Last month I reviewed Daimones, the first in a trilogy by Massimo Marino, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and the sequel Once Humans was equally as good. It follows on nicely from book one, although it could easily be read as a stand-alone.
Now, seven years have passed and on Eridu (Earth), Dan and the other ‘selected’ are building a new life, along with other people the Moirai decided to spare. However, in this new world, Dan is finding it harder as time goes by to face the knowledge that he will never die, whilst he must watch his family age and go through other suffering as humans.
The ‘selected’ work alongside the Moirai in creating a ‘perfect’ world, however, now things are beginning to go wrong, there is unrest. Then Dan makes another discovery, there is a third race the Kritas, who are at war with the Morai.
What was the truth about the culling, what did happen to the dead? Dan learns that secrets have been kept from him about the past by the Moirai, and with events unfolding all the time, Once Humans is a very clever, action packed story which should delight science fiction fans.
Available From: Amazon in Kindle format http://www.amazon.com/Once-Humans-Daimones-Trilogy-Vol-2-ebook/dp/B00DJL3B9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407324996&sr=8-1&keywords=once+humans
in Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Once-Humans-Daimones-Trilogy-Volume/dp/1490395636/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1407324996&sr=8-1
and from Audible in Audiobook format http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Once-Humans-Audiobook/B00GTUBYPA
About the Author: Massimo Marino comes from a scientist background: 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.
Massimo currently lives in France and crosses the border with Switzerland multiple times daily, although he is no smuggler.
“Daimones” is the first volume of the homonymous “Daimones Trilogy” and is based on personal experience and facts with an added “what if” to provide an explanation to current and past events. It is his first novel. Watch the book trailer at: http://youtu.be/gqqn0YtPrrw
“Daimones” is the recipient of the 2012 PRG Award Reviewers’ Choice in Science Fiction, and the Seal of Excellence in Quality Writing from both the Awesome Indies (awesomeindies.net) and the indiePENdents.org association.
In September 2013 “Daimones” won the Hall of Fame – Best in Science Fiction Award, shortlisted by the Quality Reads UK Book Club. http://www.orangeberrybooktours.com/expo/2013/08/best-science-fiction/
With the second volume, “Once Humans”, the series is the 2013 Winner of the PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award Best in Science Fiction Series. In May 2014, the Jury of the National Indie Excellence Awards in LA, selected “Daimones” as FINALIST in Science Fiction. http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=11921
“Once Humans” starts seven years after the events narrated in “Daimones”. The Communities led by the Selected are about to thrive and peace and security reigns on Eridu…not for long.
In Vol.3 “The Rise of the Phoenix”, things change as they must. A new order and a new course will put in place the events the Moîrai have sewn and destined to rip apart the foundations of the galaxy.
He also writes short chilling, twisted, horror stories, oftentimes while having breakfast. Go figure why.
Author’s Website: http://massimomarinoauthor.com/about-me/