Who (or what) is the Demon Rolmar?
Rolmar is one of three immortal high demons who rule over the planet Pentar, and planet
populated with lesser, mortal demons. The Pentarans are perhaps the most advanced race in the
universe, blending magic and extremely advanced technologies together.
Every 1,000 years, the three high demons hold a conclave to decide the fate of 3 worlds,
which is usually total annihilation. Each demon is responsible for one of the three worlds.
Chosen at random, Rolmar selects the planet Vestar – Earth.
He decides to spend a week on Earth, studying it and its inhabitants before consigning
them to utter oblivion. After meeting and interacting with an earthling named Adam, he decides
to wreak a little havoc just for fun. Then he meets someone who has a profound effect on him,
making his decision to destroy the earth and its inhabitants a little more difficult to make. In the
end it comes down to this; will the earth be spared, or will it be annihilated. The decision could
go either way….
The first time I read The Demon Rolmar I found it a little slow at first. However, I always
read a book at least twice because I always miss something the first time through, as I’m sure a
lot of readers do. I’m glad I went back and reread it. I found myself unable to put the book down,
staying up to 3-4am reading it. I became fascinated with Rolmar’s interactions with the humans
and his thought processes. I totally did not expect the ending.
Two other things I liked about the book, besides the fact that the characters were
completely believable, even Rolmar in human form. The book begins with a map of Pentar.
Whenever I read a scifi or fantasy book that references locations by name, I am always curious
as to where they are in relation to each other. One of my pet peeves is when an author will use a
word or phrase in a different language (usually made up), and doesn’t explain what it means. Not
only does A.V. Griffin explain the terms used, but included a glossary in the back of the book to
refer to if you forget the meaning of a term.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it an 8 and put it in the “should read” category.
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