Overview

When Shiloh Davidson shows up for her first day at The Gilead School, she's not expecting to be chosen for the holy war against the gods and their monstrous offspring. But, of course, that's exactly what happens.

Rook is a novel about a sophomore in a Christian high school in suburban Alabama who's searching for identity. But, if that sounds too much like a literary fiction ...
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Rook

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Overview

When Shiloh Davidson shows up for her first day at The Gilead School, she's not expecting to be chosen for the holy war against the gods and their monstrous offspring. But, of course, that's exactly what happens.

Rook is a novel about a sophomore in a Christian high school in suburban Alabama who's searching for identity. But, if that sounds too much like a literary fiction setup, don't worry: there's demon-possessed dudes with shotguns on like the first page.

Because, see, Shiloh's searching for identity, and it hits in her the face when she's chosen as one of the anointed, a group of mortals equipped to fight a holy war against the enemies of YHWH in the spirit world. This is an excuse to have angsty high schoolers in robes and sandals blasting through zombies and vampires with spears and machine guns and energy scythes.

It's for real character drama punctuated with splatters of supernatural ultraviolence. It's sourced in ancient near eastern mytho-theology with jaunts into sublimity and depravity. Think Buffy meets Bleach meets the book of Judges.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015934526
  • Publisher: Daniel J. Davis
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 715 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Davis was born in 1984 in Alabama, grew up there, and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He wandered for years in the frozen wastelands of the north before returning to Birmingham, where he now writes novels. Rook is his first.
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