Massimo Marino

Daimones

Daimones by Massimo Marino
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fiction Fantasy
For readers of:Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin
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Print Length366 pages
ISBN9780985143824
PublisherFoS; 3 edition
Publication DateMay 2012
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

Dan Amenta wakes up one morning to discover the world has changed...the Apocalypse has arrived. Death, destruction, and disaster wreak havoc across the globe. Yet Dan and his family remain untouched and he senses some sort of supernatural power had left them the only three people alive on Earth. They are not.

The efforts to survive and find others brings Dan to discover the disturbing truth about the human extermination. He finds Laura, who brings revelations about the catastrophe, and her presence - a young, sexy, disruptive girl - raises questions about what is moral and ethical in the new reality.

Other survivors report what they have seen, forcing Dan to seek explanations from his own past. Ancient hallucinations strike Dan with the force of a sledgehammer and bring him face-to-face with his new role in a scenario with roots millions-of-years old. Planet Earth is in the hands of an older power, and survivors will have to make difficult choices to adapt and survive.

-------- "Even with the best of intentions, cruelty is just around the corner."

About the Author

Massimo Marino is a scientist envisioning science fiction. He spent years at CERN and The Lawrence Berkeley Lab followed by lead positions with Apple, Inc. and the World Economic Forum. He is also co-founder of "Squares on Blue", a Big Data Analytics service company.

Massimo currently lives in France and crosses the border with Switzerland multiple times daily, although he is no smuggler. "Daimones" is the first volume of the homonymous "Daimones Trilogy" and is based on personal experience and facts with an added "what if" to provide an explanation to current and past events. It is his first novel. Watch the book trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROnM9qPRXJU

"Daimones" is the recipient of the 2012 PRG Award Reviewers' Choice in Science Fiction, and the Seal of Excellence in Quality Writing from both the Awesome Indies (awesomeindies.net) and the indiePENdents.org association. In September 2013 "Daimones" won the Hall of Fame - Best in Science Fiction Award, shortlisted by the Quality Reads UK Book Club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROnM9qPRXJU With the second volume, "Once Humans", the series is the 2013 Winner of the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award Best in Science Fiction Series. In May 2014, the Jury of the National Indie Excellence Awards in LA, selected "Daimones" as FINALIST in Science Fiction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROnM9qPRXJU "Once Humans" starts seven years after the events narrated in "Daimones". The Communities led by the Selected are about to thrive and peace and security reigns on Eridu...not for long.

In Vol.3 "The Rise of the Phoenix", things change as they must. A new order and a new course will put in place the events the Moîrai have sewn and destined to rip apart the foundations of the galaxy. He also writes short chilling, twisted, horror stories, oftentimes while having breakfast. Go figure why.

5-stars Reviewed by Christopher Dagg for Readers' Favorite "Daimones" by Massimo Marino is an apocalypse book with a difference It is attractively written and the language flows well. "Daimones" explores some difficult themes. Yet the plot didn't tire but shifted gear to an exciting finish. A great read."

"Daimones Trilogy" book one. "A story that is compelling and offers a glimpse into a realistic world that soon becomes something more. The elements of the plot allow the reader to explore human condition as well as a paranormal existence. The story offers a consistent flow, continuity in scene purpose, and progression of events. The characters are well developed and Dan is a solid, yet complex, main character that anchors the story." -- Greenleaf Book Group, LLC

Judge, Writer's Digest 21st Annual Self-Publishing Book Awards - "Massimo Marino's Daimones is a compelling story that shows the full range of the human condition through otherworldly examples. The what-ifs in this story will leave readers with bone-chilling concerns. This book is sure to have readers yearning for more from this author. I like the packaging of this book. The front cover is definitely eye catching and compelling. The story blurb on the back offers just enough to whet a prospective reader's desire to open the book and start reading. The quality of the materials rivals that of the most successful books on the market. The prologue is masterfully crafted. First person narrative enables readers to get into the skin of the characters. Marino does an excellent job of making the people in the story sympathetic. Dialogue rings true to each character."

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