The Armageddon Chord

The Armageddon Chord

by Jeremy Wagner

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Overview

"The music was a battle cry heard around the world and throughout Heaven and Hell. It would summon Sethis and call out his dark legions to destroy all those who had light in their hearts..."

Deep beneath the Egyptian sands, an ancient, evil song written in hieroglyphics is discovered in the long lost, buried pyramid of the demonic pharaoh, Aknaseth. It is written that if this song is performed for the world to hear, it will unleash the Apocalypse upon the world of man, and Sethis—known commonly as Satan—will reign and grant immortality to the chosen.

Nihilistic multi-billionaire, Festus Baustone III—with the help of the malevolent Egyptologist, Helmut Hartkopff—will do whatever it takes to bring the song to life at any cost...even if his only daughter, Mona, is to be sacrificed.

Kirk Vaisto, known as the "God of Guitar" by his millions of fans, soon finds himself caught between the forces of divine good and monumental evil. Oblivious to the powerful darkness lurking in his guitar strings, Kirk agrees to work for Baustone and Hartkopff to turn Aknaseth's hieroglyphics into music. Kirk begins a musical journey that takes him from an unholy chapter in ancient Egyptian history to the remains of the true Holy Cross, to the concert stage and to the very edge of Hell itself.

Kirk Vaisto will give the performance of a lifetime. Immortality, the end of the world, and the salvation of every mortal soul are the stakes in Jeremy Wagner's, The Armageddon Chord,

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161295045
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
Publication date: 05/02/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 445 KB

About the Author

Author Jeremy Wagner has written lyrics to hundreds of songs spanning several albums with his international death-metal band, Broken Hope. Mutilated and Assimilated, Broken Hope’s last album, has been hailed as their finest work to date. Wagner and the band continue to tour with Wagner writing new music and lyrics.

Wagner’s been published in numerous periodicals and has also published various works of short fiction with major and independent publishers such as: Perseus Books, St. Martin’s Press, Bantam, Ravenous Romance and others. His published works include the best-selling debut novel, The Armageddon Chord, Which peaked at #4 in Barnes & Noble’s Top 10 "paperback" Bestseller List and peaked at #9 on B&N’s Top 100 overall Bestseller List in the first week of release. TAC also earned a Hiram Award, a first-round ballot Stoker Award Nomination, and received critical acclaim in Publisher's Weekly and Rolling Stone magazine among many other worldwide magazines, television, and popular culture entities.

Wagner’s new novel, Rabid Heart was published in October 2018 via the Afraid imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books. Rabid Heart won the 2018 Bronze Award from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (the IPPY’s) as a horror ebook, and has received major praise in Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Rue Morgue Magazine, and is nominated for a Splatterpunk Award for "Best Novel."
www.jeremy-wagner.com

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The Armageddon Chord 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Sonj0408 More than 1 year ago
I've been on a reading marathon and purchased this on Nook. I loved it! I'm not a musician, but I have traveled to Egypt and was hooked. In the last month I have read (& re-read) some great books including Night, Robopocalypse, On the Road and One Hundred Years of Solitude. I hoped to keep the momentum going and Jeremy Wagner didn't disappoint. I still love a hot, intriguing, "what's going to happen next" dark tale and this was all that. I kept turning the page to see what happens next. Read this one. You will like it.
RachelintheOC More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Admittedly, I'm not normally a horror kind of girl, but this concept intrigued me: hot rock star, a song that unleashes hell on earth? From the get-go, the action started and didn't let up. I loved Wagner's voice -- he wrote believable characters and you can tell he has an intimate knowledge of the music industry. (It didn't surprise me at all to find out how extensive when I learned more about him as a real-life musician!) The backstage rock star peeks were great, as were the glimpses into the not so fabulous insider life, i.e., how main protagonist Kirk Vaisto had to be on guard against being taken advantage of. And because he's so gifted, well...you just have to read it.... The cast of characters is great and I loved the whole good vs evil dynamic -- you think you know where it's going and then Wagner turns the action on you once again. Of course there's a love interest and some great sex scenes, executed well and may I say, quite nicely. This book has it all -- overall I was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. You should definitely buy this book!
Raven_Heart More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read. I had this book read in a couple of hours because I couldn't put it down. A dark, intense and well-written good vs. evil story with a heavy metal twist. Can't wait to read more from Jeremy in the future!
ThePinkNightmare More than 1 year ago
I found the story interesting, the villains heinous and the hero likable. I thought the story line was original and I especially liked the glimpse into the music industry through an artist's eyes.
WeezyLN More than 1 year ago
I don't want to give anything away so I'll just sum it up; Wagner takes the reader through a world of depth so real, that it's very easy to feel yourself in this story right along side the characters. Beware goose bumps galore in these pages! I was dubbed a reading machine with this book & I don't even read often! I just couldn't put it down. I'm already psyched to read it again! I can't wait to see what else comes from this author!
JSmithMadison More than 1 year ago
Excellent read with good mix of mystic, metal, guitar geek stuff, drama, and a wee bit o' romance. This book definately kept my attention for all 231 pages! Excellent debut novel and can't wait to see what else is rolling around in that mind of yours.
jeremywagner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Deep beneath the Egyptian sands, an ancient and evil song written in hieroglyphics is discovered in the long lost and buried pyramid of the demonic pharaoh, Aknaseth. It is written, that if this song is performed for the world to hear, it will unleash the Apocalypse upon the world of man¿Satan will reign and grant immortality to the chosen.With the help of the abominable Egyptologist, Helmut Hartkopff, nihilistic multi-billionaire, Festus Baustone the Third will do whatever it takes to bring the song to life at any cost¿even if his only daughter is to be sacrificed.Kirk Vaisto, dubbed the ¿God of Guitar¿ by his millions of fans, soon finds himself caught between the forces of divine good and monumental evil. Vaisto begins a musical journey that takes him from an unholy chapter in ancient Egyptian history to the very remains of the Holy Cross, to the concert stage, and beyond all this, to the very edge of Hell itself.Will Kirk Vaisto give the performance of a lifetime and either deliver our world from evil¿or he will annihilate us all with the stroke of his hand?What will happen when Kirk Vaisto strikesThe Armageddon Chord?
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
I purchased The Armageddon Chord because I had the great pleasure of meeting the author, Jeremy Wagner, at a book convention. I found it to be an easy, fast-paced, page-turning nightmare with heavy metal sounds in the background. The characters are well developed and have strong personalities that carried their own, with a little humor added as well. Jeremy Wagner has taken the battle between good & evil and added metal. The story flowed from page to page making it an enjoyable read. From Kirk's narcissistic self, he learned to believe and have faith. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Even with the evident sexual tension and sexual content incorporated in the book; I would allow my teenage daughter to read it. I could not put the book down. With each turn of the page, I wanted to know more. I look forward to more works from this up and coming writer.
tjROCKER More than 1 year ago
Figured a heavy metal book would be cool, but this is total garbage. The sex is lame and the so called epic moments seem like they were written for a school project. The story is plain stupid. Horror? What horror? My grandma is scarier than this.
manicreader72 More than 1 year ago
This book was a really FUN read. The horror, imagery and characters in this book are highly creative...particularly the hateful ones! If your expecting a book of prose, song lyrics or "Henry Rollins" spoken-word stories, this book is not for you. But if you are a fan of horror fiction, Jeremy Wagner is clearly a great story teller. You don't need to be a rock music or metal fan to like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has Steve Vai sued the author for character assassination? What a total waste of my reading time! This drivel is so bad and unbelieveable that I am amazed it even got published. Satan's guitar vs. God's guitar? C'mon! Even the sex scenes were goofy. Skip this.
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madman33333333 More than 1 year ago
Alright, so I made it through all the refernces of bad dreams, nightmares, and mor bad dreams about demon-dudes with hoods an this was worse than having sand in yuor private parts. Pass.
rockabillyred666 More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of any rock related novels. Alexie's Reservation Blues, Doyle's The Commitments, Hornby's High Fidelty, and Niemi's Popular Music are among my favorite novels of all time. When The Armageddon Chord landed on my screen during a Google search, I was excited. The cover rocks and the story concept is interesting, but it read like a disappointing, self-published book.
KevinR_K More than 1 year ago
Was this written by a high school kid? I cannot believe anyone not related to the author even bothered to finish this book.