This second novel in the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is a prequel to Noah Primeval that tells the story of the Fall of the Watchers from heaven and the rise of the Nephilim generations before the Flood. Follow the epic journey of Enoch the giant killer with his small band of family warriors who seek outlaw giants for bounty, but stumble upon a conspiracy of the Watchers that is so evil, it will change the universe forever if God does not stop them. You’ll meet some of the beloved characters from Noah Primeval when they were much younger, like Methuselah and Uriel, as well as the origin stories of the lead Watchers, Semjaza and Azazel who became the gods Anu and Inanna.
Chronicles of the Nephilim is written in the mythic genre of The Lord of the Rings and 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.
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Simply a better less repetitive story
This sort of Scooby Doo and the gang meets a day time soap opera thing going on. I don't understand what was with all the lovey dovey banter between the characters and their wives. I was ready to delete the whole book before finishing it after hearing the "Methuselah poozalah bunnie" and "edna pedala poo" for the umpteenth time. It really made me want to barf. What married couple talks like that let alone ones taking place in a time of turmoil such as this.
He wasn't too bad. His voice for females was a little irritating though.
All of the banter scenes and the bickering of the Archangels about which killed more giants than the other. The whole Lilith giant tree of corpses miscarriage scene. Added nothing to the story but filler.
Having read Genesis countless times and the book of Enoch. Both are very profound and thought provoking in what they convey. This book seemed to cheapen the story by making it in to some sort cartoonish wise cracking buddy comedy story. Enoch himself was a very one dimensional. We're talking about a man that "walked with God" to such a degree that God took him and he did not die yet in this book he's very boring.
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Yes; there is a lot going on and the detail is so specific in order to actually gain a true perspective on Brian's story!!!
Enoch of course...he is the patriarch of the family and has been a mysterious figure for all who has ever actually read "The Book of Enoch"...Brian really brings the characters to life and helps shape the backstory of how Enoch arrived on the scene and what is actual roll may have been...I love Enoch as this leader!!!
Brian is a natural...He really gives a great performance...
I have already been through all for books of the Saga!! (In less than one week) For anyone who has questions or would like to entertain a less rigid interpretation of the King James version of the Christian bible these books will be for you!!!
Now, I want to see this series done as a major motion picture or an HBO series!!! This saga would give, "Game of Thrones" a run for it's money!!
Hope everyone enjoys this series as much as I have!!!
The author has a mesmerizing way of interlacing story with known facts from the Old Testament. Since I have studied both about Gilgamesh and I Noach, I decided to start with Enoch. Happily the decision I face now is which way to go next, with the prequel of Gilgamesh or the next book in the series.
Warning: If you are not open minded, then this book is not for you. Brian Godawa takes minor and major characters from the Bible and embellishes the story and characters into a plausible tale. All I can say is, well, it could have happened that way. I am interested in seeing where it goes next.
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The continuing twists and turns along with great character development and creative in-depth use of biblical knowledge
He acts the story in his words, voice and tone. He captivates the listener.
An awesome book! I am rarely entertained by fictional stories, but this one sucked me right into its world.
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This book caught me off guard with its creativity and depth. Furthermore, that Godawa was able to manage this while somehow preserving the integrity of the Bible is absolutely astounding.
On a side note, I got a chuckle out of the way that Godawa inserted current event related themes into this ancient story - on the one hand these references seemed so random...Yet, tying them to the older narrative provided an added level of context that helps bring clarity to some of the things that we see going on in the world today.
Highly satisfied with this book, will definitely be looking forward to more from Godawa!
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