Running from Demons by M.K. Theodoratus – Review by Sarah Oakes

Running from DemonsRunning from Demons by M.K. Theodoratus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about discovery. in a fantasy world where status is ruled by your magical abilities, Pillar has always been at the bottom of the pile. She manages as best as she can in a commune until one day her cousin demands her return. Curious for answers to her mothers past, Pillar journeys west to her kin. But demons follow her trail and there is more to her mothers story than she ever dreamed of. Will she evade the dangers and find the answers she is looking for?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Pillar wanting to belong but also going after what she wants. a great example of a bildungsroman as we follow Pillars journey and development into who she needs to be. great cast of supporting characters like the strict Thelma or the kind Gracie. A brilliant villain that will send shivers up your spine.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel for example in the nature of Cascadia with its alek and crickets as wild nature that is also comforting which was beautifully written Or the city centre full of life and colour and people to add to the fast paced action of those scenes to make a captivating read. I also adored the vivid colours of the auras as bright and beautiful and the sense of smell and sounds as if you were actually there.
A brillaint example of the fantasy genre with magic that was spellbinding every time and demons straight out of the horror genre as ghastly creatures. A great example of world building in a different world with its own geography which was wonderfully written. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.
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