The forefather and patriarch you thought you knew.
After the Great Flood, the giant king Nimrod builds the Tower of Babel and unites the world in rebellion against the Creator. He seeks to achieve godhood as world potentate and bring in the pantheon of gods to rule with him.
But God has other plans. He causes the confusion of languages and disperses Nimrod's kingdom to the four corners of the earth, allotting the nations under the authority of pagan deities. He then chooses a simple nomad Abram as next in the line of the seed of Promise.
But Nimrod is not dead. He sets out on a course of revenge to find Abram and kill him in order to thwart God's plan of creating a people for his own inheritance. As Nimrod's quest drives him deeper into madness, the stakes rise. The land which Abram is being given is Canaan, where the goddess Ashtart is carrying out her own plans of breeding the seed of the Serpent.
The War of the Seed is rising.
Chronicles of the Nephilim is in the mythic genre of The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia, blending fantasy and mythopoeia with history to retell the Biblical narrative with a fresh perspective, while staying true to the original spirit of the story.
©2013 Brian Godawa (P)2013 Brian Godawa
Very informative, The Aurhor gives good incite at the end, can't wait to listen to the next book .
I learned a lot about ledgends, tradition and history. The modern colloquialisms reset into the time period and the pet names used as they are, are distracting. I love the appendages. The theme's are interesting as are the plots. They have caused me to look at certain passages in the Bible when viewing along side of history, and traditions of the Jewish people and the world, with a renewed desire to know the truth of God's word.
Great novels along with the other works of Brian Godawa. They really presented a fresh view of the biblical charachters.
"Enthralling tales of which help put personalities & detail to heroes, rulers & divine beings; both good and evil!"
The stories' intricate detail - being admittedly some fiction (I'd rather call it embellishment since all of Godawa's books revolve around truth along with possible truths - one in many perceived truths) - brings alive some characters whom I've always had view of, but never to the points of view and mannerisms portrayed in this series. How awesome of a book this is to tell a story as fiction, but get across the stories from scripture and other documents of holy precedence? A fun way to pass time while driving, waiting to fall asleep , prepping to cook, etc etc.
I realize that Abraham live during a time of Idol worshiping. But, in this novel there is a lot of barbaric, lewd, lasciviousness, and horrific things
that happened. These graphic descriptions were hard for me to listen to, so I skipped several chapters.
Especially for a Christian writer. it goes way beyond necessary to convey the point of moral depravity, too the point that I became embarrassed to listen to it out loud if anyone else was around.
"effortless blending of Scripture and history"
love to hear stories. especially when they come from the Hebrew T'nach and blended with culture, myth and history but I just hear a compelling story with these details used as light and shade in a painting.
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