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Postponing Armageddon
     

Postponing Armageddon

by Adele Abbot
 
When history goes off course, can it be nudged back? Many believed that the second coming of Jesus Christ would occur around 1000 AD, but Armageddon failed to happen as scheduled.

For in 1000 AD, the long-lived, Amaranthine thirteenth apostle (chosen to replace Judas), set off on a perilous journey across Europe with a priceless and powerful treasure--twelve

Overview

When history goes off course, can it be nudged back? Many believed that the second coming of Jesus Christ would occur around 1000 AD, but Armageddon failed to happen as scheduled.

For in 1000 AD, the long-lived, Amaranthine thirteenth apostle (chosen to replace Judas), set off on a perilous journey across Europe with a priceless and powerful treasure--twelve parchment scrolls inscribed by the twelve apostles. Matthias knows that if the scrolls can be read at the proper time at Glastonbury Tor in England, their powers will be initiated. History will be rewritten and the world would be restored to the glorious state originally envisioned by his Lord and God.

But Matthias is not the only one who knows what the power of the scrolls can do--nor is he the only ancient being with an agenda. All of the Amaranthine clans know that if the scrolls are ever put to use, they and their primordial families will disappear, as if they had never existed...

What is the price they--and the rest of humanity--will pay for postponing Armageddon?

"Postponing Armageddon" was a finalist in the 2011 "Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now" contest for aspiring Fantasy debut novelists, sponsored by Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers.

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Goodreads - Carol Marrs Phipps
"A most unusual and intriguing story which engages the reader like the very best fast-paced murder mysteries, with a new twist that slightly alters biblical and natural history in order to make a good fantasy. First rate entertainment!"
Carol Marrs Phipps
"A most unusual and intriguing story which engages the reader like the very best fast-paced murder mysteries, with a new twist that slightly alters biblical and natural history in order to make a good fantasy. First rate entertainment!"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148484769
Publisher:
Barking Rain Press
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Series:
The Amaranthines , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
202
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Adele Abbot graduated from Manchester University, where she majored in law. Her interest in Fantasy was first fired when she came across the Lyonesse series by Jack Vance. After several false starts and plenty of encouragement from friends and family, she began writing her first book, Of Machines & Magics. While shopping for a publisher, Adele began work on another fantasy, Postponing Armageddon, which she entered in the “Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now” contest for aspiring debut novelists, sponsored by Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers. Out of more than five hundred entries, Postponing Armageddon reached the prize shortlist of just six novels. In addition to pursuing a writing career, Ms. Abbot is a full-time law partner by day. She currently resides in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom with her son. Find out more at her website, www.adeleabbot.info.

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