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Prospers Demon

K. J. Parker



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St Martins/Tor
28 January 2020
Fantasy; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Dark Fantasy / Grimdark; Possession; Demons Horror; Demons Fantasy
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.
By:   K. J. Parker
Imprint:   St Martins/Tor
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   96g
ISBN:   9781250260512
ISBN 10:   1250260515
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   28 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Having worked in journalism, numismatics and the law, K J Parker now writes for a precarious living. K J Parker also writes under the name tom Holt, and has won the World Fantasy Award twice.

Reviews for Prospers Demon

Rich with spiky ideas and with Parker's inimitable and always entertaining voice. --Locus

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