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The Daniel Gates Adventures, Vol. 1

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Together in one volume, the first two novellas in the Daniel Gates Adventures.


"It may cost you your soul."

Daniel Gates is a fixer. Whatever his client wants, he can get for a price. But the price of his latest assignment is a high one indeed. He is to travel to Scotland to exchange a rare demonic text, a grimoire, for a consignment of even rarer whiskey. Reading the grimoire, Gates learns of the legend of Lucifer s Glass and the unholy trinity of green-eyed demons who protect it. As he does battle with the demons, Daniel realizes too late that there is much more to his assignment than meets the eye. He is locked in a struggle to save his very soul from damnation.


"Do not gaze into its secrets."

Daniel Gates’s last assignment involving a rare demonic book left him plagued by hideous nightmares, which are about to get even worse. When a page is stolen from Choronzon’s Grimoire, Daniel is sent to the wilds of North Wales to retrieve it for his mysterious client. But the stolen page contains dark, occult secrets, and he finds to his peril that he is not the only one desperate to find it. Daniel’s journey takes him to the very brink of madness and to the demons that await—beyond the Leper Window.


Published March 12, 2018

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Frazer Lee

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Frazer Lee is a novelist, screenwriter, and filmmaker whose debut novel The Lamplighters was a Bram Stoker Award® Finalist. His film credits include the acclaimed feature film Panic Button. Frazer resides with his family in Buckinghamshire, just across the cemetery from the real-life Hammer House of Horror.

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November 9, 2018
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This novella is part 1 of 2 of the Daniel Gates Adventures, following Mr. Gates, who is labelled as "a fixer" of sorts.

The first story, The Lucifer Glass, jumps right in to the action, and a part of me wondered if I should have read anything before hand; a prior novel or a previous tale. Thankfully, the back story is hashed out and filled in over the course of the four tales in the two volumes. The Lucifer Glass was a fun read, but I did find it clunky and disjointed in certain spots. I found some of that to be read as though there had been a prior word count or page count restriction, but can’t confirm that. One aspect I found frustrating was the idea that Daniel Gates was supposed to be a professional fixer, a guy who can get you what you need, yet time and again he appears bumbling and stumped. He reminded me of the character Archer. (For those unaware there is an animated TV series called Archer, about the world’s greatest spy, who is the main character. Archer is often clumsy and over matched, but somehow comes out on top.)


The second story, The Leper Window, really started to build on the back story of Daniel Gates and Mr. Lee begins to turn the main character around. Now Daniel Gates understands more about what forces he is working against and to what degree they will fight back. As the interwoven back story begins to really hit home and show some of the internal demons Daniel has to overcome, I was finally able to make an emotional connection with Gates and it elevated the second story and Vol 1 overall.


Overall Star Rating for Volume 1 – 3.75/5*
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