"Well researched and intriguing"
Raechev is one of the most powerful Nephelim on Earth, and
is the only female Nephelim still alive. Believing that she
was following Elohim's orders, she instead incurred His
wrath close to 2500 years ago. She has been suffering and
dealing with her anger ever since, though she still strives
to live righteously and by Elohim's rules. Consequently, she
wanders the Earth, destroying any Nephelim who commit crimes
These fallen Nephelim are working toward building an army to
destroy Elohim. At their head is the goddess Ishtar, who
also happens to be Raechev's mother. When, in the present
day, an archaeological dig takes place at Ishtar's ancient
home of Nineveh, the imprisoned goddess begins to break
free. Many of the fallen Nephelim gather at Nineveh, and the
human archaeologists are possessed or eaten alive as a
result of the Nephelim's appetites.
It falls to Raechev to protect the humans at the dig site.
She must also face her past and her fate when she squares
off against her mother and her fallen brethren.
I must admit, I was a little disappointed by this book. I
thought that the premise and basic plot were interesting and
held promise. However, I felt that the execution fell a
little short. There were mechanical issues that made the
book a little confusing to read, which unfortunately
lessened my enjoyment of it.
However, that being said, I was very intrigued by the
Nephelim. The book was very well researched and comes
complete with appendices and a list of references for
further reading. I liked how the author ties many different
religions and belief systems together, with the Nephelim as
the common denominator. As I understand it, the Nephelim as
a race is found in many religions and belief systems, both
ancient and contemporary, though they may go under different
names. There are also elements of different paranormal
races, such as vampires, in the book. I thought that the
author wove these elements and races together very well.
All in all, I am intrigued by the Nephelim and would like to
learn more. The author presented a lot of researched
information and wove that research seamlessly into her
I thought that this was a good debut effort.
Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted March 9, 2010