The Demon of Petty Disturbances: Doh-da
by K. Kylyra Ameringer
First full length novel featuring Tronaugh, The Demon of Petty Disturbances, and her imp sidekick, DT.
Damon Gene Poole has been marked by Hell. His quiet life as a struggling author is about to be turned upside down. Tronaugh, The Demon of Petty Disturbances, and her imp sidekick, DT, manifest in Damon's Irish bungalow, insist he owes Hell a debt, and inform him he can set things right by agreeing to write their stories. Hell, according to Tronaugh, has a bad reputation for no reason - and she's come to set the record straight. Damon concludes he's hallucinating and ignores her demands at first. But when Tronaugh slips him a virus developed in Hell's laboratories, Damon's mind and body begin to change. He is inexorably drawn into the story, and Tronaugh and DT's company.
The Demon of Petty Disturbances divulges tantalizing information about herself and Hell in 'Doh-da'. Set in New York City in the late 90s and focusing on the McKinley household, 'Doh-da' is a quintessential Tronaugh and DT story. Their methods of influencing humans and the skewed logic behind them are revealed as Tronaugh's narrative unfolds. Although Hell is organized and technologically advanced, not all demons are happy with their lot. An exposed conspiracy hints at Tronaugh's true motives, and foreshadows future repercussions for Tronaugh, DT, Damon, and Hell itself.
Influenced by Lewis' 'The Screwtape Letters', 'The Demon of Petty Disturbances: Doh-da' combines the continuity of Asimov's 'Foundation' series with the humor of Pratchett and Adams, and uses strong character development and an engaging, visual narrative to push the story.
Developed and honed over nine years, 'Doh-da' incorporates historical fact, science fiction elements, and fantasy into a unique vision of Hell and one devil of a story.
sample reading - from the full length novel. This is the beginning of chapter four, titled 'In the Park'
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