“I’m a demon. My name is Melusine. My comrades are Bashemath, who is female like myself, and Geminian, who is male. And, just in case you are wondering, we didn’t come from hell - if such a place exists at all...“ — The Demon Left Behind, Marie Jakober
As the global crisis develops in the Twenty-first Century, a group of special “demon” researchers are sent from a parallel universe to embody themselves as humans and study the situation. However, in the midst of the operation, Wye Wye, the youngest member of their team is lost.
As she and her comrades do everything demonly possible to find him, Melusine, the team lead, is forced to do the unthinkable — employ the assistance of a “visie” (demon slang for human) — freelance journalist Paige Ballantine.
The human Paige, however, gives demon Melusine a lot more to consider than just the mystery at hand as she becomes intrigued by the benefits of a “visie” life.
Together the team must race the clock to find and bring back young Wye Wye before he can no longer regenerate. In an all-out cross-continent search, the team turns up much more than they bargain for in this urban fantasy mystery adventure.
Award winning author Marie Jakober graduated with honors from Ottawa’s Carleton University. She has written nine novels, including The Demon Left Behind.
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing also released Marie’s Even the Stones (2004) and The Black Chalice (2000), in a beautiful hard cover edition which won the AlbertaIndependent Publisher’s Best Novel Book Award. Marie Jakober lives in Calgary, Alberta.
Praise for Marie Jakober’s writing
“...A Magical journey, set in a time when sorceress queens still lived in Europe’s northern woods. The Black Chalice is a spellbinding tale...” — Riane Eisler, author
“The historical and mythological elements blend seamlessly, making The Black Chalice a must-read for fantasy connoisseurs.” — Meridith Renwick, Quill and Quire
“This complex chronicle does much the same thing for medieval Germany that Marion Zimmer Bradley did for Arthurian England...captures the chaotic sense of medieval German politics, and the ultimate irony of waging war in the name of a god of peace.” — Carolyn Cushman, LOCUS
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