To Beat the Devil

To Beat the Devil An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here years have passed since God quit on mankind Without his blessing Hell itself along with the ancient power of The Deep were unleashed upon the

  • Title: To Beat the Devil
  • Author: M.K. Gibson C.T. Phipps
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.175 years have passed since God quit on mankind Without his blessing, Hell itself, along with the ancient power of The Deep, were unleashed upon the world Two world wars and oceans of blood later, a balance was reached Demonkind took its place as the ruling aristocracy Mankind, thanks to its ability to create, fell toAn alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.175 years have passed since God quit on mankind Without his blessing, Hell itself, along with the ancient power of The Deep, were unleashed upon the world Two world wars and oceans of blood later, a balance was reached Demonkind took its place as the ruling aristocracy Mankind, thanks to its ability to create, fell to the position of working proletariat Alive, but not living Lucky Us Welcome to New Golgotha, the East Coast supercity In it you will find sins and cyborgs, magic and mystery, vices without virtue and hell without the hope of heaven In the middle of it all is Salem, smuggler extraordinaire and recluse immortal, who has lived and fought through the last two centuries, but his biggest battle is just beginning To Beat The Devil A technomancer Novel is an incredible adventure full of cyborgs and demons, gods, magic, guns, puns and whiskey, humor and heart Follow Salem as he embarks to discover the meaning of the very nature of what mankind is our souls And, who is trying to steal them.

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    1. M.K. Gibson C.T. Phipps

      Hi, I m Mike Gibson Gib or Gibby to my friends I m a father, husband, writer and a retired US Air Force MSgt with 20 years of service Back in 1980, when I was 5, I saw the animated version of The Hobbit and was a geek from then on All I have ever wanted to do was to write and tell stories I live with my wife, son, 2 dogs and cat in Mt Airy, Maryland.I love to read, play video games, exercise and watch movies I m a lover of all things geek and I m a highly opinionated, socially politically neutral person I feel those who live and die by a brand, or party, are doomed to fail as human beings I also mock those who refuse to let go of the Oxford comma In short, I m an asshole Yet, a lovable asshole I hope.


    1. To Beat the Devil (The Technomancer Novels #1) by M.K. Gibson is a great combo of funny, snarky, witty dialogue, fun fantasy, and great sci-fi. Lots of action, adventure, and an overall just a great read. Don't go by the cover, this is an awesome read! I already got the next book and I hope it is as good as this one. Great book.

    2. Predictable.It's not horrible but it won't be on the to reread pile.The plot is 100% cliche lifted out of shadowrun novels.Oddly enough it's not a Harry stu I was worried it was going to be.Yes the protagonist is powerful but most of the time he's just strong enough to survive long enough to get bailed out by his more powerful allies.(view spoiler)[Now for the bad parts: All of them are story related therefor spoiler warning. Scene 152 or 359 of mindless violence and killing humans without worry [...]

    3. I was up in the air on picking up this book. Trying out new authors is always difficult. The comparison to Shadowrun brought me over, though. M.K. Gibson's take on religion and mythology was extremely well thought out and made complete sense in a world with so many different deities.As for the characters: Salem is a fantastic protagonist. He is flawed, yet powerful. His love of comics, movies, and Social D is endearing enough that I forgave his early cavalier attitude. Grimm was a great characte [...]

    4. This book constantly teetered between being gritty noir and being too damn cool for it's own good. Getting the downsides out of the way first, there were a couple of minor editing errors that caught my attention mostly seemed to be autocorrect issues (plan for plane, one double indented paragraph in the middle of the book). Also, the author described historical figure as being from, to the best of my knowledge, the wrong country. The author hit one of my pet peeves: using the exact terminology t [...]

    5. My original To Beat the Devil audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.To Beat The Devil: The Technomancer Novels Book 1 by M. K. Gibson centers around Salem (a rogue human/cyborg) and Father Grimm (a mysterious mage with a heart-stopping hard side) who find themselves fighting against the bad guys (demons) since God announced his “forsaking” the people of earth.  Now almost 200 years later, the battle for human souls has taken an unexpected turn and it is up to S [...]

    6. Quite a super awesome, funny and creative book that mashes religion, magic, and cyberpunkish SF into a dystopian blender where God has bugged out and the demons have won. With a sarcastic first person narrative of a smuggler (with special powers), the story is basically of him moving from a loner working for this own self to become a hero as is the trope. But the journey through that is what makes this book standoutThe sheer creativeness, the fast-paced nature and the character dynamics work bri [...]

    7. Before we begin, I should let it be known I wrote the Foreword for this book because I helped "discover" M.K. Gibson and directed him to Amber Cove Publishing. I read To Beat the Devil in its manuscript form and was asked to give a fellow writer an honest critique. Clearly, I liked it because I passed it along to Amber Cove Publishing and thought I should take the time to say why I liked it. There's areas I don't much care for, like the fact I think the cover is garish and cartoonish for the fac [...]

    8. This is definitely a case of don't judge the book by the cover!! The cover wouldn't entice me to pick this up in a book store, but trust me when I say that you should definitely pick it up!! This was a funny, unique and addicting read. Plot wise, it was fast paced, entertaining and fun. This centers on Salem, a mercenary for hire, who has a mysterious background and one that rolls out slowly throughout the story. He is approached by an equally mysterious man, Father Grimm, who has a job for Sale [...]

    9. I rarely feel the need for reviews. I am of the opinion that a book should hold it's own from cover to cover, and praise from some nameless reader will hardly sway a fan in one direction or another. I do however make exception on rare occasions and I feel Mike's first installment in his "Technomancer" series merits comment. Michael has it all.The story is captivating. From page one I found myself thoroughly entertained. So many of this book's contemporaries attempt this marvel and fall desperate [...]

    10. I wasn't so sure about this book at first. I felt like there was very little character development in the beginning. After reading the entire book, I still can't picture what any of the characters look like, except for Maz and ol' Danny Boy. After the first couple of chapters, things completely changed. I think the author got more into the story line himself, and it started reading more like a comic book or action movie script. He became a lot more descriptive when talking about tech and science [...]

    11. Good stuff! The apocalypse has come and gone, with God abandoning earth to the demons of hell, due to its sins. 175 years later Salem, smuggler extraordinaire, gets a job offer from a powerful man. Demon hordes here, cyborgs there, and one fun adventure. Looking forward to the sequel!

    12. Short Version: An action-packed urban fantasy with some crazy fight scenes varying from single mano-on-demon to full scale wars with thousands and back again. Also emotional character development (but not at the expense of the action), a fantastically dark world built to many layers, and a couple of flaws often found in first novels which fade into the background the longer the story goes on because it is a rocking, heart-pounding story full of twists, red herrings, and cool cyber-technology.Lon [...]

    13. A heck of a surpriseEnjoyed it. One heck of a fun read. It really is a page turner. I had Rictus figured out from the start. But what a well construed study. Looking forward to the rest of the story.

    14. This was just an all around fun book. I can't remember the last book I read as quickly as I did this one. It reminds me a bit of the Dresden Files books in the way it's told, but with much more grit and plenty of humor. It's a mix of sci-fi and fantasy with a dash of steampunk (because why not?) all wrapped up in a unique post-Armageddon world of our own making. The ending is complete, but continuing on to the next book is a no-brainer for me.

    15. *I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.I'm a sucker for a narrator who does different voices with the characters. So when Shawn spoke as a hellion or a demon, I smiled. He had me. Each character had their own sound/voice. When Shawn read Salem I found his voice monotone-ish. There didn't feel to have a lot of feeling to the character, however this could have been the character that's written. Salem is more of an even keel type character a [...]

    16. Despite the really tacky cover this was a surprisingly good read. Salem lives in a world that God abandoned 175 years ago. Its now ruled by a risen Hell and he doing his best to stay under the radar and alive, but things are about to change in a big way for him. This is a well paced story with an ending that made me want to have book 2 ready now. If you like an antihero and a dystopian world then this book is a good read.

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