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The Demon: An eShort Story (Something Red #2.5)

3.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  56 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Mixing history, fantasy, and legend, The Demon is an exclusive e-short story from acclaimed novelist Douglas Nicholas, perfect for fans of Game of Thrones.

In England’s wild North Country, the men of Blanchefontaine, led by the castellan Sir Balthasar, must hunt an unearthly creature that stalks the nearby woods. But all is not as it seems…
ebook, 32 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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David Cain
Apr 11, 2014 David Cain rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was an entertaining short story set in medieval England. I was initially put off by the flowery language but things settled down after the first several pages. The author does a fine job of creating interesting characters and a suspenseful plot. This is basically just a teaser to generate interest for Nicholas' latest book, but a fine diversion regardless.
Apr 22, 2014 Jeszii rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good short story. Perfect for reading before going to sleep. Also cool that the first chapter of The Wicked was in there. But since I'm really keen to read The Wicked, it did not really help much with the promise I made myself not buying any new books until I have finished the couple I still have. Anyhow, if you have not read this yet...GO GO GO.
Mar 26, 2014 Dakeyras rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this short story. The premise really is just knights setting out to vanquish a demon in a forest. Naturally things aren't quite what they appear and people are left to decide who/what is really a demon.

Could've been a little longer to develop the characters but since only a few share the limelight, it's not that big of a deal.
Jason Kivela
This was a great period piece, in the same vein as the movie Brotherhood of the Wolf. Great setting and characters, even with the short length I felt I got to know some of them.
Michael S.
love this guy's writing style. He doesn't tell; he shows. and such a great sub-genre: historical fantasy
Chris Branch
A brief return to the historical world of Something Red, and again, Nicholas demonstrates a command of his unique setting. The language is elegant and atmospheric, and the story is intriguing though short. This was available free from Amazon for Kindle, and I was glad to be able to read this in advance of The Wicked.
Dec 21, 2015 Becky rated it liked it
The knights of Castle Blanchefontaine have been tasked with a possibly deadly mission: a merchant passing through the area reported that he and his guards were set upon by a great demon and his minions. They ran, leaving behind their wagon, and sought shelter at Blanchefontaine. Now, the castellan and his man must confront this evil head on if their lands are ever to be safe again.

"The Demon" is fun. It doesn't add much to the series as a whole, but it is a nice bonus. Plus, it's free and inclu
Vikas Datta
Interesting enough - specially that cavalry charge bit..
Very short, but interesting.

The excerpt from "The Wicked" which followed the short story, even though it appeared to have some of the same characters, was a G I A N T snore. I will not be reading that.
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Douglas Nicholas is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications, among them Atlanta Review, Southern Poetry Review, Sonora Review, Circumference, A Different Drummer, and Cumberland Review, as well as the South Coast Poetry Journal, where he won a prize in that publication's Fifth Annual Poetry Contest.

Other awards include Honorable Mention in the Robinson Jeffers Tor Ho
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Other Books in the Series

Something Red (3 books)
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  • Throne of Darkness (Something Red, #3)

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