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Discordia (The Inferno Trilogy #1)

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A demon forges an unlikely relationship with the human soul he's supposed to tempt into damnation in this bold re-imagining of Dante's Divine Comedy. Several thousand years ago, a routine temptation goes awry when Mona - a young Hopi woman - saves the life of a snake who happens to be the adored pet of Old Testament demon Astaroth. The encounter sparks a crisis for Astarot ...more
Hardcover, 453 pages
Published December 2011 by St. Bride's Press
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Apr 03, 2012 iamjenai rated it it was amazing
Discordia tells the story of a demon Astaroth who fell in love with a human girl, Mona. Astaroth broke one cardinal rule of Hell, to never let any human see their true form and Mona saw him in his true form. Because of this, one of the Hell's lawyers, Belial demanded that Astaroth should get Mona to Hell in two more of her lifetimes or else Astaroth will be thrown in true hell and Mona's soul will be transferred to Belial.

According to the agreement, Mona will die at the age of eighteen every li
Dec 04, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it
This was an extremely engrossing read. I admit to having a bit of a soft spot for demons and Astaroth intrigued me. His growth as the story progressed was what kept me hooked. Well, that and the depiction of hell. The acres of paperwork/forms/red tape Astaroth has to wade through/process/etc to keep Hell running smoothly is one of the most HORRIFYING things in the history of forever. Seriously, I think I could handle a lot of the other levels of Hell but the sheer drudgery involved with being a ...more
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What a great start for a Trilogy. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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I am the author of DISCORDIA (Book 1 of The Inferno Trilogy), Christian/religious fantasy based on Dante; SUFFER A WITCH (2011), historical fiction about folk magic and the English witch-finder Matthew Hopkins; and THE NIGHTINGALE (2009), contemporary fiction about a young Iraqi woman who works for the US Army in present-day Mosul.

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