On the opposing side is Miranda a Spiritualist with the power of self righteousness on her side. This a good fantasy romp even if it suffers from exposition dumps and the fact that Eli is an amoral jerk.
Eli comes up against an insane OCD Duke and his pet demon gets hungry. This is a good romp and it’s all building up to something.
“It hasn’t been seen in eighty years, though, not since Rikard the Mad lived up to his name and started giving out his family’s treasure to any-one who promised to banish the demon he was convinced lived in his chest.”