Desdaemona

Desdaemona Jordan helps kids on the run find their way back home He s good at that He should be he s a runaway himself Sometimes he helps the kids in other stranger ways He looks like a regular teenager but he

  • Title: Desdaemona
  • Author: Ben Macallan
  • ISBN: 9781907519635
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jordan helps kids on the run find their way back home He s good at that He should be he s a runaway himself Sometimes he helps the kids in other, stranger ways He looks like a regular teenager, but he s not He acts like he s not exactly human, but he is He treads the line between mundane reality and the world of the supernatural, including the awesome Powers That BJordan helps kids on the run find their way back home He s good at that He should be he s a runaway himself Sometimes he helps the kids in other, stranger ways He looks like a regular teenager, but he s not He acts like he s not exactly human, but he is He treads the line between mundane reality and the world of the supernatural, including the awesome Powers That Be.Desdaemona also knows the non human world far too well She tracks Jordan down and enlists his aid in searching for her lost sister Fay, who did a Very Bad Thing involving an immortal This may be a mistake for both of them Too many people are interested now, and some of them are not people at all Ben Macallan s urban fantasy debut takes you on a terrifying journey, lifting the curtain on what really walks our city streets.

    Desdaemona Desdaemona, by Ben Macallan Desdaemona is the debut novel here in the US for Ben Macallan It s an urban fantasy, and most of you know that I generally don t read urban fantasy I just don t get caught up in it I received this book as an eARC before it was published and read at least half of it then I bought the book when it came out and finished it up just now. Desdmona Home Facebook Desdmona, Venezia , likes talking about this Female Fronted Symphonic Prog Metal from Italy Jump to Sections of this page Desdaemona Symphonic Metal band Made up by musicians coming from different cities of north east Italy Vicenza, V See More Community See All. Desdemona Name Meaning, Popularity, and Similar Names Desdemona Origin and Meaning The name Desdemona is a girl s name of Greek origin meaning ill starred Desdemona is as Shakespearean as a name can be, but because the beautiful and innocent wife of Othello came to such a tragic end, her name has been avoided for centuries. Desdaemona Troops Gems of War Database Spite and Malice Green Red Deal Magic true damage to an enemy Deal double damage if they use Yellow Mana Gain an extra turn if they are a Daemon. Desdemona CliffsNotes Desdemona is a lady of spirit and intelligence For all the claims of military straightforwardness of some other characters, Desdemona is the most direct and honest speaker in the play Her speeches are not as lengthy as those of the men, but with Desdemona, every word counts.

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    • Ben Macallan

      Ben Macallan is the boy your mother warned you about, the one with the motorbike and the cool clothes and the dangerous superpowers He shoots round corners without looking, can put on his socks without bending and finds new planets as a Sunday afternoon hobby He sometimes hangs out in smoky bars, where he plays saxophone and talks philosophy Several schools claim to have taught him, but he never turns up for Speech Day He may be watching you, but you ll never know He lives where he lives, and always stops to speak to cats and Big Issue vendors.

    897 thoughts on “Desdaemona

    • "They'd tempted fate, and here she came."Brilliant! Macallan is a wickedly talented story teller that immediately pulled me in with his clever and engaging writing style. The story was well-constructed, full of action, intrigue, and numerous surprises that left no room for dull moments. We are first introduced to Jordan, a man on the run. A survivor. He spends time aiding in the recovery of lost children and teens whenever and wherever he can.In a world of Powers he's not the strongest or the fi [...]


    • This book could have been a lot better. I had more excitement reading the book description than I did reading the book itself. Oh, there were exciting parts in the book but they were scarce. Most of the book was about the characters’ emo issues. *rolls eyes* It was not what I signed up for. + the charactersJordan was the main character and the narrator. I didn’t mind how he deliberately kept the reader in the dark about his identity at first. It was not until the middle of the book that I ca [...]


    • I was asked if I'd read, and if I liked, to blurb Ben's book. So I read, and I LOVED, and so here's the blurb! :-) "Ben Macallan masterfully weaves myth, magic and the mundane to create a world where dangerous supernaturals control the shadows in a superbly realized English landscape. With its deft plotting, evocative prose, and the unique pairing of Jay, the plucky, engaging narrator, with the cool, take-no-prisoners Desdaemona, Macallan’s tale is smart, witty, full of surprises, and grips un [...]


    • "Lonely's okay, truly, until it goes away."Let me start by saying that I do plan on reading the next book in this series. How could I not after that ending.Most of the book, I would give a 3 star rating, the end I'd give a 4 star, even though I figured out the main mystery before it was revealed. The main character is Jay, a runaway who is helping runaways out of trouble and returning them to their loved ones. Jay is perpetually 17-years-old (which is explained later) and weak. He is on the smal [...]


    • I'm not going to lie - I give the first two-thirds of this book two stars and the last one-third of this book five stars. So I'm averaging it to three and a half stars. Jordan is a runaway - running from what we don't quite know - who is found by Desdaemona, Desi for short. She knows a little about him and also knows that he helps other runaways occasionally. She needs his help in finding her sister Fay, who disappeared while Desi was off becoming a daemon. Being a daemon means that Desi possess [...]


    • I really liked this one. The characters were strong, the adventure was fun and there is a lot of "British" language I definitely don't hear every day in the United States. And even after the end, I have questionsd hope that means there will be a sequel coming my way soon.


    • Enjoyable Urban Fantasy read - both the setting in England and the fact that it's narrated by a 17-yr-old boy rather than the kick-ass female main character make it somewhat different than most of the UF I've read. Looking forward to book 2!


    • Desdaemona is the debut novel (here in the US) for Ben Macallan. It's an urban fantasy, and most of you know that I generally don't read urban fantasy. I just don't get caught up in it. I received this book as an eARC before it was published and read at least half of it then. I bought the book when it came out and finished it up just now. Out of the urban fantasies I've read, I'd say that this one has a few qualities that will make it stick out in the urban fantasy field.Here's the idea behind t [...]


    • A welcome return to dark urban fantasy for Chaz Brenchley, writing under the name of Ben Macallan. If that pen name sounds vaguely familiar, it's because Brenchley previously used it for the lead character in a much earlier novel; and his usage here is more than whimsy, because this is exactly the sort of novel that the hero of Dead of Light would write. Jordan's a runaway teenager who makes a habit of helping the lost, both other runaways and those who've simply strayed into the world of the su [...]


    • Ben Macallan is another pseduonym for Chaz Brenchley ( I believe he's got at least 2 more). He's using this name for a foray into urban fantasy.I was willing to go along for the ride, but about 130 pages into the book I realized that I didn't have it in me to read through the next 200 pages, so I skimmed. I feel that was the right decision.Basic premise: young man (or something more?) on the run is recruited by a girl (who's definitely more) to find the girl's missing sister. There is, of course [...]


    • Desdaemona follows the story of Jordan, on the run from his parents, who plan to make him immortal when he becomes of age. While on the run, he helps find other runaways--because who better to find a runaway than another runaway that knows all the best hiding spots and tricks? Enter Desdaemona, or Desi for short, who enlists Jordan's help to find her sister Fay, who has gotten herself mixed up with some very bad immortals. Jordan attempts to turn down her request, but, as he’s a horny teenager [...]


    • I had really mixed feelings about this one. I hunkered down for another by-the-book urban supernatural fantasy with a kick-butt leading female, and though that's what I got, it was served up a little differently than I had expected. As readers, we are thrust into semi-modern day England and into the perspective of Jordan, a mysterious runaway with a reputation we slowly learn about through the consequences of the novel. For the lack of a better comparison, Jordan is the Watson to Desdaemona's Sh [...]


    • There are things that aren't human in the world, and while seventeen year old Jordan isn't one of them he can see and hear their signs, which a lot of people can't. He's also hiding from them, and has been on the run (and seventeen) a very long time. Desi is the one who finally finds him, but she's not looking for the favor of those that hunt Jordan - she wants his help to find her sister, who's in a great deal of trouble herself.Desdaemona is a tremendous addition to the urban fantasy genre. It [...]


    • 4.5 stars for sure! I have never read any of Macallan's work, but I certainly will be seeking it out from here on. Jordan is a very interesting character who is fleeing from some unknown and dangerous pursuit when we first meet him. He is promptly found by another dangerous creature, a former daemon, who is looking for her missing sister. At first it seems odd that Jordan would be chosen as he is fully human and Desi is most definitely not, in fact she could tear him apart in a breath; however, [...]


    • Well, this is an interestingly different story. Generally with Urban Fantasy there are rules that are usually followed - they are mostly told first person by the protagonist, and that protagonist is usually the same gender as the author. Desdaemona is different, in that it is told first person and the gender is right but that person is not the protagonist. Rather, he is Jordan, a missing Prince of Hell who is hired by the real protagonist, a daemon (enhanced human) called Desdaemona to find her [...]


    • One blurb says something like "Not a syllable is wasted.". Ummm. I skipped. Quite a bit. When you are at the cusp of an exciting showdown and there are a page a half of "details" and "back story" you kind of want to get to the good stuff. This kind of description should have been saved for a little later or perhaps introduced earlier. Whichever would fit that particular scene. I skipped. Quite a bit. Okay it might be my adult ADD at work, but there are some authors who just get it. Ever read "It [...]


    • I love this book. Ben Macallan is the new pen name for Chaz Brenchley, whose writing is always beautifully crafted. Spare and elegant, deceptive in its simplicity, this British urban fantasy story keeps up the tension right to the end, a real page-turner. Jordan makes his living by finding kids who are on the run and guiding them back home. But he's on the run himself from something he doesn't want to admit to anyone. Not even himself. He looks like a regular teenager, but he isn't. He knows far [...]


    • Desdaemona is the debut novel (here in the US) for Ben Macallan. It's an urban fantasy, and most of you know that I generally don't read urban fantasy. I just don't get caught up in it. I received this book as an eARC before it was published and read at least half of it then. I bought the book when it came out and finished it up just now. Out of the urban fantasies I've read, I'd say that this one has a few qualities that will make it stick out in the urban fantasy field.Desdaemona review at SFR [...]


    • I've never been a fan of books with huge info dumps that swamp the reader and drown us in pointless description. This book however, goes to the other extreme and barely tells us anything about anything and that was just as frustrating. Everything seemed to be a secret that the author wanted to keep from the reader to leave us in the dark. I don't mind hiding a few things to surprise us with later, but c'mon give us something! I drifted along in the book wondering what was happening and losing in [...]


    • This book is hard to review. I enjoyed the story, sort of, but didn't particularly click with the story-telling. Jordan's storyline never quite did it for me. And his complicated relationship with Desi was confusing because I never figured out whether he truly felt anything for her or if it was all her aspect pulling him along. I felt like I was being dropped into the middle of a series, rather than the beginning of one. The plot twist was not foreseen and I was left wondering "Well what happens [...]


    • The way Desdaemona (and later Pandaemonium) is written was a bit hard to process Don't get me wrong, I liked the storyline, but Jordon's narration feels like it's all over the place. Almost like being inside of an ADD-sufferers mind.That being said, it was definitely different than any book I've read before. There are plenty of otherworldly creatures, violence, and possibly love. The whole book I was trying to figure out what exactly Jay was, and there aren't really any hints besides "not quite [...]


    • An unusual book the denouement and the ending came as a total surprise to me. This was a different world setting than I am used to it. The boo was so compelling a read that i skip my workout to finish it and had to go to the library to get new books since i had it scheduled to be a two day read. I enjoyed it. Unfortunately the authors seems to have four or five pen names which may make it difficult to find other works byhe/she


    • Rereading these two this year. Brenchley always stands up very well to repeated readings. In some ways these two were a further exploration of ideas of family, power, and darkness he first took on in Light Errant and Dead of Light, kaleidoscopically changed and with more of the conventional supernatural. (If you liked these by "Ben Macallan", you'll like Brenchley's two about him, Light Errant and Dead of Light.)


    • Ok so I'm a little lost with backgrounds Is this a series? Did I miss one before? Will there be one after? Other than this, it starts a little slow (probably because I was lost) but has a really good twist and ending, which I like when that happens, so I'm giving it an in-between rating. Some parts I really liked, some parts I really didn't.


    • The beginning is very good. A boy on the run from some supernatural force meets a girl, Desdaemona, with a superhuman aspect, who is searching for her sister who is hiding from a different supernatural entity. There's a nice twist, but I felt the quality of the first part was undermined when it turns out the things characters were running from weren't as bad as the book made it sound.


    • This is urban fantasy--in the larger sense that it's set in cities, and magic and the fae and other magical beings suffuse it. And while it's romantic (the author is a deep dyed romantic) it's not a romance. It's a rich, emotionally complex book with all kinds of good stuff, told beautifully. Go read it. Really.


    • A fast-moving, very well crafted story -- but dark. If you demand a happy ending, I'd suggest reading something else. Yet I really liked the author's insistence on making the ending true to the story. He pulls no punches, and all the clues are there in the text for the reader to put together.


    • Really enjoyed this book. A lot of running about from place to place but when the storylines all tie up it is well worth the ride.And then, the final scener used OMG!!! before now but the final scene of this book deserve it.


    • This is great fun. For once, we go beyond urban fantasy as a label and get into a good quality story without being bogged down by romance.opionator.wordpress/2012/0


    • This book was exactly what I love to read - something different, and surprising - sexy, but not bawdy. There is a second book in the series, called Pandaemonium. Not sure why it doesn't show up on this site!!


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