Hebrew script, from Iraq, 11th century.
Genesis 6 refers to the sons of God and the daughters of men, often
referred to as Nephilim
The seven archangels of Orthodox Christian tradition
Demon painting by Michail Alexandrowitsch Wrubel (1890)
From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
FICTION SUSPENSE & THRILLERS
by Liam Jackson
crime has escalated and police are baffled by the sharp
increase in child abductions. A battle is taking place, but it’s
a spiritual battle….
Sam Conner is on the run. Someone, or something, has been
stalking him and all he initially knows is that the voice in his head
tells him that the Eye of God, or the Veil, needs to be closed.
Sam isn’t crazy but rather is one of a select group of humans who have
supernatural bloodlines. A devious plan is afoot by none other
than Lucifer (known as the Runner) and only Sam and those of the
OFFSPRING can stop him.
Sam is not the only character on a quest, though. Various
characters pepper the storyline as all are headed for the battle,
located in the inauspicious town of Abbotsville, Tennessee. All
will be tested as the conflict ahead is a brutal one and one that could
cost them everything.
Liam Jackson combines various beliefs about angels and demons to create
an apocalyptic tale of stunning proportions. OFFSPRING sets off
at a fast pace and continues relentlessly until the startling
conclusion. The various hierarchies are fully explained and the
author provides both a listing of the types of angels as well as a
glossary to avoid any confusion.
Good and evil are common themes in literature but OFFSPRING shows a
more fallible side of human nature as the heroes are flawed in some
way. No one here is a saint as there are definite shades of gray
in almost all of the characters. This goes hand in hand with the
overall concept of free will that permeates the entire storyline.
Everyone has a choice in OFFSPRING and it is their choices that
determine their destiny.
OFFSPRING is an intriguing foray into the world of angels and
demons. Liam Jackson draws his theology from both conventional
thought as well as more obscure beliefs. Readers familiar with
the pseudepidgraphic Book of Enoch will recognize direct references to
it. OFFSPRING is an exciting start to what looks to be a
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (Reprint edition
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews