New Epic Battle of Heaven & Hell Erupts in Cheeky, Irreverent Novel

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Justin Thurmond displays a mastery of irony that ultimately reminds his readers to be aware of and have the necessary lightness of heart to combat the many works of Lucifer’s host on earth

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Author Justin Thurmond’s character in the book of the same name Trent Maddox–Demon Eradicator once again finds himself in another ferocious quarrel that had started among disagreeing factions in Heaven. It has been years after his first battle with Lucifer and his demon faction. He was preparing to settle down in a safe, quiet and comfortable domesticity when a forgotten threat emerges out of prophecy and erupts all of a sudden on the world. Trent Maddox, Demonic Lullaby follows the brave hero as he battles armies of demonic children created to await the false Messiah by the last of Lucifer’s minions.

Maddox sheds the uncomfortable veil of family man to come back to action as the best demon eradicator he knows. Lucifer’s twin Balifer has plotted his ascencion into the throne of heaven. Though he does manage to browbeat fellow angels into crowning him king, he is quickly unseated and, like his twin Lucifer, flees earthward with the Lord’s vengeful armies right behind him. In a sly, ironic take of Heavenly political hair-splitting and bad-boy Machiavellian manipulation, Thurmond’s novel dishes out rib-tickling scenes of the Holy Host quarrelling like fishmongers on the sacrosanct Kingdom and exchanging wild blows like the meanest thugs on the dubious battleground of earth where an already confused humanity is further confused by awesome, totally unexpected eruptions of hellfire and brimstone.

Balifer has plenty of back-up and Trent, with his trusty angel watcher finds himself dealing with the evicted Almighty usurper in the process of fighting for the safety of his family as well as the entire human race. Filled with devilish plot twists and subtle (and not so subtle) lampoon, Thurmond’s fiction succeeds where other writers have feared to tread. Alas, Thurmond deals in the familiar things of this world, giving an ultimately serious and truthful vision of this world as the Satanic host’s playground with humans obeying their instructions in the upcoming new Armageddon between Heaven and Hell. This book is to be savored for its ironies as well as the eye-opening truths Thurmond dishes out for the earthly host.

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About the Author
Justin Thurmond was born and raised in the small town of Prince George, Virginia. After graduating from John Tyler Community College in 2006 with an associate’s degree, he moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia, to study screenwriting at James Madison University. In 2008, he received his bachelor’s degree from JMU in media arts and design, with a concentration in cinema studies, as well as a minor in creative writing. It was during his time at college that he studied the techniques of storytelling while writing film reviews and related articles for JMU’s student newspaper, The Breeze. The author continues to do what he loves as he has written numerous poems, countless short stories, and several full-length screenplays and novels.

Trent Maddox * by Justin Thurmond
Demonic Lullaby
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
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