Running With The Demon is the first volume of Terry Brooks' compelling The Word and the Void trilogy, a riveting mix of The Dead Zone and Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. A masterful work from a master storyteller
It is the beginning of the hottest July in decades, and two men have come to Hopewell, Illinois. One is not human, a dark servant of the Void, who will use the anger and frustration of the community to achieve a terrible secret goal. The other is John Ross, a Knight of the Word. While he sleeps, he lives in the hell the world will become if he fails to change its course on waking. John Ross has been given the ability to see the future. But does he have the power to change it
At stake is the soul of a fourteen-year-old girl and the lives of the people of Hopewell. And that's just the beginning. This Fourth of July, while friends and families picnic in Sinnissippi Park and fireworks explode in celebration of freedom and independence, the fate of Humanity itself will be decided . . .
By far the best of Terry Brook s' many wonderful novels: darker, starker, classically written. - John Saul
John Ross, the tortured, conflicted A Knight of the Word from Terry Brooks's Running with the Demon, finally gets a good night's sleep in the sequel. He buys this moment's peace at the cost of his sacred oath to be a champion of the Word, renouncing that - The story winds lazily through sleepy, wet Seattle like a tour bus, steadily building. Everything eventually converges on the homeless shelter where J
Paul Hughes - 'His fans should embrace it as eagerly as they have THE SWORD OF SHANNARA'
- Publisher's Weekly - 'as readable as it is thoroughly enjoyable.'