“Amazon #1 Best Seller British Horror Novel”

“Amazon #2 Best Seller Gaslamp Fantasy”

“Amazon #4 Best Seller Dark Fantasy Horror”

“I was surprised not once but twice in the last ten percent…”

Esme Weatherwax

“You may have to stay up all night to finish this book.”

The Wayward Reader

Lilian, a thirteen-year-old factory worker in an industrialising town plagued by a serial killer, can see an invisible affliction within other people. When her search for her missing best friend ends with a confrontation with a demon — and learning that the affliction turns humans into demons — another demon named Lucian saves her life and promises answers. Her first clue is that demons are responsible for the many murders. Unfortunately, Lilian’s new lead has problems of his own — Demon Hunters, who claim Lucian is the serial killer and who see Lilian as an accessory.


Can her ability to communicate with these creatures be used to solve the crimes? Or will her connection to the Netherworld prove to be her own undoing…

  • Horror
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Vampires & Demons Reimagined
  • Victorian Gothic
  • Strong Female Protagonist
  • Grey Characters
  • Villain POV
  • Myths & Fairytales
  • Reluctant Hero
  • Action-packed
  • Haunted Forest
  • Language Magic
  • Folktales
  • Demon Hunters
  • No romance
  • No social commentary
“I was surprised not once but twice in the last ten percent or so. All in all I felt this was a solid entry for those who enjoy horror-fantasy…”
"Wolberius weaves horror and folklore together creating a creepy journey that feels much like a Grimm brothers’ tale.”
Gripping story Certainly one of the better books I've read. It has a nice dark, gripping setting and beautifully written formulations. The characters are very memorable, and even though I usually struggle with differentiating different people in books, I didn't have that problem here.Would recommend
Jari Dohmen
Jari Dohmen
My first "dark fantasy"... I've a new niche to read! Loved it! I absolutely loved the Kindle version of "Night Demon: Book 1". Wolberius weaves an enthralling tale, masterfully creating a world of suspense with unforgettable characters. The convenience of the Kindle format made the experience even more enjoyable. A brilliant read – I'm eagerly anticipating the next installment!
Armanis Ar-feinial
Armanis Ar-feinial
Gaslight Horror This is an interesting take on some demonology and I highly recommend. The writing is immersive, characters are somewhat gray. The world is vast and 3 dimensional, and I'd say fairy unpredictable with so much going on, it's hard to anticipate the next logical sequence of events: not a bad thing.
M.J. Evans
M.J. Evans
Page Turner I am generally more interested in fantasy than horror but this had enough fantasy elements to keep me going. A 13-year-old girl has special powers that enable her to both see and resist the demons in her poor, dilapidated village from which young teens and children are being killed. Lots of action. Great characters.
Scary, frightening and full of mystery Very enjoyable read. It reminds me of classic gaslamp fantasy.Can’t wait for part 2!

About Me

I started writing text-roleplay and fanfiction in 2008. Since then, I’ve always written my own fiction but never novels. In 2018 I started writing my first novel, an unpublished historical fiction. I now write grimdark gaslamp fantasy and horror primarily. English isn’t my first language, nevertheless I hope you enjoy my work.

My current project, Night Demon, has been captivating me for years. The story has spun around in my imagination since at least 2012, and I’ve decided to make that my debut. 

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