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Where the Dead Breathe and the Immortal die -- In a world steeped in bloodlust, the avenging archangel Michael is sent to protect a sacred lineage hunted by the dark lord, Hashatan. Haunted by visions of a bleeding tree growing atop a blackened skull, Michael kills priests and kings in an attempt to ensure the birth of the prophesied Heir. But will he go too far?Ex-goth tuWhere the Dead Breathe and the Immortal die -- In a world steeped in bloodlust, the avenging archangel Michael is sent to protect a sacred lineage hunted by the dark lord, Hashatan. Haunted by visions of a bleeding tree growing atop a blackened skull, Michael kills priests and kings in an attempt to ensure the birth of the prophesied Heir. But will he go too far?Ex-goth turned apologist, JC left home at 17 convinced by her father (a pastor) that God couldn't look at her, let alone hear her prayers. Needless to say, she didn't bother reading the Bible, until one day she accidently discovered the God of love in the pages of the Old Testament. Hoping to reach others who had been turned off by Christianity, she spent 10 years researching and writing Prophecy of the Heir -- a suspenseful, action-packed, battle-ridden love story, which is how JC now views the Bible....

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  • Paul
    2020-01-11 01:59

    I have to confess that I was unsure about this book, when it was first mentioned to me. I have seen a few bad examples of people referring to biblical events from a "different" perspective.I shouldn't have worried. This book is superbly written. It takes you behind the scenes to the "spiritual" angelic dimension behind every biblical event. And, contrary to my concerns above, it is thoroughly biblical in every detail. The research is absolutely amazing. Let me give you an example, without it being too much of a spoiler. There is a scene where Gavriel is held captive for a while by Lucifer. I was intrigued by this, but just thought it was part of the story. Then, suddenly, the story burst into what was happening to Daniel, before he was visited by Gavriel, and it all fell into place. Actually, my jaw literally fell open at how cleverly J.C. Lamont had woven various parts of the story dozens of pages back, to lead to this event, and on to others. The depth of biblical research is literally breathtaking.Yet the book is not a difficult one to read. I have no doubt that people less fussy than me could read this as a thumping good yarn, that would keep them entertained. I'm one of these awkward people who looks for unbiblical errors and interpretations! There weren't any. This is a superbly crafted book and I thoroughly recommend it. I'd better declare that J.C. Lamont's agent sent me a review copy for my Kindle. I was not required to write a positive review. But it is a really good story and I think you would enjoy reading it.

  • Robert Mullin
    2020-01-17 02:55

    Once in a lifetime, you come across a story that bursts through all boundaries of literature. In PROPHECY OF THE HEIR, J.C. Lamont spins a familiar story in a brand-new light. Everything you think you knew about the Bible, you realize you didn't know at all, and history and scripture are woven together in the breakneck pace of her storytelling. It isn't often you find a story so compellingly told from the "other side of the veil," but what is more, as the story progresses, you find yourself thinking, "I bet this is exactly the way it happened."Painstakingly researched and written for all ages, the novel challenges, entertains, and illuminates as it asks the very questions that have plagued mankind from the beginning. From cover to cover, PROPHECY OF THE HEIR breaks the mold. A must-read.

  • Nishana
    2020-01-08 00:51

    I would give this book 100 stars if I could!!! It is soooo amazing!!!!! :D :D

  • Maryann Spikes
    2020-01-29 18:44

    Standing apart from the works of JRR Tolkein, Frank Peretti, and Anne Rice, Prophecy of the Heir is a retelling of the Biblical narrative, from Genesis to the birth of Jesus, similar to 1998's The Book of God, by Walter Wangerin, which presents the Bible as a novel, from Abraham to the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost (in which Michael and Gabriel make only brief cameos). This is a LOTR-influenced, fantasy-inspired work of literary apologetics that reminds the reader of the spiritually tumultuous mood of Frank Peretti's `80s spiritual warfare books, This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. Though this Biblical narrative spans generations and nations, the immortal characters connect them all with their involvement in each one.Michael, one of the Malakim, begins as a lieutenant motivated to defeat the centaurs for the approval of Commander Lucifer Haylel, who is concealing his more ambitious motives. Lucifer is Nietzsche's Overman, giving honor and loyalty only to those who serve his purposes, wearing different masks to con whoever needs conning, warmed by the motivation of power, but otherwise cold and calculating. Michael is discouraged against swordplay by his lieutenant commander, the intellectual Gavriel (Gabriel), who at first thinks that Michael is too easily controlled by his emotions, and later that he has become too overwhelmed by them to feel anything at all. The relationship between Michael and Gavriel is tested primarily by Michael's attraction to and Gavriel's disdain for the mud-race, but also by their intermittent disagreements surrounding Michael's impulses, reminding one somewhat of the relationship between Frodo and Samwise Gamgee in LOTR. This is an ever-current issue in Christian apologetics--the importance of maintaining a balance between the head and the heart, of remembering that people are the reason Truth matters, not winning an argument.Michael's loyalty to the Prince is challenged, at first by Michael's need for approval from Lucifer, who becomes Shaitan (Satan), and later by his doubts surrounding why Elohim would bring judgment upon humans (the mud race), or at least not save them from the consequences of their choices. It may strike the reader as odd that Gavriel never questions the wrath of Elohim, but always questions the wrath of Michael. This is only confused more when the Prince does not agree completely with either Gavriel or Michael on the appropriateness of swordplay and emotion. Michael's relationships, with Gavriel and with the Prince, are forged in the crucible of this conflict. The Prince demonstrates a balanced view that is beautifully interwoven, a thread here and a thread there, throughout the tapestry of the narrative. Lucifer/Shaitan's character demonstrates a stark contrast, the Anti-Prince.As I read this LOTR-inspired book of the new "angels and demons" genre, I laughed, I cried-and even at one point, when Lamont was describing Excrucio, I actually got sick to my stomach. But, more important, this book made me think.Favorite Quotes:"I will pardon any who wish to be pardoned." -The King, p.83"Has he not offered them both pardon and life? It is they who have rejected him, not he who has rejected them." -Mauriel, p.85"I should think you, more than any other, would know questioning Elyon is not considered treason." -The Prince, p.136"If I destroy all who commit treason, I am a dictator. If I prevent them from committing treason, I am a manipulator who withholds from them the right to choose. And if I do nothing, in the hopes that they turn from treason and seek truth, I am accused of allowing suffering and not being of love. So pray tell...what course of action could I take that would please you?" -The Prince, p.324"Do not let your love for mortals kill you--that is not your path." -The Prince, p.325"You wouldn't, by chance, be getting close to a mortal?" -Michael, p.485pp

  • Tony Breeden
    2020-01-19 21:04

    JC Lamont’s Prophecy of the Heir is an ambitious and daringly imaginative fantasy retelling the Bible’s history from the Creation of our universe to the birth of Christ Himself, as seen through the eyes of angels, both faithful and fallen. Her novel combines the spiritual warfare and intrigue of CS Lewis or Frank Peretti with heroic action and adventure pulled from the pages of the Bible itself, remaining faithful to the Biblical revelation of a young earth and special creation.Lamont’s characters are engaging and believable. In this imaginative retelling of history according to the Bible, she reminds us that the Bible is a book of adventure and high drama. Prophecy of the Heir will make you look at the Scriptures anew through the eyes of warring angels [Malakim] and devils [Shaityrim]. Throughout the book, the archangel Michael struggles to believe that God’s love is behind His judgments upon the world and his beloved Amanah [Israel].As a literary apologist, Lamont hopes her readers will find her book as much more than engaging fiction. As she stats in Appendix A of the book:“The intent of this novel… is to show the coincidences between the biblical account and the archaeological, historical, and scientific evidence are far too numerous to be discounted as myth by people of sound reasoning.”I was surprised to find that she sought to explain the existence of the demonic locusts of Revelation [termed Khimari in the book] and other beings in the Bible and that she provided a possible link between the Nephilim and giants such as Goliath of Gath, whom David slew. One of the most entertaining passages for me personally was a battle between Michael and a Satan-possessed Leviathan attempting to destroy Noah’s Ark! Readers should keep in mind that Lamont has created a fantasy-inspired Christian mythos; like all historical fiction, a certain amount of creative license is expected. The only theological concern I can see folks taking issue over is her assigning Michael the role of restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8, a role commonly assigned to the Holy Spirit. This is a plot device that is certainly possible within the realms of allowable interpretation.Some readers may find themselves a little confused at first by Lamont’s use of Hebrew and Greek forms of names. I admit that it reminded me a bit of Tolkein’s near-mythical use of language when I first read it. It certainly sets the tone early on. I also appreciated how she termed our universe “sub-natural” from the point of view of beings we view as supernatural. It is not a brisk read. It takes over 580 pages to convey the entire Old Testament from an angelic point of view. I can only promise you that it is well worth the read, and that Prophecy of the Heir does a great job of reminding us that the Bible is, as Lamont herself discovered, ”not merely a collection of moral stories, but an action-packed, battle-ridden love story.”You can find out more about JC Lamont’s Chronicles of Time Trilogy at Tony Breeden From the Bookwyrm’s LairDisclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Charles Teb
    2020-01-18 21:44

    Biblically accurate, historically thorough, beautifully written, spiritually rich, awesome fantasy, imaginatively epic etc. Simply put, this is the best book that takes the themes of the Bible and, in an imaginative and beautiful way, presents them in the fantasy genre with such accuracy and precision like never before.May all Christians on the face of the earth who love this genre or would want to enjoy the themes of the Bible fleshed out in an epic way, please get their hands on this book and read it.Thanks JC Lamont for this classic novel.

  • Nathan Bayer
    2020-01-14 21:49

    Excellent read! The author has done a marvelous job of taking the reader on a journey through the Old Testament as seen from the eyes of the Angels. I highly recommend this book, it will be hard to read the Old Testament the same way again after reading this.

  • Lavay Byrd
    2020-01-06 23:53

    I am utterly speechless! At first, I was hesitant about reading this book, but after reading up on the author JC Lamont, my curiosity got the better of me.The moment I red the first page (on my kindle), I was instantly captivated!The author, obviously inspired by research and God, has interwoven fantasy, history, and truth all into one epic series worth reading by all-- whether a Follower of Christ, a Jew, or neither. Prophecy of the Heir, told from the viewpoint of Michael the Archangel (and others), tells the events from the Fall of Lucifer to the birth of Jesus Christ (Yeshua). Not only do we see glimpses of events of the Old Testament, but historical events, such as the rising and falls of ancient empires. I am honestly amazed by this author's research and creativity, especially in her portrayal of Michael. Even though he trusts in the Sovereignty of Elyon, he questions his Creator's motives, and even struggles with his doubts when darkness seems to have the upper hand. Michael is a lot like us-- we don't know what our Heavenly Father is up to, or if our circumstances will get any better. Yet, as presented so beautifully in the story, no matter the circumstance-- or the choices we make-- God is in control. And when we trust in Him and His plan, everything will fall into place.And best of all, whatever God does, He does it out of unconditional-- mind-blowing-- love. A love beyond our very own understanding. I could hardly put this book down. Even while reading it, I found myself looking in the Bible for references. I even love the foreshadowing of Christ's ultimate sacrifice, the Ressurection, and at last, the reunion between God/Jesus/the Holy Spirit and His beloved (US!)This is by far the best supernatural/inspirational (Christian) fantasy series I've ever read! And I can hardly wait for the sequel! Highly recommended for older teens and adults!

  • Della Loredo
    2020-01-27 00:56

    This book tells the stories of the Old Testament against the background of world history and from the perspective of angelic participants. This gives the old, familiar stories a new twist, perhaps allowing the reader to understand God's actions on behalf of this traitorous planet in a new way. The storytelling is very engaging, with some beautiful descriptive passages, well rounded characters, and good research. Overall, a great read.My reason for giving this book a 4-star rating rather than the 5 stars I would have liked to give it has to do with some theological concerns, especially about how God is presented. First, it's rather clearly written from a Catholic theological perspective (the 2nd Commandment is conspicuously missing, for example). Angels -- the LOYAL ones -- seem to play fast and loose with God's will, sometimes purposely putting their own will first (which could easily be an excellent definition of "sin"). They can also be vengeful and disruptive, none of which rings true of a heaven that operates on the rule of love described in 1 Cor. 13. God Himself is aloof, and Jesus frequently experiences a physical torment that foreshadows His torment of the cross, which makes Him aloof as well.

  • Melinda Reynolds
    2020-01-27 23:59

    It's not easy writing a story already written, much less with characters that most readers will have a preconceived notion of how they should appear and react.This is the book's main weakness, secondary to the unfamiliar terms and different spellings. Having the Glossary at the beginning instead of the ending (and with the eBook, I didn't even know it was there until I had finished the book) would aid considerably in clearing up doubts to the author's meaning. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the real names of people and places, and this distracted from the story.That's why I'm giving this four stars instead of five.The writing is good, despite the slowness of the first half and the frustration of the angels doing little or nothing except time-killing angst that didn't move the story along or aid the plot.The last half of the book almost made up for it, though; the pace picks up and is maintained. The angels are given more to do than just stand around and complain. The last half is superior story-telling.If you like angel stories, you might want to give a try; it is worth sticking with until the end, which leads satisfactorily into the next book.

  • Bittersweet
    2020-01-26 01:42

    This was on my currently reading list for ages. I finished 90% of the book but it was just so slow, not that it was bad, it was actually really good! I'm sure one day i will finish the last 10% but for now I'm moving on and want it off my CR list. This book is not preachy or even full religious, it has good elements of fantasy and lore but not overdone. There's Magic and battles, politics and love. It's a good mix and a good book if you're interested in a bible story without the heavy religious undertones.

  • Kristina Hill
    2020-01-19 02:39

    This book is fairly good, its not quite what I thought it would be. Before I started I thought it would be like Chronicles of Narnia where you know its based off of the bible and christian beliefs but its not right in your face the whole time. In Prophecy of the Heir, Lamont basically rewrites the bible from the point of view of the heavenly beings with different mythical animals. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book and its a fun and different look but I was expecting something else. Still, I'm glad I read it.

  • Linnea Peckham
    2020-01-02 18:51

    Interesting concept, impressive research, and some truly compelling insights, but the prose falls flat due to the uneven tone and uninspired dialogue.

  • J.C. Lamont
    2020-01-07 20:54