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Daimones

By Massimo Marino All Rights Reserved ©

Scifi

Blurb

Murder, genocide, the Apocalypse. Explore the future of humanity in Massimo Marino's sci-fi debut, Daimones, an apocalyptic tale that feels like it could happen tomorrow. You may never sleep through a windstorm again. Nothing could have prepared them for the last day. Death swept away the lives of billions, but spared Dan Amenta and his family, leading them to an uncertain future. When merely surviving isn't enough and the hunt for answers begins, memories from the past and troubling encounters lead Dan to the truth about the extermination of the human race. Distressing revelations will give new meaning to their very existence. Early humans shaped the future and seeded a plan millions of years in the making. Now survivors must choose: Endure a future with no past or fade away into a past with no future?

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TIME reported large numbers of animals deaths, from thousands of birds found lifeless in two U.S. states in the deep South, to the one hundred thousand dead fish in arid locations such Arkansas.

Strange deaths had caused alarm among naturalists and environmentalists in all nations. Birds fell dead from the sky. Fish washed up on shores and rivers across the whole planet. People, however, had other things to care and worry about. Mainstream media focused on economic crises, financial scandals, sovereign states at risk of defaulting in the Euro zone, the Arab Spring, and the global war on terror.

The link was there. We were the sapient species on earth, clever enough to connect the dots no matter how far apart they were. We should have done our job to connect them. But we were too busy, too preoccupied with other facts to ask ourselves: What the hell is happening?

Nature’s red flags went unnoticed and animals—scores of them—kept dying. We kept living our own lives…

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