The Demonists by Thomas E. Sniegoski marks the start of a new series. John Fogg and Theodora Knight are paranormal investigators; hosts of a popular television program. During a Halloween special where the couple and their team investigate a house filled with dark energy, a supposed haunting, things suddenly take a horrific turn as malevolent forces kill John’s team and leave Theodora in a catatonic state; possessed by countless demonic spirits. Confronted by the veil now inhabiting his wife John must face off against threats both worldly and otherworldly in order to save the woman he loves.
Noah’s Orphans / Thomas E. Sniegoski
I immensely enjoyed my time with both the Green and Butcher stories. Little did I know that the real gems of this book were going to be the final two stories. Richardson’s Greywalker series is one I’ve kept my eye on and, if her long fiction is of the same quality as what is in Mean Streets she has certainly skyrocketed up my “to-be-read” list. Sniegoski I am only familiar with through the TV-movie/mini-series based off his YA series Fallen (which I enjoyed) I found his hard-boiled angelic mystery highly enjoyable and extremely original take on the “urban fantasy” (or perhaps “fantasy noir” might be a better term) genre. More after the jump…