Hell’s Underground Series: The Demon Assassin

Written by Alan Gibbons
Review by Val Loh

Paul Rector is a well-behaved school boy who rarely breaks the rules. His only immediate family is his very protective mother, who inwardly pines for the loss of his brother. However, the truth of his genetic inheritance is about to be revealed as his life is changed irrevocably. This is a magnificent quest of good against evil. Paul follows his destiny in time-slip fashion as the underground provides access to various eras of London’s troubled history. Brilliantly told and skilfully written, these books will delight, horrify, entice and mystify the unsuspecting reader as the ultimate evil of the satanic King Lud threatens.

In the The Demon Assassin Paul finds himself in 1941, saving Winston Churchill from a murder plot. With the influence of Hitler’s evil Nazis and the Blitz as a backdrop, Paul discovers the depth of love, loyalty and sacrifice which friends will make for good.

King Lud is held by four seals, but one by one they are being broken. Paul’s journey continues. The darkness has deepened, the threat grows. His battle within is ongoing as he fights to take control, defeat Lud and return home.

Excellent reading for young adults and adults alike.