''As if Deadpool had slipped into the body of the Witcher Geralt.'' The New York Times
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 dont die, and we do. Equilibrium.
The unnamed and morally questionable narrator is an exorcist with great follow-through and few doubts. His methods arent delicate but theyre undeniably effective: hell get the demon outhe just doesnt particularly care what happens to the person.
Prosper of Schanz is a man of science, determined to raise the worlds first philosopher-king, reared according to the purest principles. Too bad hes demonically possessed.