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Roy was born in Edinburgh, grew up in Kirkintilloch and Kirkcaldy, and studied at Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow. He is now living in Edinburgh again. In 2008, having completed Glasgow University’s Creative Writing MLitt, he was shortlisted for the Sceptre Prize. In 2010 he was the winner of a New Writer’s Award from the Scottish Book Trust. The manuscript of his first novel, Daemon Parallel, made the shortlist for 2011 Kelpies Prize. It was then published by Floris Books in 2012. A sequel, Werewolf Parallel – alongside a new edition of Daemon Parallel – will help launch the YA imprint KelpiesTeen in Spring 2014. Roy’s other writing includes a season special – ‘The Prime of Deacon Brodie’ – for Big Finish’s audio drama series The Confessions of Dorian Gray, and short stories for iconic adventurers Iris Wildthyme and Sherlock Holmes. In another life, Roy researched media fandom at Stirling University, but is now happier making up his own stories… He is currently working on more scripts and a third novel.
After his father’s death, Cameron discovers an inheritance he could never have imagined. He has the power to world shift between the Human and Demon dimensions and travel through the Parallel — a realm between worlds where the two meet.
Entering Edinburgh’s dark demon underworld Cameron befriends a werewolf, bargains with beasts, and battles demons. But who can he trust in a world where nothing is what it seems?
Roy Gill’s ‘Parallel’ books introduce a stunning new mythology of colliding worlds and supernatural creatures, grounded in the familiar Edinburgh landscape. (more)
“An action-packed story with mysteries round every corner… well written, descriptive, humourous, unusual and mysterious. It pulls you in from the very first page.” – Charlotte Kinnear, Teen Titles
Cameron’s life of shifting between the Human and Demon worlds is under threat and the magic that once protected him and his friends is failing.
His best friends Morgan, a werewolf with an attitude, and Eve, ex-prisoner of a vicious weaver demon, discover that they aren’t the only ones in danger: the very existence of their worlds is at stake. Two sinister figures want to destroy the Parallel — the realm between worlds populated by demons, dark creatures and old gods — and everyone in it.
What will Cameron sacrifice to defeat the demons and save the Parallel?
This claw-shredding sequel to Daemon Parallel continues Roy Gill’s stunning series, featuring colliding worlds and supernatural creatures, grounded in the familiar Edinburgh landscape. (more)
“The story is a fun fantasy read. If you have the first book, you will want the second!” — VOYA Magazine