Title: Prosper’s Demon (2020)
Author: K.J. Parker
The protagonist makes it very clear right off the bat – he’s unlikable…and that’s by design. Of course, his self-deprecation, supposed misdeeds, and biting wit make him lovable, nonetheless. This is a short and sharp story that turns in several unexpected directions. For instance, I was not expecting the casting of a giant bronze horse statue to become such a central plot point! Ultimately, I enjoyed this novella for its brevity and its distinct voice.
★★★¼ out of 5
My thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.