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The Sight of Demons

(The Master of Perceptions #1)

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Hunter Miller sees demons. The terrifying shadows engulf him and everyone he knowsyet nobody else notices their presence.
Hunter cant escape them, so he sets out to understand them. Why do they follow him? What are they trying to tell him?
In this first installment of the Master of Perceptions series, pre-teen Hunter discovers that every sensation the demons producewhether
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Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 6th 2017 by Beaver's Pond Press
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Grady
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While he speaks, I struggle against the demons, overwhelmed by my internal battle.

New Hampshire author Darin C. Brown earned a bachelor degree in engineering physics, a masters degree in biomedical engineering from Cornell, and a PhD in biophysics from the University of Illinois. He has been an ER doctor, but now devotes his time to writing, acting, and directing theater as well as to an active and honored sports life.

Darin makes his debut with volume one of The Master of Perceptions series. If
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Dyrk Ashton
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
An intriguing and well-written story of a boy diagnosed with an extreme form of autism--but we find out it may be something much more than that. This is, in a way, a story of childhood trauma, the power of self will, and the emergence of a new kind of super-hero. Once I caught on, I kind of delighted in the long emergence from the void the young main character experiences, which includes meticulous chess and anatomy lessons taught by his grandfather, and the process of him learning about his ...more
Heidi *Bookwyrm Babe, Voyeur of Covers, Caresser of Spines, Unashamed Smut Slut, the Always Sleepy Wyrm of the Stacks, and Drinker of Tea and Wine*
Received this ebook as part of a Goodreads giveaway, here is my review

I wanted so much to give this more stars but will leave it at 3.5 stars because of how long it took me to read this. I had a hard time getting into but it was pretty good. I think the child's thoughts were a bit too detailed but maybe that's because of the autism spectrum he's on. *shrugs* I loved the idea of the book but just didn't capture my attention like I thought it would. Maybe I'll try and read it again in the future
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Laila Viking
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am normally not into this kind of stories but this one surprised me. It was not over the top as most of the stories with people that are different are. It caught me from first to last chapter. I read it in one setting because I had to know what happened next.
Well written and with nice storyline and plot. The characters are well described and they develop nicely through the story. The theme about an autistic boy is amazing. It is unique but also handles the issue in a way that was intriguing
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Library Love
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Young Hunter is not your average pre-teen. He has been diagnosed with autism, but he is much more than this diagnosis. Hunter is a remarkable boy, yet he feels like he is trapped in his own head by visions of demons is this just how this particular autistic boy deals with the world, shutting out what is difficult to engage in, or is there more to Hunter's visions?

With 'The Sight of Demons' Dr, Darin C Brown has brought us into Hunter's world and showed us that everyone has the potential to be
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Julius Blitzy
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting and fascinating reading! I want to share my impressions after reading The Sight of Demons by Darin Brown. I really liked to read that book, because the book was written in nice language, and I was able to read it in two days, because my interest with each page raised more and more. It is simply impossible to stop reading.
This book is about an autistic boy with unusual abilities. I believe that in this way the author wanted show a reader how it is to live with such a diagnosis, and
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Emerson
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Sight of Demons is an exemplary story about a boy named Hunter. Hunter is an autistic pre-teen who sees demons all around him that no one else can see. In this story the reader gets to watch Hunter as he comes out into the world and discovers he has a power to see that others dont and how to harness it. The story is unlike anything I have ever read before. It is hard to describe the way in which the author, Dr. Darin C. Brown, writes from the perspective of a little boy struggling with his ...more
Kickass Reads
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time Ive ever read anything from Brown, and I must say Im more impressed with a first book in a series than I have been in a while.

The story unfolds as a mystery does, bit by bit and revealing more answers while raising more questions.

We watch the main character, an autistic kid, grow and flourish into who he really is.

With that being said, the story does start a bit slow. It took a bit to get into the swing of it, but once Brown settled in he took us for the ride we hoped for.
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Andrea Stoeckel
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
...that the best solution to a problem often masqueraded as the simplest one.

Hunter, the only child of two PhDs, presented with such difficult issues, his Mother had been forced into a long term hiatus from her work as a geneticist to care for him. Only after work forced her to return did Hunter begin to develop into his own person. Still primarily non-verbal, his awareness scores way above the rest of the members of his class. And his frustration grows, causing some harm to himself until
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Minion Reviews
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It did take me a little to get into the Sight of Demons, but that might be because I was unsure what it would all be about as I began. It reminded me a little of Dean Koontzs Odd books, and I enjoyed them so thats a positive for me. But this is no cheap imitation and Sight of Demons stands proudly as an original work on its own. Plus even after I thought I had got my head around just what was happening there were still secrets to be revealed. No spoilers, but I do recommend giving this one a go ...more
Switched On
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book started out slow in the beginning and started its momentum later when I grasped its overall concept. It is the story of an autistic young boy by the name of Hunter Miller who has a strange but interesting condition (or gift?) of seeing color-coordinated demons on him and other people who dont even notice them at all. Hunters story starts from when he was in his early childhood years to the time he becomes a middle-grader who gets bullied by mean kids slightly older than him and his own ...more
Chapter And Hearse
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the beginning I had a hard time getting into the story and following Hunters experiences with demons, but as I continued to read the story, I found it intriguing. The book is a well-written story of a boy diagnosed with an extreme form of autism who see demons all around him and has hard time understanding why no one else does. The story started to reveal childhood trauma, it opened my eyes to the power of self will. I began to see the character as a super-hero, as you watch Hunter come into ...more
Dawn Farnham
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anyone who has not read the rave review of The Sight of Demons which appears in the December 2018 San Francisco Review of Books will most likely find that it takes time to orient oneself to the strange world created in the mind of Hunter, a child who fights demons in darkness. The reader, like Hunter, must work hard to discover what is going on and to figure out strategies for coping with the horror. Starting by reading a detailed review of the book is comparable to getting a free ride through ...more
Maisy
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
*The author kindly sent this book in return for an honest review*

This is not the usual type of book that I read but I wanted to start reading a wider variety so I thought I would go for it. I think maybe it took me longer to read because I wasn't taken in by it straight away but it's nothing against the book itself and more my reading habits and interests. It was an intriguing plot and a very interesting idea that was explored fully throughout that I enjoyed. I would say that this is more adult
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Dave Johnson
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished The Sight of Demons by Daren C Brown. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions as I went on Hunters journey to understand the demons that are relentless and, always with him. I could not help but feel his pain and, the pain of any child that is truly Special.

What I found neat about the book is the way I went from reflecting on what my grandchildren have gone through, to joining Hunter on his journey out of the Void, to reflecting on my own experiences growing up, to trying to
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Sonya Deulina
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Captivating Read- A True Underdog Story
The Sight of Demons by Darin C. Brown is one of the best books I have read this year. It took me back to when I first read A Wrinkle in Time. There is this underdog character named Henry who you can't help but root for. He has these special powers that reveal themselves in unexpected ways, which he doesn't fully understand. I held my breath at times just waiting for him to discover what these gift mean. I don't think I've rooted this hard for a character
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Patty Rhinesmith
The Master

This is, by far, an engrossing story. Well done Darin! Can't wait to read the next book. Love the characters.
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Darin C. Brown grew up in upstate New York, the youngest of seven children. After fourteen years of higher education, including a masters degree and two doctorates, he saved lives as an ER physician in New Hampshire and Maine for nearly twenty years. Darin started writing local talent shows including the White Mountain Waldorf Schools annual coffee house and the Memorial Hospital Talent Show ...more

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