The Demon Trapper's Daughter A Demon Trappers Novel

Demon Trappers

Jana Oliver

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

368 Pages



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Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. With human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get—even from a girl. When she is not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley is out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils—Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life is about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.

But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust?


Praise for The Demon Trapper's Daughter

"Devilishly clever and totally unique."—P.C. Cast, bestselling author of the House of Night series
"Riley Blackthorne is all heart and no nonsense! She will no doubt join the ranks of the toughest, smartest urban fantasy heroines of all ages."—Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Shade and Shift
"Readers will delight in the novelty and eagerly await the next book in this proposed series."—Booklist

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Children's Review: The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver, St. Martin's Griffin, $9.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-312-61478-2
The eternal war between good and evil finds a new battlefront in this successful urban fantasy, as Oliver (the Time Rovers series for adults), in her YA debut, spins the action-packed story of a young

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A t l a n t a , G e o r g i a
Riley Blackthorne rolled her eyes.
“Libraries and demons,” she muttered. “What is the attraction?”
At the sound of her voice the fiend hissed from its perch on top of the book stack. Then it flipped Riley off .
The librarian chuckled at its antics. “It’s been doing that ever since we found it.”
They were on the second floor of the university law library, surrounded by weighty books and industrious students. Well, they’d been industrious until Riley showed up, and now most of them were watching her
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  • Jana Oliver

  • Jana Oliver is an award-winning author who lives in Atlanta, GA. She’s happiest when she’s researching outlandish urban legends, wandering around old cemeteries, and dreaming up new stories.

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