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Listed: Devils and Demons

Okay, so I like books with supernatural elements in them. Whether they’re the gothic/horror type, or the fantasy type, I really do thoroughly enjoy them. And although vampires, werewolves and fallen angels are the creatures getting the most exposure these days, devils and demons are older, and can be more frightening than other supernatural creatures. Here are ten devils and demons:

  1. Lanalee in Maureen Johnson’s Devilish. Originally Published 2006. LT.
  2. Screwtape and Wormwood in C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. Originally Published 1942. LT.
  3. Various Characters in Sara Douglass’ The Crucible Trilogy. Originally appear in The Nameless Day; originally published 2000. LT.
  4. Calcifer in Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle. Originally Published 1986. LT.
  5. Bartimaeus in Jonathan Stroud’s The Amulet of Samarkand. Originally Published 2003. LT.
  6. Mephistopheles in the Faust stories. Originally popularized in Marlow’s The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, originally performed 1592. LT.
  7. Hellboy in Mike Mignola and John Byrne’s Hellboy: Seed of Destruction. Originally Published 1994. LT.
  8. Various Characters in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. Originally appear in City of Bones; originally published 2007. LT.
  9. Catch in Christopher Moore’s Practical Demonkeeping. Originally Published 1992. LT.
  10. The Scourge in Sam Enthoven’s The Black Tattoo. Originally Published 2006. LT.

Am I missing some of your favourites?

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Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 2:22 pm April 12, 2010.
Category: Listed

  • Erin

    I’m reading Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series and really like the character of Big Al, he’s a demon.