Man and monster are in his blood. . .
His name is Jeremiah Fall. A soldier of fortune, he has been fighting his own war for 150 years--ever since the beast in him was born.
Desperate to restore his lost humanity, Fall crosses the sands of Egypt, discovers a lost city off the coast of France, and finally arrives at the birthplace of all mankind. Shunning daylight and feeding only when he must, he battles the monster who transformed him forever. He can share his deepest secret with no one . . . not even the beautiful woman he starts to love, the only human who grasps the mysteries of an ebony stone as old as creation itself.
Across the world, across time, Fall seeks the stone's secret. But has he found a cure for himself or unleashed a final curse on all mankind?
YA thriller author Petrucha (Split) combines the paranormal with the historical for this unique, page-turning adventure. While plowing his meager plot in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Puritan colonist Nathan Fall digs up an undead creature that turns him, his wife, and their son into vampire-like monsters. Nathan's father, Atticus, kills Nathan and Mary, but lets young Jeremiah live, hoping he can be saved from rank bestiality by the depth of his intellect and insatiable curiosity. Jeremiah becomes obsessed with finding a way to regain his humanity, no matter the cost in money, effort, or time. Over 150 years, he travels to the shores of Egypt, the rocky coast of Brittany, and the gates of Eden itself in a quest for understanding and redemption that will thrill fans of biblical horror and historical detail.
A fun read but the climax left me confused. After reading that portion several times, I remained confused. I know what happened but not how. Oh well, that's why it's called para-normal.
Is this for real? Not good.
Genius! A gem!
A wonderfully exciting book. Loved it.