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Diabolus [Kindle Edition]

Travis Hill
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Salvatore Antonelli, a disgraced ex-bishop, and Benito Castillo, a young tech-priest fresh out of Seminary, are tasked by the Vatican to confront DAMON-1: a nuclear capable AI that claims to be Satan incarnate, returned to the physical world to bring about Armageddon.

The two clergy must battle to restore DAMON and purge Satan from the enslaved AI's core. The bishop is forced to play a deadly game with billions of lives in the balance, while the young priest must confront Satan's digital persona within the network.

The eternal conflict between good and evil, fought in the space between time, brings humanity and their AI creations to the dawn of a new age, and to the brink of annihilation.

"The Exorcist" meets "Skynet" meets "The Matrix" in this thought-provoking new science fiction thriller by Travis Hill.

66,000 word novel
200 pages (est.)
Teen+ appropriate

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Product Details

  • File Size: 394 KB
  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Travis Hill; 1st edition (June 19, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K2FC2ZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,178 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In the very beginning of Travis Hill’s “Diabolus” are two pages filled with time measurements, what they are called and what they mean. Included with this informative forward is the admonishment to bookmark these pages if your e-reader supports it. Word of advice: Do it. Bookmark those pages, you are going to want to refer to them later – often; they really do convey just how FAST some of the these interactions take place, even if they span numerous pages of action.

Do machines have souls? Can an Artificial Intelligence, created by man, have a soul? What if that AI, that Silicone Persona, is a free thinking, free willed, knowledge seeking entity that ponders the deeper mysteries of life and even dying; does that give it, THEM, a soul? Hard to imagine… yet Travis Hill imagines all this and more in this stunningly deep novel.

In “Diablolus” the future is just as technologically advanced as some of us hope it will be. Artificial Intelligence, AI’s, have been created and implemented worldwide. These machines, while fairly new to the scene with the oldest one having only served just shy of 50 years, have been fully integrated in the daily lives of humans. They control everything, from communications to records, travel to weapons management. Every major organization on the planet, and quite a few minor ones, have an AI in their employ; even The Vatican has joined the 22nd century with its own AI, Brother Aggelo. All of this makes life much easier and stream lined, but it sets the stage for an epic battle that proves almost as ironic as it is dangerous.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but complicated June 30, 2014
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Mostly well written peek into a possible future involving Catholicism, supercomputers, and Human interreaction - some parts seemed a bit abstruse and complicated, but I'm old, so your mileage may vary!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Imaginative Cyber Punk Sci-Fi Novel August 25, 2014
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Right from the start "Diabolus" caught my attention with its imaginative plot and it very easily kept my attention until the very end. Travis Hill has crafted a multi-layered novel that bridges religion with technology, science fiction with fantasy and emotionally charged drama with thrilling action. One of the things I was worried about when I first came across the novel was that it would be too steeped in religion to the point that it felt "preachy" instead of entertaining, but the author manages to find a delicate balance where the religious aspect of the plot is toned down to where it only enhances the story and the overall science fiction elements are kicked into high gear.

The novel is well-written with a lush and vivid storytelling style that draws readers into Salvatore Antonelli and Benito Castillo's efforts to defeat the AI entity that claims to be the reincarnation of Satan himself. It has a well-paced plot that keeps the momentum up throughout, adding dimension and layers to the story as it builds towards the confrontational climax between the ex-Bishop, priest and DAMON. The story is authentic and yet fantastical, bridging the gap between realism and science fiction fantasy in a wonderful way.

Overall, this was a very entertaining novel that was well worth the read.
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I'm an author from Boise, Idaho. I live with my superhero wife and five completely worthless but loveable cats.

I write adult stories for adult readers.

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Writes: Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror / Adult Fiction / Drama / Humor / Whatever I Feel Like

Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Favorite Band(s): DevilDriver / Killswitch Engage

Favorite activity: Trying to convince my wife that I need a ninja sword. I mean, they wouldn't sell the things on TV if they weren't invaluable weapons for when gangs of ninja suddenly crash through your living room windows, swords drawn.

A gun in this situation is useless, as ninja laugh at guns then kick them out of your hand (then kick you in the stomach / knees / groin / face / spine a nanosecond later). The only way to fight evil ninja is with a sword. Hence, ninja sword. Ninja respect sword fighting.

My wife, she doesn't seem to understand the gravity of the situation when it comes to blood-crazed ninja looking to extract revenge on random citizens. She even had the nerve to ask me, very sarcastically, if these "ninja" (her finger quotes, not mine) spent their evenings driving a black ninja van down suburban streets looking for family members of ancestral enemies, just so they can exact revenge to fulfill some kind of ninja honor code.

To be honest, at first, I thought she was serious. Because she totally described ninja behavior, down to the last detail. They DO drive around suburban neighborhoods looking for surviving family lines of ancestral enemies to vanquish (or defeat, or behead, or whatever it is that ninja do to their intended victims who DON'T have a ninja sword to fight back).

You can imagine my displeasure when she revealed she was being whatever is more sarcastic than "sarcastic." Then you can imagine my immediate disappointment, possibly resentment, but I love her, so maybe just annoyance, unless a gang of ninja DO bust down our door and start swinging priceless katanas forged in the ancient fires of Mt. Xi deep in the heart of the Dragon Wastes, it most likely would swing to resentment, except it wouldn't, since we'd have no sword to defend ourselves and so we'd be walking within the spirit world, me whining and complaining to her whenever I wasn't making her listen to me say I TOLD YOU SO repeatedly. Wow, that's a really long sentence, packed full of vitamins and irons or something. Let's see, I totally forgot what I was trying to say... oh, right, so anyway, imagine my immediate disappointment after being mocked when she told me I was not allowed to own a ninja sword.

This is a true story, by the way, other than a couple of minor omissions (we've had this discussion (argument) run past the fifteen minute mark before) on my part to make her seem totally less mean and stuff. But she is. I never get to have any fun. So I secretly write stories to escape my own reality of being forty years old and not being allowed to own a beautiful, sleek, dangerously sharp, sale-priced ninja sword. I know, right? It even comes with a polished wooden stand!

Also, I like "The Wire." For some reason, I feel compelled to say that whenever I meet new people. I tried watching the series on DVD to find a subliminal message or some other sinister mechanism that forces people who've watched the show to announce that they love it and recommend anyone who hasn't seen it to do so as soon as humanly possible. I think I found a subliminal message, but it made me forget about finding a sinister message and instead redoubled its efforts to get me to talk about "The Wire" whenever I meet new people.

Um... There. That's my author bio. It is not full of lies, regardless of what anyone else that might be living in my house or married to me says. Don't believe them (her). I wouldn't write this unless it was true.

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