Chicago, IL (PressExposure) December 11, 2015 -- For Immediate Release
No story in Christian history is so exciting - and so unique - as that of the Nephilim. While many people are unaware of these "fallen ones, giants", the general consensus amongst biblical historians is that they are the offspring of sexual relationships between the sons of God and the daughters of men.
In "The Nephilim Chronicles: The Rise of the Fallen", HB Jackson's stunning new Christian fantasy novel, the battle between Good and Evil still rages, and at its heart is Rimi, God's right-hand-man and protector of the world. Not one of the rogue Nephilim who betrayed God and fell into lustful relationships with human women, Rimi is instead the last stand against immorality and injustice.
With a complex fusion of themes that will delight any fantasy enthusiast, "The Nephilim Chronicles: The Rise of the Fallen" introduces a bold new voice into the genre.
Rimi is the most powerful Nephilim in creation and acts as the hand of God. When God needs something done on earth he calls Rimi. He is the head of God's secret agency. He has one job, and that is to keep the world stable. He does it by any means necessary. Thousands of years ago before the great flood and after the war in heaven God assigned a group of angels know as watchers to watch over man kind. These watchers went rouge, fell to earth and began having sex with the women of earth. They created a race of rouge Nephilim who thought they were Gods. Because of this they were imprisoned. Fast forward to modern times Rimi discovers a plot by a one of the fallen angels in Hell to free the watchers from their long prison. Their plan is to use human souls to start a demon army so that they can remove Lucifer as the head of the Hell council. Rimi knows that this will start a civil war in Hell. The war would spill over to earth and turn earth onto another Hell. Guided by God and the arch angel Michael, Rimi assembles a team and goes all out to prevent the watchers from carrying out their plan.
"Some readers have the misconception that Christian fantasy novels will be staid and boring," says Jackson, shaking his head. "It couldn't be further from the truth, especially in this case! Early readers have remarked at how entertaining and evocative the book is, and how intriguing they found Rimi's journey."
Continuing: "He is - in the end - the only being standing between the sure destruction of earth, and of human beings in general, so the weight on his shoulders is considerable. He's a warrior for God, and the standard bearer for what is good and true. However, he never forgets that he is God's servant - he isn't a god himself."
Jackson pauses. "This is a lesson that anyone could benefit from, especially in today's "me-obsessed" culture. Rimi is an example to us all."
Fresh, thrilling and wholly original, 'The Nephilim Chronicles: The Rise of the Fallen' is available now: