When Gordeff discovers a wall while hiking in the mountains near his village in far northern Russia and sees the terrifying creatures for himself, he realises the stories about King Dhul-Qarnayn are all true. When he later witnesses the collapse of the Last Great Barrier, he knows it will not be long before the nations of Gog and Magog (Yajouj wa majouj) pour forth to wreak their brutal vengeance on an unsuspecting world. Set in the not-too-distant future after a devastating global war, the author Sam Chehade tells in his novel, The Chasm of Hell, of Gordeff’s epic journey to warn humanity of the danger it faces. In a society where most forms of technology – including electricity and explosive weaponry – have been banned, Gordeff and his three companions must find a way to cross the continent and collaborate with both the ruling Candlelight Party and the rebel forces that oppose it. Nothing less than the fate of the human race is at stake.
An epic fantasy standalone novel from the author of the stunning Wars of Light and Shadow series. When Princess Anja fails to appear at her betrothal banquet, the tiny, peaceful kingdom of Sessalie is plunged into intrigue.
The notion of an infernal place of punishment for 'undesired' elements in human culture and human nature has a long history both as religious idea and as cultural metaphor. This book brings together a wide array of scholars who examine hell as an idea within the Christian tradition and its 'afterlife' in historical and contemporary imagination. Leading scholars grapple with the construction and meaning of hell in the past and investigate its modern utility as a means to describe what is perceived as horrific or undesirable in modern culture. While the idea of an infernal region of punishment was largely developed in the context of early Jewish and Christian religious culture, it remains a central belief for some Christians in the modern world. Hell's reception (its 'afterlife') in the modern world has extended hell's meaning beyond the religious realm; hell has become a pervasive image and metaphor in political rhetoric, in popular culture, and in the media. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields to contribute to a wider understanding of this fascinating and important cultural idea, this book will appeal to readers from historical, religious, literary and cultural perspectives.
Hell’s Retribution: Lucifer Unbound book 1 0f 3 for adults is an epic fantasy novel, a story of Lucifer who battles heaven’s celestials and loses the war. As we all know, he ends up in hell, but he also becomes god of the earth. Interfering in the lives of those on earth, beginning with The Garden, when things don't work out, retribution seems to be Lucifer’s answer, at least until he kidnaps an angel, and take her to his private chambers in hell. Intent on seduction in an act of revenge against a certain someone, but what happens when Lucifer is seduced by his own schemes? So, journey through the universe, from the beginning of time as we know it, from the heavens to the The Garden on earth, and outward to the stars and, of course, lest we forget, even down into hell. Herein you will meet a host of interesting and sometimes aggravating characters who include the Fae and the Fallen (angels), Lucifer and Adonai, the Nephilim, and a human soul or two along with a dragon, once one of the heavenly cherubs. I left emergency room nursing and became a mental health counselor for over twenty-two before becoming a writer. Seeing many persons who felt their lives were hopeless and unredeemable, I wondered what would happen if the worst bad-boy of all could be redeemed? What would it take? This is how the story of Lucifer, Light-bringer came to be an epic adventure involving both humans and celestials, on the earth and in the heavens where, unlike some Lucifer stories, Adonai is still the good-guy even though there are a few sensual scenes more real to life than the average 'religious' type novel. This book is not recommended for young children due to certain scenes recommended only for those over 18. _____________ Hell’s Retribution: Lucifer Unbound, book 1 of 3 by Brandy Marks Reviewed by Jamie Michele of Readers Favorites. February 2021 This is a fantasy novel, the first in Marks' trilogy places its narrative at the launching point: the Old Testament of the Bible. Lucifer was created by God, Adonai Elohim, as the universe is brought to life. Underwhelmed by his station and with his ambition for something greater, he lures the first humans into deceit, cementing their fate alongside his own. Without the constraints of Heaven's rules, he and his cohorts tempt and entice women into sin. From this, a new race is created. One in particular, Anak, is the son of a fallen angel and a fallen woman. He grows up as a devotee of Adonai though his movements on earth are under constant attack. Nevertheless, he remains true, working to convert those who stray, performing rescues in both words and combat. As Anak's successes rise, Lucifer's falter, losing what shred of care he has left in his own war for retribution, at least until near the end when the devil himself does the unimaginable, some say the impossible. Brandy Marks weaves a fantastic tale of an earth inhabited by humans, Fae, demons, angels, dragons, and all manner of fantasy creatures in Hell’s Retribution: Lucifer Unbound series. The imagery is exceptional, opening up a world never before seen with a vast landscape and many characters whose development grows through shifting points of view. The writing is, for the most part, tight and clean. The dialogue transitions between very modern back to “biblical speak” sometimes with the same characters, but in the context of the story, its fantasy, at a time that is neither here nor there, it actually works. Marks shines when she is piercing the heart with corruption and lust; a flick of the tongue or a breath to the ear, it's no wonder so few are able to resist—and she is able to effectively instill a message about the eternal war between good and evil, light and dark, and the frailty of man. The book lends space in its back matter for Marks to connect the dots between scripture and script, a nice touch that showed how much thought went into the writing of this novel. My hope is others will be able to enjoy it as much as I have.
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Not much scares an Omega soldier. Not monsters, bloodcurses, or demons… maybe angels. But what will they do when their own sins are used against them? Dr. Levy is on the expedition of a lifetime. He thinks they’re studying ancient ruins. He couldn’t be more wrong. Lieutenant Ramirez is leading his squad through a doorway. To a place the brass won’t name. To a place he doesn't believe in. Ramirez swore an oath to protect the translators and his men. But how can he save them from themselves? How can he save them from a fate worse than death? If you like your horror set to slow burn and thought the original Inferno was light on suspense, then you’re in the right place. Do you know what your sin is? Find out what's waiting for you... in Hell.
“The seal must not be broken. What’s inside must not get out.” The 10th century. Fanatical Christians rebelling against the Pope dig deep into the Earth in a quest to find Hell. The present day. A group of American college students in England for the Royal Wedding descend into an abandoned medieval mine, where they encounter a hellish nightmare world. Getting in was easy. Getting out will unleash Hell on Earth. keywords: subterranean fiction, dystopia, horror, underground world, dark fantasy, Christianity, cave exploration, journey to the center of the earth
What is the purpose of your life? Each morning, you awake to a new day filled with possibility. You are given the opportunity to write another page in the book of your life. When you come to "The End" of your life story, will it have been a life well lived? Rick Thomson is a normal guy who has ambitions beyond cultural norms. Early in his life, he was introduced to Jesus, but he grew frustrated by a lack of authenticity and passion from his spiritual leaders. They failed to provide a pathway toward his healthy spiritual development. Frustrated and isolated, Rick developed negative coping mechanisms that threatened to destroy his ambitions. With the help of an old friend, Rick entered into a discipleship-development process that changed his life. There, he learned to develop a biblical paradigm, deal with his past, and finally unlock the true potential of his life story. If your life is characterized more by confusion, frustration, meaninglessness, and pain than it is by peaceful purpose, then this story could provide you with needed solutions. If you have been a follower of Jesus for years with little to no spiritual development, "From Hell to Health" provides the tools you need to discover the full potential of your life story. If you are ready to experience a life of joy, peace, and success, read on. The first step on your new journey awaits.
Pompeii, present day: Archaeologist Maria Monti is working at a new dig site. Like hundreds before her she is investigating the night that Vesuvius erupted, consuming the ancient city with choking ash, scalding steam and rivers of lava. But she has just unearthed something that shouldn't be there, something that makes her question everything she knows about the disappearances of that fateful event. Several hundred miles away Alex Hunter's family is holidaying in southern Italy when Mount Etna begins to shake, and ash blankets the countryside. Hideous figures are moving about in the smoke, snatching people from the streets, and scans indicate they are being taken into the core of the erupting volcano. Hell is rising and Alex Hunter must gather a team of his most battle hardened HAWCs to take on an adversary from the very depths of hell. Nothing will stop him from rescuing Aimee and Joshua, not even the devil itself.