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Helen's Daimones

(Dyscrasia Fiction #2)

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Helen’s Daimones – the gateway novella for Dyscrasia Fiction. Helen and Sharon are orphans haunted by supernatural diseases, insects, and storms. They are your tour guides in this entry-way novella into Dyscrasia Fiction which explores the choices humans and their gods make as a disease corrupts their souls, shared blood and creative energies. In Helen’s Daimones, guardian ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published September 29th 2017 by IGNIS Publishing LLC
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Evgeny
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book belongs to a rare genre: weird horror fantasy. If such genre does not exist, it means I just made it up. It is the second book of the series which falls right between two others previously published.

Remember the old scifi movie Alien, in particular the part where a chestbuster makes its appearance? This scene actually gets replayed daily right in our real world, but to see it you need to enter the world of insects.
Insects
Here you find practically all kinds of parasites, maggots living in a
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Markus
Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

“The skeletal warrior stared toward the distant horizon. Constellations dazzled his undead vision. These distressed him. Every spark of light could have been a star, a sun, or god’s fire—had he been staring skyward. As it was, he stared downward at the Land’s surface. The motes were not celestial lights. They were the desperate souls of the living, roaming the wild night for a respite from immeasurable pain.”

Helen’s Daimones is another
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Bookwraiths
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.

Helen’s Daimones is the third book in the Dyscrasia series by S.E. Lindberg, but it actually is second chronically, following Lord of Dyscrasia and Spawn of Dyscrasia. This book (more a novella actually) serving as a sort of “gateway” work, meant to be read first by readers new to the universe, preparing them for this weird, pulp fiction tale.

The world here is weird. It was broken in the past. Sorcerous energies released that changed reality, causing corruption
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Bob/Sally
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-epic, horror
The Dyscrasia novels by S.E. Lindberg are deep, intricate reads that harken back to the pulp days of Lovecraft, Howard, and others. They are heavy with words, stories that exist as much in the telling as they do in story. These are reads that are not to be glossed over or skimmed, but carefully digested, and with your full attention. Rush through it, and you'll not only miss the details, but the nuances that define it.

The third book to be released, but the second in the series (chronologically),
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Charles
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Helen’s Daimones, by S.E. Lindberg, IGNIS Publishing LLC, Dyscrasia Fiction ™
204 pages. Front cover art by Daniel Landerman.

This is the third book in the Dyscrasia series by Lindberg, following after Lord of Dyscrasia and Spawn of Dyscrasia. Here again we find the combination of beautiful language and powerful imagination that informed the first two books. The result is a unique fantasy vision that is both artistic and effective. The “Dsycrasia” novels are hallucinogenic, dream-like, full of wr
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S.E. Lindberg
No rating from me, the author. I use this as a platform to highlight the beautiful, haunting narration by Kathy Bell Denton for the Helen's Daimones audible book - LINK
(just released April 2018). Seriously, check out Kathy Bell Denton's awesome voice in the sample (click play).

Private message S E Lindberg for a complimentary review copies of the book (any format: paperback, ebook, or audio).

First come first serve Audible Promotional Codes for the entire book (no membership required), for US:
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Rebecca Gransden
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A return to the highly accomplished world of S.E. Lindberg’s Dyscrasia fiction. This novella length addition begins hauntingly, as the story eyes two young girls. Soon their world is overcome by nefarious outside forces and their travels begin. Lindberg is phenomenally gifted at creating a distinctive universe for his characters, one of seething landscapes infused with enchantments and corruption. Especially notable is the chimeric nature of his creature creations, the like of which take the bod ...more
Peter
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This is a hard book to review to be honest. Depending on how much I weigh the different aspects of rating a work of art, I end up at a different rating. How good is the work? How much did I enjoy it? How much did it achieve what it set out to do?

The answers in short: very good, not as much as I hoped, I'm not completely sure.

This old school weird fiction: Lindberg makes no compromises to his vision, and while some of his roots s
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Joe Bonadonna
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Literally, dyscrasia means “a bad mixture of liquids” (it is not a magical land.) Historically, dyscrasia referred to any imbalance of the four medicinal humors professed by the ancient Greeks to sustain life (phlegm, blood, black & yellow bile.)” — S.E. Lindberg

“Helen’s Daimones” is a novel director Tim Burton would have a field day turning into a film. The visuals alone would be amazing, and the story quite mind-blowing. This is a wonderful novel, written with vivid imagination and boundless
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Melissa Bryan
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm still working on my review. I started this book a while back when I was in the hospital. And then we moved... needless to say I lost the book. I have just reread and finished it and I want the review to do the book Justice. Of course it's a great book and it gave me nightmares of course his books always do.

So I will be finishing this review in the next week or two because I'm preparing to have yet another procedure done on my back. If you have any questions about the book don't hesitate to c
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Andrew Weston
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Remain true to who you really are.
An idiom that rings through loud and strong in this latest Dyscrasia adventure linking “Lords of Dyscrasia” with “Spawn of Dyscrasia” – a clever idea as it helps us learn more about the roots of a new society still entrenched in the aftermath resulting from the ending of the Ill Age.
In particular, “Helen’s Daimones” grants us deeper insights into many of our main characters:
The foundling, Echo, for example. Conceived during genetic splicing of deviant mutants a
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Grant Elliot Smith
What a ride! "Helen's Daimones" by S.E. Lindberg, is Book 2 in the Dyscrasia Fiction. But don't let that stop you from reading it if this is your first book in the series as it remains an entertaining story. "Helen's Daimones" starts out with young Helen and Sharon enjoying themselves but are soon struck with loss and their world is turned upside down; from innocence to disaster. We learn more about the main players in the series and their motives. The world created by S.E. Lindberg is vivid and ...more
Brandi
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. As the first of this series to read, I found it difficult to connect with the story and with the characters. The world described in the novel is indeed a unique one. You won't find any rehashed or regurgitated fantasy here. But, that left it incredibly difficult to picture in the mind. If I were to rate this book on originality or on the art of the work, it would be a five star review. But, if I were to be honest with how much I enjoyed this book, it would ...more
Tannie
Dec 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
This book is really interesting and well written. The friendship between Helen & Sharon is really strong they depend on each other. Helen is very strong willed & protects those she loves when the Monster apocalypse happened. there's so much to this book it's a must read! ...more
Phil
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Promoted as a gateway to Lindberg's Dyscrasia setting, this novella is a prequel to the second novel in the series, Spawn of Dyscrasia. While this is certainly the most approachable installment, and I would go so far as to say it's an essential part of the series, it shares some of the previous books' issues.

The highlights of this volume are the same as in the other installments: the vivid description and sheer imagination on display. Though far from the first post-apocalyptic fantasy setting, t
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Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
*I received a copy from the author for review. This does not affect my review*

This book, where to start? I first heard about this series starting with Lords of Dyscrasia a few years ago, and long before my new found appreciation of horror, and apparently, weird fiction. Only recently have I started reading such stories, and I was reminded of this series. I was advised by the author to start here. While it didn't give much in way of getting to know the characters, it has a disgustingly brilliant
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S.E. Lindberg resides near Cincinnati, Ohio working as a microscopist, employing his skills as a scientist and artist to understand the manufacturing of products analogous to medieval paints. Two decades of practicing chemistry, combined with a passion for the Sword and Sorcery genre, spurred him to write Lords of Dyscrasia, a graphic adventure fictionalizing the alchemical humors. The dark saga c ...more

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