Prophecy: Eve of Darkness by D. Ellis Overttun

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Auberon and Natasha, now two of the most wanted criminals on Arkos, have fled to the Westside. They have taken temporary refuge in Edenoud with Dion, son of Heron, as they contemplate their future. However, a dream has prompted them to return to the Eastside to warn First Minister Odessa. What could be so disturbing that would cause them to jeopardize their own safety? Will the First Minister listen or sound the alarm?

The investigation of the incident that took place in the Chamber of Prayers is reaching its conclusion. Tendai Theodor has a sense the report will cast blame on him. Can the power of his office protect him? To balance the forces he feels are aligned against him, he journeys to the under-earth to seek out an ancient and, some say, mythical enemy, the Nephilim. Are they real or just the stuff of legend?

Meanwhile, First Minister Odessa has not lost sight of the inexorable destruction of the universe. While she has continued to support efforts to locate a new home, she has genetically engineered a new servile class and a method to seed them on a planet in advance of the Celesti arrival. But where is this place? The answer lies in a curious conversation that Director Jo’el has with a surrogate for his long-missing brother, Davin. It leads to a series of star maps recorded hundreds of thousands of years ago on clay tablets.

The Celesti face another problem. They are dying. However, something is happening to Auberon and Natasha that holds promise for the continuation of their species. If it is successful, can it be replicated, or is it an isolated incident?

Prophecy: Eve of Darkness weaves a compelling tale that is a blend of human nature, science, theology and philosophy. It spans the vastness of space from one universe to another and the underground world of Arkos to a distant planet called “Terra Nova”. It holds up a mirror to the human soul, but it will require thought and contemplation to decipher what lies below the surface. (taken from Amazon)

Thank you to the author for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This is available now.

This is the third book in the Terra Nova series and is my favorite. D. Elli Overttun writes with confidence and makes difficult concepts easy to follow. That being said, this is a smart book. The ideas presented aren’t just pulled from left field. Rather, they’re the product of much thought. Much of it is drawn from theological concepts and used to create a unique story line.

Technically, you probably could read this as a standalone, but I highly suggest you read the entire Terra Nova series. Prophecy: Eve of Darkness will make much more sense if you do. Plus, it’s a really good series.

While everyone in the book is interesting, my favorite character is Auberon. I’m currently take a Literary Analysis class, and I keep thinking that my professor would have a blast with this book. Everything means something, nothing is superfluous. That’s rare in a fictional book, and it’s incredibly intriguing.

If you like sci-fi, or books that make you think, this series is for you.

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