Dan Amenta wakes up one morning to discover the world has changed…the Apocalypse has arrived.
Death, destruction, and disaster are spreading around the globe. Yet Dan and his family remain untouched. He begins to fear they are the only three people left alive on Earth.
They are not.
Efforts to survive and make contact with others reveal disturbing truths about the human extermination. Dan finds Laura who discloses ever more. Her presence – a young, sexy, disruptive girl – adds questions about what is moral and ethical in this new reality.
Then supernatural experiences reported by other survivors force Dan to seek explanations from his own past. Memories of childhood hallucinations strike him with sledgehammer force, bringing him face-to-face with a secret millions of years old. Planet Earth is in the hands of an older power, one Dan never envisioned and dares not disobey…
Massimo, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Daimones is an evocative term in ancient greek. It is root to ‘gods’ and ‘demons’ at same time. A little research of “daimones” on internet, or Wikipedia, will give any reader lots of clues.
Who was your favorite character and why?
All of them are favorite ones, in a sense. But if I had to choose one, I’d say the one for which I have to write about. He or she is in there, waiting to come out, and I am intrigued and fascinated because—my experience—all of my characters come to an independent life and do and say things that surprise me. Sometimes negatively so.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
Daimones is an ongoing mystery and suspense till the end, where all “dots connect”, especially with Dan’s past—the main character—and leaves the reader, as one reviewer put it, “with lots to ponder”. Dan and his family struggle to keep a thin crust of sanity in their tragic new world. They succeed thanks to the love bonds that keep them together. Crying with someone you love and loves you back is more healing than crying alone.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
That the authors is using his story to share emotions, feelings, and he cares about his readers. That the book made them cry, laugh, sad, frustrated, scare at times but—most importantly—made them think “what would I do if I were there too”, loot at their inner self.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
I’ll give you an excerpt not from my favorite review, some are making me blush, but from a 3-star one:
“I loved the early part of this book and thought it brilliantly conceived, well thought out and the plot wonderfully structured. What I didn’t like was the authors need to try and explain everything that comes in the final chapters of the book!”
Where can people learn more about your writing?
At the moment, my fan page on FB might be the best spot: http://www.facebook.com/MassimoMarinoAuthor