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Forget anything you ever heard about possession, exorcisms, salt circles and pentagrams. The modern demon is far more difficult to catch - and even harder to destroy.

After the savage, tragic deaths of their parents, Grace and Joe Callahan learn that they are descendants of the sarsareh - an ancient order of mercenaries who hun/>Forget
Paperback, 376 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Random House Australia (first published August 31st 2011)
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Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Mammon is one of those books where the cover speaks for what’s inside. The cover gives you a view of what to expect without actually reading it. With its strong colours and great-looking design, I wanted to read this, and because the book involves demons. . .even better! I was pleasantly surprised when I finished Mammon as J.B. Thomas introduced us to another form of demon – and mythology that surrounds them – that most of us have no idea about, and the way it was used was great.

Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I’ll start by saying that Mammon is now up there on my list of all-time favourites and is worthy enough to rival some of my favourite series (The Mortal Instruments, Divergent… you get the picture.) The entire book, from start to finish was action-packed, thrilling and just plain remarkable.

Just so I can dedicate the rest of my review to just how marvellous the novel was, I’ll first mention the not-so-good parts of the book, although truthfully, there’s not much. The only problem for me was the
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Mammon kicks off right away with siblings, Grace and Joe, quickly discovering that they're not quite the normal teenagers they always considered themselves to be. Grace has telepathic abilities and Joe has the incredibly powerful gift of being able to open rifts into other dimensions - a Ferryman. They learn they're descendants of highly skilled mercenaries known as sarsareh and after their parents are brutally murdered, their Auntie Diana takes them to Renfield - a training centre for the sarsa ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
*Firstly, thanks to Random House Australia, who sent me this book for review*

Mammon by J.B Thomas turned out to be a great entertaining read. It took me a little while to really get into this book. In the very beginning when Grace and Joe were first discovering powers, things seemed to move really fast and I felt disconnected from the characters. However as the book progressed the more I seemed to enjoy it. This is a bit different from the other demon books out there that I’ve read. The idea o
Carrie Ardoin
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was ok

Joe and Grace have to quickly adapt when their world is rocked by their parents' deaths. It turns out that the family is part of a group of demon hunters called sarsareh, and Joe just happens to have a very rare skill that the powerful demon Mammon is willing to kill for--in fact, he's killed many previous boys like Joe, in addition to Joe's parents.

Joe and Grace are taken into the fold of the sarsareh and taught to manage their skills. But if Joe doesn't get his temp
Tracey Jago
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mammon is an AWESOME first novel for J.B Thomas. It is also the first part of the Ferryman Chronicles.
There is action, love and demons throughout.
It’s on of the best books I have read this year.
Mammon is divided into three parts. Part one being where we first met Joe, who is a ferryman and his sister Grace who is telepathic. This part is all about Joe and Grace and about them learning of their abilities. Their parents really concerned for their safety and in protecting their children the
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
{Thanks to J.B Thomas for hosting a Giveaway via Goodreads, from which I Won my Signed Copy}


First in an absolutely brilliant New series,

Teenage Siblings Joe & Grace Callahan are unknowingly living in a world filled with Demons, one day Grace stumbles across a person who doesn't seem quite "right" and who seems to be followed by a shadowy creature, whilst Joe accidentally opens a rift into another dimension, not long after that t
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
At last, a book that has as much romance as a boy who would have Edward and Bella blown up, brought back and blown up again can handle. I love Ivan's almost Conan-esque (the Conan of the Howard books, not the recent film) nature: strong, loving, protective and mature. I love the use of weaponry in Mammon, and like the way that Joe as a typical, hot-blooded teenage male is slowly adapting to his enormous power and responsibility. Looking forward to seeing how JB Thomas will evolve this character. ...more
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this book.... I read the blurb and I loved it. I started reading within the first couple of pages and I absolutely loved the book. It starts off when Grace sees a SHADOW coming towards her and calls out too Joe in her mind. Joe and Grace soon find out that their part of a speciallised group called the Sarserah- Mecenaries which hunt demons. Demons are basically formed in humans by making bad choices. Grace has the power of telepathic influence which is were she can put thoughts into other ...more
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mammon, by JB Thomas was fabulous! A great read. I was impressed by the overall quality of the prose and by the new demonology concept introduced by JB - that humans can degenerate into demons. This was original by far. The characters were well thought out, and I enjoyed the flow and steady pace. I found myself buried in the story and turned each page with anticipation. The High Demon Mammon, is not to be messed with. I liked the way his character was portrayed to the reader that at times it was ...more
Sep 03, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down because I just had to find out what was going to happen to Joe and Grace next. I thought the characters were well written but I found I had a much stronger connection with Grace rather than Joe. One of the strongest features of the book was that the baddie(Mammon) was so deliciously creepy and frightening :) A good baddie is essential in this type of book and this one has it in spades.
An enjoyable read oh and Ivan is a honey I wanted to take him home
Jul 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
I recommend this book to Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Lili St. Crow fans out there! You'll love this gripping, action-packed read and you won't be able to put it down. MAMMON is the first book in The Ferryman Chronicles and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel!

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Oct 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Have just read Mammon and enjoyed it. Loved Ivan. Joe needs developing and I feel that Grace has a lot of potential. The book was a little slow to start with but once it got going it was a great read.
Waiting for the next book.
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I caaaaaaaant wait for the next one.. please be a next one. You cant leave me hanging!
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
I am not sure if it was because I have just finished a book series I love, or if it was the book itself, but something is just off with this book. I straight away felt rushed, but I try not to give up too soon. At page 40 I was downright bored, by page 100 I was worried. It simply wasn't getting through! Normally I can read and have background noise, such as music or tv/dvds playing at expand my focus to both. I couldn't do that with this book, it required all my focus to keep up.

Sarah Mayor Cox
Aug 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Based on the Biblical concept of ‘Mammon’ – the greed which enslaves you - the convincing premise of this book is a promising start to this Ferryman Chronicles series.

It is essentially a thriller about 'The Devil' attenmpting to take control of the world through his greedy minions. In the first few chapters Joe and Grace Callahan’s parents are killed and they discover that their parents (in a past life) have been part of an ancient group called Sarsareh, who are mercenaries who hunt
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
I had problems with this book. The story was great, the writing flowed. There was something about it that annoyed me. I really enjoyed the end of the book and thought the whole premise was something different. I think it was the characters that frustrated me. They could have been given a little more depth. They only seem to feel the basic emotions like anger and lust.

All in all a great read, I would like to see where the author takes the story and feel that she will give her characters a little
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An urban fantasy story with a spy/action type feel to it where demons are fought, rifts to the underworld are opened, good guys turn bad, powerful abilities are developed and people die.

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Jean Daniel
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
fantastic book cannot wait for next edition got to the bit where grace got hurt turned the page end of book dame.cannpt wait for the next book please dont let grace die.great read.
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I was born in Perth in 1971. I'm a longtime fan of Great Danes and have owned two - Henry and George. I also have two cats who have chosen to live with me - former stray Alex and her baby cat Leo. When I'm not writing or reading, I watch films, cook plant-based foods and on occasion can be found getting my butt kicked on Playstation.

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Callahan Chronicles (3 books)
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