First things first! The COVID test came back today and it was negative! 🎉 Such a relief. My friend is also doing much better. However, I have a bit of a cough and I am waiting for the GP to confirm I am ready to leave quarantine now.
Apparently I was looking for a little dramatic tune, because my soundtrack for the week was Light of the Seven from Game of Thrones.
Nevertheless, I have not been reading a lot or at all really the last week. Lots of stress, also with the renovations that are still not finished (they claimed it would just take as single day, it has been two days and counting – all the while my furniture is covered with these plastic sheets and everything is covered in dust. Everything!
I am not sure when my reading/blogging mood will return, but Prosper’s Demon is one the books I plan to read first. It’s a tor.com novella that was published earlier this year, and I have really been enjoying myself with their books recently. Also, it looks like it has the perfect atmosphere for the season.
In the pitch dark, witty fantasy novella Prosper’s Demon, K. J. Parker deftly creates a world with vivid, unbending rules, seething with demons, broken faith, and worse men.
In a botched demonic extraction, they say the demon feels it ten times worse than the man. But they don’t die, and we do. Equilibrium.
The unnamed and morally questionable narrator is an exorcist with great follow-through and few doubts. His 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.
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 demonically possessed.
Have you read Prosper’s Demon? Other Tor.com books you recommend? What are you excited to read next? – Please let me know in the comments!