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The Wizard of Nod is the second book of the Bloodline Chronicles, an epic story of the struggle between the forces of good and evil as both sides hunt for the twelve holy artifacts that, when combined, forms a talisman which will ensure success in the final battle following the end of days. After having successfully obtained one of the artifacts, Jake Stanton, a newly awakened Shaddai Knight, and Steven Stross, Jake's guardian, once again find themselves incarcerated after turning themselves in at the behest of Inspector Sam Jericho, who wants to clear their names. Jake and Stephen soon realize that their prosecutor is an evil Grigori intent on ensuring that they remain behind bars and that the jury is stacked against them. When Jericho's girlfriend, Dr. Ruth Springer, starts having dreams about the Staff of Moses, Jake and Stephen learn that she is an unweakened Shaddai and that another artifact has called out to be found. To prevent the artifact from falling into the hands of the Grigori, Jake and Stephen must escape jail and journey across the country to obtain the staff of Moses. Along the way, they are pursued by the authorities and challenged by forces of evil who are under the control of the powerful Wizard of Nod, a man intent on ruling the world.
Jake and Stephen will need the help of old friends, a mysterious girl and an ancient priest in order to battle the evil Wizard and his army of demons to keep them from obtaining the Staff of Moses.
About the Author
Anthony Jones is the author of The Sword of Goliath and The Wizard of Nod, the first two books in a longer tale of the Bloodline Chronicles. In addition, Jones co-authored The Gesture Grin, A Tale for Children of all ages with D. B. Lewis. Born September 8, 1963, Jones was raised in northern California and attended Healdsburg High and Tahoe Truckee High. Jones was inspired by such books as The Hobbit, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Hines feet on high places. Jones greatest influence remains Stephen King and his work on the Dark Tower Series. The Bloodline Chronicles was very much inspired by Stephen Kings Book Wizard and Glass. Other authors of inspiration for Jones include Thomas Harris, Jon Krakauer, and John Grisham. As a high school journalist in Truckee California, Jones wrote editorials for the school paper mostly about his love for the outdoors and fishing. Jones never abandoned his love of writing and continued authoring short stories, poems, and songs as he paid the bills in a more traditional fashion. Jones studied Community Relations, and Criminology at Lassen College in Susanville and went on to study Leadership and Labor Relations at Sacramento State University. Jones retired as an Associate Warden for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 2013 after 23 years of service, 15 at San Quentin.