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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Last Light Falling - The Covenant (J. E. Plemons)

Last Light Falling - The Covenant (J. E. Plemons)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science-Fiction (Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic) Novel Last Light Falling - The Covenant by J. E. Plemons.

Last Light Falling - The Covenant is a graphic and raw character driven novel that focuses heavily on its protagonist's choices in a post-apocalyptic world filled with relentless war, while the layers of the plot gradually unfold throughout the series. Thought-provoking and somewhat controversial as some have described it.

The Book has been published via Dog Ear Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 276 pages (112,000 words) - released in April 2014.

About the Book

If your fate has already been chosen for you, would you change it? Fifteen-year-old Arena Power blindly accepts her destiny in a world filled with tragedy, chaos, and a lingering wickedness that will tempt every man's soul until the last days on Earth. Set in the United States in the year 2053, America, like most of the world, has undergone catastrophic earthquakes, famine, and an economic collapse, which has rendered the nation hopeless. It has turned to other nations, like Russia and China, to help restore what was once a world power. Unfortunately, the new America has grossly caused civil unrest that will eventually be the precursor to a much bigger war of biblical proportions.

Orphaned at the age of nine, Arena and her twin brother, Gabe, have learned to rely on each other through the toughest times. Not only do they share the same birthday and the tragic loss of their parents, they both have a birthmark on the back of their necks in the shape of a crucifix. This is only but a small sign of the destiny that will follow. On their fifteenth birthday, they receive a mystery letter and key from their estranged Uncle Finnegan. This key will unlock their fate, and it will be up to a priest, who has vowed to protect them since birth, to unfold the layers of their destiny—to undo the evil that has spoiled the world, and to help unleash God's wrath upon those who have turned from Him in the last days of history.

Last Light Falling - The Covenant (J. E. Plemons)
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Last Light Falling weaves righteousness with evil, treachery with truth, and shows just how far the will of man can survive on faith alone. Arena and Gabriel's fate will determine that course of history for which has already been written. They were not born to save the world; they were chosen to prepare it for the final days.

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] The attention to details and addition of certain things in the story made this a truly unforgettable read. Fast paced sci-fi with just the right amount of suspense evenly distributed. There was not a single lag throughout this read. Definitely recommend. " - Diana L. (Amazon)

- "[...] In a world filled with unspeakable tragedy, darkness and a lingering wickedness that taunts us 15 yr old Arena accepts the destiny before her with courage. Despite all the terrible devastation and crushed spirits around her, she is a gutsy protagonist whom I admire and instils a sense of purpose within you. I was able to connect with the narrative on such a personal level, through the thought-provoking undertone and overall memorability of the story. Anyone seeking a sensational read which is well written, evocative and full of intensity will love this debut." - Lucinda (Amazon)

- "I thought this was a power packed YA novel with broad appeal. I thought the plot was really well developed and I liked the Armageddon twist which was very original. Overall the writing was good and I think this isthe start of a good series. I am really looking forward to the followup." - Simon (Goodreads)

- "A great start new series. I like the concept behind it and thought that the storyline and characters were refreshingly original. I hope the sequel will be released in the near future." - Annastew (Goodreads)

About the Author

Author J. E. Plemons
Author J. E. Plemons
J. E. Plemons' life is nothing short of ordinary. From an aspiring chef, carpenter, educator, musician, husband, and father, nothing ever seems too busy when adding yet another hat into the mix as a fiction novelist. With a degree in music business, and a minor in English from Middle Tennessee State University, the aspirations to continue his journey in the arts, has followed Jay to write the Last Light Falling series, which has not only touched on some of his personal experiences, but has also helped him further explore the heightened convictions of faith. Though his first love is music, writing has profoundly changed the way he expresses himself to others, which has recently impacted his son to follow in those same emotional footsteps. When Jay isn't drumming, writing is his cure to life's distractions.

Jay's only philosophy is to enjoy whatever time you can whenever you can, with whoever you can, because the uncertainties that tomorrow may bring will have a profound impact on how you give your time today. If we could all just stop for a moment and enjoy the little things in life that make the big things worthwhile, our troubles would all seem inconsequential.

Raised in a fundamentally sound Christian home, Jay's quest for knowledge was under a jaded, but compassionate moral compass. But with all questions about life, there's never a good time for harsh scrutiny, but being a child of God, timing is everything. While scrutiny may come under experiences, it's our experiences that breeds humility, and that's what bridges our relationship with God. This is the true nature in which man may take several paths before realizing his chosen path was never meant to be in judgment, hidden in shame and guilt, or riddled with harm. We may not understand the world around us, but comprehending its vast secrets was never the true intentions of our being. We were called to serve one another and accept a gift greater than our minds can possibly fathom—love.

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Last Light Falling - The Covenant (J. E. Plemons)