Suzy Turner, the author of the Raven saga has released her new book: The Lost Soul. I have studied myths such as that of the Nephilim, the strange giant sons of the Watcher angels, a number of times in the past. And I always found it a fascinating myth that is similar in acceptance to additional works surrounding the bible, like the Essene texts, though not part of the main body, it seems. I’ve always wondered what the origin of this myth was, since I do not think it appears in the texts of the other two Abrahamic religions, Judaism or Islam, though since I’m not Islamic, I could easily be wrong about that. My guess would be that it is still an ancient myth that became incorporated into that body of stories surrounding the bible at some point in its many revisions. And I look forward to reading this new addition of The Lost Soul! Time for some good juicy mythic urban fantasy!
December and Lilly have got their work cut out for them. Not only are they desperately trying to figure out the identity of the Lost Soul, and track him down, they’ve also got to investigate why Powell River’s newest resident has got all of their men falling at her feet.
But when they learn that the Nephilim might be involved, it becomes clear that they’re all in extreme danger…
The stench of something rotten filled the air as the man tried to lift his heavy head. Opening his eyes, it took a moment for them to adjust to the strange dull light of a new day. Wincing, he managed to hold his head up just long enough to notice the smell belonged to a rotting corpse to his side. He heaved, but there was nothing left in his stomach. He hadn’t eaten in days.
Weak, cold and hungry, he curled into a ball on the mossy ground and sobbed.
When he no longer had the strength to even do that, he stared up at the sky; the orange and yellow hues entwined in a rainbow effect as far as his eyes could see.
The only sounds that could be heard were his rough breathing combined with the gentle whooshing of the silver trees that surrounded the deep ditch within which he found himself. A hummingbird appeared from nowhere, hovering above him, flying up and down and around his face. The man tried to focus his eyes upon it but his vision had become blurry.
When the bird came to an abrupt halt almost touching his nose, he realised it wasn’t a bird at all. A faint giggle erupted from the creature, making him jump.
“No, this can’t be,” he whispered, hoarsely.
The little creature with large blue wings nodded back, “Yes, it can,” she responded, “I can see you are in dire need of help. I will gather my friends and we will return to get you out of here. You will be safe. Do not worry.” Disappearing out of sight in a flash, the man collapsed once more before he fell into a deep sleep.
This book is available at US AMAZON
I love that I can touch a button on my Kindle and buy this book. Having been a long veteran of paper books, which are rapidly filling up all living space in our house like a hoarder’s cave, I am mesmerized by this device. It seems like magic to me in the same way that the ATM machine gave you money out of a wall. I’m old enough to remember the days before debit cards…Ack. Check out the Raven saga on one of the new magic e-reading devices!