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The Definitive Gray

The Definitive Gray

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by Talon Xavier Thomas

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A boy was chosen in 1963 to be bonded to Anariun, an exiled angelic prince. He is not aware of what he carries within until 1978. There are forces that demand that this aberration be abolished. With help from Adam’s first wife, Lilith, and Bathea, a daughter of angel and human relations, a crusade to uncover the cause of a heavenly civil war is under way.


A boy was chosen in 1963 to be bonded to Anariun, an exiled angelic prince. He is not aware of what he carries within until 1978. There are forces that demand that this aberration be abolished. With help from Adam’s first wife, Lilith, and Bathea, a daughter of angel and human relations, a crusade to uncover the cause of a heavenly civil war is under way. This boy is forced to be more than a man by Jebix, a guardian cherub. He learns the meaning of the crystal skulls, the pyramids, aliens, mythological heroes, megalithic stones of Baalbek, and more. He discovers life after death is more than just plausible and perfection lost can once again be attainable. The keys to unlock the answers come at the cost of an angelic war.

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The Definitive Gray

By Talon Xavier Thomas

AuthorHouse LLC

Copyright © 2014 Talon Xavier Thomas
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ISBN: 978-1-4969-2672-2


Lake Phenomenon

Which is more intolerable, to be blinded by what you've been taught or to acquire a truth that no one else comprehends?

Northeastern Ohio. September 2, 1974. My family had been invited by my cousin Mary Jane's new boyfriend Danny to go boating on Lake Erie. His goal was to impress her extended family and win her love. Her affections for this redheaded, freckled-faced young man were not obvious. Summer was nearly over and the fall clouds were moving in rapidly. Everyone in my family was excited about spending some time on his yacht that we had all heard so much about.

It was Labor Day, a time to forget about what needed to be done just to earn a living. We were all grateful to finally be together as a family. My father was never able to spend much time with us because he always seemed to be working. Supporting a family of five was difficult and money was in short supply. This was a long-awaited break for him and a chance for us to bond. It was about a forty-minute ride from our house to the boat docks. My brother Teddy, who is five years older than I, was relentless as usual with his name calling and badgering.

We arrived at the docks at one o'clock in the afternoon. The weather for the Cleveland area was comfortable at sixty-eight degrees with overcast skies and periods of sunshine. Winds were out of the south at 6.8 miles per hour.

It was a perfect day to go out on Lake Erie. We parked the car and walked through the gravel parking lot towards one of the long piers where numerous boats were moored.

There were rows of individual docks; most were occupied on this beautiful Labor Day. I could see other families like ours heading to their boats.

As we got closer, my cousin, with Danny in tow, rushed over to meet us.

"Bonnie, Ted, hi, kids," Mary Jane yelled out. "I'm so glad you could make it."

Danny walked over and said, "Hi, Ted, Hi, Bonnie," and then said to us, "Teddy, Jeanie, and Ronny, right? Welcome!"

I thought to myself, "If my cousin doesn't marry this guy I'm going to force my sister Jeanie to marry him. This guy seems really nice and his boat is really cool!"

"Come on, Tomaso family. Follow me!" Danny said. "Be careful, everyone, the walkways are a bit mossy this time of year."

I noticed right away that there were slimy patches of moss on the outside edges of the walkways. We walked about thirty feet or so to the ladder of the boat, which sat high in the water.

One at a time, we all climbed up to take a look at what was going to give us our luxury cruise. Once aboard we headed out for about an hour joy ride on Lake Erie. It was fun and exciting. Upon our return, everyone was starving.

"How about we all grab a bite to eat?" Danny asked. "Your mother's going to use my seldom used galley below. Then we can all start chowing down on your mom's fantastic cooking."

"Kids," my mom said, "let the adults set up. You guys stay on deck until we call you."

I thought it was a bit odd that we three kids would be left all alone on deck, but no way was I going to complain. Besides, what could go wrong? I mean, we were all well-mannered, well behaved, kids, right?

"I'm so hungry," my sister said as her stomach growled.

"I just want to walk around and explore the docks," I told Teddy.

"Mom said we should stay on deck, Ronny. Don't get crazy."

"Teddy, you're so goofy. I think she just wants us out of her hair."

"Hey Ronny, where you going?" asked Teddy as he followed me over the side of the boat. "You're going to get us in trouble. Mom is going to be really mad because we're not staying on the boat."

"Look how dark the water is. It's creepy."

"You just don't like it because you can't swim."

"Maybe, but I just don't like it."

"Teddy, you and Ron stay close because we're eating soon."

"We're just doing an inspection of the boat. We promise not to go very far."

"Fine, just be careful. I hope Mom calls us sooner than later, I'm hungry," said Jeanie.

"Just be careful, she says. I'm with Kid Chaos. There is no being careful."

"Teddy, where's your sense of adventure?"

"How about I throw you into the water and call that an adventure?"

"What's wrong with you? That's not funny! I would die."

"Listen, you two, can't you go where I can't hear you fight? Ugh! Teddy, stop scaring him."

Gnawing on the side of a Styrofoam cup Jeanie yelled out, "I can't wait any longer. I'm going to eat this cup if we don't get called in soon."

Jeanie was always a little more anxious about eating than Teddy and me.

"Kids, it's ready. Come on down below," my mother called out.

"Man, that was quick," I said. "You two go. I'll be there in just a second."

"Oh no, you don't! Ronny, come on! Get over here now!

"Okay, okay I'm coming. Just go and replace all those brain cells that are obviously starving. I'll be right behind ya, I swear."

"Whatever, just hurry up."

I felt it really odd that after a few minutes had passed nobody noticed that I didn't show up to eat. They should have been asking, where is the ten year old?

I had an idea! I could turn this time alone into a great opportunity to be funny.

I wanted to make everyone feel as though they were on rough water so I started rocking the boat back and forth. After a minute of rocking the boat I was getting tired. Nobody seemed to notice anything.

I looked down at my waterproof watch that my parents had just bought me and thought if I don't hear anyone within another minute I am just going to give up and go eat.

At 2:14 p.m., I pushed really hard and the boat did in fact start to sway from side to side. I started to giggle then laugh to myself. I was thinking they have to notice now that they're being rocked back and forth. But they must have been too busy eating because no one made a sound. I decided to give one last big shove.

Suddenly, I felt very strange; the sounds around me began to moderate in pitch and tone. Everything seemed as if it were slowing down. "This can't be good." I said to myself. Just then my feet slipped on the dock and my hands slid down the side of the boat. I started falling head first into the water. I plummeted deep into the water before I was able to right myself.

I started to panic. I can't swim! I tried to think how to save myself. I quickly surveyed my surroundings and to my amazement I saw what I thought was a naked woman moving towards me but then she just vanished.

What happened? Was I hallucinating? I couldn't kick my feet or move my arms. I was suddenly motionless, immobile in the middle of the river inlet between the boat's underside and the river's bottom. I was incapable of moving in any direction. My fear was gut-wrenching.

I was holding my breath trying to calm myself. Everything was murky green, although still clear enough so that I could see both the underside of the dock and the bottom of the yacht with its worn hull and propeller blade.

I could see the harbor floor, littered with bricks, cement blocks, a tire and a rusty metal pole. It seemed like the rest of the floor was sandy.

I was cognizant of my situation. I said to myself, "Today, I am going to die."

I remember thinking, "My parents are going to be very sad over my death and Jeanie will miss me."

It was getting difficult to hold my breath. I did not want to die slowly and painfully so I felt it would be best to just take as much water as I could into my lungs and hope for a quick death.

At that very moment, I heard a calming female voice say, "Child, do not fret. I am with you."

I thought to myself, "Am I going crazy?" I couldn't hold my breath any longer.

The voice gently encouraged, "Child, just breathe as you would on land."

I thought to myself, "What is that? Is this some sort of trick?"

"No tricks, young one. I am here to protect you. A friend needs to speak with you and this is a good place to do so."

"This is not a good time for me to die," I thought to myself. "I love you, Mom; I love you, Dad; this sucks so bad." I conceded to death and blew out all the air within my lungs and took in a deep breath of what I felt surely would be water. It was not. I actually took in a breath of air, but how?

"You won't die because I am here. You can also speak as if you were on the surface or we can keep passing thoughts to and fro; your choice. Today is not your day to die. There is much you need to learn."

I looked around quickly, shocked, stunned and confused. From what I could surmise, I was surrounded by some type of bubble. Time seemed as if it were moving very slowly. I was by nature a nervous kid but I now found myself strangely at peace.

At that moment, a female face abruptly appeared just inches from mine and exclaimed "Boo!"

I was startled and I twisted from side to side trying to get away but where was I to go? I thought, "Is she an Angel?"

"There is no need for insults, young man; I'm more than an Angel. I am Lilith, leader of the Femora. You must bridle your thoughts, especially while I'm keeping you alive!" Then she chuckled. "It is I who have been secretly keeping you safe your entire life."

"Is this what you call keeping me safe? I thought Angels are supposed to be helpful. I have never heard of the Femora."

"You have much to learn about heavenly distinctions. You have much to learn about everything."

Just then, I heard another voice within my mind. It was a male voice. He said, "Now, Lilith, you must not confuse the boy. Thank you for protecting Anariun's surrogate host. Please release him to my care. I need to tell him what future lies ahead and the reason for this impromptu consultation."

As she was departing, Lilith said, "This is Jebix; do not be frightened by his hideous features. In time you will learn to appreciate them as I have. Jebix is the finest of the Cherub warriors. You can trust in him as you would your own father. Listen to all he has to say; your life and those who listen to you depend upon it. Goodbye for now."

She shot to the surface and was gone. Even though I had never seen her before or this one she called Jebix, somehow I trusted them both. The male voice continued. "Child, since your birth, you have had much to do in saving a life. Without being consciously aware you have been protecting and healing someone who resides within you. You have a responsibility and an honor greater than you can imagine."

"Where are you?" I asked.

"I am with you ... here."

I looked into the water just below me and I could see the emergence of a shadowy figure over six feet tall in the semblance of a gargoyle. He had a dragon-like, scaly face with giant bat-like wings. He was dressed in battle armor, carrying a unique blade of fire that had on its hilt a symbol of a circle with a triangle in its center. His face had shades of black and gray with piercing red eyes, yellow pupils and crimson teeth.

I was startled by his bizarre appearance but said, "Yes, I see you."

"It is good that you are not afraid."

"I wish I could say I'm not but I'm still not convinced I'm not dead, so that may be part of it."

"As Lilith has told you, I am Jebix. I am your guardian. Lilith is a close friend of him whose Cultra you carry within. She is your protector whenever I am away."

I was confused and said, "I thought you were God and she an Angel or mermaid or something. How is it that you can make time stand still? You must be very powerful."

"I am not God and Lilith is most definitely not an Angel. I gave you a gift before you were born and as we speak it resides within you. He is one with you and you will become one with him. It is you who are now powerful. You have made time slow because of he who resides within you."

"What is inside me?"

"We do not have the time to discuss all that has happened since before water flowed upon your earth or what will affect mankind in your future. Nor can you consciously comprehend such vast amounts of information at this point in your life.

"I will place in your subconscious mind all that is needed for now. I will also give you a way to slowly access this knowledge of he who resides within you."

"Mr. Jebix, what is in me?"

"Child, his name is Prince Ni-Anariun which means The Uninhibited One. Your Cultra and his have been bonded together."

"My name is Ron. I have never heard of Anariun before today. How is this all possible?"

"I will help you comprehend all the history and information as to who you are at your own pace," Jebix said. He took his long talons and placed them upon the top of my head. They began to glow and became as fire burning under water.

My mind became flooded with information spanning human and spirit history. Copious amounts of information were sent into my subconscious at a very high rate. I cried out because it felt as if his hands were burning right into my brain.

When the information stopped flowing I was exhausted and dizzy. Jebix said, "You must go back to the surface now, for we have both grown weary. At this time of day I cannot sustain this form and hold your life force under water for much longer."

"Jebix, if you know me, you know I can't swim. How will I get to the surface?"

"Lift up your arms. I will place you at the dock's edge. Until we meet again, Ron, learn from what I have placed inside your mind. It is imperative that you do not tell anyone what has happened to you this day. Humans are under the Alpha/Omega's Veil that blinds them to the truth. They will be unable to understand until you create a written path to enlighten them. My hope is that you can."

I was lifted to the surface at the edge of the dock with just my upper body out of the water. I suddenly realized I was wet and I began to feel cold but I was not frightened.

I looked around and noticed that no one realized I had fallen into the water except for a man who looked as if he had been decelerated while running in my direction. Glancing at my watch, it had been fifteen minutes since I fell into the water. It was 2:29 p.m.

I yelled out, "Dad! Dad! Help me!" Instantly the man who seemed frozen re-animated. Calling out for help was a good way to trivialize my mischievous prank and the precarious position that my father was soon to find me in. I needed to act as if I was in fear for what would be perceived as me almost losing my life. I did not want to be punished for a prank that ruined everyone's day.

The man who was coming to my aid and my father converged on my location at the same time. My father reached down and pulled me from the water.

"What the hell happened? Are you okay?" he asked.

The man began to speak quickly, breathlessly. "Your son ... fell into the water! I headed over to help him. In the blink of an eye he went from falling to holding onto the side of the dock. Something very strange happened."


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The Definitive Gray 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is a tremendous help to anyone who has read "The Definitive Gray" but yearns to understand the message of the book from cover to cover. Talon Thomas book offers great insights into the important topic running through the narrative of the Bible and how they all tie together. I have no problem recommending this book to anyone. This book will captivate you from beginning to end. A classic work that conveys great truth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was blow away by this book. I was skeptical but now a huge fan. Two thumbs up way up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not even FINISHED with this book, and it's already changing my life. This guy is BRILLIANT- his story is absolutely fascinating! I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone- especially those "truth seekers" out there. I'll have to write another review when I'm actually finished reading it, but I was just too excited not to share!
PublishersPlus More than 1 year ago
It is just a matter of when, not if, this will be required reading reading in schools. It is masterfully designed. I feel as if I had a seat to watch heavenly history unfold through the eyes of angels. I have never read anything like it and I consider myself an avid reader. Well done! I have read it twice already and I am looking forward to reading it a third time. It has brought me a sense of peace through understanding the workings of heaven and earth. I wish this book was available while many of my loved ones were still alive.   
SCCOR_ENTERTAINMENT More than 1 year ago
Great book by a very talented author.  hope to read more from him.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt it was non-fiction though the Author claims it is based on a true story. Unless this man is a prophet I cannot see how this story can be true. I was intrigued and I would recommend this book on the basis of it is good no mater if true or fiction.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school teacher and a devout Christian. I was going to read this book to rip it apart and show Mr. Thomas the error of his ways. I now feel after reading the walk with Angels that I was the one in error. The information found in this book is what should be taught at every church. I cried and felt sincere appreciation for what the author had to endure to produce this new word piece of literature.  This book is a must read for all believers and non- believers. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a book that everyone should read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and surprisingly accurate. This book reads like a history lesson in the spirit culture that has bee long winded with twisted logic. This book gave me a clear understanding of what no man should have the privilege or curse in knowing. It reads like fiction. told like Non-fiction and bleeds like it is alive and yet glows like it is supernatural. I liked it. I have to say I actually liked it a lot!  
KellersBooksPlus More than 1 year ago
I have sold books for years and I am stunned. I would have easily given this book five stars but I am not a fan of Author House Publishing. The book itself is most defiantly controversial. Very cool, and intellectually stimulating.A great read!   
RealLuvBooks More than 1 year ago
 The new found Gnostic Gospels. I am an avid book reader. I feel as if something drew me to read this book. I was unable to come to terms with certain occurrences of a spiritual nature that had me perplexed and confused. No priest or self proclaimed prophets were able to quell my nagging question of why demons or ghosts were attempting to interact with me in my life after the sun goes down. I felt I was a sinner or that I did something wrong. This new book by someone I have never heard of before two weeks ago has changed my life. I can however, see how some people would think this book the work of a madman because it literally reinvented scripture. If you are not a spiritual person or if you are narrow minded due to your visits to a church-like building or organization proclaiming they have Gods word but in fact do not. I have never been so affected by any book I have read. I feel I have seen the word of a God , just not the God I was taught to believe in. I can't recommend this book enough... I promise if you open your heart this book it will open your eyes. I hope to meet Mr Thomas one day at a book signing or at a seminar.Wonderful, magical, enlightening, gospel.    
NewYorkBest More than 1 year ago
What a revelation ! A must read. I was searching for answers to Biblical questions that I have had since I was a teenager. After reading some of the reviews on this page I was not surprised to see very few negative comments. You would have to be completely short sighted to not see the brilliance of the author. I highly recommend this book! If it is thought of as fiction or non-fiction the possibilities of this story being true is truly captivating. The debate about good and evil becomes a grey area instead of the typical, Good verses Evil, Mr Talon Thomas shows the reader that much of what we read in biblical literature has been altered by those who are responsible for the modern day bible we read today. I give this book two thumbs way up. It will frighten you, teach you, make you sad, angry,and fall in love with the Definitive Gray, I know I did.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bold and courageous cannot begin to describe the massive undertaking that Mr Talon had to go through to produce a masterpiece of literary art. A must read for all who avid readers and a must  guide to what is the meanings of the wonders of the world? I will tell you my heart is still racing. Five stars , I loved it, I loved it, I loved it!
mzstinkinrich More than 1 year ago
Fascinating subject matter.. definitely worth reading! Thought provoking.
Camille333 More than 1 year ago
I've delved into Christianity but longed for something greater. For those of you that seek the truth this book is a must read! Many believe the truth is in the bible but are blinded by the lies. I came across this book and have been unable to put it down. I find it breathtakingly brilliant, bold, and inspiring. The author of this book is a beautiful spirit and has a heart of gold! I highly recommend this book as it will change your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this book I feel I have been blinded by what I learned in church! Great read! Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This UNREADABLE trash seems to me the work of someone who is off their MEDS. How can the author of this book claim that it is a "TRUE STORY" when it says "A NOVEL" right on the front cover? Do yourself a favor, read a comic book instead.