Demon King (Evil Walks Among Us) 

2019 Top Shelf Book Awards Suspense First Place Winner 
Only three children survived the terrors of Oneka Falls, New York in 1979. 

Each of them paid a terrible price and had to survive as best they could—wrapped in fantasy, the comfort of amnesia, or the silence of self-imposed isolation. Twenty-eight years later, they are drawn together to once again face the town’s horrible secrets–the horde of demons infesting Oneka Falls. But the strongest of the demons is the one who terrorized them as children…  


Critical Acclaim for Demon King: ★★★★ “Vick’s dark, tense thriller pits young kids—and their older selves—against a demonic evil and his twisted daughters in Upstate New York… Vick bounces the story line between eras effectively, and the tension never lets up. Stephen King fans will enjoy spotting the references that Vick sprinkles throughout in homage… [T]he thrills and horrors are engrossing.” 

–Publisher’s Weekly ★★★★★ “While favorably compared to Stephen King’s IT–in particular––and King & Koontz in general, by hundreds of reviews, I found the novel just as close to Stranger Things… “ 

–Robert W. Walker, Top Shelf Reviews ★★★★★ “Vick’s (Errant Gods, 2017, etc.) supernatural horror story is evocative of Stephen King’s work in its use of a small-town setting and a gang of friends facing a powerful evil.” 

–Kirkus Reviews ★★★★★ “What do you get when you mix elements of fear, mystery, suspense, foreshadowing and a perfectly gripping plot? Give up? Well… if all these elements are woven together in a seamless piece of writing, you will end up with one fantastic horror story! This is exactly the case with Erik Henry Vick’s novel, Demon King.” 

 —Leonard Tillerman, ★★★★★ “Demon King is a novel that is impossible to put down. Gripping and intense are only two words to describe the effect of the story, but if horror is your pleasure, that is all you need to hear. Erik Henry Vick is certainly an author to fill you with nightmares. Fabulous story. I loved it!” 

Melinda Harris, Readers’ Favorite Reviews ★★★★★ “Demon King is a terrifying, thrilling and gripping novel that captivated as well as frightened me from the start…a unique novel with a multi-layered plot that is full of captivating mystery…did have me reading the book in the light!” 


Here Are Some Important Points:  


1: Epic Fantasy Setting: 

 Transports the reader to a richly imagined world of magic and intrigue paying homage to traditional delusional epics along with The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. 

2:  Character Development:  

Follows the journey of a reluctant hero who needs to confront his own darkness to overcome the titular Demon King. This exploration of individual increase and internal battle provides intensity and complexity to the tale.  

3: Epic Battles:  

Featuring exciting movement sequences and epic battles among the forces of top and evil. These anxious confrontations keep readers engaged and on the edge in their seats, supporting the protagonist’s triumph in competition to apparently insurmountable odds.

4: Mythological Elements:  

Includes wealthy mythological elements and global-building, drawing thoughts from numerous cultural traditions to create a colorful and immersive fairy-story international.

5: Themes of Redemption and Sacrifice:  

Explores subject matters of redemption, sacrifice, and the character of heroism as the protagonist wrestles with his own demons and strives to meet his future because he is the savior of the arena. These genuine factors contribute to the uniqueness and enchantment of Demon King (Evil Walks Among Us); which offers readers an immersive and interesting journey through delusions of memorable characters and epic battles. 

  •  Demon King (Evil Walks Among Us):  

  • Epic Fantasy Setting: Transports readers to a richly imagined global of magic and intrigue, paying homage to traditional delusion epics.  

  • Character Evolution: Follows the adventure of a reluctant hero who should confront his personal darkness to conquer the titular Demon King, exploring topics of redemption and self-discovery.  

  • Epic Battles: Features gripping motion sequences and epic battles between forces of excellent and evil, maintaining readers on the edge of their seats .

  • Awards for Demon King: 

 2019 Top Shelf Magazine Book Awards Suspense First Place Winner 2019 Top Shelf Magazine Book Awards Horror Finalist 2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Horror Finalist This series has scared over thirty-five thousand readers. Now it’s your turn.