Damoren

Damoren

by Seth Skorkowsky

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Damoren by Seth Skorkowsky

A secret society of monster hunters. A holy revolver forged to eradicate demons. A possessed man with a tragic past. A rising evil bent on destroying them all. Matt Hollis is the current wielder of the holy weapon, Dämoren. With it, he stalks and destroys demons. A secret society called the Valducans has taken an interest in Matt’s activities. They see him as a reckless rogue—little more than a "cowboy" corrupted by a monster—and a potential threat to their ancient order. As knights and their sentient weapons begin dying, Matt teams up with other hunters of his kind such as Luiza, a woman with a conquistador blade; Allan, an Englishman with an Egyptian khopesh; Malcolm, a voodoo priest with a sanctified machete; and Takaira, a naginata-swinging Samurai. As the hunters become the hunted, they must learn to trust one another before a powerful demonic entity thrusts the world into a terrible and ageless darkness.

In the same vein as SUPERNATURAL, HELLBOY, and BLADE comes...DÄMOREN.

A secret society of monster hunters.
A holy revolver forged to eradicate demons.
A possessed man with a tragic past.
A rising evil bent on destroying them all. 
 
MATT HOLLIS is the current wielder of the holy weapon, Dämoren. With it, he stalks and destroys demons. 
 
A secret society called the VALDUCANS has taken an interest in Matt’s activities. They see him as a reckless rogue—little more than a ‘cowboy’ corrupted by a monster—and a potential threat to their ancient order. 
 
As knights and their sentient weapons begin dying, Matt teams up with other hunters of his kind such as LUIZA, a woman with a conquistador blade; ALLAN, an Englishman with an Egyptian khopesh; MALCOLM, a voodoo priest with a sanctified machete; and TAKAIRA, a naginata-swinging Samurai.
 
As the hunters become the hunted, they must learn to trust one another before a powerful demonic entity thrusts the world into a terrible and ageless darkness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991360574
Publisher: Ragnarok Publications
Publication date: 04/16/2014
Series: Valducan Series , #1
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Raised in the swamps and pine forests of East Texas, Seth Skorkowsky gravitated to the darker sides of fantasy, preferring horror and pulp heroes over knights in shining armor. His debut urban fantasy novel, Dämoren, the first of his Valducan Series, was published in 2014. In 2015, Seth released his Tales of the Black Raven Series with two sword and sorcery collections, Mountain of Daggers, followed by Sea of Quills. When not writing, Seth enjoys tabletop role-playing games and traveling the world with his wife.

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Damoren 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best urban fantasy book I've read in awhile. Very original and the twist at the end will blow your mind.
Shango More than 1 year ago
Action, horror, and a great twist. Happy to see a new take on classic monsters. The weapons were cool and the fight scenes were intense. Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Damoren is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I could not stop reading it. The book grabs your attention from the very 1st paragraph to the very last. You will be transported into this exciting world and taken on thrilling adventures with interesting characters and an intriguing storyline. This book will not dissapoint and should be on everyone's must read list!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book and cannot wait for the next one. Met the author and he is a breath of fresh air and loves to discuss this book and how he came up with his ideas. Also, his replica of Damoren is beautiful!
The-Constant-Reader More than 1 year ago
The tag line for this book "In the same vein as SUPERNATURAL, HELLBOY, and BLADE comes...DÄMOREN" is perfect in describing this book. The combination of plot, action, and characters combined with demonology and past histories regarding the weapons was well balanced and not overly done or distracting. In fact, it enhances the story and makes you become more invested in what the characters are doing and how they go about keeping the weapons safe. I am curious as to the origins of the weapons and found it interesting that the names that were given for them were not their "true" names. I could not put this one down and I have to read more... immediately!
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Matt Hollis became a monster hunter the day his family was murdered by horrible monsters and he was saved by a monster hunter and his sentient weapon. Now the holy weapon, Dämoren, is Matt’s and he works on his own hunting down things normal people should never encounter. He’s contacted by the Valducans, a secret society on a mission to destroy monsters and protect holy weapons like Dämoren. Matt joins the hunters reluctantly because they and their weapons are in grave danger. Many hunters have already been killed and their weapons destroyed. It’s up to Matt and the remaining Valducans must learn to work together to fight the powerful enemy who thirsts for their demise. If you enjoy the Deacon Chalk series, I think you’ll love DÄMOREN. DÄMOREN is the first book in a new dark urban fantasy series which is a breath of fresh air from some of the more ‘light’ urban fantasy books out there. I liked the rich history of each weapon and how they've shaped (and been shaped) by their bearers. I enjoyed the mystery surrounding Matt Hollis and how he was not an open book to the other characters and to the readers. With savage action and a highly detailed mythology, DÄMOREN will ensnare you from the very first page!
Clay_Sanger More than 1 year ago
In a genre wildly over-populated by cheesy vampire/demon/werewolf love stories and bad supernatural detective schtick, Damoren is a breath of fresh air from the first chapter to the last. From the start, the reader is treated to a very fresh take on the monster-hunter concept and the monstrous foes themselves -- a thread which is enjoyably woven non-stop throughout the book. The idea of monster-slaying weapons imbued with holy or magical properties has been a staple of legendary storytelling since before Perseus faced Medusa. Damoren elevates the whole concept to the next level, bringing the weapon to life as a character in a way as profound as the flawed hero who wields it. There is a deep and authentic sense of history throughout Damoren lending dimension to the Heroes and Villains alike, as well as playing perfect companion to the events of the story and the emerging mythology of the series. That impressively well-developed sense of history, both regarding the Valducan Order and the rising menace they face, gives the fantastical aspects of the tale an anchor of gritty, tangible realism. Flighty and fanciful magic is absent in Damoren - replaced refreshingly with dark, ominous, symbolic ritualism of a ghoulishly Lovecraftian tone. Action-packed, well-conceived, well-plotted, well-paced, and well-told, Damoren brims with the kind of fantastical history and mythology that makes genre-buffs' mouths water plus enough good old-fashioned creep-factor to raise more than a few hairs along the way. I rabidly devoured Book One of Skorkowsky's Valducan series and can't wait to get my hands on Book Two when it's released.