Running With the Demon

Running With the Demon

Book - 1998
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Fourteen-year-old Nest Freemark, a girl who is possessed with magical powers, becomes the center of a battle between good and evil in the small town of Hopewell, Illinois.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1998
Edition: 1st Mass Market ed
ISBN: 9780345422583
0345422589
Characteristics: 434 p. ; 18 cm

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Library_Jill Dec 14, 2016

A vividly-imagined urban fantasy with a fresh take on the epic battle between Good and Evil. Terry Brooks describes people and places so believably that I felt like I had lived in Hopewell for years, and grown up with Nest and her neighbors. In contrast to the current fascination with anti-heroes, I was deeply pleased to read about characters who give their all to do the right thing.

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Venley
Oct 01, 2015

I had read the Sword of Shannara and the Elf Stones and started to get bored with the Wish Song. I then read about these books beginning here with Running with the Demon and fell in Love with the Pre-Shannara or Beginning of Shannara series. If your going to start the Shannara Series start here it's a great ride.

JCLJaredH Oct 11, 2013

My favorite Terry Brooks novel. Written in the early days of Urban Fantasy, you will not find telepathic vampires or sympathetic werewolves here. John Ross, the burned-out hero, is a sympathetic hero who is not sure he can keep up the good fight anymore. His conflict and story is what really set the tone of this book. Loved it.

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ravensview
Jul 25, 2012

Read this as an ebook. A good story, nice blend of characters in the town - Nest, her friends and relatives, other townspeople. Good sense of life in a ittle town. And a good blend with the magic - her gran, Wraith, Pick, Ross, the demon.
I was annoyed when -spoiler alert - Ross's dreams of the future showed Nest lost to the other side, and the world in chaos. And relieved to find out that was just a possible reality.

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Ian_McKinley
Jan 07, 2010

This is an interesting take on a growing style of fantasy ie. fantasy set in our modern world. Brooks will later link it up with his other works, but this book stands on its own well. It's worth the read even if it seems to speak to teenagers at first. Get through the kid stuff and you'll see a strong, interesting story with lots of very human elements woven in.

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