Two Messengers from a world of Light come to Earth in human form and unwittingly become entangled in the web of an ancient Prophecy whose fulfillment could free humanity from oppression.
This modern retelling of the mythical/biblical story of Salomé is a fantasy science-fiction novel that takes the reader on an adventure from the Middle East to all corners of a dystopian world. A Messenger of Light incarnate, Salomé becomes entangled in the web of an ancient Prophecy whose fulfillment could bring peace and freedom to an enslaved humanity.
Set in a future world where technology co-exists with magic, Princess Salomé must discover the source of her own power to challenge her tyrannical uncle and the ten Magnates who threaten to subjugate not only Earth, but also the mystical Homeworld from whence she and her Beloved have come.
Salomé has long been perceived as a seductress and a femme fatale, using her “Dance of the Seven Veils” to depraved ends. Our Salomé” is a strong, sympathetic and proactive heroine, determined to bring peace to her people, against the will of her lecherous and power hungry uncle, Archlord Dorath. No longer powerless and objectified, Salomé strives to free the people of Earth, save her Homeworld and unite with her Beloved.
Awakened to her destiny, Salomé must renounce life as a princess to challenge her tyrant uncle and the ten Magnates who threaten to subjugate not only this world, but also the mystical Homeworld from whence she and her Beloved have come.
What price must the Lovers pay for the freedom of both worlds?
Author Jade Valor fell in love with the opera “Salome” as a student at the Manhattan School of Music, though deploring the wanton, blood-lusting image Salomé had been given when her only sin was to become enamored with a gorgeous hunk of prophet who then spurned and cursed her.
This was the beginning of a decade-long journey to give Salomé back her innocence that took Jade from NY to Germany where she eventually met her writing partner. It led her to Wellington, New Zealand in 2003 with a first draft of a “Salomé” screenplay where she met “Lord of the Rings” production people – and was told she should write the novel. The journey continues – in the hope that “Salomé” will become the epic motion picture she was originally intended to be. Jade now lives in the beautiful “Middle of Middle Earth”!