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Daimones is post-apocalyptic trilogy; the human race has been culled by one of the dominant races in the galaxy. Originally published independently, the trilogy has sold in excess of 10,000 books and it is now re-published by Booktrope Publishing. I’m writing a 4th novel, a YA Urban SF and this one too is also contracted by Booktrope.

In Daimones (The Daimones Trilogy) (Volume 1) we are presented with a silent but deadly invasion that leaves the few survivors befuddled, wary, and broken. Dan and his family awake one day in a world where everyone is dead but no evidence points to a cause. Initial searches for survivors yield nothing and, in panic, the family turns their house into a stronghold. The novel propels the main character into a maelstrom of emotions and the rediscovery of the meaning of life.

In Once Humans (The Daimones Trilogy) (Volume 2) mankind is undergoing rebirth, the new arrivals closely watched by the Selected: the new transgenic which replaced the culled human race. The new communities thrive with the aliens’ support and peace and security reign on Eridu, as the planet Earth is known in the galaxy. But peace and security of the cradle are suddenly shattered by acts of sabotage set to disrupt the fragile balance of the fledgling communities. The story reveals a cosmic conspiracy full of betrayal and fear, being hatched with the hope of pushing the world perilously close to the brink of self-destruction.

The Rise of the Phoenix: The Daimones Trilogy, Vol. 3 (Volume 3) closes the cycle. Things can change, and they must. A new order and a new course will put in place the events destined to rip apart the foundations of the galaxy.

Editorial Reviews

Massimo Marino is an author with Booktrope Publishing LCC and Member of SFWA – SF & F Writers of America

Your entry into an exciting Space Opera: the death and re-birth of the human race.

  • Finalist in Science Fiction for National Indie Excellence Awards 2014
  • Hall of Fame in Science Fiction 2013 – Quality Reads UK Book Club
  • Winner of PRG 2013 Reviewer’s Choice Award in SF Series
  • Winner of PRG 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Award in SF
  • 5-star Review from NYT international best seller Author Jennifer Blake 
  • 5-star Review from NYT international best seller Author Luba Brezhne
5-star Review 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.
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Daimones Trilogy. 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.
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.
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From the Author

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

The Daimones Trilogy deals with many themes, from survival and the rebirth of the race of man after an alien apocalypse, to love and romance in a dying world, and the rise of new ethics and morals.

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 does Earth become 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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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, and of BookGarage, a publishing service brokerage company.
Massimo currently lives in France and crosses the border with Switzerland multiple times daily, although he is no smuggler. #SFWApro

As a scientist writing science fiction, he went from smashing particles at accelerators at SLAC and CERN to smashing words on a computer screen. He is is now an author with Booktrope Publishing,  LCC, and Active Member of SFWA – Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

He’s the author of multi-awarded Daimones Trilogy. The 1st volume, Daimones (The Daimones Trilogy Book 1), published by Booktrope is available since August 2015.

Daimones Postcard FrontHis novels have received the Seal of Excellency from both AwesomeIndies.net and IndiePENdents.org

• 2012 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner in Science Fiction
• 2013 Hall of Fame – Best in Science Fiction, Quality Reads UK Book Club
• 2013 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner in Science Fiction Series
• 2014 Finalist – Science Fiction – Indie Excellence Awards L.A.
• 2014 Award Winner – Science Fiction Honorable Mention – Readers’ Favorite Annual Awards
His novels are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble (Nook), iTunes Apple Store, and many other retailers around the world.
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