Monstrous Devices

Pages: 352
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Rock the Boat

Monstrous Devices

Damien Love

A cinematic and original page-turner for fans of Indiana Jones and Alex Rider
9781786077523 (5 Mar 2020)
RRP £12.99

The Book

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 352
Imprint Rock the Boat


About the Author

Damien Love was born in Scotland and lives in Glasgow, where, even as you read these words, it is raining. Damien is the author of several books on film and filmmakers. He has written for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, Uncut, The Sunday Herald and The Scotsman. Monstrous Devices is his first novel.


'I enjoyed everything about Damien Love's debut - its title, its breakneck action, its sly sense of humour. If you imagine Rick and Morty colliding with early Spielberg, you get some idea of this delirious adventure...and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it on the screen. I wish my first novel had been as imaginative and assured.'

- Anthony Horowitz

'Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Toy Story.'

- Publishers Weekly

'Monstrous Devices effortlessly brings mythic legend and modern life together in one exhilarating, breathless chase. With humour, relentless adventure, and true insight, he compels us to look closely at our wishes and illusions, at the dark and light forces of creation, at what really makes us tick.'

- S. E. Grove, bestselling author of The Glass Sentence

'This is an immensely entertaining adventure tale, with Scottish author Love's masterful manipulation of pacing alternately drawing out tension or speeding up life-and-death clashes to keep the pages furiously turning. Atmospheric and cinema ready.'

- BCCB review

'Mysterious and frightening...a well-crafted adventure that's filled with desperate chases, narrow escapes, fight scenes, and twists.'

- Publishers Weekly starred review

'What fun! An evil villain, a host of scary robots, big and small, and a hero with commendably bad personal habits. Loved it!'

- John Flanagan, New York Times bestselling author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series

'A well-knit debut generously stocked with chills, thrills, and chancy exploits.'

- Kirkus