When an ancient cult hunts his people to the brink of extinction, Jequon fights for the survival of his noble race.
But can he stop his enemies’ holycaust in time when God wants him dead, and his only ally is a woman of faith trained to ensnare him?
From the bomb-scarred streets and back alleys of Sarajevo, to the underground labyrinths of New York City, a zealous enemy hunts the Nephilim…
Jequon is a half-human/half-angel badass who lives in plain sight, yet is entrenched in the biblical underworld of his father, a very real and dangerous world that mere mortals cannot and do not know. He’s everything a compelling character should be–strong, conflicted, introspective, and prone to moments of poor decision-making in spite of his super powers. Gun fights, drugs, blood-sucking, and a hint of romance–it’s all there–an urban fantasy on thriller steroids that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. The well-crafted, tautly written novel kept me turning the pages, and the complicated web of a story kept me longing for more. This is one of those books I ended up reading more than once, and that’s saying a lot.
This debut offering is a harbinger of things to come, and I cannot wait for the second installment. Please don’t keep us waiting long, Mr. James.
Claudia Whitsitt, author BETWEEN THE LINES
Just ripped through this first installment of this new series in two sittings.
The story: This book defies comparisons. Yes, it has vampires, but these are not your daughters’ vampires. They are but the spires on a dark metropolis of good, evil, and you-not-sure-which-is-which. Jeremy Lee James has meticulously crafted a sweeping underpinning to the world we know, a vast economy of mostly-immortals whose raison d’être is far deeper than taste for blood. (Far deeper. If you know who the Nephilim are, you know of what I speak.) Yes, there are guns, asses kicked, and blood drained…but there are also ancient texts written in “angel” blood, “biblical truths” masked by time and agency, and a network of those who want them revealed (or expunged) as menacing and pervasive as the Matrix’s Agents. This read wasn’t a breeze in two sittings, it was a straight-lined derecho wind that tells you why your sunshine just went dark. Can’t wait for the Part Two.
The writing: This Jeremy dude has DEFINITELY read Chuck Palahniuk. His precise narrative banishes milquetoast verbs. He conveys quickening emotion through a teeth-clenched sneer. He drives the story like techno in a Mustang convertible in San Diego ever-shine. And in the darkness, the sub-story is well-researched, deeply esoteric, yet presented accessibly to the uninitiated reader. He paints each scene with a sensory assault that grounds the reader, without grinding their face in it. The text is clean, surgically edited, and fits the subject matter (and the reader) like a silk suit hand-hemmed by an Italian tailor.
My recommendation: Spend three bucks, grab a bottle of absinthe…and read this book. I’ll bet you’ll know at least three people to whom you will recommend it. I do.
Fantastic debut. Can’t wait for the next one.
Christopher P. Simmons, author JUDAS CHRIST
In this exciting continuation of THE NEPHILIM CHRONICLES, Jequon, the half-angel, half-human hero of this series must team up with the deadly and beautiful Lure, Mercy Lake.
But can they both stay alive long enough to save Jequon’s only connection to his murderous enemies, Cynthia Hernandez—a deadly Lure in her own right, and Mercy’s best friend—when God and his disciples here on earth will stop at nothing to kill him and bring about the End of Days?
From the the rugged coastlines of California, to the seats of power in Washington, D.C., a determined enemy hunts the Nephilim…