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 entryway 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 angels are among the demons chasing the girls. When all appear grotesquely inhuman, which ones should they trust to save them?
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Dark Fantasy delivered with an artists imagination
This installment of Lindberg’s Dyscrasia universe extends his vision of art based sorcery and vivid imagery. If you are a fan of dark fantasy salted with fascinating and grotesque visions this book will satisfy. The readers delivery and voice characterization for the mood of the story and the world.
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Helen's Daimones is the third book published, but second chronological book in SE Lindberg's eerie Dyscrasia series.
This one was more accessible to the reader, less esoteric, than the first. The first book laid on an intentional layer of archaic prose to set a dark and ancient tone. Here, Lindberg seemed to be going for ease of readability. There are also more female characters herein: an insectoid queen, little girls and possessed dollies. Parts of this feel like an intensely creepy children's story.
At times I wasn't sure what was going on exactly. A little more setting wouldn't hurt. But mainly,
I think part of that is due to the otherworldliness Lindberg imbues these books with. There is a dreamy nature to the action and narrative. Not a lovely dreaminess, mind you. Perhaps it would be better described as hazy nightmare.
All in all, this is good stuff, which I think would make excellent reading for Halloween!
PS: I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator's subtle vocal tremor makes her little girl voices sound like Bjork. Take that as you will, but I love Bjork so that was a bonus.