Running with the Demon - Terry Brooks

Running with the Demon

By Terry Brooks

  • Release Date: 1997-08-19
  • Genre: Fantasy
Running with the Demon book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 64 Ratings)

Running with the Demon Terry Brooks Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

In Running with the Demon, Terry Brooks does nothing less than revitalize fantasy fiction, inventing the complex and powerful new mythos of the Word and the Void, good versus evil still, but played out in the theater-in-the-round of the “real world” of our present.

On the hottest Fourth of July weekend in decades, two men have come to Hopewell, Illinois, site of a lengthy, bitter steel strike. One is a demon, dark servant of the Void, who will use the anger and frustration of the community to attain a terrible secret goal. The other is John Ross, a Knight of the Word, a man who, while he sleeps, lives in the hell the world will become if he fails to change its course on waking. Ross has been given the ability to see the future. But does he have the power to change it?

At stake is the soul of a fourteen-year-old girl mysteriously linked to both men. And the lives of the people of Hopewell. And the future of the country. This Fourth of July, while friends and families picnic in Sinnissippi Park and fireworks explode in celebration of freedom and independence, the fate of Humanity will be decided . . .

A novel that weaves together family drama, fading innocence, cataclysm, and enlightenment, Running with the Demon will forever change the way you think about the fantasy novel. As believable as it is imaginative, as wondrous as it is frightening, it is a rich, exquisitely-written tale to be savored long after the last page is turned.

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User reviews about this book

  • Awesome

    By NomadReaper
    Could not put this book down. Am so excited about the HBO series I had to reread. Just as good the second time!
  • A great book

    By Artistical25
    This is definitely a page turner! If you like science fiction and fantasy, you will love this book.

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