Book three of the Diamond Peak Series.
“A most exemplary work, a real joy to read. The colour, depth and vitality of both the writing and the narrative is stunningly good: the exploration of motives, outlooks and hopes of the characters quite intoxicating. It ranks as a true work of literary accomplishment.” Clive S Johnson, AIBA reviewer.
“‘Demon’s Grip’ is more than a standard YA fantasy story; the characters’ internalisations and dialogue, and the progression of the plot itself, lead the reader to be more contemplative, even meditative, about the emotional issues involved. Overall, a nicely-paced novel, well-written, with memorable characters and the chance, perhaps, to reflect more deeply on life while enjoying the story.” Kevin Berry, author, editor.
“Just how original Newland’s fantastical vision is becomes far clearer in this latest book. Meat is being put on the characters, even on those of the demons.… As Ariel and Nick’s relationship matures so does its complexity. As well as dealing with the turmoil of love, they have to continue to learn how to turn their ordinary selves into superheroes and saviours of mankind. It seems that only they can save us all from the suffocating evil of the black serpentine.” Richard Bunning Reviews
“Get ready for another vivid tale of inner adventure made manifest. Tahlia’s spectacular descriptions bring her characters’ thoughts out into their physical world once again. Demon’s Grip is yet another action-packed part of a series full of imagination and fantastic adventure.” Kate Policani Reviews.