Prosper's Demon

Author(s): K. J. Parker

Sci Fi & Fantasy

An exorcist's 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. His target, 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 possessed.In this pitch dark witty fantasy, Parker deftly creates a world with vivid, unbending rules, seething with demons, broken faith, and bad men. Prosper's Demon cheerfully and acidly excavates some of Western literature's deepest tropes--from Plato's Philosopher King to Marlowe and Goethe on Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles--with infernal flair.

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General Fields

  • : 9781250260512
  • : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
  • : Tor Books
  • : January 2020
  • : --- length: - '20.32' width: - '12.7' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : K. J. Parker
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 112