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Return to Daemon Hall

Return to Daemon Hall

Evil Roots

Andrew Nance; illustrations by Coleman Polhemus

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


A year has passed since that fateful night in Daemon Hall's house of horrors. Bestselling macabre author Ian Tremblin decides to hold another writer's contest but this time in the safety of his own home. Tremblin is excited to share with contestants a very old book he has recently acquired that once belonged to Rudolph Daemon, the millionaire builder of Daemon Hall who later went mad and killed his family. But the book, like the mansion, is powerfully evil and soon transports the group to the burned out shell of the haunted mansion. Flesh eaters, voodoo, a proficient sociopath, and the root of the house's malevolence are all part of the mix. Who will get out alive?


There's a small farmhouse, and the first room you enter is a parlor. Picture it in your mind. It's late afternoon, almost dusk, so shadows are thickening. From nearby comes the soft sound of movement....

Praise for Return to Daemon Hall

“An efficient delivery of the gruesome goods, goosed along by Polhemus' spooky illustrations.” —Booklist Online

“…a spine-tingling read.” —VOYA

“...Nance weaves a gripping story full of bone-chilling horror....A sure hit with genre fans, with frightening illustrations scattered throughout.” —School Library Journal


In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of RETURN TO DAEMON HALL Evil Roots. Despite the terrible events at Daemon Hall last year, horror writer Ian Tremblin is repeating his contest to discover and publish a talented young writer (Daemon Hall, 2007). - Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Andrew Nance; illustrations by Coleman Polhemus

Andrew Nance is retired from a twenty-five year career as a radio show host. He uses his storytelling skills to give ghost tours throughout historic St. Augustine, Florida, where he lives. He is the author of Daemon Hall and Return to Daemon Hall: Evil Roots.

Coleman Polhemus

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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