Daimonion (The Apocalypse, #1)

Daimonion (The Apocalypse, #1)[PDF / Epub] ☃ Daimonion (The Apocalypse, #1) By J.P. Jackson – Bluevapours.co.uk Dati Amon wants to be free from his satyr master and he hates his job—hunting human children who display demon balefire Every hunt has been successful except one A thwarted attempt ended up as a pro Dati Amon wants to be free from his satyr master and he hates his job—hunting human children who display demon balefire Every hunt has been successful except one A thwarted attempt ended up as a promise to spare the child of a white witch an indiscretion Dati hopes Master never discoversBut Master has devilish machinations of his own He needs human demon hybrids the Daimonion to raise the Dark Lord to the earthly realm If Master succeeds he will be immortal and far powerfulThe child who was spared is now a man and for the first time in three hundred years Dati has a reason to escape Master’s chains To do that Dati makes some unlikely alliances with an untrained soulless witch a self destructive shape shifter and a deceitful clairvoyant However deals with demons rarely go as planned and the cost is always higher than the original bargain.

JP Jackson is an award winning author of dark urban fantasy paranormal and even paranormal romance stories but regardless of the genre they always feature LGBT main charactersJP works as an IT analyst in health care during the day where if cornered he’d confess to casting spells to ensure clinicians actually use the electronic medical charting system he configures and implementsAt nigh.

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  • ebook
  • 330 pages
  • Daimonion (The Apocalypse, #1)
  • J.P. Jackson
  • English
  • 11 August 2014
  • 9781947139350

10 thoughts on “Daimonion (The Apocalypse, #1)

  1. Jason Bradley says:

    Wow This is awesome Get ready for biblical end times with demons and witches and satyrs

  2. Kazza says:

    Blog Review This is one interesting story There is action aplenty and a world of diverse supernatural beings who are flawed but intriguing While the characters haven’t uite been able to grab me fully and I can’t say I love any character in particular the parafantasy story pulled me in and I’m really fascinated to see what they do and where they take me next It is so hard to find uality paranormal fantasy reading of the ueer variety especially ones that are fascinating and whisper dark promises of things to come like Daimonion does so I am grateful when authors come out with books like thisJ P Jackson shows a ton of promise in his first book and I really liked the world he has weaved in Daimonion I’d love to see him settle down into a comfortable groove and take his time with character and overall relationship development – no matter what kind of relationship It’s vitally important to make readers not only want to connect with the world but want to keep connecting with the characters at the heart of the story I think the author will produce even better storytelling once that happens Fun action packed deliciously dark Daimonion is wholly entertaining reading from beginning to end

  3. Rebecca Langham says:

    But this is what I am bid to do I am Dati Amon a D'Alae and we gather back the children who belong to usThis is a well executed story of conflict horror magic and desire Shape shifters witches demons creepy burrowing insects elementals satyrs and even a deliciously evil succubus make for a colourful cast of characters to guide readers through a beautifully described series of paranormal events culminating in a satisfying end to Book I of the Apocalypse series I was most impressed by the skilful manner in which imaginative and uniue magical goings on were described Certain paranormal tropes and clichés were explored in new and creative ways Without giving too much away I was particularly amazed by the wonderful descriptions of what happened to a certain character when encased in a demonic cocoon Yes the action and the magic are where words were extremely well spent in this novel Bravo to the writerFor me the characters were solid but they didn't totally engross me I didn't find myself emotionally invested in any one of them in particular I enjoyed them well enough but I didn't find a strong connection that had me dying to see what would happen to any of them in the future The plot itself had me turning the page though so this wasn't a major issue overall I also think that as a reader who doesn't normally read this genre I'm not uite the correct target audience for this cast of characters I also suspect that most of the characters have a great deal of development ahead so the author needed to save some of that for the next book especially with JenaeThe story feels well planned There's a strong sense that the author knows exactly where it will all lead in the future books each thread weaved purposefully Overall Daimonion is intriguing confronting action packed and intense Perception and assumption ruled the human thought processes and in their minds they saw what made them comfortableAs I said I don't usually read horror so I apologise if my review and rating were coloured by my own natural tastespreferences A few warnings in case they're relevant to anyone high level of gore and violence really well written gore I might add and some sexually confronting themes they're not depictured but referred to such as incest I was provided with a free ARC in exchange for a review The author was keen for me to be very honest in my comments

  4. J.C. Long says:

    This is an incredible INCREDIBLE read I was hooked from the very beginning The opening line such a basic thing just drew me in and I knew I wasn't going to get out of the spell of this book until it was finishedThe characters are smart sharp and vivid Despite the plethora of supernatural beings they all felt so very real to me I really loved the dynamics between all of the characters though a few were a little flat than the others though that doesn't mean they were by any means two dimensionalThe plot is gripping It hit all of its marks as it pulled me along There was a small moment where it seemed to drag a bit but before I could even start to think hey it's dragging it picked back up and slammed me along until the end which is probably the finest crafted element of the entire storyI HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this book to you all It's end of the world mayhem and fun for all

  5. Matthew says:

    I received an ARC from the author for a challengeI give this book 45 stars I may have been a bit generous in rounding that up because I received a free copy This is not really something that I would typically read although I do want to follow the rest of the trilogy for its conclusion now It was very dark Told from a first person perspective occasionally switching characters between clearly marked chapters but not too confusing Mostly from the perspective of Dati a demon that harvests children for his dark master There is a lot of torture gore blood and pain This is not a light and happy escape of a world Neither is this erotica I don't think there was a single explicit sex scene in the novel The main characters are gay and attracted to each other but that is all that makes this a gay novel I actually appreciate that to some degree and would like to see the author finish the series without including plot irrelevant sex or eroticaI thought this was a powerful debut novel and look forward to further work from this author even if it pushes how much darkness I am willing to accept

  6. Jayne says:

    I was gifted an ARC for an honest and fair reviewDaimonion is many things The first book in The Apocalypse trilogy a debut novel and a blood spattered gory uest for one demon who struggles with the whole “killing kids” thing The book is told in the first person and has than one protagonist but it works because they are each given a chapter clearly marked This can go horribly wrong but not in this caseDati is the main character a demon who is a bit hapless to be honest Despite his his job description he seems to have a human side which gets him into all sorts of trouble especially when he tries to save one special person who eventually ends up in a cocoon He just seems to have the kiss of death about him but I liked him because he was obviously struggling with unfamiliar feelings Obsession rather than love but for a demon it’s a startI couldn’t fault the writing at all There were no faltering mis steps at any stage so I felt I was in good hands which was essential as urban fantasy horror is not a genre I’m familiar with I usually like my horror to to have a human heart allbeit one that has been dragged across a gravel road still beating This was unfamiliar and it took me a few pages to really get into it But I did because the author has obviously had a huge amount of fun throwing in satyrs vampyres not sparkly ones shape shifters and blood thirsty demons and a succubus so sexy I almost fancied her myselfAt first I thought I was going to miss the human set up before realising that it was there but told from the demon’s side something I’ve never experienced before The most memorable human was the girl untrained witch Jenae also a stroppy teenager which I loved Her voice was en pointe a thoroughly modern witch without resorting to stereotype The dialogue was sharp and there was a lot of humour but not in a slapstick way The book didn’t take itself too seriously as some of these books about an imminent Apocalypse can be The bombastic horror is inescapable but balanced with a lightness of touch It’s an interesting concept and a risky one but it worksOne uibble would be that the plot was slightly confusing as books with lots of characters and unfamiliar names always are to me With first books there is a tendency to throw in the kitchen sink just in case you never write another one and I sensed an element of that even though the book is part of a trilogy Now that everyone has been introduced it will be really interesting to see how the plot develops With a less frantic pace the reader will have breathing space to sit back relax and enjoyAs well as the icky parts the descriptions were fantastic steeping the reader in a post modern urban world with utter conviction Monster dogs magic creatures of fantasy move around an indeterminate city scenes of torture are gut twisting but never seem gratuitous The characters all had some element which kept them from being unsympathetic apart from Master who is badass but then he has to be Alyx Dati’s potentialpossible love interest did get interesting as the book unfolded as well as Dati’s inner conflict over unfamiliar feelings for himTo round up this is a steaming visceral debut novel for those who like their urban fantasy steeped in blood and gore and demons wrestling with human dilemmas

  7. Rian Durant says:

    If you are into dark urban fantasy this is bound to become one of your favorite books this year Demons white witches shape shifters guard dogs made of stone and what not thrown in a magic cauldron from where JP Jackson pulls the threads to entwine this action packed story You'd think a demon planing to destroy the world is cliched but this book will make you think again because even though it is a known topic the new ways it is explored makes it really intriguing Many points of view are intertwined giving a realistic 3D feel to the whole plotOn the downside I couldn't really connect with any of the characters except Dati I guess they were just not the types I like reading aboutHowever even at the times when my interest in particular voice or occurrence was lowered I kept reading because of the writing style It was by far the thing that stood out for me The descriptions of settings characters and actions are so masterful you'd never guess this is a debut novel I'm sure that the adventures of the whole cast of characters would be even intriguing in the second book I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review

  8. J.P. Jackson says:

    Winner 2017 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Alternate UniverseReality with 2 Honorable MentionsMM Romance 2017 Member's Choice Awards Nominee for Best FantasyUrban Fantasy

  9. E.M. Hamill says:

    I received an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest reviewHorror is not usually my genre but I had so much gleeful dark fun reading DAIMONION that I didn't care J P Jackson has created a kind of neutral evil Scooby Gang that is an absolute blast to get to know  I immediately developed a soft spot for Dati Amon the D'Alae a winged demon He serves a mysterious vile creature who holds part of his soul captive Dati's mutual obsession with Alyx a dark young man he should have harvested as a child for his Master is doomed from the start it seems but Alyx has a larger destiny that neither he nor Dati can escape They band together with a group of other creatures of shadow who bicker bitch and reluctantly form a cadre of supernatural soldiers who might be able to bring down their Master and regain their freedom  Can't wait to read the next one

  10. Ryane says:

    This book was provided by JP Jackson and read on behalf of Thorns InkThis is a brilliant take on the “end times” theme This story has a Clive Barker feel to it A little gory and a little profound Dark grotesue and horrific I was riveted The lovely twist in this book is the infatuation Very slight of hand by Mr Jackson The ominous foreboding is weighty and well handled throughout the book The entire plot is well done I am not a fan of total gore This has enough gore to keep it interesting and enough suspense to keep you turning the page You get perspectives from each of the leading characters but the mystery is never spoiled I was very impressed The interesting thing at times I was finding out what was happening as the same time as the characters and at other times I was guessing I was wrong Mr Jackson provides the big picture without overwhelming the reader with petty details I enjoyed Dati’s fascinations with humans He has a little uirk that I found completely endearing His intent to keep a very human promise goes against his nature and I like the dichotomy The eternal struggle if you will The balance of good and evil Going completely against your nature to keep a promise to someone Such a simple thing promises We make them and we break them I try not to promise things that are out of my realm This is what Dati did He was much empathetic than I was expecting Even writing this I am smiling thinking about his little uirk Alyx such a nosey young man He got much than he bargained for but ended up winning in some ways His goodness He is the opposite of Dati His lust and curiosity got the better of him Does curiosity kill the cat? No but it sure can mess up your world I got sucked into this story and couldn’t let go until the last page The ending It leaves you wanting to beg the author for the next one I am not kidding I almost went against my rule of asking about the next one Thankfully I can just reread this one until book 2 comes outDark and Light Where will you be when the Horsemen come? My theme songs for this book are Heathen by 21 Pilots and Medieval Warfare by Grimes

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