Notre-Dame Cathedral lies in ruins. The mangled corpses of the possessed are scattered in the shadows beneath the pulverized Gothic towers. This is the aftermath of the Manifestation....
Satan has revealed himself to the world, which falls trembling at his feet. Religious genocide sweeps Europe and Asia, and the world's greatest fortresses of faith are smashed to the ground. The New World and Australia become safe havens for refugees fleeing Lucifer's wrath.
Heaven remains silent. The followers of Christ cry out: Where is God?
Patric Bourdon believes in himself. He claims to be a member of the Church of Satan, but in reality, it is his own hedonism that drives him. His zealous and pregnant fiancée waits patiently for him to "man up" and take responsibility for his impending family, but the lure of drugs and debauchery proves too strong....
Until Patric receives a command that he cannot refuse.
Tourec, his self-righteous half-brother, has begun a campaign of terrorism against the forces of darkness. The Church of Satan is paralyzed with fear as Tourec and his band of rogue assassins seek vengeance for the evils that Lucifer has wrought upon the earth, and Patric is commanded to seek out and neutralize his brother by any means necessary....
Or his fiancée and unborn child shall perish.
A thrilling blend of action, horror, and tense family drama soaked in ultra-bleak Gothic atmosphere and saturated with somber religious iconography, THE AGE OF APOLLYON seeks not only to entertain, but also to illuminate the burning question of our time: why does God allow evil (and evil men) to rule the world?
THE AGE OF APOLLYON blasts through the sanctuaries of the world's greatest cathedrals, from the majesty of the Vatican where the Voice of Satan sits upon the papal throne to the ruins of Paris where the darkest nightmares of blasphemous perversion are summoned. It is a sweeping story of vengeance, redemption, sacrifice, and sorrow that will plunge to the depths of mankind's depravity, but also offers hope for heaven's mercy.
THE AGE OF APOLLYON will shock and thrill those who enter its world...and this is just the beginning....
Mark Carver is an American who currently lives in China with his wife and son. He teaches spoken English and writing at a Chinese university. He enjoys art, tattoos, heavy metal music, cathedrals, and the beach.
THE AGE OF APOLLYON is his first novel.
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