DARK DEMON RISING (20th anniversary edition)
PublisherBuku Fixi (Fixi Novo)
A newly revised 20th anniversary edition of Tunku Halim’s first novel. Shazral leads a comfortable life as a corporate lawyer in Kuala Lumpur, complete with sports car and hot girlfriend. But a call from his kampung tells him that his estranged father is dying. Shazral had left the kampung in anger almost a decade ago, but now feels the irresistible pull to return. His father isn’t just an ordinary villager but the most respected bomoh in the area. And when Pak Abas with his dying breath wants Shazral to accept his “inheritance”, he is not just talking about physical property. While fighting both the literal and figurative demons of the past and present, Shazral also needs to decide whether to accept the supernatural but potentially terrifying destiny of his heritage.