The 100th Generation

The 100th Generation

by Justine Saracen
     
 

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Ancient curses, modern day villains, and a most intriguing woman who keeps appearing when least expected and then…disappearing.

Archeologist Valerie Foret has spent a year searching for a tomb in the Egyptian desert—a labor broken only by high risk trysts with a powerful man’s wife. When she finally makes the discovery of a lifetime, she is set upon by… See more details below

Overview

Ancient curses, modern day villains, and a most intriguing woman who keeps appearing when least expected and then…disappearing.

Archeologist Valerie Foret has spent a year searching for a tomb in the Egyptian desert—a labor broken only by high risk trysts with a powerful man’s wife. When she finally makes the discovery of a lifetime, she is set upon by jealous rivals and religious fanatics. Worse, she is drawn into the depths of the desert by forces that offer knowledge of vast mysteries and at the same time threaten to destroy everything she knows. For what she’s found is a glimpse into the hereafter, and it’s nothing like it’s supposed to be.

Brilliant scientist that she is, she has loved most unwisely and learned what she does not want to know. Follow her adventures through modern and ancient Egypt, through this world and the next, with Book One of the Ibis Prophecy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933110486
Publisher:
Bold Strokes Books
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Ibis Prophecy Series
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

After years of ‘professing’ at universities and writing for international literary journals, Justine Saracen began creating from the imagination and the heart. Trips to Egypt, Morocco and Palestine inspired the Ibis Prophecy books, which move from Ancient Egyptian theology to the bloodthirsty Christianity of the Crusades. The playful first novel, The 100th Generation, was a finalist in the Queerlit Competition and the Ann Bannon Reader’s Choice award. The sequel, 2007 Lammy nominated Vulture’s Kiss, focuses on the first crusade and vividly dramatizes the dangers of militant religion.

The expatriate Brussels-based writer, then moved her literary spotlight up a few centuries, to the Renaissance and a few kilometers to the north, to Rome. Sistine Heresy, conjures up an GLBT and thoroughly blasphemic backstory to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. The newly released work quickly sold out at the 2009 Palm Springs Lesbian Book Festival.

Mephisto Aria, in contrast, deals with devilish things, in a WWII thriller that has one eye on the Faust story and the other on the world of opera. In Berlin, staggering toward recovery after WWII, a Russian soldier passes on his brilliance, but also his mortal guilt, to his opera singer daughter.

Lest anyone think that Saracen is done confronting religion, her current work in progress is about a transvestite in Venice who meets the terrors of the Inquisition and finds out something important -- one might almost say appalling -- about God. Scanning a fictional eye along the centuries, Saracen has a self-declared mission, to repopulate history with “the likes of us,” by which she appears to mean people who, not by their acts, but by their very lives, still scare the ignorant.

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