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The Immortal Coil

(The Immortal Coil #1)

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Dorian Benoit is about to learn a history lesson not taught in any textbook.

The blood-soaked reign of man may be a fascinating tale of triumph and tragedy, but hardly an original one. Since the beginning, humanity has been locked in a never-ending cycle of destruction and rebirth. Wars are fought and civilizations crumble only to be reborn and start anew. Names and faces m
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Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Published March 11th 2015 (first published May 1st 2014)
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Kristen Burns
Check out my interview with J. Armand about the Immortal Coil series @ Metaphors and Moonlight!

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4 Stars

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*I received a free ecopy of this book from the author. This has in no way influenced my review.*

The other night I was exhausted but needed to stay up a little longer, so I figured I'd find a good book to pass the time and keep me awake. I tried numerous books, but I was already half asleep, and none of them were keeping my focus. Then I decided to try this book,
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P Bee
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent urban fantasy novel. The author knows exactly what to write to keep you reading, so I have no trouble recommending this book to other UF lovers. The world-building is a slow revea,l so you're in the dark just like the main character Dorian as the story is building. That's being said, the intensity builds pretty fast and you get a glimpse in the first chapters how dark this story can get. Be prepared though, the author does not shy away from gore. If you like it sticky and bl ...more
Danni
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought The Immortal Coil was entertaining. I struggle to say it was original as there are so many books with similar themes on the market but the author brings some really vivid characters to life with great back-stories which I suspect are setting the foundations for more books in a series. The one thing I would say is that there is plenty of pace and the action scenes are captured in great detail. Definitely a book where you feel compelled to keep turning the pages!
Courtney Lundquist
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great mixture of a post-apocalyptic world and supernatural rolled into one (my two favorite genres). I really enjoyed Dorian's character and actually liked the fact that he was gay, unlike some other reviews I've read. I think he was very relatable, his actions and choices are some I could find myself making and aren't too far fetched like they can get in similar books with a lot of action. A great mixture of devious vampires and humans! Really enjoyed this.
Elijah
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As an avid fan of fantasy fiction grounded in real life scenarios, I purchased this book after reading the intriguing introductory. After digesting the material over a rather quiet weekend, I can easily attest that it’s one of the better novels I’ve read this year. The author has a rather distinct voice that allows the story, through first-person, to vividly illustrate itself within my mind and demand a suspension of disbelief that is rather rare in most novels. The tale itself has a multidimens ...more
Liz Vinc
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“The Immortal Coil,” by J. Armand, is a sci-fi fantasy (with action and horror elements) that follows a young man as his life is turned upside down by the arrival of otherworldly intruders. The novel opens with Dorian, an aspiring model, at a casting call. His life seems normal – the hunt for work, relationship with his family, experiencing a new place – until he sees a CDC van in his neighborhood. Strange, right? Turns out, it was just a small sign of what is to come – an encounter with terrify ...more
C.J. Steele
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic modern day fantasy/fiction. The author does a wonderful job of painting the image of his characters, each is unique and has their own set of values. He doesn't waste time with meaningless descriptions of places or things that are not relevant to the story, which to me is great because he doesn't bore you with how a certain object looks. The author creates an interesting Protagonist who is constantly growing throughout the book. The flow of the book is very smooth and is not filled with ...more
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Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great Book! A story that is well told and extremely detailed.
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J. Armand is an American novelist of all things supernatural.

His personal writing style consists of movie-quality action scenes and memorable characters that each have their own unique story to tell. Through his works he aims to bring about a greater awareness for what it means to be human and encourage perseverance in the face of adversity. History will keep repeating itself until we stand up and
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