Winner of PRG 2012 Reviewer's Choice Award in the Sci-Fi Genre.Vetted by AwesomeIndies.net & IndiePENdents.orgWinner of Best Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2013 - Quality Reads UK Book Club &... show more
Winner of PRG 2012 Reviewer's Choice Award in the Sci-Fi Genre.Vetted by AwesomeIndies.net & IndiePENdents.orgWinner of Best Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2013 - Quality Reads UK Book Club & Orangeberrybooktours.com orangeberrybooktours.com/expo/2013/07/31/hall-of-fame-best-science-fiction/---Watch the book trailer at: youtu.be/gqqn0YtPrrwA post-apocalypse whose dystopian roots are million years old. Ancient aliens, a galactic struggle, the control of unique resources, meld to dictate the fate of the humankind. Read how it starts in "Daimones" and continue to see the conflicts unfold into "Once Humans"The day after Dan Amenta loses his job, a windstorm sweeps through his city. The next morning, human civilization is gone. People are dead, and as far as Dan knows, only he, his wife, and his daughter have survived. Daimones traces the survival of Dan and his family as they search for survivors and attempt to unravel the mystery behind the annihilation of the human race.PA novels are often about cataclysmic events, survivors fending off dangers at every page, zombie attacks, aliens destroying everything for inscrutable reasons, or as a fulfillment of a religious prophecy. Daimones is nothing of the sort. The novel places a few survivors in a world having experienced a planetary culling of humankind, one with no immediate or apparent cause. The Apocalypse has arrived yet the 'why' and 'how' remain unknown in a frustrating - and fearful - reality for Dan Amenta and his family.The exploration of human relationships and their importance, of personalities and memories, moral and emotional issues, as well as the mechanics of everyday survival for this family, are at the heart of the tale.Confusion, sadness, and fear mix into Dan's mind. Death is all around the globe, yet Dan and his family remain untouched. All evidence points to them being the only people left alive on Earth...they are not.We are led to feel the disbelief, the anguish, the grief, the frantic search for other survivors through Dan's first-person narration. Efforts to survive and make contact with others reveal disturbing truths about the human extermination. Dan finds Laura, who discloses even more. Her presence - a young, sexy, disruptive girl - adds questions about what is moral and ethical in this new reality.Supernatural experiences reported by other survivors force Dan to seek explanations from his own past. Memories of childhood hallucinations strike him with sledgehammer force, bringing him face-to-face with a secret millions of years old.Planet Earth is now in the hands of an older power, one Dan Amenta never envisioned and dares not disobey..."[...]this is no book to be read casually and closed with a smile. It is one of those books that will leave you wondering about the human race, survival, apocalypse, the future and of course, relationships!"