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Demonsouled [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Moeller
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

For fans of Robert E. Howard, David Gemmell, and Raymond E. Feist, here is a new story of sword and sorcery.

Banished for fifteen years, the wandering knight Mazael Cravenlock returns home at last to the Grim Marches, only to find war and chaos. His brother plans a foolish and doomed rebellion. His sister hopes to wed a brutal and cruel knight. The whispers speak of living corpses that stalk the night, of demons that lurk in darkness, and a sinister snake-cult that waits in the shadows.

Yet Mazael's darkest enemy waits elsewhere.

Within his own tainted soul...

First published in 2005 from Gale/Five Star, now updated and revised in a new electronic edition.


“…action-packed, fast-moving tale…a solid debut novel…”
-Fantasy Book Spot

“a gripping account of one man’s battle against both inner and external demons, and I would recommend it to anyone who desires an action-packed story riddled with twists . . . ”

“Jonathan Moeller has written an epic fantasy in its classic form that all lovers of fantasy will embrace.”
-Love Romances

“Jonathan Moeller will definitely capture the attention of many with DEMONSOULED, a suspenseful fantasy novel that is not to be missed.”
-Romance Reviews Today

“Here’s a fantasy adventure with plenty of thrills and chills. After a gap of many years, a hardy warrior and his companions return to their homeland. One of them discovers that his sister has been kidnapped and that his brother is plotting an ill advised rebellion against a less than sterling local ruler. Throw in some malevolent magic including a small army of reanimated corpses, a secretive plot, lots of derring do, a sinister mystery, and a magical assault that threatens to turn our hero into an instrument of evil. Exciting, occasionally surprising, with readable prose and a diverse set of characters. What more could you ask?”
-Don D’ammassa


Standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.

He has written the "Demonsouled" trilogy of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write the "Ghosts" sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the "Beginner's Guide" series of computer books, and numerous other works.

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    Standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas. He has written the DEMONSOULED series of sword-and-sorcery novels, the TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS urban fantasy series, THE GHOSTS series about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the COMPUTER BEGINNER'S GUIDE sequence of computer books, and numerous other works. Visit his website at:

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 541 KB
    • Print Length: 303 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC; 2nd Edition edition (16 Jan. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B004WPNCPY
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,109 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Rough edged but better than most 25 Dec. 2012
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    I enjoyed this read a lot, mostly because it was right up my street. Finally, a book NOT about a kid destined to be a great magician half-a-million pages later!

    While Demonsouled is a fairly straightforward heroic fantasy adventure, with only a few surprises--could be a D&D companion novel in content and quality--it still has a lot to recommend it over some of the usual dross (including some published dross).

    The author keeps the adventure moving--though at times the twists in the plot seem a little unnecessary--and builds the suspense nicely. The world is believable medieval without being over-the-top or bland: clearly the author has done some reading outside the D&D sourcebook. The 'small scale' of the plot suited me perfectly, though the series may get grander as it goes on. The only thing I thought really let it down was an incongrously facile and cliched magic system and wizard.

    There are a few typos and the prose is a bit rough, but with a bit of polishing it would outshine some well-known names (to my taste anyway). Gemmell and Feist are fair enough comparisons, but it really reminded me of Glen Cook's early standalone, Swordbearer. I may well read the next one...
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Damn good story 11 Jun. 2011
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    A good "heroic" fantasy story with interesting characters,a decent plot.My favoured authors in this genre tend to be David Gemmell,david eddings,raymond feist(and some simon r green).If you also like those authors this one is worth a read(I was so impressed that I've downloaded his other novels).For the money it's a cracking read and deserves a wider readership.I found only a couple of minor typos reading the book which do nothing to spoil it.Will be left on my kindle for a second read.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, thoroughly entertaining 12 Dec. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I found this book gritty and grounded, which is a refreshing change from pretty elves holding hands and dancing around a magical fire at the base of a magical tree in a magical forest.

    I can definitely see the influence that David Gemmell played in this author's development, and that's what I like about the story, I can see a similar style to Gemmell's. I would have given 5 stars, however the book requires a thorough edit, which seemed to have been done up until almost the half way mark and then the grammatical errors started, so I'm not sure what happened there. However, for me anyway, the errors did not detract from the story. One other thing I found was that the characters tend to do a lot of 'snorting' (particularly the main character).

    However, the characters are well developed and I cared for most of them, cardboard cutouts they are certainly not.

    I highly recommend this gritty, thoroughly entertaining book, highly recommended!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Demonsouled 28 May 2013
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    This book is listed as part of a trilogy but as far as I can see on Amazon, there are now 5 books listed as part of the "Demonsouled" series. The author has been compared to Raymond E Feist, David Gemmel etc - as for me, I can see similarities but I don't know if I would compare them.

    The plot and storyline take you right into the action from page 1 and is fairly well paced throughout. However, the main character didn't really do it for me. Although he showed emotion and depth of character, there was something lacking for me. He also managed to annoy me everytime that he thought that he could kill this person in so many ways.

    The storyline is interesting, with myth, magic, zuwembies (zombies), snake cult, parent pressure. This is a very good fantasy novel.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars This is a great story with great ideas 22 Mar. 2015
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    This is a great story with great ideas, the plot keeps moving forward without the dry "filler" in the middle. There are quite a few unexpected twists and turns. The only thing I did not like was the silly errors e.g. "Sir Gerald's pommel flashing in the morning SON" "Further down the battlements Mazael SAW SEE Sir Nathan" "Mazael could SAW figures waiting at the top of the hill" "His hand curled around his sword hilt, and LEANED SHE and kissed him" "Romaria shoved an arrow into a torch, the head TRACKING flame" These are just a few, there are many, many more. Why don't authors read their work and get some friends to read it too as it does spoil what is in essence a great book. Without the errors I would have given it 5 stars.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Sword, sorcery and unoriginal 26 Jan. 2013
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    From the number of books that Mr Moeller has written I was expecting a bit more. Unfortunately this story is fairly generic. There is no real expectation that the hero will fail, the relationships between the characters are very sketchy and there is no real immersion into the world. Also in the kindle version there are a number of editing errors, which always says sloppiness to me. I started out with higher expectations than the book delivered. Mind you I always have a problem when things are fated, seers have told characters what will happen and gods intervene in the story. All of these were unnecessary and just detracted from the book rather than making it a believable world. I have a couple more books of this author to read, I can only hope they are better.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A good light read... 30 Dec. 2012
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    An interesting light read. For those of you who like a book to get straight to the point whilst on a journey, then this is the book for you. A perfect companion for a short journey, not too difficult to pick up when rudely interrupted by many annoying passengers.

    The book itself is well written and follows a set path through many a twist and turn. The characters are managed well and developed relationships ensure a quality finish.

    This first book in the series has set the scene well. However, I would have liked to have seen a more detailed description of the feelings and surroundings for each scene. The author could develop the settings more fully.

    All in all a good, light read.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good overall
    This books works on many levels but overall the good verses evil theme is in place throughout. There are clashes between both warrior and magician to keep the reader involved. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by Paul Rochester Kent
    4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
    I really enjoyed reading this sword and sorcery novel. Fast paced and action packed.
    Published 2 months ago by Tony L. Duxbury
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good read
    Published 6 months ago by david w. james
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Easy reading lot of influence from other writers likeable lead characters enjoyed reading
    Published 10 months ago by trevor brunn
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful writer.
    Never fails to impress. Wonderful writer.
    Published 11 months ago by Mrs Sally O'Neill
    1.0 out of 5 stars David Gemmel he is not.
    Sorry to the author, but if you've launched a series of books off the back of this effort then you must be a marketing legend! Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Scorpio06
    4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite a 5*
    There was a lot to like about this book, once it got going, the first few chapters were a bit pedestrian & the not so subtle hints about Manziel were like getting hit with a... Read more
    Published 21 months ago by ShuF
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Fantasy Story
    This book was a good read, with an enjoyable story coupled with believable character arcs. There were quite a few typos and grammatical errors, which occasionally took away from... Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Connor Fowler
    5.0 out of 5 stars Demonsouled
    Good book, got into the characters quickly, story had a few twists and turns I didn't see coming - now want to read more of this series.
    Published 23 months ago by Ian Titler
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    I chose five stars because it keeps you encapsulated throughout the book. The storyline is magnificent. I would recommend everyone read it.
    Published 23 months ago by woody
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