The Demon Rolmar

Posted: July 12, 2013 in Reviews, Young Adult
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Author: A.V. Griffin

Paperback, 172 pages

Published in 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Reader Category: Young Adult

From the Publisher:  Rolmar is a heartless, misanthropic demon who serves as one of the three overlords of Pentar, a planet in the Amenis dimension. When Rolmar’s brethren bestow upon him the illustrious task of destroying Earth, his growing curiosity of humans adds a momentary pause to his original plan. Still intent on annihilating Earth, Rolmar extends his stay in order to discover what makes humanity unique. However, when Adam, a quirky college student, crosses paths with the all-powerful demon, one fateful night will change his life forever. Haunted by nightmares of his mind-blowing encounter, Adam can’t return to his normal life. His only path to solace is attempting to convince the demon that Earth is worth saving. With the fate of the world on their shoulders, will Adam and his friends be able to convince Rolmar that they and all of mankind should be spared?

My Review:  In A.V. Griffin’s debut novella the high demons of Pentar have met and determined that those planets which display less advanced societies than their own should be exterminated.  The people of Earth are forced to prove why their planet should be spared.  During his visit to Earth, high demon Rolmar has several human encounters.  Unexpectedly, he begins to experience feelings that leave him doubting his decision to destroy the planet.

The storyline is well thought out and very creative.  The dialogue at the beginning was a little short and awkward, but as the story progressed, the conversations seemed to flow easier.  I also didn’t find myself invested in the characters until Rolmar started to interact with the humans.  Once that happened, the story became more believable and I felt more connected.

Overall this is a good read with an interesting story that has a tendency to raise questions about whether other species really would find our planet worth saving.


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