John has powers of his own that he builds into his systems using complex spells and math-based magic. Those abilities are the one positive result of being the son of a fallen angel.
John's happy life is threatened when he's injected with a poison designed to allow him to be possessed by a demon. If that happens, it means whoever controls the demon controls John's magic. The clock is ticking to find out who wants him gone and why, before the demon takes over.
His sleuthing brings him face to face with a crazy Dutch sorcerer who uses golems as henchmen, a vampire who haunts the Gettysburg Battlefield, a broken zombie on a Caribbean island, and a visit to the Chthonos, a primordial dimension where the archetypes of the human subconscious-the wizards and monsters of myth and legend-exist in their most primitive forms. He discovers that his possession is part of an audacious plan masterminded by a cunning and ancient Greek vampire.
But the vampire serves a being far older, and far more dangerous.
John has a power they desperately need, and these ruthless dead creatures will stop at nothing to make sure they get it.
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About the Author
Forbes (this is me writing in the third person. For those of you who've always wondered who writes the author's bios for books, the secret is now out of the bag) is the author of the bestselling epic fantasy series THE OSSERIAN SAGA, published by HarperCollins, as well as the mainstream novel LIFE LINE.
He is currently working on a young adult trilogy called THE LOST GARDEN, about a teenage girl named Abbey Howard who finds herself pursued by an immortal empress who believes Abbey is a threat to her immortality. Abbey finds protection in the arms of the new kid in school, hunky and dreamy Caleb Powell. He and his family are secretly witches who protect ordinary people from the very real monsters that go bump in the night. The individual titles of each book are THE SAPPHIRE EYE, THE BLACK FLAME, and THE WHITE ROSE. He's also preparing an urban fantasy novel called THE RUTHLESS DEAD, about a half-angel security consultant who's marked for possession by an ancient Greek vampire.
More information about all of these titles can be found at the author's website, www.davidforbes.net.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book is well written and is not hard to follow. Found myself getting annoyed by the lack of foresight of someone who has supposedly been fighting these kinds of villains for years, jeez not being able to pickup on a voodoo witch.