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Wormwood
     

Wormwood

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by D. H. Nevins
 

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Wormwood by D. H. Nevins is a post-apocalyptic mind-bender you'll never forget. Against a devastated landscape, a legion of one hundred fierce half-angels is hell bent on purging the Earth of all humans. But one of them, the tormented Tiamat, struggles against his mission, and when he rescues a beautiful woman named Kali, he finds the attraction as troubling as

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Wormwood by D. H. Nevins is a post-apocalyptic mind-bender you'll never forget. Against a devastated landscape, a legion of one hundred fierce half-angels is hell bent on purging the Earth of all humans. But one of them, the tormented Tiamat, struggles against his mission, and when he rescues a beautiful woman named Kali, he finds the attraction as troubling as it is dangerous. Can Kali trust the one creature who could be responsible for her ultimate demise? Beautifully written and excitingly told, Wormwood creates a world that is as strange as it is compelling. Filled with brilliantly executed twists and turns on every page that are guaranteed to keep you guessing, Wormwood is as dark as it is exciting.

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Love, catastrophe and angels at war, all in the face of Armageddon. On her morning hike, the ground shudders beneath Kali and she witnesses spewing lava. Standing over the destruction is a man, Tiamat, whom she'd encountered a decade ago. Tiamat is a half-angel, and he and his legion, known as Nephilim, have triggered an apocalypse. Though the half-angel is responsible for the death of millions, including Kali's beloved father, the woman is inexplicably drawn to Tiamat, such that the first third of the novel feels like a variation on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series; the reluctant angel, a forbidden love with a human and persistent reminders of Taimat's handsome features (expansion of his wings results in a loss of his shirt). Conversations between Kali and Tiamat become Q&A sessions as Kali questions God's reason for the end of the world and Tiamat is frustratingly unresponsive--though his motive for saving Kali from death is clear. The romance initially overwhelms the story, with Tiamat constantly apologizing for his actions and Kali seemingly more disconcerted over the angel's apparent rejection of her advances or attempts to comfort him than over her planet in ruin. When the two leads separate, however, the novel shifts to an adventure--Kali's epic trek across the wasteland. She meets other survivors, acquires some talents from her time with celestial beings (augmented strength and an ability to make the apocalyptic world's pungent water drinkable) and has a confrontation with a fallen angel, an effectual character whose villainy is proficiently depicted--casually stepping on and crushing the hand of a dying woman. The author refuses to shy away from the story's divine components, comparing a half-angel to a TV evangelist and the same creature quoting biblical verse while mercilessly beating Kali. Perhaps most revealing is the angelic (and romantic) lead gradually becoming unreliable, as the reader learns his true name and its meaning. Kali is an unyielding protagonist, more than capable with a crossbow and whose resilience makes her the highlight of the book. Though it begins as a byproduct of vampire romance for teens, Nevins' novel dives into a journey befitting its laudable female protagonist--a novel that happily approaches its religious overtone with zeal and no reservations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987761200
Publisher:
Black Wraith Books
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Pages:
418
Sales rank:
1,087,581
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

D. H. Nevins earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University. As a teacher, she had spent years encouraging students to write before she decided to follow her own advice. Two years later, she published "Wormwood." She lives in a rural part of Ontario full of forests and lakes, and incorporates her personal experiences and beautiful scenery into her works.

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Wormwood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
The first chapter introduces you to Kali. She is a trail guide at Pinecrest National Park. A quiet hike up to her favorite spot, Lookout Peak, starts out normally enough, but a light breeze quickly becomes a tree snapping gale. The once clear skies have turned a heavy grey-black, the clouds tumbling over each other as they race towards her. This would not be so bad if the woods had not suddenly gone silent. Not a sound could be heard. The winds had stopped and all was still. Not even a bird song was heard. Into this silence came a rumbling that turned into a roar. The ground began to vibrate under her feet and she could see something was coming. The trees started to shake and then to fall, the ground began to roll. Kali ran. The earth twists and buckles as she tries to reach the safety of Lookout Peak. Trees and shrubs reach out as if to grab her. She sees her goal and rushes forward. Stillness. All around her the earth is raging. Great rents appear, lava flows up from below, the skies open up and rain and hail lash down, but from her vantage point all she feels is a mild tremor under her feet. How can this be? Kali wants to move out from under the overhanging rocks and edges around them to a clear space. The rocks could fall at any moment. There is a campfire burning. She is not alone up here. A quick look around reveals a figure standing on the cliffs edge, his arms stretched out towards the devastation that is still raging below. Tiamat. I tell ya, I was not prepared for this. I was exhausted from the tension I experienced following Kali’s mad dash to safety. My description is just a wee bit of what she goes through. I am so excited just thinking about what I want to tell you. This happened and that happened! And what? I have never read a story quite like this. There is so much going on. The story raced to its conclusion, leaving me stunned. At times I was scared. Other times I was so mad. And at one part, I realized I was crying, and it hurt. D. H. Nevins has written a fantastic story of the end of the world and the last survivors. Perhaps this description is too simple, but I hesitate to tell much of the story. I want you to read it like I did. Unprepared and wide-eyed. I want you to get to know each character and discover just what is really causing all the destruction. I hope when you read Wormwood, you’ll tell me how it made you feel. Did you experience it like I did? A huge Thank You to the author for an extremely well written story in which to immerse myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Angels are the primary focus of this book. Its an excellent read.