had a good idea, but there was way to much focus on what the monks did day-to-day. I really felt that if the author had focused more on the demons/Faes the book would have been on the top of my list of books to read.

Well here comes Crowfield Demon and it appears as if my wishes have been granted. Walsh appears to stray from giving me graphic details about prayers, chants, and chores, and actually foc
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Teresa
Jul 03, 2011 Teresa rated it really liked it
Having really enjoyed the first Crowfield book last year, I was eager to catch up with William and the rest of the inhabitants of Crowfield Abbey including Brother Walter, the endearing hob and the enigmatic fay Shadlock.

It is now March 1348 and a year has passed since the shenanigans involving the fallen angel in the woods and the subsequent battle between good and evil. Surely, peace will now reign in this cloistered domain but alas, there is no rest for the wicked given the evil aura which se
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Rachel
Jan 09, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
The magical continues to invade William's world as old and new threats arise. This time the danger becomes more pronounced, being upgraded from the mere threat that it was throughout most of book one.

By far the most interesting character is the reserved Shadlok. Cast out from his own kind, he finds life among humans difficult, and is slow to trust William, whom he is now bound to. William himself becomes more entangled by the plots of evil, but even when frightened, he pushes forward, determined
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Justin George
Mar 19, 2014 Justin George rated it it was amazing
This book is not for the faint of heart. It is scarier than the last. So will and the hob are living together and a Fay named shadlok if you read the last one you will know who he is, are living peacefully at the abbey. One day the hob notices mound elves a type of Fay running from the abbey area. They notice that as weird and the hob says some evil is near. So will heads to the tower and notices the prior there and a giant crack. The prior says it is from rain and the hob senses a great evil in ...more
Brett
Jun 25, 2012 Brett rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fantasy
Creepy in the same way as the Spook's Apprentice series, this sequel to "The Crowfield Curse" finds things looking even worse at Crowfield, an Abbey in Medieval England that is also the home of a young orphan, the brother in charge of healing, a member of the fay world, & a hob. Something very evil indeed appears to be inhabiting the grounds of the Abbey, possibly in the chapel itself, & the whole area is being threatened by its malevolent violence. Unfortunately, most of the locals blam ...more
Malia
Apr 24, 2015 Malia rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-of-2015
I really enjoyed Crowfield Curse, and Crowfield Demon met my high expectations easily. This story picks up three months after the last one ended, with Will and Shadlock bound to one another (though not really unhappily), and facing a new threat from an otherworldly demon, which has been causing trouble for the monks.
As far as plot goes, this one was quite engaging, but the story is really about the interesting characters. I particularly like that they are not black and white, even the bad guys a
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BAYA Librarian
Jul 24, 2012 BAYA Librarian rated it really liked it
This sequel to “The Crowfield Curse” picks up right where the last book left off. William and his fay servant Shadlock are still living at the Crowfield Abbey when a strange evil begins to make its presence known. When a strange object is found buried beneath the church floor, the Crowfield Demon begins its reign of terror in earnest. Great for readers who enjoy medieval settings, there are some interesting details of daily life in the 14th century. Like the last book there is some violence and ...more
Kathy
I did not like this one quite as much as I liked THE CROWFIELD CURSE, but, I still find Will to be a great character. Even when you already admire him greatly, he still manages to show unexpected depths. And, of course, I love Brother Snail and Brother Walter. Both are steadfast and ethical beyond any normal expectations. And Shadlok is still interesting and mysterious.

I'm just not too fond of demons (always excepting those in THE DEMON'S LEXICON, of course), and am put off by their inclusion in
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Thomas Shepherd
May 27, 2012 Thomas Shepherd rated it really liked it
This is the second in the Crowfield trilogy by Pat Walsh - a series of books that pitches religious beliefs with beliefs of magic and the fae world. Our hero is Will an orphan who finds himself under the guardianship of the monks of Crowfield Abbey, but his real, true companions are Shadlok - a fay trapped in this world and bound to Will for as long as he lives - and 'the hob'whom we both met in the first book of the series.

It's a dark tale, taking place in the woods (don't all fairy tales take
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Krysta
Dec 07, 2010 Krysta rated it really liked it
As with the first book, when I reached the end I found myself wishing I could read more. What impresses me about this series (and the author) is that the magic is subtle yet all-encompassing at the same time and the setting is limited (in a geographical sense) but somehow the narrative draws you in and effectively makes you a part of Will's life at the Abbey and its surrounding environs. The attention to historical detail and medieval superstitions does much to further the believability of the s ...more
Renn Raven
May 09, 2014 Renn Raven rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. All the plot points that were set up in the first were developed in this sequel, particularly William and Shadlock's curse and Dame Alys's past. As always, all the characters had depth and were well-portrayed, but my favourite is still William. He has such a tragic past and is mistreated by most of the monks, but he never complains. I felt that he was much braver in this book, particularly at the climax. The pace was quick and once again there were plenty of plot twis ...more
LilyElizabeth
Feb 09, 2017 LilyElizabeth rated it it was amazing
AWESOME SERIES!!!!!!!
Ji Mei
I thought this book was creepy and eerie and hard to put down. The mystery and unknown of what is haunting the abbey, the enemies that are after Will, and the question of why Will is so special builds in this sequel of Crowfield Curse. Even though I don't like books about the Dark Ages and that overall feel of darkness and filthiness at that time, I still liked this book. It was better than the first book, a lot stronger in the writing to me. I can't wait for the next book!


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Barbara
Aug 04, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
In the follow-up to the earlier Crowfield Curse, it is 1348, and Will senses that the utmost evil surrounds the abbey where he works. As he comes into his own gift of sight and continues to collect friends who will remain loyal to him, he is unable to prevent the release of a demon intent on destroying the village. But with help from the hobgoblin who is his friend and the fay creature who is bound to him, not to mention the intersession of an angel, Will survives to go on to further challenges. ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Crowfield Abbey (3 books)
  • The Crowfield Curse (Crowfield Abbey, #1)
  • Crowfield Rising (Crowfield Abbey, #3)

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