Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Review for Daemon Sky (PD Allen)


Daemon Sky is akin to a modern parable. The problems of our civilisation are condensed into the small town of Heater in Arizona where good folk have to battle for survival against not only the greed of evil men, but a shattering sky that could end all life. In Heater there is racial tension, religious fanaticism, crime and prejudice, but Daemon Sky isn’t a political statement, a religious treatise or shake-up about crime, greed and uncaring. It’s far more interesting than that! Not only does the reader fall in love with some characters (especially Father Hayne), but the reader is transported into a space of archetypes, demonic forces, the terrible science that destroys and, above all, the beauty and power of pure music.

And yet, given the great concepts, I have to tell you there is something very ‘normal’ about Daemon Sky. Perhaps it’s the well-rounded characters and what makes them tick (so to speak), or perhaps it’s the fact that one can identify with one or more of them…and perhaps it’s PD Allen’s remarkable ability to keep a story flowing ever onward…

Loved Murderers Sky (vol 1), loved Daemon Sky as much, and can’t wait to read the final instalment of the trilogy, Mourning Sky!

5 stars all the way!

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