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The Fall of Lucifer, the first release in the Realms imprint line (whose mission is to fill a gap in Christian publishing and produce faith-based, "visionary" supernatural fiction), revolves around the relationship between God's three great angelic regents -- Michael, the warrior; Gabriel, the revelator; and Lucifer, the light-bearer -- and chronicles the epic origins of Evil.
During the eternity before the creation of humankind, all celestial beings existed in perfect harmony. But when Yehovah announces His intention to create a flesh-and-blood race of beings in His own image, Lucifer takes the venture as a betrayal of the angelic race, and soon doubt, anger, and jealousy begin to drive the heavenly Father and his beloved viceroy apart. When Lucifer eventually gives in to his dark desires, he is exiled to Earth, where he sets his depraved sights on vengeance against Yehovah. The newly crowned Satan's aim is simple: to obliterate the human race.
Comparable to spiritual-themed, thought-provoking novels like Walter M. Miller Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz, Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt, and Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen's Heaven, Alec's The Fall of Lucifer is as enlightening as it is entertaining. And whether or not reading this religious fantasy turns out to be a life-changing experience, it will most definitely fuel hours of speculation and fiery debate among those who read it. Paul Goat Allen