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Kelpies Series

The Daemon Parallel Edition 2

May 2014
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    1st May 2014
  • ISBN 9781782500834
  • Language English
  • Pages 336 pp.
  • Size 5" x 8"

“Where dwell those creatures that are not man, no nor angel either,” she recited. “Where do you think the monsters people used to believe in came from?”

“Ri-ight.” Cameron had the distinct impression this conversation was running away from him. “And this daemon world would be where, exactly?”

“Closer than you think.”‘

After his father’s death, Cameron discovers an inheritance he could never have imagined. He has the power to world shift between the Human and Daemonic realms and travel through the Parallel – a void in between worlds where the humanian and daemonic meet.

Entering Edinburgh’s dark demon underworld Cameron befriends a werewolf, bargains with beasts, and battles demons. But who can he trust in a world where nothing is what it seems?

Roy Gill’s “Parallel” series introduces a stunning new mythology of colliding worlds and supernatural creatures, grounded in the familiar Edinburgh landscape.

(Ages 11-14)

“This impressive debut novel has just the right blend of action, mystery, adventure, magic, supernatural, humor and character development. Most of all, I was surprised at how “right sounding” the voice of Cameron is...underneath all the fantastical elements is a boy who is trying to figure out if he’s doing the right thing or not. And what a gutsy ending!” —Boys Do Read blog

“This book is absolutely brilliant.... It’s like watching the adventure first hand, as if you were a fly on the wall, so to speak. It’s one of those books that when it ends you feel a great sense of loss...This book has everything from quick fire humor, which really make you chuckle, to some fantastic action sequences, which are really well written...This is a great debut book and one that will fly high into my top five reads of this year.” —Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books

“Probably the best-written book by a new author that I’ve read in a while.... Roy Gill has teenage banter to a T (or is that a B?) and the book is a highly entertaining read. Please let there be more from Roy Gill, whether underground, overground, or parallel.” —Lothian Life

“With more twists and turns than a basilisk, and a truly exciting ending that kept me on the edge of my seat, Daemon Parallel gripped me throughout and made me long for a sequel.” —kidsreadbooks

“Roy Gill’s first novel reminds me of the work of the great Diana Wynne-Jones; we don’t have a straightforward narrative, from our world to the fantastical one and back, and isn’t about slotting the right grail onto the right plinth at midsummer—it’s a story about the people who live with knowledge of that magical world: a story of a contract, of secrets, of deals and friends and businesses...It’s not a straightforward thing to put grief at a heart of a children’s novel, particularly one full of werewolves and a giant spider made of curtain material, but Gill’s success with it is rewarding: you believe in Cameron and his dilemma throughout, and that’s key...I’m assuming that a sequel will come to Daemon Parallel.... But Gill could equally tell another story from somewhere else in this inverted Edinburgh—there is a wonderful, intriguing world to be explored here.”
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Roy Gill

Roy Gill was born in Edinburgh and has a Ph.D. from Stirling University on the topic of media fans. He has taught English and Film at Stirling and Strathclyde and worked front-of-house in a theater. He has always enjoyed writing and has published articles, reviews, and short fiction in books and journals such as Critical Quarterly, Creeping Flesh, and Fractured West. In 2009-1910, he won a New Writer's Award from the Scottish Book Trust.