Lucifer's Odyssey

Lucifer's Odyssey

by Rex Jameson

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BN ID: 2940044768116
Publisher: Rex Jameson
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 129,371
File size: 440 KB

About the Author

Rex Jameson is the author of three novels in the Primal Patterns series and half a dozen short stories. An avid history buff and an unabashed nerd with an appetite for science fiction and fantasy, he loves to create complex speculative fiction with layered characters. He earned a PhD in Computer Science at Vanderbilt University and researches distributed artificial intelligence in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Rex and his wife Jenny live in Pittsburgh where they enjoy hosting family and friends. Website: http://rex-jameson.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/rexjameson_fic.

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Lucifer's Odyssey: Book 1 of the Primal Patterns Series 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Scoshie More than 1 year ago
Witty, Sarcastic and fun. This is definetly not a bible story. A bit confusing at the onset but once you get to about the forth chapter, everthing starts making more sense. Once you get passed the character names and get into the story this turns into quite the science fiction fantasy battle story. Excellent writing style allows you to visualize every scene. Good way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This tale weaves the biblical conflict between good and evil, faith and science, and love and duty into a fun, action packed novel.
avalonpriestess More than 1 year ago
Never in a million years did I think I'd be rooting for Lucifer! This book has a whole new take on the relationships between Lucifer, Michael, Jehovah and the rest of the gang. Lucifer, by the way, is the Crown Prince of Chaos and he's stuck on Earth. This was an amazing story. At first, when I began reading, I thought Lucifer was just what I would expect the devil to be like. After reading further into the book, he became more likeable-yes likeable. No I'm not crazy, Nor am I a Satan worshipper. This book just was that good! The magic part kind of threw me for a loop. Not enough really explained about magic--maybe in the later books. (This is book one of a series) Read it, you'll be surprised and amazed. I received this book from LibraryThing Member giveaways. I was looking forward to reading about Lucifer getting his butt kicked. This was much better! READ THIS BOOK!!
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Lucifer's Odyssey and it is one of the best books I have read in a while. You follow the life journey of a demon prince whose story spans millions of years through good times and bad times, happiness, sadness,love and war. This book shines a whole new light on heaven/hell and the universe, so if you don't have an open mind do not read this book. I found it quite entertaining and eye opening and quite different from anything else I have read. I wish I had the talent of Mr. Rex Jameson, I can not wait for the Goblin Rebellion . Keep up the great work.
Bookblogger More than 1 year ago
The story begins on Earth where Lucifer and his companions are confronted by Michael and set on a path that takes them to their home the Chaos Pattern. Upon arriving they learn that terrible things have happened and all of the people blame Lucifer's father who sits upon the throne. With conflict between the clans being imminent Lucifer must flee to seek help from an old goblin friend in order to ensure his proper place on the throne. Rex Jameson does a wonderful job telling this story in a completely unexpected way. Lucifer is a good character and while I didn't really relate to him much (he is still a bit of a sociopath at times) there are parts where it is easy to sympathize with his problems. There only real issue I had with the book was the magic system. Pattern magic is spoken of and used throughout the story, but I never really understood much about it. One of the things I love about fantasy novels is the unique twists that so many people bring to magic, and I would have liked to understand this one a little bit better. That really doesn't affect they story however it is more of a personal preference in a book. Review based on ARC from author.
Lilac_Wolf More than 1 year ago
(Sorry - I can't figure out how to get paragraph breaks in here) When Rex asked me to read this book, the name Lucifer was enough for me. Come on, who doesn't love a great scary Satan novel? So wrong. Rex has done something so unique I'm actually giddy as I write this. He took some spiritual names we are familiar with, characters even and put them in new roles and new places. Lucifer is the crowned prince of Chaos, trapped on Earth. Remember the archangel Michael? He's Lucifer's twin brother. And Jehovah? He's Lucifer's cousin...a rule-breaking scholar who left the Chaos Primal to create Order. And I LOVE that Jehovah, kind of an arrogant tool, is married to Gaea. And yes, she is mother earth to his cool scientific God. There are also Goblins Elves...they don't like to be called Goblins. They live in a 3rd Primal. The Elvin and Chaos primals were created by Archimedes. They can speak with him and also with the primals. Well in theory, in the book only the Chaos one speaks. It's all so intense. There is magic, immortals, and really no holds barred on theories or physical laws. Lucifer has to fight to win back the respect of the elves, to get back his rightful place on the throne, to save his kingdom and the elves. To stop not only Jehovah, but Eranos. And as much as a egotistical and evil as he seems in the beginning, you end up rooting for the demon. And yes, he is a demon, wings and all. So get a copy, it's a fascinating and fun read!
roadway2000 on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Very easy to read, made the subject out to be an almost normal person with friends, enemies and love ones just as in normal life.If you enjoy a good story, can ignore your possible religeous restraints, this is a very good and enjoyable story.
Rottie on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Lucifer¿s odyssey by Rex Jameson was an excellently written and an interesting story. I cannot wait to read more by this excellent author. I will definitely read any sequels to this book.
demonite93 on LibraryThing 18 days ago
This book is about all your favorite bible characters like Lucifer, Jehovah, and Michael, there¿s just a major twist to how everything works. The book had me a bit confused at first because it felt like I missed a major part of this book or possibly a prequel. Everything was eventually explained though and the story was great. I think the author did a fantastic job of recreating all these old characters into a whole new universe, where being a demon isn¿t always a bad thing and angels aren¿t as nice as the old stories say. I¿m dying to know what happens next and I can¿t wait to get the next book into my grubby little hands.
druidgirl on LibraryThing 18 days ago
I just finished reading Lucifer's Odyssey and it is one of the best books I have read in a while. You follow the life journey of a demon prince whose story spans millions of years through good times and bad times, happiness, sadness,love and war. This book shines a whole new light on heaven/hell and the universe, so if you don't have an open mind do not read this book. I found it quite entertaining and eye opening and quite different from anything else I have read. I wish I had the talent of Mr. Rex Jameson, I can not wait for the Goblin Rebellion . Keep up the great work.
mldavis2 on LibraryThing 18 days ago
First of a scheduled trilogy, "Lucifer's Odyssey" is aptly named. The author conjures an imaginary history of Lucifer's rise to prominence among other demons and god-like characters. I found the idea very good using the idea of primal patterns based on the Forms of Plato's Socrates dialogs, but the core thread was held in check by wildly variable descriptions of action that borrowed heavily on an irrational mix of human-like vulnerabilities and supernatural powers attributed to the characters. The story is in no way irreligious unless the reader is bothered by an alternate suggestion as to Lucifer's ascendency to power, which would seem to be the basis of Jameson's trilogy. In short, a good book, and perhaps a better rating for fantasy fans than I've given it.This was received as a Member Giveaway eBook in exchange for an honest review.
amcreech on LibraryThing 18 days ago
After being sentenced to life on Earth, Lucifer manages to get back home only to discover that his parents are awaiting death. Barely escaping execution himself, he finds refuge in the Elven Realm and discovers that the his path toward righting the wrongs of the past and future as going to much more difficult than he ever imagined. An interesting story of the universe with a totally different perspective.
MarcusH on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Lucifer's Odyssey is a complex sci-fi/action novel that is honestly a little hard to explain. The protagonist of the novel is Lucifer, the prince of Chaos. Lucifer is surrounded by turmoil. After being exiled on Earth, Lucifer makes it back to Chaos to find his cousin, Jehovah, who's a renegade demon or angel mounting a magical attack on his home. Due to the stress of the attack, Chaos faces political upheaval that kills most of Lucifer's ruling clan. There are also Elves, who reside in a different universe than either the demons or angels, and wizards who fight on all sides. Lucifer journeys from the realm of Chaos to the realm of Order to confront Jehovah. He travels to the Elven Realm to reconnect with long lost friends and find love and back to Chaos to correct the problems his people face. In doing all of this Lucifer becomes a powerful prophet with the ability to fight for his people and lead them into evolution.The novel is the first in a series, so it leaves many (if not most) story lines open at the end. Throughout I found it hard to connect with the sometimes religious, sometimes fantasy, sometimes fiction plot devices. Yes, there's Lucifer fight for Chaos and Jehovah fighting for order; Yes, Lucifer has wings and kills, screws, and does drugs while Jehovah creates life; Yes, the creation of the universe and the battle against good and evil is prevalent throughout. There are also wizards who throw fireballs and apparate throughout the universe. There, however, are some moments that seem out of place where Lucifer seems so human that he's been placed in the wrong story. There are also moments, transitioning from chapter to chapter, that could be smoother. Lucifer is at one moment in a caring human moment, planning a celebration and then instantly hurtling through space towards a horde of demons on a battle field.Overall, I found the story original and entertaining; it was just a little rough around the edges. I will read the next installment (I believe sometime in March 2012).
hydrografie on LibraryThing 18 days ago
This book has done something that has not happened with me for quite a while; I could not get into the story. I read the first 80 pages (out of 479 in my version) and found it a hard read. I cannot say that it is really boring as things do develop and there is enough change in setting and conversation. Somehow though the story does not grip me. The idea of having the classic 'demons' (Lucifer, Azazel etc) being in fight with the classic 'good ones' - Jehova, Michael who want to destroy 'Chaos' etc is a nice view that I've not seen in other books. So that is not the issue, neither the fact that I'm put off by religous views (you could view this book as being quite heretical if you are to a certain extend religous AND lacking a wider view of things).Maybe it is the quite unpersonal way the story is put down, but whatever it is, I can recommend a prospective reader to read some short sections and see if the writing style is agreeing with you (which is basically a good idea for any book...). So as a result I feel obliged to give the book only half a star (if not to signify that it is a potential controversial read).
ljldml on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Never in a million years did I think I'd be rooting for Lucifer! This book has a whole new take on the relationships between Lucifer, Michael, Jehovah and the rest of the gang. Lucifer, by the way, is the Crown Prince of Chaos and he's stuck on Earth. This was an amazing story. At first, when I began reading, I thought Lucifer was just what I would expect the devil to be like. After reading further into the book, he became more likeable-yes likeable. No I'm not crazy, Nor am I a Satan worshipper. This book just was that good! The magic part kind of threw me for a loop. Not enough really explained about magic--maybe in the later books. (This is book one of a series) Read it, you'll be surprised and amazed. I received this book from LibraryThing Member giveaways. I was looking forward to reading about Lucifer getting his butt kicked. This was much better! READ THIS BOOK!!
MrsFlicker on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Rex Jameson has created a novel that contains the unexpected, next logical choice for the "How the Universe Came to be" story. His novel does something that truly presents itself as unique--an ever increasingly difficult thing to do in literature. Jameson tells the story of Lucifer--and manages to make him a sympathetic character. Definitely not something that is often considered. Jameson's LUCIFER'S ODYSSEY is certainly written for those with an open mind. If you routinely wonder "what if...." kinds of questions, then this novel is for you. Looking at the world and all of its conflicts through its perhaps most well-known and feared villain is so intriguing that it made it almost impossible for me to put this book down--much to the woe of my family who wanted to be paid attention to. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of this story, and truly envy Jameson's talent as a writer!
TysonAdams on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Reminded me of some of Heinlein's works of speculative fiction. If you like spec fiction, then you will enjoy this entertaining story.
Guide2 on LibraryThing 18 days ago
I could only go through the first few chapters. I could only go take so many new unexplained and incomprehensible concept before I had to give up. I guess I hit my disbelief limit quickly in this book: just read a good article on that, but can't find it right now... But what I read was well written, so I added half a star.
JanaRose1 on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Lucifer is awaiting the apocalypse from Earth when he decides to travel back to his home of Chaos. This book lost me when Lucifer and his demons hijacked a NASA spaceship to travel to their home of Chaos. I just found this to be extremely cheesy and unreadable. I'm sure this book will appeal to some, just not me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really enjoyable twist of a read with fresh ideas and plot. I really think this is a wtiter to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far the best book I have ever rwad in my emtire 15 years of being. If I could rate this book any higher, then I would give it an infinte amount if stars. I loved loved loved loved loved it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to see some imagination . Good read.
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