For Alloran, who practised the fine art of frivolity for decades, life just got serious.
Framed for the heinous crime of demon summoning, he is forced to flee his comfortable life of silk sheets and nightly carousing in the wizard's citadel for the stinking back-alleys of Ehsan. 6there he poses as a common labourer to hide from his lover, his best friend, and the wizarding authorities.
But beneath the garbage of the backstreets, he discovers a new horror: a trail of gruesome bodies, gnawed on by hellcats, and left gift-wrapped for him to find with taunting 'love notes' attached. Someone is brutally murdering people from Alloran's past and threatening all those close to him.
As the body count rises, Alloran must confront his personal dmeons and risk losing himself to a powerful addiction in order to expose the true villain. Failure means the destruction of the city at the hands of the deadliest demon to inhabit any of the seven hells - or worse, at the hands of alloran himself.
Also including bonus story 'A Magical Melody'.
When a lethal spell is stolen from a locked and warded room, Avram must hunt down the thief befrore th song of power buries a city of innocents beneath a thousand tonnes of ice.
Praise for CONFRONTING THE DMEON
"...fast-paced and enthralling. I was amazed by how swiftly I got caught up in Alloran's situation... Ballintyne's work shows flashes of inspiration from Robert H. Howard's sword and sorcery stories.... an accomplished and impressive debut offering, it is most highly recommended." - Reader's Favorite
"Ballintyne is a masterful storyteller who manages to get you caught up in the book almost instantaneously." - Tracy Riva, Global eBook Awards Judge
"This story wasn't quite what I expected; it was better! The first pages surprised me, reminding strongly of THE WAY OF SHADOWS by Brent Weeks (the scenes, setting and story feel). I was immediately drawn in." - Dr. S. Drecker