God's Demon

God's Demon

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The powerful Lord Sargatanas, Brigadier-general in Beelzebub's host, is restless. For millennia Sargatanas has ruled dutifully over an Infernal metropolis, but he has never forgotten what he lost in the Fall. He is sickened by what he has done and what he has become. Now, with a small event--a confrontation with a damned soul--he makes a decision that will reverberate through every being in Hell. Sargatanas decides to attempt the impossible, to rebel, to win his way Home and bring with him "anyone" who chooses to follow...be they demon or soul.
He will stake everything on fighting all the abominable forces of Hell arrayed against him, when the prize is nothing less than redemption.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 263.08g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765348659
  • 9780765348654
  • 415,250

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Praise for "God's Demon"

--Guillermo del Toro, Director of "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth""Scary stuff? Maybe. Gross and hideous and disgusting? Now and then. There's also hope and loyalty and internecine plotting--politics as usual and unusual....Hopes, fears, escapes, affections, acceptances all roil in the ashy smokes above and around the characters."
"--The San Diego Union-Tribune

""A fascinating novel that will ring true to anyone who has ever hoped for forgiveness."
"--Booklist" (Starred Review)"A fierce and stout narrative that echoes certain other fantasy classics even more so than it does the canonical authors Milton and Dante, while retaining a splendid novelty of conception....given all these inflowing currents into the mighty river of Barlowe's own imagination, the book attains a weighty magnificence."

"Hell's denizens struggle for redemption in this evocative epic fantasy . . . [Barlowe] succeeds; at some points, his depictions of both the grandeur and the horror of Hell even surpass his original paintings and drawings . . . a vivid travelogue of a place we'd all like to avoid."
--"Kirkus Reviews

""Best known for extraordinarily imaginative fantasy art, Barlowe now sets his talents to writing equally compelling speculative fiction . . . a compelling view of Hell and of a demon who seeks redemption."
--"Publishers Weekly

""An electrifying, chilling trip through the netherworld. The landscape is so well depicted, you can smell the brimstone and feel the despair."
--"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" (A Top Pick)
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877 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 35% (311)
4 36% (315)
3 19% (165)
2 7% (58)
1 3% (28)
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