Cormier, Andrew The Great Deceiver

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The Great Deceiver

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As surely as men wage war against each other, supernatural deities also fight for human souls in the afterlife. Earth is the staging ground. If the Devil wanted a protégé, who would he seek to help him win an eternal struggle? Those who've tried to conquer the world have always failed.Being ruthless or power-hungry won't be enough in the war for souls. A true leader would need the right blend of cunning, ambition, and charisma.
 
How can a person whom people would lovingly follow be twisted into someone they would blindly die for? What events would shape his life? What would bring about his rise to power? How would he reshape the world?And, most importantly, when he rises to power, how can he be stopped?

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The body of each Overlord was bloated and engorged, like someone whose kidneys had shut down. They had two, stubby, t-rex like arms which extended out of what would have been pecks if they had any muscles under those layers of fat. Each arm had three, blood-stained talons instead of fingers. Although those arms were puny, and the claws looked worse than any imaginable case of carpal tunnel syndrome, I had no doubt that each talon was razor sharp.
Instead of a belly-button, the Overlords had what appeared to be a tiny, toothless mouth that opened and closed at random. A thin layer of what I hoped was saliva coated around the lips of it. The belly-mouth would have reminded me of a vagina except for the snake-like, forked tongue that darted in and out. It reminded me of the little, mini-mouth from the aliens in the movie with the same name. I saw no visible sex-organs as part of the Overlords, but that didn't mean much; any organs could easily have been covered up by the gross fat that hung down in front. They definitely had what I would describe as front-asses.This made it impossible to tell their gender.
I watched as the Overlords looked us over like a pack of hungry wolves. Their eyes were yellow and jaundiced. There was something feral about them. Each pair of eyes was sunk deep into a swollen, hairless head that was much too large fort he greasy, deformed body it rested on. Every Overlord had a bulbous, twisted nose that reminded me of Monroe after I'd smashed him. The few teeth within each monster's snarling mouth were chipped, pointed, and twisted. No amount of dental work would fix them. Their heads reminded me of mushy jack-o-lanterns that had been left on someone's front step a month after Halloween.
Many people walked over to a specific Overlord. They looked as if they knew where they were supposed to go. I had no idea what to do and remained in place near the troughs, frozen with terror and amazement. Several other people did likewise; maybe they new too.
Moments later, one of the gargantuan beasts lurched my way. A long, flickering tongue darted out of its mouth as it stared at me. My knees started to shake. The Overlord then spoke slowly, as with great difficulty. Its tone was guttural and barely tangible, "slave," it croaked, "you belong to me now. You will work. You will call me master when you address me."  

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This is a contemporary, American novel of literary fiction. The Great Deceiver: The Ascension of the Devil's Protege  explores many, themes. Ihighly encourage you to leave a review! Please do! Good, bad, indifferent! Reviews really help to sell books, and as Authors, we count on them to make a living. Just please be honest, and have actually read the entire thing. 

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Andrew Cormier was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was raised in Falmouth, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod) until the age of six. He lived in Massachusetts for approximately seventeen years before he moved to New Hampshire in 2006. His works of fiction include: Shamblers: the zombie apocalypse (horror/action, 2014) The Great Deceiver: The Ascension of the Devil's Protege (speculative fiction/darkfantasy, 2014 - first edition, 2015- second edition) The Winds of Change (epic fantasy, 2006) What Tomorrow Brings (epic fantasy, 2007) Piece of Mind (short story, thriller/suspense, 2014), The Informed Buyers (horror, 2014) His favorite authors include R.A. Salvatore, Robert Jordan, and George R.R. Martin. In his free time, Andrew Cormier is an avid musician with over thirteen years of guitar experience, a video gamer, and also enjoys a variety of other activities. He likes to go camping, enjoys the outdoors, likes to walk, loves steak and lobster. He graduated in 2013, summa cum laude, with a BA in Graphic Design and Media Arts from Southern NH University.

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Andrew Cormier (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. As surely as men wage war against each other, supernatural deities also fight for human souls in the afterlife. Earth is the staging ground. If the Devil wanted a protégé, who would he seek to help him win an eternal struggle? Those who've tried to conquer the world have always failed. Being ruthless or power-hungry won't be enough in the war for souls. A true leader would need the right blend of cunning, ambition, and charisma. How can a person whom people would lovingly follow be twisted into someone they would blindly die for? What events would shape his life? What would bring about his rise to power? How would he reshape the world? And, most importantly, when he rises to power, how can he be stopped? Excerpt: The body of each Overlord was bloated and engorged, like someone whose kidneys had shut down. They had two, stubby, t-rex-like arms which extended out of what would have been pecks if they had any muscles under those layers of fat. Each arm had three, blood-stained talons instead of fingers. Although those arms were puny, and the claws looked worse than any imaginable case of carpal tunnel syndrome, I had no doubt that each talon was razor sharp. Instead of a belly-button, the Overlords had what appeared to be a tiny, toothless mouth that opened and closed at random. A thin layer of what I hoped was saliva coated around the lips of it. The belly-mouth would have reminded me of a vagina except for the snake-like, forked tongue that darted in and out. It reminded me of the little, mini-mouth from the aliens in the movie with the same name. I saw no visible sex-organs as part of the Overlords, but that didn't mean much; any organs could easily have been covered up by the gross fat that hung down in front. They definitely had what I would describe as front-asses. This made it impossible to tell their gender. I watched as the Overlords looked us over like a pack of hungry wolves. Their eyes were yellow and jaundiced. There was something feral about them. Each pair of eyes was sunk deep into a swollen, hairless head that was much too large for the greasy, deformed body it rested on. Every Overlord had a bulbous, twisted nose that reminded me of Monroe after I'd smashed him. The few teeth within each monster's snarling mouth were chipped, pointed, and twisted. No amount of dental work would fix them. Their heads reminded me of mushy jack-o-lanterns that had been left on someone's front step a month after Halloween. Many people walked over to a specific Overlord. They looked as if they knew where they were supposed to go. I had no idea what to do and remained in place near the troughs, frozen with terror and amazement. Several other people did likewise; maybe they new too. Moments later, one of the gargantuan beasts lurched my way. A long, flickering tongue darted out of its mouth as it stared at me. My knees started to shake. The Overlord then spoke slowly, as with great difficulty. Its tone was guttural and barely tangible, "slave," it croaked, "you belong to me now. You will work. You will call me master when you address me." BOOK QUOTES: "Nothing would please me more than to cleanse the world for you" "I have turned into a living symbol of the darkness the can reside in the human heart" "My name is one best whispered in terror in a dark corner". Seller Inventory # APC9781497568044

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