Prosper's Demon

Prosper's Demon Review

In the pitch dark, witty fantasy novella Prosper's Demon, K. J. Parker deftly creates a world with vivid, unbending rules, seething with demons, broken faith, and worse men.

In a botched demonic extraction, they say the demon feels it ten times worse than the man. But they don’t die, and we do. Equilibrium.

The unnamed and morally questionable narrator is an exorcist with great follow-through and few doubts. His methods aren’t delicate but they’re undeniably effective: he’ll get the demon out—he just doesn’t particularly care what happens to the person.

Prosper of Schanz is a man of science, determined to raise the world’s first philosopher-king, reared according to the purest principles. Too bad he’s demonically possessed.

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Title:Prosper's Demon
Edition Language:English

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    Prosper's Demon Reviews

  • karen

    fulfilling book riot's 2020 read harder challenge task #17 Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages)I woke to find her lying next to me, quite dead, with her throat torn out. The pillow was shin...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    I have an idea you aren't going to like me very much. By all accounts, the above quote should be correct. A morally grey, snarky, violent, heartless antihero main character? He's awful, truly, absolu...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    And belief, like love and sleep, is something you cant do anything about. You cant make it come if you want it, and you cant make it go if you dont.A short and sweet review for a short and sweet novel...

  • Bradley

    There's a lot of great stuff going on in this novella.My first, I believe reasonable, reaction was one of, "Hey! This is like Bujold's Penric's Demon!" But very quickly, it went down the rabbit hole, ...

  • Claudia

    A witty novella by the inimitable K.J. Parker. We get our unreliable narrator, a lot of demons, a situation with no apparent solution and a surprizing and explosive ending. (view spoiler)[It's, in fac...

  • FanFiAddict

    Rating: 8.5/10Thanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of Prospers Demon in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this eARC did not influence my thoughts or opinions on the no...

  • Lukasz

    4.5/5I have an idea you arent going to like me very much. That may prove to be the only thing well have in common, so lets make the most of it. I do terrible things. KJ Parker has mastered the art of...

  • Fiona

    Set in a world surprisingly similar to our own, Prosper's Demon was a short, but very worthwhile read.You're not given much to work with at the start, but the story comes out over the next chapters - ...

  • The Artisan Geek

    ------------------VIDEO REVIEW------------------17/11/19I really enjoyed Prosper's Demon! It was a dark but funny read altogether, with a marvellous ending!! A full review is to come!! ;)13/11/19Oh my...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    2.5 StarsAs someone loves dark fantasy and possession stories, this novella was one of my most anticipated releases for 2020. From the premise, I thought it could be a new favourite, but I was disappo...