There be Demons (Andor Demon Wars, #1) by MK Theodoratus – Review by Natalie Hanley

There Be DemonsThere Be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set in a near future the story centres around 14 year old Britt who is just trying to make it out of the projects alive and with good enough grades to secure her future. Her life changes when she and her friends are recruited to hunt the demons that are threatening to take over her home town.
This book was imaginative and the characters and world-building were very impressive. I liked the way the story flipped back and forwards from the identifiable “human” world to the demon world. The main character of Britt was strong and feisty, just like a lead character should be. I found myself cheering for her in many parts of the book. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.

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There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars #1) by M.K. Theodoratus – Review by Sarah Oakes

There Be DemonsThere Be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about opposites. Gillen is a gargoyle warrior trying to protect the world from demons from another world invading and hurting people. Stretched thin, he and his team try their best as imps attack the docklands with more ferocity than ever before. When the Angeli Commanders finally send their hosen warriors, Gillen thinks all their problems will be resolved. But he is in more than he expected and is tested to his limits. Can he rise to the challenge or is he stuck in his old ways?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just simply couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Britt standing up for herself but caring underneath or Cahal sarcastic but kind and supportive underneath. Great cast of supporting characters like the kind and supportive father figure Uzeel or the strong minded Treasa.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel in the sense of overcrowding with the small spaces and the city full of life and people all jostling for space in the flats. Or the authors wonderful sense of imagination with the vivid colours of purples and reds and greens of the monsters with horns and fangs terrible but beautiful or absurd but still believable with creatures like Abraxas. Or the use of smell throughout with the horrible odors so strong and pungent it is as if you were actually there. Or the gargoyles themselves as something new in the fantasy genre as a wonderful mixture of wings and tails and ears for a creature that is magical but still believable and beautifully written. I loved the authors fun sense of exploration, with new creatures and powers with their own rules and societies and hierarchies and laws existing side by side with humans.
A wonderful addition to the fantasy genre. This was made more compelling by giving the gargoyles more humanity with Gillen’s worries and anxieties or Uzeel’s kind supportive nature or with the instead of just being cold superior beings angels usually are in literature. this made them more realistic and sympathise more with their problems for a great read.
I also loved the way the chapters alternated between the realism of high school life and the fantasy of the demons combined perfectly for a great read. The use of thoughts as part of the narrative was a brilliant addition and worked well to display the different characters struggles and worries
Fast paced action and high stakes in a fantasy world made for a highly captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars Book 1) by M. K. Theodoratus – Review by Emily Walsh

There Be DemonsThere Be Demons
ByM.K. Theodoratus
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars Book 1) by M. K. Theodoratus was an addicting read that had me hooked.

Not my first read by this author, I knew going in that I was in for an detailed rich read, full of wonderful characters. I was not disappointed, this book met all my expectations and more.

A solid read, I loved the flow and the pacing. I will say that this book put a lot of time into building up the characters, a lot of introductions, background, and setting up the overall plot. This book, in the greater sense is a set up book for the series to come. This seems to be the growing trend lately, and to be frank, I’m not that big of a fan of it. Now, as far as set up books goes this one was pretty freaking good, and if the background was tone down a tad, I’d say it would have had the perfect balance. It was the shortness of the action scenes that threw off that formula. I think if those action scenes were a bit longer, and a little more often, then that would have shot this book up into the stars.

Overall this book is worth the read, and I’m invested. For a book about demons and war, it’s a pretty fun read. It’s entertaining, engaging and original. Yeah sure there’s some predictable YA tropes, but they’re written in such way where they’re not annoying but a fun nod. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will fall into this uniquely fresh world that will have you wanting more.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars Book 1) By M. K. Theodoratus – Review by Laura Furuta

There Be DemonsThere Be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars Book 1)
By: M. K. Theodoratus
5 out of 5 stars

The story There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars Book 1) by M. K. Theodoratus is a wonderful fantasy book that I loved reading. It is a story that does an amazing job of world building and includes action, magic, and danger. It is a book that drew me in from the beginning and I was hooked. It had me turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. I enjoyed reading about the character of Britt Kelly. She is a girl who at times is angry and is having a hard time dealing with her parent’s divorce. She then finds herself and a few of her friends drafted to become demon hunters with a group of Gargoyle guardians all the while dealing with the normal day to day worries of being a teenager. Will Britt and her friends be able to stop the evil demon’s plans? Read this book to find out. This story will appeal to anyone who loves fantasy and a fight between good vs. evil. Being a teenager is hard enough without the fight that Britt and her friends have on their hands. Worrying about schoolwork, what others say about them, and even a little romance makes for a full life. Add in demons and it gets quite hectic. Britt and her friends are teenagers in the way that they question authority and those who try to control what they do. I loved the spirit they show and also the loyalty that they have for each other. I enjoyed how detailed that the book was. There are times that I felt like I was right there with Britt and her friends. This is a story that had me glued to the pages until I had read the final one. It is a wonderful first book in a series and a story that I would recommend reading.

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There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars Book 1) by M.K. Theodoratus – Review by Bobbi Wagner

There Be DemonsThere Be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this action packed young adult story. I found this story to be fast paced, engaging and creative. This is a story about Britt and her friends and the journey they take us on protecting the town from demons. They are all great, strong characters that make the story come alive. They are creative and connectable. I think that Britt is my favorite because she is spunky, determined, just a great character. I enjoyed watching her figure out her powers. I highly recommend this book.

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There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars Book 1) by M. K. Theodoratus

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There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars Book 1) by M. K. Theodoratus, Fantasy Writer
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Genre – YA paranormal fantasy
Page count – 295 pages
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Britt Kelly’s life has blown up in her face. After her parents’ divorce, her family moves from the suburbs of Trebridge into her half-sister’s apartment in the projects. Britt must adjust to poverty, a new high school, and a step-mother who hates her and her younger brothers. But these aren’t Britt’s worst problems. She discovers she’s been drafted to help the Gargoyle Guardians of her city to fight the demons invading her city.

In the mage-fought Demon Wars, the minions of Prince Vetis have built a secret base in Trebridge behind the Kingscourt’s battle lines. Like most humans, Britt didn’t know demons existed before she was drafted to fight them with three new friends. Now she must fight against the evil that threatens her city.

As the demon forces grow, the Gargoyle Guardians of the city must teach the four teens to use enough “Grace” as a weapon to survive. Britt’s new problem: learning to control her magical powers…in spite of Gillen, the gargoyle leader, pissing her off with his fussy rules and demands.


A Northern California gal, M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered comic books and the land of Oz. Some of my early favorites were A. Merritt, Andre Norton, and Fritz Lieber. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then.

When she’s not disappearing into other writer’s worlds, she’s creating her own alternative worlds — that of Andor where demons prey and that of the Far Isle Half-Elven where she explores the social and political implications of genetic drift on a hybrid elf/human people. Magic and mayhem are her favorite topics.


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