The Odyssey of Daniel Bonner: 1 (The Odysseys)

ABOUT Taryn Johnston

Taryn Johnston
Owner & editor of FCM Publishing, an independent publishing house. Also an avid reader andlover of books.



The Odyssey of Daniel Bonner. The first chapter finds Daniel Bonner as frightened fifteen year-old making an escape from a young offenders’ institution, incarcerated for a crime of which he is innocent. During a harrowing escape he receives unexpected help from a total stranger who later becomes his mentor, to aid and abet his survival as a fugitive on the open moor. Daniel learns to trust him implicitly in what is seemingly an unbreakable friendship, and remains unaware that the stranger, Anthony Windrow, has a hidden, and altogether, sinister agenda. At the time of his escape, Danny, unwittingly, sells his soul to the Devil, and nothing in this, or any other world comes free. Anthony Windrow, hell’s second-in-command, otherwise known as the Chancellor, sets Daniel on a course to leave the moor and make his fortune, hoping that greed would be the catalyst to turn him into the perfect representative for the forces of evil in the living world. However, no one had counted on Daniels inbuilt sense of right and wrong. With an act of selfless philanthropy he undermines the Chancellor’s plan, proving that his path through life is destined to carry him on a very different journey; to become the Chancellor’s nemesis.

By AudreyH on 3 Dec 2013

Format: Paperback
Loved it - The story had a great twist at the end - really looking forward to the next book in this odyssey series
By B. E. Foster on 20 Jun 2014
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I found it confusing at first, but as I got into it the story enthralled me. I was not comfortable with the supernatural aspect but it was a gripping yarn - and like the best stories, there is more to come.
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I stumbled across this after reading the Song of Ice and Fire series and thought I would give it a go. So glad I did!

I found the initial few chapters a bit tough going (time seemed to pass quite quickly in a few short pages) but as I read on I found it almost palpable as to when the author found his stride and it really comes across that he genuinely enjoyed the subject material he was writing about. The mortal characters are believable, just as the denizens of Hell are terrifying to picture in the minds eye.

The descriptions are great at painting a picture while very rarely breaking the pathos of the story (I found the interpretation of the Devil particularly intriguing) and the main plot twist is so shocking and unexpected I had to re-read it to make sure I actually grasped the situation fully!

Overall, this was a fantastic read and I can honestly say that if the next books are anything like this, then this may well be one of the best series I have read in a very long time. This thoroughly deserves it's five stars!
By Natalie Sarah Toms on 19 April 2014
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I found out last year that a friend was publishing these books but didn't think much about it. but omg Dom you've done it!!! I read Jeffrey deaver, Jeffrey archer, james Patterson amongst others and this definitely belongs on my book shelves with them! I just couldn't put it down and can't wait to read the next. Dom if you want a proof reader LOL I'm just the person xx
By C. J. Reynolds on 20 Mar 2014
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book very much. It is a must read!
I could not put it down, reading at 3.30 am, even though I had to get up the next morning for work.
I would definitely recommend it, and can’t wait for the next.