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HARO Review: Massimo Marino— Daimones Trilogy: Volume 1 Genre: Fiction
Section 1: Title
The title for your book, Daimones, is strong. Using the term “daimones’ instead of the English term ‘demons’ makes the title more intriguing and unique. It also adds an element of sophistication that may not otherwise be achieved with ‘demon’.
Section 2: Structure
You’ve done a great job of putting together a story that is compelling and offers a glimpse into a realistic world that soon becomes something more. The elements of your plot allow the reader to explore human condition as well as a paranormal existence.
It’s clear that the book has been professionally edited. 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.
Section 3: Style
You have a clear writing style that will largely appeal to fiction readers. You have a knack for developing characters and also taking your time in building a world that readers will slowly become more invested in as the story progresses. Your tone is a great match for this genre.
You’re off to a great start with having the book available on Amazon and your involvement with social media channels such as Facebook and Goodreads. Both vehicles offer great opportunities for you to connect with your audience. You’ve made it very easy for fans to access multiple types of information about your background and future plans for the book.
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
5-star Reviewed by Christopher Dagg for Readers' Favorite
"Daimones" explores difficult themes. Yet the plot didn't tire but shifted gear to an exciting finish. The evocation of the rich and expensive city of Geneva surrounded by commuter towns in France is especially well done. A great read.
In this post-apocalyptic story for the thinking person, Marino explores a myriad of moral and emotional issues as well as the mechanics of everyday survival. [...] The exploration of human relationships [...] provide real heart for the tale. - NYT international best seller Author Jennifer Blake (Patricia A. Maxwell)