Multiple times Best Seller in top SF categories.
Massimo Marino is a Booktrope Publishing LCC author. Member of SF & F Writers of America
- 2014 Award Winner Readers' Favourite International Book Awards in SF
- Winner of PRG 2013 Reviewer's Choice Award in SF Series
5-stars. Bill Howard for Readers' Favorite
The suspenseful, thrilling plot of Massimo Marino's work in Once Humans is very well designed and is presented in great detail. The development of the characters, their emotions and the way they react, makes the story move in a way that appeals to all members of the human race. This is an excellent sci-fi thriller which is not only well thought out and very imaginative, but thrilling and captivating as well.
4-stars. Linda Tonis for the Paranormal Romance Guild group - I enjoyed this book, and was able to come back to this world, since the author with use of a prologue updated the reader on what transpired in book one of the series. At times it is very hard to follow a series when books can be months or years apart, so having an author update you is something all authors should do.
4-stars. San Francisco Book Review Magazine - "Once Humans" continues the complexity of the "Daimones Trilogy", plunging the reader deeper and deeper into the inferno of a story, giving some answers, but also posing more questions and wonders.
3.5 Ind'tale stars - 3 Kettles, Sarah Bradley for Ind'tale Magazine - This book has a solid story and interesting development. Fans of books like "Ender's Game" will enjoy this story, as much of the ideas behind it are similar, making choices that balance the need for advancement with the ideals of the human race. Overall, a good read!
From the Author
Why on earth Earth becomes Eridu in the "Daimones Trilogy"?
Every name in the trilogy bears a symbolic meaning.
Eridu was long considered the earliest city in southern Mesopotamia, and is still today argued to be the oldest city in the world. Located 12 km southwest of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of Sumerian cities that grew about temples, almost in sight of one another. In Sumerian mythology, Eridu was originally the home of Enki, who was considered to have founded the city, later known by the Akkadians as Ea. His temple was called E-Abzu, as Enki was believed to live in Abzu, an aquifer from which all life was believed to stem.
Eridu, also transliterated as Eridug, means "mighty place" or "guidance place".