The Demonists – 4.7 dark stars

Dark Urban Fantasy at its Finest!

Continuing with Creeptober theme, one of my favorite dark tales!

4.7 dark stars

About the Book

The Demonists

[NetGalley ARC]

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Fallen series and the Remy Chandler series, a new dark fantasy series filled with demons, exorcisms, and the fight against the worst that hell has to offer…

There is more to our world than meets the eye—darker things, crueler things. Exorcist John Fogg and his wife, psychic medium Theodora Knight, know what lurks in the shadows. But even they’re not prepared for the worst Hell has to offer…

It was supposed to be a simple exorcism, a publicity stunt to firmly establish John and Theodora’s thriving paranormal investigation empire in the public eye. But something went wrong, leading to an on-air massacre that unleashed a malicious host of demons and left Theodora catatonic, possessed by countless spirits.



When I saw this ARC in NetGalley I was like… Ooh.. Look at that cover… Ooohhh look at that title!… And then…


Oh how much I love Tom‘s books! *giggles* They are borderline insane!

It went down the hill from there, a click “REQUEST”.. click “REQUEST”… click “REQUEST” click-mania 🙂 Well, I HAD to make sure the request went it! 🙂  And I got my awesome ARC!

I’ve have been a huge fan of Thomas E. Sniegoski since The Fallen. And The Demonist was just as good! For some reason I was expecting an urban fantasy but this was VERY VERY D…A…R…K fantasy. 🙂


Besides demonic possession and exorcism, [wooooohoooo!] there is mediums, ghosts, paranormal investigation, hunted houses, a sanitarium, a crime investigation, a serial killer, missing children, an excavation, an monastery in the Carpathians, a library with ancient books on exorcism, the lesser key of Solomon, a devil’s trap, elemental spirits, magick, portal to other realms…, all nested in a very terrifying world and weaved in a very twisted plot… Such a beautiful madness!

I have  never read a book quite like this one! Tom’s imagery is so nightmarish awesome! Reading his descriptions it better than watching a horror movie.

but saw only darkness, darkness that pulsed and moved as if alive. Darkness that throbbed and stretched like the skin on the belly of some great beast, ready to disgorge its babies into the nightmare world.

This book is pure horrific awesomeness! 🙂 I highly recommend it!

Barb is already peer pressuring me into reading book 2 and I am SO going to! 🙂

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