Still grieving years after the butchery of his pregnant mother and kidnapping of his premature brother, Robert Goldner was just seventeen when he contracted the White Fire Virus. He prayed for the excruciating death most victims experience shortly after acquiring the STD. Instead he was cursed to live on, slowly dying, ridden with billions of parasites, and possessing a bizarre but limited ability to manipulate photons, the basic units of light.
At age twenty, Robert still considers himself damned and confused, not the least because more and more surviving virus-carriers are calling themselves “angels”– God-blessed beings of light–his licentious partner Darryl Ridley being a prime example. But Robert attempts to shove the irritating mystery of it all to the gutters of his mind as he focuses on his mission as a Watcher agent, locating and recovering missing children in the Washington, D.C. area.
When Robert and Darryl receive a hot tip on the location of a virus-infected girl who disappeared shortly after attempting to massacre half her high school, they prepare to chalk up another success. But when they instead find the girl’s best friend from school, beaten nearly to death, they become entwined in a conspiracy involving magick, bizarre creatures, fantastic realms beyond space and time, and even the death of God.
Can two dying angels do anything to prevent the Apocalypse?
A speculative thriller woven with cosmic Lovecraftian weirdness, Broken Angels is the first book in a Metaphysical Fantasy series entitled Eve of Light. Metaphysical Fantasy is a subgenre that mixes action & adventure with philosophy & theology — the Fantasy equivalent of Hard Science Fiction. Think Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (specifically The Amber Spyglass), but in an urban setting and written for older teenagers and adults.
From the reviewer:
A poets novel! The book reads like a cross between Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass, X-Men, and Hardy Boys Casefiles, but for older audiences and written by someone with a poetic bent. – Minkein OH
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Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Indiana, Harambee Grey-Sun (1975-present) wrote a religious column for Our Times Newspaper during most of the 1990s. His poetry has also appeared in publications such as CrossConnect, Epicenter, RiverSedge, the South Carolina Review, and the Wisconsin Review. He is currently writing a pre-apocalyptic fantasy series entitled Eve of Light which explores whether it’s possible for humankind to survive after the death of the Creator and the demise of the familiar world; Broken Angels is the first book in this series.
From the Author:
God is dying and Creation is unraveling. In the midst of chaos, those infected with the White Fire Virus may provide humankind’s only hope of survival. But if each Virus-carrier is a potential angel, each also has a different vision for the Hereafter.
Broken Angels is the first book in a metaphysical fantasy series (Eve of Light) that uses the conflict between science and religion to pose new questions about the relationship between human beings and the Creator. May appeal to fans of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (specifically The Amber Spyglass), Ursula K LeGuin’s The Lathe of Heaven, Clive Barker’s Imajica, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, and the more surreal and philosophical works of Philip K. Dick.
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