König's Fire

König's Fire

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by Marc Schooley
     
 
They call him Nebuchadnezzar.

The Nazis have established a torture center in a mine at the heart of a Romanian forest. Here they interrogate prisoners and, sometimes,
throw them into the furnace at the heart of the mine.

Only now, the primeval forest is rising against them, unleashing a preternatural army to besiege the great iron gate of the mine. The

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They call him Nebuchadnezzar.

The Nazis have established a torture center in a mine at the heart of a Romanian forest. Here they interrogate prisoners and, sometimes,
throw them into the furnace at the heart of the mine.

Only now, the primeval forest is rising against them, unleashing a preternatural army to besiege the great iron gate of the mine. The fearsome guards become terrifi ed prisoners and the furnace itself burns with hungry anger against them.

Sascha König, a man they called Nebuchadnezzar, is their only hope.
He is master of the furnace. All along, he has been Hitler's ardent servant. But now...König is wrestling with demons of his own, and the
Master of all fi res is calling him to Himself through the haunting eyes of a little gypsy girl König did not save.

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MARC SCHOOLEY is a Texan, which may be empirically verified if you ever hear him speak. He is a Christian philosopher, theologian, Bible teacher, speaker, musician, and nascent Christian fifi ction writer who welcomes you to communicate with him at www.marcschooley.com, featuring quest appearances by MS Quixote-which may or may not be his alter ego (a special commission has been established to investigate this matter). However, MS Quixote wears glasses and Marc does not, so the mystery is a bit diffificult to unravel. "König's Fire" is his second novel. "The Dark Man" was his first.

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Publishers Weekly
Car salesman turned speculative-fiction writer Schooley (The Dark Man) burrows deep into the heart of Sascha König, called Nebuchadnezzar because he was an incinerator operator for the Nazis who could make flames so hot no evidence was left of the bodies of Jews who were incinerated in his oven. In the forest of Romania where the Nazis have set up a furnace in an old mine, König is haunted by the face of a gypsy girl he did not save while a force beyond his control closes in on him and his fellow executioners. Schooley's style is introspective, philosophical, and a bit overwrought, but that can be overlooked as the new author develops an über-fantasy historical niche of Christian fiction. He provides a gold mine for readers who enjoy the blend of paranormal fantasy with one man's desperate search for meaning and self-sacrifice. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982598757
Publisher:
Third Day Books
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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Fiction_Addict More than 1 year ago
Sascha Konig has just been assigned to a mysterious Nazi torture center buried deep in a Romanian forest. Konig is a man of science possessing the skill sets needed to master the furnace used to snuff out Nazi dissenters. Indeed, he is soon dubbed "Nebuchadnezzar" for his uncanny ability to maximize the heat. As Konig tries to feel at home in this chamber of death he makes friends and enemies amongst the soldiers assigned. Despite differences they must learn to band together against the supernatural monsters that threaten to break through their defenses and tear them to pieces. The threats from outside are nothing compared to the fears and struggles Konig faces within. Despite his faithful service to Hitler, Konig has secretly despised the infamous Führer, always struggling with how to remain faithful to Christ. As Konig bands together with his new found friends he discovers that they too are Christians, fighting the same inward battle that ensnares him. As dangers escalate this remnant of believers must find a way to survive the onslaught of supernatural terror while trying to save those they have been charged to kill. Told in the gripping first person narrative of Sascha Konig, this novel leaps out of the gates in a rapid pace that is intoxicating to say the least. With every turn of the page I was giddy with excitement while I wondered what Schooley could possibly throw at me next. Creepy plant men, gory man VS monster battles, otherworldly characters that both haunted and enthralled.every surprise was fresh and every plot twist executed masterfully. Marc Schooley uses his skillful pen to easily transport readers into the madness his characters are drowning in. Just when you think the story is smothered in darkness, we quickly realize that true evil is deeper than we can imagine. Fortunately, Schooley doesn't leave us wandering around blindly in despair. In the end the light shines through in a way I never saw coming, lifting this story from great to superb. If you long for fiction that will move you and linger long after reading, then give Konig's Fire a try. Marc Schooley is a new name to me, but one I will follow with eager anticipation. Review copy provided by publisher.