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The Infernals
by John Connolly


Overview - Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is he in love with the wrong girl, but the demon Mrs. Abernathy is seeking revenge on him for his part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. She wants to get her claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, she gets her chance.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is he in love with the wrong girl, but the demon Mrs. Abernathy is seeking revenge on him for his part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. She wants to get her claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, she gets her chance.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781451643084
  • ISBN-10: 145164308X
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 311
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-17

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

A few years after the events of 2009’s The Gates, the demon Mrs. Abernathy (formerly Ba’al) wants revenge on young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, who stopped the forces of Hell from invading Earth. The reactivation of the Large Hadron Collider gives Mrs. Abernathy enough energy to drag Samuel to Hell, along with two police officers, an ice-cream man, and a troupe of ne’er-do-well performing dwarfs. With Samuel’s not-so-evil demon friend, Nurd, they become the fulcrum of a war that threatens to sunder Hell itself. Connolly’s graceful prose, laced with acerbically witty footnotes, is a joy to read, and he easily alternates among slapstick comedy, powerful drama, and skin-crawling horror. His unsettling vision of Hell encompasses grotesque evil and, even worse, pure nothingness. Despite the terrors of Hell, this highly enjoyable, often funny adventure is buoyed by optimism and the possibility of grace. (Oct.)

 
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