American Messiah

American Messiah

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by James A Hall
     
 

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America is all but destroyed by the world's oldest cult, the Illuminati. In future America, warlords carve up the nation into separate spheres of influence. Millions are exterminated, millions are enslaved and millions more take refuge in the mountains and wastelands.

The torchlight of liberty is reduced to a flicker. In America's darkest hour, a divine black

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America is all but destroyed by the world's oldest cult, the Illuminati. In future America, warlords carve up the nation into separate spheres of influence. Millions are exterminated, millions are enslaved and millions more take refuge in the mountains and wastelands.

The torchlight of liberty is reduced to a flicker. In America's darkest hour, a divine black child is born. As his legend grows, so does his devout following until he is a force to be reckoned with.

In an apocalyptic clash, one that has both imminent and eternal implications, Jason takes the fight to the forces of evil. At stake, the destiny of America and perhaps the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484916827
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

I was born and raised in Harlem U.S.A. I've taught public school for the past 23 years. I've earned a B.A. in Political Science from New York State University at Potsdam and a M.A. from Long Island University in Urban Studies. Over the years, I have received numerous teaching awards, Science Fellowships awards, and has written for the National Historical Society. Currently, I resides in the Bronx, New York

I've been a rapacious reader since the age of twelve. I was the moth, and Langston, Ellison, Dunbar, Baldwin and Hurston were the flames. Just to name a few. However, I can't leave out Maya. She taught me why the caged bird sings.

As long as I can remember, I've been in search of the cosmological secrets of the Universe, or the meaning of life. When my undergraduate and graduate courses failed to deliver, my search turned to metaphysics including: Carlos Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan, Joseph Pearce's Crack in the Cosmic Egg and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig. These works led me delve into more scholarly offerings. Which included Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell and their theories regarding symbols, myths and the collective subconscious.

Along the way I became enthralled with classical African civilizations, including Egypt, Nubia and Cush. I feasted at the academician table of African authors as they spun truths of African giants who walked the earth. Around 1995 my mother pleaded with me to put my ranting down on paper. She plus the fact that Barnes and Nobles didn't offer any Afro-centric/Jungian/ Zen/ Christian/Quantum Theory novels led me to write. The result was American Messiah, a post-apocalyptic novel. Had I known what an arduous undertaking it would be, I would have never started it in the first place. Inexperience has its advantages.

Around the turn of the century, personal issues then lead me to inscribe my memoir, Between Shadow and Smoke. Toni Morrison's The Songs of Salmon and E. Lynn Harris's own life story would serve as my literary and emotional compass. I lost my nerves several times, and sailed back to shore.

However, in the end, I knew that I have no other choice but to plunge head long into the icy, but often healing waters of life. I pray that absolution and spiritual expurgation lies in wait at the other side, waiting to caress me, suckle me and restore me. (Excerpt from Between Shadow and Smoke)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend told me about this book. At first I thought it was just another doomsday novel. However, I ordered it anyway. Unlike the others, American Messiah offered a unique and imaginative plot. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. There is a strong parallel between the main character, Jason, and our current president, Barack Obama. Well in advance of the current economic meltdown and the election of a black president, the author predicted it. It a powerful book that leaving you wondering could this really be happening. I highly recommend American Messiah.