The Genes of Isis by Justin Newland
Date Published: 08-28-2018
About the Book:
Akasha is a precocious young woman who lives in a world where 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 left humanity on the brink of extinction and spawned a race of monstrous hybrids.
Horque is a Solarii, another tribe of angels, sent to Earth to rescue the genetic mix-up and release the Surge.
When Akasha has a premonition that a great flood is imminent and falls in love with Horque, her life becomes an instrument for apocalyptic change. But will it save the three races - humans, hybrids and Solarii – from the killing waters?
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.
When they attend me, I feel their primeval power and authority. Without prejudice or bias, they watch. From the gentle awakening of my body in my mother’s womb when the fiery spirit entered therein, to the time when one day I will exhale my last sigh, they are vigilant.
When they are far away, I long for them to return and grace my existence. When they are near, the Watchers are both a passion and a comfort, for I know that they convey what they witness through me back up the great ray of creation. They tell me I am not alone and simply never will be.
Their duty and dedication is to write, as well as to watch. They are both silent witnesses and faithful recorders. Etched for eternity in the planet’s living archive, they have recorded, though not in hieroglyphs, nor on papyrus or carved on stone, her secret, invisible vault - the astral light.
As I write this testament, they watch and record. One day, the Source will turn the celestial pages of what I've written and weigh it in the balance. Life is a continuous exercise of spiritual due diligence, and my actions here will determine my place in the next life.
My name is Akasha
I am mother of you all.
You are the children of angels.
And this is our story.
About the Author:
Justin Newland is an author of historical fantasy and secret history thrillers - that’s history with a supernatural twist. His stories feature known events and real people from history which are re-told and examined through the lens of the supernatural. He gives author talks and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Bristol’s Thought for the Day. He lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.
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“The novel is creative, sophisticated, and downright brilliant! I couldn’t ask more of an Egyptian-esque book!” – Lauren, Books Beyond the Story.
The Old Dragon’s Head is a historical fantasy and supernatural thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and played out in the shadows the Great Wall of China. It explores the secret history of the influences that shaped the beginnings of modern times. ISBN 9781789015829.
‘The author is an excellent storyteller.” – British Fantasy Society.
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His latest, The Abdication (July, 2021), is a suspense thriller, a journey of destiny, wisdom and self-discovery. ISBN 9781800463950.
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