KJ Parker returns with a charming, pitch dark, and cerebral tale of bad men, good intentions, and demonic exorcisms
"As if Deadpool had slipped into the body of the Witcher Geralt." —The New York Times
An exorcist's 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. His target, 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 possessed.
In this pitch dark witty fantasy, Parker deftly creates a world with vivid, unbending rules, seething with demons, broken faith, and bad men. Prosper's Demon cheerfully and acidly excavates some of Western literature’s deepest tropes—from Plato’s Philosopher King to Marlowe and Goethe on Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles—with infernal flair.
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