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Waiting on Wednesday: The Demi-Monde: Spring by Rod Rees

October 5, 2011

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosed by Breaking the Spine blog, where various bloggers get to showcase the novels they are eagerly anticipating! Here’s my entry for this week:


 The Demi-Monde: Spring (Demi-Monde Book Two)

Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books (imprint of Quercus)

Release Date: 5th January 2012

Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy

Format: Hardback

The Demi-Monde is a high-realism computer simulation, designed to train the military for operations in places like Iraq and Afghanistan without the risk of real-life death. The simulation is peppered with computer-recreated psychopaths – Aleister Crowley, the pitiless Inquisitor General Torquemada, Robespierre, and Reinhard Heydrich, architect of the Holocaust – providing a powder-keg mix of racial, sexual and religious intolerances and perpetual internecine strife. Ella Thomas was sent into this veritable virtual Cyber-Hell on Earth to rescue Norma Williams, the President’s daughter, but it’s all gone horribly wrong, and now it falls to Norma herself to lead the resistance. But first she must come to terms with the knowledge that those she thought were her friends are now her enemies. To triumph in this surreal cyber-world she must be more than she ever believed she could be… or perish, in both worlds.

So this is the second book in the Demi-Monde series by Rod Rees. I absolutely loved the first book, The Demi-Monde: Winter, and would probably rate it as one of my favourite reads of 2011. It feels like a lifetime ago that I read it now, but I cannot tell you how excited I am to find out what happens next! If you haven’t already read the first book then I urge you to do so now! You won’t regret it 🙂 You can check out my review here.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2011 12:03

    Wow! What an intriguing and exciting storyline. Hope you’re going to love this second book, too.

    Here’s MY WOW POST and

  2. October 5, 2011 12:38


    Thanks for the heads-up. Gotta tell you that The Demi-Monde: Spring has been a real pig. Writing it was pretty straightforward but finessing how much to tell/hint/suggest about how the plot will unfold thru Summer and Fall has been a nightmare. Anyway, with the help of multiple editors it’s now complete and, think/hope that it’ll be a worthy follow-up to Winter. I’ll be interested to see if a literary guru such as yourself can identify the various literary allusions sprinkled thru the text …

    And now back to Fall.

    Best Regards


    • October 5, 2011 12:42

      I have absolutely no doubt that Spring will be more than a worthy follow-up to Winter 🙂 I can’t imagine what a nightmare it must have been but I’m sure you must be very proud now that it’s finished 😀 I’m intrigued by these literary allusions… I’m usually pretty awful at stuff like that but I’ll give it a go! Haha. Honestly can’t wait to read it, Rod. Good luck with Fall!

  3. October 5, 2011 14:07

    This sounds very different I’ve never heard of it before.

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    Btw- I’m giving away an ARC of Legend and it ends tonight if you haven’t entered yet. 😉

  4. October 5, 2011 18:20

    i’ve never heard of this book before. look really interesting. will have to look it up.

    check out our WoW this week.



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