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The Crowfield Demon

The Crowfield Demon is a middlegrade/YA fantasy by Pat Walsh, and the sequel to The Crowfield Curse.

If you haven’t read The Crowfield Curse yet, check out my review of it this last Monday. I encourage you to avoid this review until you have read the first book.

You’ve been warned!

Continuing on…

Will spent the winter learning that there was a lot more to the world than he initially thought. There are hobs, fay, curses, angels, and demons. And while uncovering all of this, he unfortunately was noticed by the Dark King of the Unseelie Court, Comnath. Not in a good way, either.

So as the spring begins to arrive, Will knows to keep his eyes open. It’s any day now that he will be in peril again. But now he knows he has the Sight, the ability to see beyond the mortal world into the realms of Old Magic, and he has a friend and protector in the warrior fay Shadlock and the little, faithful hob, Brother Walter.

Yet, an unexpected threat emerges – Crowfield Abbey has begun to crumble, and in terrifyingly strange ways. The stone faces of the saints break away before anything else. When checking the chapel, many feel like they’re not alone, or they see a frightening being the size and shape of a man, but with a crow’s head. It’s not natural…

A heathen creature from a pagan past is, somehow, reemerging in the present and has its eyes set on destroying everything and everyone at the Abbey… including Will.

I thought The Crowfield Curse was exceptional, and I am happy to announce that, for me at least, The Crowfield Demon was as great, if not better!

We get a super creepy start with Robin, an increasingly odd and alarming boy Will’s age, which is only the beginning of a trail of chilling events that take place in this second book. There is such a dark, magical, ominous tone to The Crowfield Demon that is sucks you into its suspenseful, fast-paced plot before you know it!

This was a quick read for me, which I love. It’s even more eerie that The Crowfield Curse, with higher stakes and more danger. It’s an rousing thriller with great themes of loyalty and good vs. evil. I adore the characters, which are penned so well that they are three-dimensional without, it seems, trying too hard. Love it!!

The end seemed to hint to at least one more Crowfield book – I very much hope so! This is a series that can be read by any age and appreciated very much. So what are you waiting for?

Comments

Anonymous said…
i agree i have read both books and i truly hope for a third one.they are both great and i read each one quickly becouse i could not put them down.i hope that the third book comes out soon.

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