In Ancient Near Eastern religions as well as in the derived Abrahamic traditions, including ancient and medieval Christian demonology, a demon is considered an "unclean spirit" which may cause demonic possession, to be addressed with an act of exorcism. In Western occultism and Renaissance magic, which grew out of an amalgamation of Greco-Roman magic, Jewish demonology and Christian tradition, a demon is a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled. Many of the demons in literature were once fallen angels.

In general fiction, demons tend to be creatures from Hell, often Satan's minion

The Desert Prince
The Devil Makes Three
A Terrible Fall of Angels
Paper & Blood (Ink & Sigil, #2)
The Bound Witch (The Osseous Chronicles, #3)
The Sinner
The Price of Exorcism (Pizza Shop Exorcist, #2)
City of Thorns (The Demon Queen Trials, #1)
Into the Dark
Long Shadows (Elizabeth Cage #3)
The Hellbeast King (The HellBeast King Book 1)
Knocking on Helen's Door (Grim Dating #4)
Dragon Ever After (Here Be Dragons, #1)
When Hell Freezes Over (Sin Demons #5)
Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes, #1)
Wild Lands (Savage Lands, #2)
Dead Lands (Savage Lands, #3)
Broken Moon (Kait Silver, #1)
Black Hat, White Witch (Black Hat Bureau #1)
Savage Lands (Savage Lands, #1)
Revealed in Fire (Demon Days, Vampire Nights, #9)
Midlife Zombie Hunter (Forty Proof, #5)
Midlife Bounty Hunter (Forty Proof, #1)
Lucifer's Bride (Married to the Devil, #1)
Born in Fire (Fire and Ice Trilogy, #1) (Demon Days, Vampire Nights, #1)
Midlife Fairy Hunter (Forty Proof, #2)
Pack of Lies (Shadow Guild: Wolf Queen, #3)
Fused in Fire (Fire and Ice Trilogy, #3) (Demon Days, Vampire Nights, #3)
Midlife Demon Hunter (Forty Proof, #3)
Raised in Fire (Demon Days, Vampire Nights, #2) (Fire and Ice Trilogy, #2)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini TaylorVampire Academy by Richelle MeadCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareCity of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1)
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1)
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
Desire Unchained (Demonica #2)
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
Sweet Evil (Sweet, #1)
Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3)
Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1)
Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

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