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Day of The Lord: A Memoir of the End of the World
     

Day of The Lord: A Memoir of the End of the World

by Douglas Brown
 
Aaron lives in an island utopia, but his life is anything but Paradise. He is the baby of a family that never wanted him, he’s banished as an outcast for hearing voices, and his childhood love, Heather, has married into the Priesthood, the island’s highest social order. But when Aaron comes face to face with an outsider from around the world, warning of

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Aaron lives in an island utopia, but his life is anything but Paradise. He is the baby of a family that never wanted him, he’s banished as an outcast for hearing voices, and his childhood love, Heather, has married into the Priesthood, the island’s highest social order. But when Aaron comes face to face with an outsider from around the world, warning of a coming apocalypse, every belief Aaron has ever had will soon be challenged. Will Aaron betray the outsider in order to be accepted by his people, or will he join the outsider to save the world that has rejected him? This is the central conflict of “Day of The Lord: A Memoir of The End of The World,” a sci-fi/fantasy novelette by Ascension: A Novel of Politics author Douglas D. Brown.

“Day of The Lord: A Memoir of The End of The World“ is a cross between The Gospel of Mark, and Golding's Lord of the Flies. Or, in a more modern context, the ABC Series Lost and the cancelled NBC series Kings. Brown assimilates the central story of the Gospel, setting the story and character archetypes in a new setting, and allows the story to evolve naturally, but thrillingly, in the new environment. Readers of the Gospel of Mark will recognize clear biblical references, while Sci Fi Fantasy fans will appreciate the tone and the pace similar to Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy.

The novelette is told as a story within a story. Ira is a jailer in the midst of a cataclysmic meteor storm that is destroying his prison. He escapes with his life and only one possession--a book written by an enigmatic by the kindly prisoner named Aaron. It is Aaron's story which fills the volume of the novelette, told in first person by Aaron, and narrating the central event in the story--the arrival to his primitive island of a man from another world warning that Aaron's island will soon be destroyed. The novelette concludes with Ira left alone on the island and pondering his fate, and that of the world.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013782266
Publisher:
douglas brown
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
403 KB

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