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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Daimonion (The Apocalypse #1) J.P. Jackson


1) I did not like this book.  As I read, I called it "torture porn."  I thought I made that up, but apparently it is a real thing.  At first I thought it might be BDSM, something I also don't like, but it was way beyond that. However, as I considered each of the elements of the rating, I came to realize that, my personal feelings about the genre aside, this book was well-written.  The plot twists and how all the disparate elements and beings were interwoven, and came together at the end, were intriguing.  The locations were vividly drawn without being laid out like a roadmap.  The characters, grotesque as they all were, were intricate, thought out, unique, and played well - antagonized well - together.  I developed a certain level of sympathy for the main character, who still was evil, just for good reason.  The writing style was extremely painful, and at first I thought that might give it a lower rating, but by the end, it was clear that that was what the style needed to be, given the genre. I won't read another book by this author, and I won't recommend this book to anyone, but it certainly kept my attention, and is likely an excellent work for someone into this sort of thing.
2) If you're looking for a story that'll keep you at the edge of your seat, dying from intrigue? This is it. Wonderful, nail-biting story. I enjoyed every word I read. Definitely will be reading more from this author!

Daimonion (The Apocalypse #1) J.P. Jackson
Gay - Alternative Universe/Reality
Series: Apocalypse (Book 1)
Paperback
Publisher: Ninestar Press, LLC (July 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1947139363
ISBN-13: 978-1947139367
Amazon: Daimonion (The Apocalypse #1) J.P. Jackson

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 discovers.

But 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 more powerful.

The 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.

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