BOOK REVIEW: Daniel X: Demons and Druids by James Patterson  

Posted by Scott Wilson

Title: Daniel X: Demons and Druids

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

RRP: $29.95

ISBN: 9780099543978

Release Date: 01/07/10


An exciting new novel in the Daniel X series set in England, past and present


The Alien Hunter is playing with fire … but who will get burned?

Daniel X’s hunt to eliminate each and every intergalactic criminal on Earth is always relentless, but this time it’s getting personal. Number Three on the List of Alien Outlaws takes the form of raging, soul-possessing fire. And fire transports Daniel back to the most traumatic event of his life – the horrifying murder of his parents.

In the face of his ‘kryptonite’, Daniel struggles with his extraordinary powers like never before, and more than ever is at stake: his best friends are in grave peril. The only way to save them is to travel back – through a hole in time ¬– to the demon’s arrival during the Dark Ages. There Daniel embarks on an ancient Arthurian crusade that takes him one terrifying step closer to the ‘Holy Grail’ of aliens: Number One on the List, his parents’ killer.


The Daniel X series is a YA series of books with a variety of new authors and co-written by the legendary James Patterson. How much is written by Patterson and how much by the co-author I’m not quite sure.

Demons and Druids is the third book in the Daniel X series. If you haven’t read the first two books then here’s a quick recap. Daniel X is an alien living on Earth, alone after his parents and sister were killed, he seeks to track down the criminals and extract revenge. To this means, he is working through the list of criminals his father gave him before dying.

Daniel has special powers that he constantly learns about as the series progresses, such as the ability to time travel and summon friends from his home world. His time travel powers come in handy in this book where his opponent is Beta, a fire demon, hell bent on incinerating the Earth. Daniel has some unexpected allies in his fight against Beta and his army.

Well written and easy to read novel aimed at the YA male market.

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