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Daimones - Massimo Marino
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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!"
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781478347101 (1478347104)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 330
Edition language: English
Series: Daimones Trilogy (#1)
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3.0 Daimones
I was given a free copy for an honest review.This book desperately needs a better translation. The copy I received had numerous wrong words and tenses, not to mention the spelling. Overall the book was decent, if a bit cliched. The part with Laura really bothered me, but I must be in the ""old way""...
Lost in Literature
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5.0 Daimones
More than just an apocalyptic tale, Diamones is a superbly crafted novel which explores the importance of relationships, especially with regard to the moral and ethical choices we make. Reading Dan's story reminded me of the truth of what it means to be human. I felt what he felt and struggled as ...
Liz Loves Books.Com.
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4.0 Daimones by Massimo Marino - Review.
Thank you to the author for the review copy. Dan Amenta woke up one morning to discover the world had changed…the Apocalypse had arrived. Death, destruction, and disaster were wreaking havoc across the globe. Yet Dan and his family remained untouched and he sensed some sort of supernatural power h...
Author Massimo Marino
Author Massimo Marino rated it
0.0 A New World Order
A NEW WORLD ORDER, September 24, 2013 By Foresight Literary Lounge "Ondrea L. Davis" This review is from: Daimones (Daimones Trilogy) (Kindle Edition) Dan Amenta and his family wake up one morning, just like every other that had come before it. To their surprise, the world as they knew it was...
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The author gave me a copy of this book for me to read. I'm so excited because I love sci-fi! I'm going to read this after Brightside.
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