The Demi-Monde: Winter: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Dec 27, 2011 - Fiction - 528 pages
6 Reviews

“You can’t help getting caught up in the smartly-paced story…which is served up with lashings of steampunk relish.”

“Rees makes the book work: the world he’s created is a psychopathic nightmare.”
—The Guardian

In the Demi-Monde, author Rod Rees has conjured up a terrifying virtual reality, a world dominated by history’s most ruthless and bloodthirsty psychopaths—from Holocaust architect Reinhard Heydrich to Torquemada, the Spanish Inquisition’s pitiless torturer, to Josef Stalin’s bloodthirsty right-hand man/monster, the infamous Beria. The Demi-Monde: Winter kicks off a brilliant, high concept series that blends science fiction and thriller, steampunk and dystopian vision. If Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, James Rollins, and Clive Cussler participated in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, the result might be something akin to the dark and ingenious madness of Rees’s The Demi-Monde: Winter.


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Review: The Demi-Monde: Winter: A Novel (The Demi-Monde Saga #1)

User Review  - Christa (Hooked on Books) - Goodreads

This review originally posted at Hooked on Books This book starts out with a bang! Rod Rees is a writer that knows how to get your attention. Typically it takes me until about 1/4 of the way through a ... Read full review

Review: The Demi-Monde: Winter (The Demi-Monde Saga #1)

User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

No. I grabbed this off the library shelf without giving the jacket synopsis much of a read. On closer inspection (ie, wading through the first few chapters) the premise required a greater suspension ... Read full review

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Map of the DemiMonde
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26

Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Glossary of Terms and Slang
About the Author Credits Copyright About the Publisher

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Rod Rees has built pharmaceutical factories in Dhaka, set up a satellite communication network in Moscow, and conceived and designed a jazz-themed hotel in the U.K. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Daventry, England, with his wife, Nelli, and their two children.

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