The Demon Plague - Book Review
"The Demon Plague by Joreid McFate is a fantastic
paranormal suspense science-fiction novel, involving
time-travel and mysticism. This 424 page book is also
available in e-book format.
Due to the volume of books I review, most are donated to
our local library when the assignment is complete.
However, this is one book that I just cannot part with. I felt
this comment is important to mention, because only .04% of
the books I review find their way to my personal
This exciting tale begins when a demon plague sweeps
over mankind, wrought when some scientists developed a
technology that mastered time travel. There are factions who
radically search for a way towards racial and genetic purity -
while others strive to cure the plague and fight for basic
human rights. Crystal Patience Gladstone Donovan is
caught up in this war when, at her grandmother's deathbed,
she is given a family heirloom and told that she is the 'Star'
and to await her 'Moon'.
Soon she is involved in a journey into the past where she
meets her ancestor Patience Gladstone Talbot, another
'Star'. Crystal learns that her middle names are common
throughout time as they are given to the gifted child who is
known by a birthmark. Chase scenes, deceit, battles,
flashing back and forth into the past and into the future are
all stepping-stones for Crystal and her friends in their
attempts to do the right thing.
This story line could be used as an excellent reminder of the
dangers and grand possibilities advanced technology could
reap. It was refreshing to experience realistic female hero
characters in this novel. I was absolutely astounded when I
read that not only is Joreid McFate actually two separate
authors, but that despite many other collaborative projects
they have never met and never spoken on the telephone!
Without hesitation, I recommend The Demon Plague with
the highest of ratings."
Author: Joreid McFate
Publisher: Zumaya Otherworlds
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.
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