Cain by Vaughn Heppner (Lost Civilizations #8)
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 273 Kb
Cain : Gog the Oracle rules Shamgar, a pirate lair run by Nephilim who raid and enslave others with impunity because of their supernatural size and strength and Gog’s prophetic sight.
Now, men emboldened by Lod join together, desperate to end the nightmare of Shamgar. But they need more than just stout hearts. Joash with his unique abilities is gathering mammoths to unleash against the Nephilim on the battlefield.
Cunning Gog enlists Cain the wanderer, the first murderer, to infiltrate Lod’s host as a secret killer and kidnapper. Gog has decided to slay these meddlers and capture Lod for good.
“Several stallions reared, pawing the air as they neighed shrilly. The rest of the herd neighed as well, as if in greeting rather than anxiety. Then, the horses returned to their grazing, as if they had been waiting for the young man’s acknowledgement.
“I wanted you to see that,” Uriah said quietly.
“The presence of Eden yet remains on him,” Lod said in a rough voice.
“Maybe. But that isn’t why the horses reacted like that.”
Lod pulled at his beard, finally glancing questioningly at Uriah.
Like the two of them, Joash was a seraph, called by Elohim to resist the Nephilim. Years ago, Nephilim giants had captured young Joash, using the lad to find a fiery stone once stolen from the Mount of Heaven and taken to Earth. Joash had found the stone in the Valley of Dry Bones, and he had held it afterward so the giants could gaze at it. They had attempted to accustom themselves to heavenly glory so that they could successfully slay the Cherub guarding the Tree of Life in Eden. The giants had yearned to eat the fruit from the tree and become immortals.
Joash had held the fiery stone long enough that its shine began to radiate from his features. Because of that, he had reclaimed an ancient ability lost by Adam when Elohim had driven him from Eden; communicating directly with animals. It had proven instrumental in Joash’s thwarting of the Nephilim plan back then.”