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Pissed-off interdimensional demons threaten to overrun the world, and only one man can stop them: perpetually nervous, paper-eating valedictorian Amadeus Brunmeier.

But the police believe he killed his father, his best friend calls him a frightened rabbit, and the girl he loves thinks he’s nothing but a mouth-breathing we
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published March 2012 by Dark Hollow Press
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Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amadeus Brunmeier thought giving a valedictorian speech in front of thousands of people was unthinkable, and then he had to face life-threatening events. He realizes the terrors of a speech was nothing to the death of his father, demons entering through a portal, being hunted by the government, and learning to fly the Pachyderm. He fights demons and an assassin like he had been doing it for years.

Tommy Brunmeier had four investors and one of them sold him out. Amadeus, Grassel, and Lilly must fi
Stuart Thaman
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one caught me off guard. I wasn’t really a fan of the beginning. The main character, Amadeus, is rather weird, and his family situation is a little unexplained and hard to follow. Then, before I really felt like I was familiar with the characters and setting, the action took off at a break-neck pace. From there, it never let up. Slightly confusing lack of background aside, the relentless action is what I liked most about the novel. There were twists and turns I really didn’t see coming. Lot ...more
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reaction (The End of the Iron Age, #1) by Seth M. Baker has a uniquely named protagonist, Amadeus Brunmeier, a bit of a nervous person who must seemingly save himself and those around him from ticked off demons. This is kind of mix of coming of age story and fairly predictable science fiction, there are bad guys, and through time travel and other assorted mechanisms, the hero must fight them off. Supported by an interesting cast of characters, from Grassal and Lilly to crazy scientists, there is ...more
Duane Petit
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Action Packed!!

It doesn't take very long while reading this book to quickly figure out there's no way in a million years that any of this stuff could actually happen,but that's why it's called fantasy.It is what it is, it's not supposed to be realistic that's what makes it so entertaining.This was a fun read,Amadeus Brunmeier and his non stop anything that can go wrong will go wrong adventures was a blast.The larger than life off the wall characters he surrounds himself with during his escapades
Pat Eroh
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in this series and it is an amazing story. I love the characters and this author can bring a story alive! With this book, I feel more like I lived through the story rather than just reading it. This is an incredibly compelling book!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Catherine Edgar
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What happens when the hero is not like anything anyone expected? Hey, if no one expects you to be a hero, why take the risk to be that hero, right? Because it is the right thing to do? Because it is the only path available? Whatever it may be, it pays when you are not on that road alone.

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Jeanne Richardson
This is the 3rd book I've read written by Seth Baker; he has done a great job at writing a good book; I will definitely be reading more of his books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery, Adventure, Intrigue combined with non-stop action! You are dropped in the middle with the action starting in the first chapter and continuing on to the end! The twists are unexpected and the intrigue will keep you guessing. I read until I fell asleep and then kept reading in the morning. A great start to a new series. Now I am on to book 2!
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I am part way through this book. The book is set in the not too distant future. Electric and natural gas cars are on the roads and high speed rail connects the country. However, our main character is able to travel with no real problems while on the run from the government. Facial recognition software? Nope, not a factor. Cash for a motorcycle with no title? First try. I really think these guys with no criminal history or connections would have been caught before they ever got started. They run ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A coming of age story featuring Amadeus Brunmeier, a shy recent college graduate who happens to be very, very smart. Amadeus is trying to save the world from interdimentional demons while being chased by police, bad guys, and demons. Believable characters and every secret that is solved causes more to pop up. This book is keeper.
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Seth M. Baker has worked as a software engineer, international English teacher, freelance writer, and pizza delivery man. He’s been making up stories since he was a kid.

He grew up in West Virginia, USA and has traveled extensively. His earliest memory is of a wildfire consuming the hill behind his house.

He lives in a misty Appalachian valley with his wife and sons.

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The Emergence (3 books)
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