Recognizing a Demon

Rated 4.60/5 based on 5 reviews
5* Reviews: "A shadowy tale of witchcraft and darker dealings" with a “sharp lush tone and vivid imagery”

Having a crippled leg and latent magical abilities aren't Cassy Mae's worst problems. A stalker, who lusts for her growing magic, seeks to possess her. More
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About M. K. Theodoratus

Fantasy has been part of my life since I can remember, starting with a fantasy playmate who kept me company while I was locked on the front porch with my toys. My brother, Jerry, still hasn't forgiven me for naming my friend Jerome. Yeah, my mother was a copycat.

My formal introduction to fantasy came with the discovery of the Oz books. I read every one I could find, even if they were larger than the other books brought to our school from the library. I became a serious book buyer when I discovered my dad's army/navy store sold used paperbacks, including authors like A. L. Merritt, Andre Norton, and C. L. Moore--plus my favorite of favorites Leigh Brackett.

Now, I write fantasy about snarly elves, the Half-Elven of the Far Isles, or humans fighting invading demons in Andor.

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About the Series: Tales of Andor
Before and after the Demon Wars of Andor, humans have struggled with magic and over magic. The worse times were when demons from another plane tried to conquer Andor. Their homeland was growing too cold to successfully hatch their eggs. The demon princes opened portals into Andor for their attacks. Many demons escaped their commanders during the chaos of battle and hid by possessing humans. Others manned secret missions to support the invasion. In all cases, they preyed on humans

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Reviews of Recognizing a Demon by M. K. Theodoratus

Angela B. reviewed on Nov. 27, 2014

You just know there is more coming....
Quirky YA novella, written in a colloquial style that makes the characters feel real. You know the moment that Jamilla walks in the hairdressing salon that she is really BIG trouble; the state of her companion says it all. AND you know too that there is a lot more coming; it could get very scary. Look forward to it.
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)
R. Coker reviewed on March 9, 2014

An Intriguing Read!

"Noticing Jamilla: A Tale of Andor" is the kind of novel that sucks you into it within just a few pages, weaving a captivating tale of teen drama, magic juju, emotional upheaval and intrigue. M. K. Theodoratus takes the reader on an engaging ride, drawing you into the world of Cassy Mae and her move to Docket's Diggings and all of the weird, strange happenings that come with it.

The novel is well-written with a sharp, lush tone and vivid imagery that perfectly paints each scene with a fine tipped brush. The book uses strong dialogue and authentic characters to draw the plot along, adding layer after layer to the story and bringing this uniquely enjoyable tale to life. The author does a wonderful job of taking Cassy, Jamilla, GrammyJo and Lydia Markhem on a truly entertaining ride... adding in excitement, emotional drama, suspense, magic and the supernatural to create an exceptionally enjoyable read.

Overall, I had a great time reading this and would certainly recommend it to other readers. It was well-written, intriguing and well worth the read.
(review of free book)
Ana Cristina reviewed on March 6, 2014

I love fantasy books and this is fantasy at its best! The book was so interesting, I simply couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in one go. Different twists and turns are making it that much enjoyable. I really got tied to the characters and I have a quiet wish that the author will follow up with a sequel! 5 Stars
(review of free book)
harpgrrl reviewed on March 6, 2014

love the story line. It is easy to follow and has a lot of unexpected plot variations.

I agree it could be a little long, but hey it is a nice short read. The story does make me want to know what happens to Cassy Mae afterwards
(review of free book)
tony parsons reviewed on March 4, 2014

Cassy Mae mom died & she was probably going to be placed in foster care. Grammy Jo had taught my mom juju. Casey ended up in the old mining town of Docket’s Diggings with her Grammy Jo. She owned a beauty shop. Mrs. Hendricks told them her son was in the real estate developing business & they were going to redevelop the town. Lydia Markem was a regular customer at beauty shop. On the school bus Cassy met Jamilla Markem. The 2 became friends until they graduated from HS. Brian Hendricks was always picking on them.
How will these 3 characters’ lives turn out in the future?
Cool book cover, great font & writing style. A fairly well written Caribbean or Cajun mystery type short story (book). Not always easy to read/follow from start/finish. Never a dull moment. Quite a few twists/turns. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of interesting scenarios & a great set of characters. Not sure I got the whole story content. That said I can only rate the short story (book) with 3/5 stars.
Thank you for the free short story (book)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
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