The Demonists proves to be an intriguing start to a new series by Thomas E. Sniegoski. While technically an urban fantasy, the novel often veers into horror territory. It is of course a lot less gruesome than the average horror novel.
Exorcist John Fogg and his wife and partner Theodora Knight, a gifted medium, are very familiar with that which goes bump in the night. Unlike many television ghost hunters, they are the real deal, a fact that makes them immensely popular. On Halloween, during a special episode of their show everything goes wrong. Most of their crew are killed, John is injured and his wife is possessed by demons.
Meanwhile a powerful and malevolent force is recruiting believers to aid in its resurrection.
This novel serves to set the stage for later novels, introducing the central characters, providing reasons for what Theodora becomes and her resultant abilities as well as their...