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The Second Coming | [David H. Burton]

The Second Coming

Five hundred years have passed since the Earth shifted on its axis - a catastrophic event that wiped out civilization and released magic back to Earth. Now, a dark age shrouds our world once more. Journey into a future rife with witches, conjurers, and mythical creatures that have returned from the nether realm. Follow three intertwined fates: Paine, a young man hunted by Confederation soldiers; Brahm, the woman that slaughtered his mother, and in whose body the woman's soul now resides; and John, a friar.
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Five hundred years have passed since the Earth shifted on its axis - a catastrophic event that wiped out civilization and released magic back to Earth. Now, a dark age shrouds our world once more.

Journey into a future rife with witches, conjurers, and mythical creatures that have returned from the nether realm. Follow three intertwined fates: Paine, a young man hunted by Confederation soldiers who are on a crusade to wipe out magic; Brahm, the battle-hardened woman that slaughtered his mother, and in whose body the woman's soul now resides; and John, a friar once imprisoned for heresy, now assigned by a woman Pope to destroy the boy he unwillingly fathered. Take a voyage to the future as the legions of heaven and hell combine to bring the Words of the Prophecy to fruition.

A war of the gods is coming. And the ones we expect to deliver us from evil are not who they seem.

The Second Coming is the first book of the epic fantasy series, Words of the Prophecy.

©2010 David H. Burton (P)2012 David H. Burton

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    Robert Scot Southampton, MA 08-22-12
    Robert Scot Southampton, MA 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A True Original"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Second Coming?

    Not any one scene in particular. I just really liked the descriptions of when they were traveling on horseback. Burton did a great job of painting the picture of weary travelers on a quest.


    Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

    I liked Leezle (sp?). Creepy. Set a great tone for where the world has gone after what the author calls "The Shift."
    Also, the Obek leader. Narrator was able to make him fearsome yet personable. Great job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really. But there's some really great humor laced throughout that catches you off guard. Narrator does a great job with the dry humor and sarcasm.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with the previous reviewer. Well worth the credit. The author has created a really intriguing world of old and new. Would definitely recommend this audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-22-12
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    "An amazing story, well worth my book credit."

    I don't know what book the other reviewer(s) heard/read, but I found this book well worth a book credit. It certainly couldn't have been The Second Coming, by David H. Burton, because I found the plot compelling and gripping. When the book came to an end I became frustrated because I wanted more. Yes there are questions left unanswered at the end, hopefully they will be answered in the next book. Also, R. C. Bray is an amazing narrator who can really bring a story to life. Believe me this is a book that is well worth the money or credit. You can't lose with this book. Read it. You'll love it just like me. I'm trying to wait patiently for the next in the series.

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    Michael New Orleans, LA 08-13-12
    Michael New Orleans, LA 08-13-12 Member Since 2006
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    The story's concept is interesting and lays open tremendous possibilities. However, the author does NOT deliver. Notice that I'm keeping this to the point? Well, I wish the author had done more of that, as well. The listener is subjected to ramblings, stiff dialogue, and a wandering storyline by the author. So, that being said, listen at your own risk. Your hard-earned credits can be spent better elsewhere.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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