Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Blog Tour - Daimones by Massimo Marino

About the book: Nothing could have prepared them for the last day. Explore the future of humanity in Massimo Marino’s sci-fi debut, Daimones, an apocalyptic tale that feels like it could happen tomorrow. You may never sleep through a windstorm again.
Death swept away the lives of billions, but spared Dan Amenta and his family, leading them to an uncertain future. When merely surviving isn’t enough and the hunt for answers begins, memories from the past and troubling encounters lead Dan to the truth about the extermination of the human race. Distressing revelations will give new meaning to their very existence.
Early humans shaped the future and seeded a plan millions of years in the making. Now survivors must choose: Endure a future with no past or fade away into a past with no future

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My Review
I know now that what my life has been missing (only lately) is some really imaginative science fiction. I used to love the stuff, couldn't get enough. But schi-fi tends to make for a more time consuming read than some of the lighter stuff I've been picking up lately, and in my quest to read more books I'd been avoiding it. Big mistake.  Daimones is the first science fiction book I've read in a while, and it was spectacular. Big concept, larger than life plotting, and great writing. It was everything I could have hoped for... and I've already been approved for book two on NetGalley!

Daimones is the story of the end of the world... sort of. Dan Amenta and his family are among the few survivors left on the planet, but the end of our civilization was only the beginning. I would have liked to see a bit more of the adjustment/reaction after literally billions of people die without warning, but there was a lot of other stuff going on, so I guess I can't fault anyone for not sitting around and navel gazing for too long. There's the bigger picture to worry about!

Marino writes like someone who has already published dozens of books, and will have you hooked right from the first chapter as you try to wrap your head around this incredible plot. An absolute must read for any fans of sci-fi (even the lapsed ones!).

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