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Only the Devil Is Here

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
"Death knows no reunion."

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When six year-old Evan is kidnapped from his foster home, he is dragged into a world of shadows, monsters, and fire. At first, all Evan can think about is how to escape from his violent captor, a man who calls himself Rook; but Evan quickly learns that Rook is the only person with the power to protect him against a host of more horrible dangers. As Rook's true nature is revealed through mysterious, magical acts, Evan must wonder if Rook is indeed a person or rather a monster himself.

Pursued across the wintery Southern Ontario countryside, with the baying of police dogs at their heels and deeper horrors lurking in the woods, the orphan boy and the roguish man begin to understand each other. Evan admits that he also has mysterious, magical powers, but doesn't know how to control them. Rook becomes more intrigued with the boy, and Evan, a child that has never felt at home, begins to believe in a place where he belongs--with Rook.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"I burnt through Only the Devil Is Here in one fevered night. Stephen Michell is the real, raw deal: a fierce young writer with chops and heart." - Nick Cutter

"Only The Devil Is Here is a gripping, cinematic supernatural thriller, shot through with unsettling imagery and startling insights into the nature of good and evil. Suspenseful, scary, and unexpectedly moving, it’s a wild ride from start to finish." - David Demchuk

"With Only The Devil Is Here, Stephen Michell announces himself as a new and powerful presence on the literary horror scene. This is curt, violent, poetic storytelling, a Cormac McCarthyesque journey from darkness into even deeper darkness, suffused from moment one on with gothic nighttime awe and terror yet also shot through with the slimmest threads of hope?intimations of numinosity, if not of salvation. For all you probably won’t like where it takes you, it’s just so damn hard to turn away." - Gemma Files

"An outstanding literary horror debut, the lean, muscular prose of which barely contains the bursting, profoundly human heart of the novel. Only The Devil Is Here is the work of a natural storyteller at the start of what will doubtless be a very long, very promising career." - Michael Rowe


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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Only the Devil is Here
Author(s): Stephen Michell
ISBN: 1-77148-434-9 / 978-1-77148-434-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Only the Devil is Here
Author(s): Stephen Michell
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU