It was over coffee and biscuits that Grandma Ives offered to return Cameron's father from the dead...
Cameron never came to visit his grandma while his dad was alive—and he's just discovered the reason. Sent to stay with her after his father's death, Grandma Ives soon reveals their family's extraordinary abilities and introduces him to the dark side of Edinburgh he never knew existed—the Daemon Parallel.
Into Edinburgh's daemon underworld, Cameron is sent on dangerous missions to find the ingredients for an ancient spell that will bring his dad back to life. Cameron befriends a werewolf, bargains with a giant bat-like beast, and struggles to escape the clutches of a powerful spider daemon. Will he survive long enough to finish the resurrection spell? Who can he trust in a world where nothing is as it appears?
(Ages 8 – 12 years)
Roy Gill was born in Edinburgh and has a Ph.D. from Stirling University on the topic of media fans. He has taught English and Film at Stirling and Strathclyde and worked front-of-house in a theater. He has always enjoyed writing and has published articles, reviews, and short fiction in books and journals such as Critical Quarterly, Creeping Flesh, and Fractured West. In 2009-1910, he won a New Writer's Award from the Scottish Book Trust.