Dominion II: Phoenix
Book II - Phoenix Summary:
In a world just beginning to emerge from the ashes of economic and social collapse, a remote town in North Carolina finds itself unwittingly at the center of a great mystery which only now is to slowly unfold.
Two teens, Jonathan and Nathan, have been best friends since their first contentious meeting in the seventh grade, yet all would agree that these graduating seniors are an unlikely pair. Jonathan excels in both academics and athletics, while Nathan approaches life as an irreverent free spirit, not finding anything or anyone worth taking too seriously. The first seeks to change the world through conviction and commitment, the second seeks only to “get by” with minimum effort and maximum mischief.
Yet despite their affable natures, each carries his own dark secret; personal demons from their unique pasts which they do not dare share even with each other. Following a bizarre car accident that draws out the most precious of gifts, each abandons their respective post-graduation plans to embark on a new venture: harnessing the mystifying power of music.
As providence pulls together their unlikely crew, a certain chemistry is realized, and The Phoenix is born. As things—seemingly effortlessly—begin to fall into place for the band, Jonathan and Nathan learn that their respective histories refuse to remain buried in the past. Luther, the perpetual molester of destinies, re-enters the maelstrom, seeking to recover that which he claims as rightfully his, the very soul of his son, Jesse, and he intends to let neither these two boys nor heaven itself keep him from his own chosen destiny.
Will The Phoenix be a nexus point of rebirth? Or will this be a swan song that crashes and burns in a fantastic display, leaving nothing behind save the smoldering ashes of forbidden dreams?
Series (Dominion) Summary:
A great monument of the Islamic faith crumbles to the ground in a freak earthquake, setting the stage for mankind’s entry into the next age; an apocalyptic time where right and wrong, love and indifference, and black and white fade into alternating shades of gray.
Fraternal twins, Jesse and Tobias, are born to a deeply troubled Marisha Chardin under the diabolical oversight of a man, known only as Luther, who possesses a darkened presence. Though seeing the fulfillment of his own desires in young Jesse, Luther eventually orchestrates the demise of each child as a world now devoid of hope moves on.
Out of the remote depths of Africa, enter into the arena a mysterious soul, Jimi T. Expo – musician, philosopher, and spiritual leader. Seemingly in a matter of weeks, this man (reverently dubbed the Mystic King) injects the world with a ray of hope – a needed dose of light. Utilizing the power of song, Jimi T. offers his message of peace, liberation, and a true heaven right here on earth to a global audience, all in preparation for our final stage of existence – the full assimilation of mankind into the Collective Soul of the universe.
With the rapid decay of organized religion, and a germane response manifested in The Way of Mystic Realism (a belief system based on relative spiritualism and social truths) the world is left to ponder the question: Is this man the Christ – the promised Messiah who has come to set humanity right? Or might he indeed have a darker purpose? One man, Nathan Page, steps into center stage; facing the maelstrom through the eyes of an agnostic, but with a heart perhaps somewhere else.
The scene has been set in an all-too-familiar, frighteningly contemporary time period. In the final analysis, will mankind choose good over evil? Or perhaps even worse, will he even be able to tell the difference?
To whom… or what… will dominion be granted?
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