- Expected Aug 23, 2019
Two Great Epics, One Master Storyteller!
Hailed as "an exemplar of epic poetry" (San Francisco Review of Books), Abdiel LeRoy crafts visionary tales inspired by Bible themes, Shakespeare, and mythology. Combining prophetic miracles, dueling angels, and shapeshifting creatures, his verses recall the great epics of Homer, Dante, and Ovid.
1. Obama's Dream
It's April 2015. President Barack Obama is sleeping in the White House, though not peacefully, when two great angels sweep into the Master Bedroom.
One of them draws Obama's soul from his body and takes him on a night-time journey, teaching him new lessons about statecraft.
But Obama's greatest lesson that fateful night, and his chance at redemption, comes when he is presented before the very throne of God.
Did Obama heed Heaven's message? You decide!
Israel. 9th-century BC. Jezebel has killed the true prophets of the Lord, and Elijah must flee her wrath.
But he is not alone. Embraced by a shapeshifting goddess, counseled by a great angel, he is empowered to call down fire from Heaven!
This 12-book epic relives the stunning miracles of the great prophet as described in the Old Testament—fed by ravens, raising the dead, commanding the rain, calling down fire from Heaven, outrunning horses, ascending to Heaven.
But along with all this, the author weaves a rich thread of mythological influences: shapeshifting goddesses, shamanic journeys, dueling dragons, Queen Jezebel's seductions, and dissension in the ranks of King Ahab's bodyguard.
Raunchy yet reverent, this timeless tale takes wing in the poet's pen, the poet's voice!
What reviewers are saying:
"An epic tale, Biblically based, but with considerable writer’s freedom that makes the book wholly entertaining."
San Francisco Review of Books"
"Absolutely wonderful and hypnotic narration, his voice flowing over gently with the narrative song of his words."
Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews, Top 10 Books of 2018
What readers are saying
“Captivated me from start to end."
"Deeply stirring, intelligent and amusing in turn."
"Takes the reader on a fantastic journey across time and space."