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The Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees

The Demi-Monde: Winter

Part of the The Demi-Monde Series
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A Maxim Jakubowski Best Science Fiction selection.

The first volume in a fascinating new series. The Demi-Monde is the most advanced computer simulation ever-devised, created by the military as a training ground. Its virtual inhabitants are ruled by some of history's greatest tyrants: digital equivalents of the likes of Heydrich, Stalin, Beria, Torquemeda, Robespierre, and other evil souls. When the US President's daughter is kidnapped and trapped inside the Demi-Monde, it falls to 18-year old Ella Thomas to rescue. her. Fast-moving and compelling adventures in non-reality.

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The Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees

The Demi-Monde is the most advanced computer simulation ever devised. Created to prepare soldiers for the nightmarish reality of urban warfare, it is a virtual world locked in eternal civil war. Its thirty million digital inhabitants are ruled by duplicates of some of history's cruellest tyrants: Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of the Holocaust; Beria, Stalin's arch executioner; Torquemada, the pitiless Inquisitor General; Robespierre, the face of the Reign of Terror. But something has gone badly wrong inside the Demi-Monde, and the US President's daughter has become trapped in this terrible world. It falls to eighteen-year-old Ella Thomas to rescue her, yet once Ella has entered the Demi-Monde she finds that everything is not as it seems, that its cyber-walls are struggling to contain the evil within and that the Real World is in more danger than anyone realises.


'State of the art... Discworld's noir cousin'
Stephen Baxter


About the Author

Rod Rees

Rod Rees has spent his life travelling throughout Africa, the Middle East, Bangladesh and Russia, and consequently found himself living in Qatar, Tehran and Moscow. He has built pharmaceutical factories in Dhaka, set up a satellite communication network in Moscow, and conceived and designed a jazz-themed hotel in the UK. Now a full-time writer, Rod lives near Derby, England, with his wife Nelli and their two children. The Demi-Monde: Winter is his first novel, and it will be followed by three further books in the series: Spring, Summer and Autumn. His website can be found at

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29th September 2011


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Quercus Publishing Plc


522 pages


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Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

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