Massimo Marino Daimones

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Daimones

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The death and re-birth of the human race.

  • Winner of PRG 2012 Reviewer's Choice Award in the Sci-Fi Genre.
  • Vetted by AwesomeIndies.net & IndiePENdents.org
  • Winner of Best Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2013 - Quality Reads UK Book Club
  • Finalist in Science Fiction - National Indie Excellence Awards 2014

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"Nothing prepared us for the last day."
Death has swept away the lives of billions of people, but Dan and his family were spared. By whom, and why?Surviving, to give meaning to their lives, and looking for other survivors lead Dan to discover the truth about the extermination of the human race. 
The encounter with Laura, a young and sexy girl of Italian origin, raises ethical and moral questions that had never touched the Amentas family before.Other survivors force Dan to confront his past to find answers to the many questions.The past and the present come together and upset the fragile balance, physical and mental, which allowed the Amentas to find a new meaning to their existence. 
Dan discovers his final role in a plan with million years roots, and the survivors have to choose a future that has no past, or remain in a past with no future.A 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" 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 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. 
"[...]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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From the Author:

"'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or sides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profound thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart." 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson The Prologue starts with a list of events happened in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Excerpts are from newspapers articles around the world. 
You can search for each of the news articles on google. Also, comments from "officials" are verbatim. Similar strange animal deaths continue unresolved.

The story, on purpose, starts with the confusing life--and manifest lack of information--of characters that, as with the vast majority of us, live their life focusing on a very little world around themselves. Then something happens, and the "heros" arch starts.The novel, to the more shrewd reader, describes what our world is: we focus on money, we are not looking at what happens around us, we already live in the apocalypse. Our real life world tells us we live in a spiritual apocalypse.-------------------------------        
Why on earth Earth becomes Eridu in the "Daimones Trilogy"?Every name in the trilogy bears a symbolic meaning.

Eridu was long considered the earliest city in southern Mesopotamia, and is still today argued to be the oldest city in the world. Located 12 km southwest of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of Sumerian cities that grew about temples, almost in sight of one another. In Sumerian mythology, Eridu was originally the home of Enki, who was considered to have founded the city, later known by the Akkadians as Ea. His temple was called E-Abzu, as Enki was believed to live in Abzu, an aquifer from which all life was believed to stem.

Eridu, also transliterated as Eridug, means "mighty place" or "guidance place".

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Judge, Writer's Digest 21st Annual Self-Publishing Book Awards - "Massimo Marino's Diamones 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." Structure and Organization: 4 stars Grammar: 5 stars Production Quality and Cover Design: 5 stars Plot: 4 stars Character Development: 5 stars.

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