The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The Demon Collector
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Edgy Taylor has a gift - he can see demons in the crowded streets of Victorian London.
He is saved from the cruelties of his brutal demon master by a mysterious and apparently kindly old gentleman and finds refuge with him at the Royal Society of Daemonologie.
Edgy feels he may have found a home and family of sorts and he is soon involved in the pursuit of a particularly gruesome demon.
However, Edgy discovers that his rescue was no happy accident. His very existence and his special gift will lead him into some dark and dangerous places. He learns that his new friends cannot all be trusted.
A gripping, gothic, horror story lightened by its dark humour and unpredictable characters.