Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Genes of Isis by Justin Newland


The
Genes of Isis
by
Justin Newland

Genre:
Epic Fantasy

Akasha
is a precocious young girl with dreams of motherhood. She lives in a
fantastical world where most of the oceans circulate in the
aquamarine sky waters.



Before
she was born, the Helios, a tribe of angels from the sun, came to
Earth to deliver the Surge, the next step in the evolution of an
embryonic human race. Instead they spawned a race of hybrids and
infected humanity with a hybrid seed.

Horque
manifests on Earth with another tribe of angels, the Solarii, to
rescue the genetic mix-up and release the Surge.

Akasha
embarks on a journey from maiden to mother and from apprentice to
priestess then has a premonition that a great flood is imminent. All
three races – humans, hybrids and Solarii – face
extinction.

With
their world in crisis, Akasha and Horque meet, and a sublime love
flashes between them. Is this a cause of hope for humanity and the
Solarii? Or will the hybrids destroy them both? Will anyone survive
the killing waters of the coming apocalypse?








Excerpt:

  1. Prologue


Sometimes when I sit alone and the night draws in like a curtain of fine black soot, my skin becomes ultra-sensitive. I can feel the slight vibrations of a shadow, or detect a passing wraith vainly seeking its way home. Each nerve fibre develops its own echo, so as the feeling travels from my fingertips, through the palm, along the forearm, then flashes through the scapula, it culminates in a resounding crescendo in the caverns of my soul.
Stillness ushers in this state, a strange quiescence that comes from afar. It is as if I were afloat in the midst of a great galaxy, where the sound of the millions of years hums in the inner chambers of my mind like a gentle but mysterious symphony.  
When I touch its panorama, I see with my own eyes, but in a way subtly different to normal vision. I watch with other eyes. Other eyes, how is that possible? There is only me, isn't there? But there is something else, an entity, that sees through my eyes, that sees what I see. How can this be? That I can see? That the other can be? Yet I tell you it is so.
They are the Eyes of the Watchers...
My name is Akasha
I am mother of you all.
You are the children of angels.  
And this is our story.











JUSTIN
NEWLAND writes historical, fantasy and speculative fiction with a
supernatural bent.
His
first novel, The Genes of Isis (Matador, 2018), is an epic
fantasy set under Ancient Egyptian skies.
His
second novel, The Old Dragon's Head (Matador), is a historical
fantasy set in Old China and is due out in November 2018.
His
work in progress is a historical novel set in Prussia during the
Enlightenment in the 1760’s.
His
stories add a touch of the supernatural to history and deal with the
existential themes of war, religion, evolution and the human’s
place in the universe.
He
lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills in
Somerset, England.










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