When my laptop began to suffer from mechanical emphysema on top of the other ailments an aging machine suffers, I was able to replace it while the data was still accessible in its dying brain. Dealing with the transfer of data and a sick little boy has made it impossible to get any work done, so Friday Links are canceled this week. Still, I have something to tell you.
The rewrite of The Nephilim and the False Prophet is complete. This is, of course, the sequel to my novel The Blessed Man and the Witch. There is still more work to be done to make it ready for publication, but light is visible at the end of the tunnel. The conclusion is tightened, the antagonists’ aims are more clearly shown, and several characters die. In keeping with tradition in trilogies of this kind, this middle book is really quite dark, though not unrelievedly so. I like to peel back the skin of the universe to show you the gears beneath, and you’ll get that here. There’s betrayal, magic, angels, demons, and glimpses of the higher planes of existence. While the first novel dealt with the return of miracles to the world and how both witting and unwitting strangers must deal with the coming apocalypse, this one digs into what happens when the end is upon us. Some hope to stop it, some to mitigate the terrible events, some to speed it up, and some hope to avoid it entirely. Blood and violence and magick and profanity and real people. And Nephilim. You haven’t seen Nephilim like these before.
Have a great weekend!