Monday, April 27, 2015

"HAVOC" AND OTHER NEWS!



Hey, hey, hey, as Fat Albert would say!

I've had questions recently on the follow-up Crisis Sequence Novel: HAVOC, as well as a question on the DESCENDANTS SAGA in general. Also, readers have been looking for the sequel to A World Within," for some time...how about a bullets list!!
  • First of all, I'm actually beginning work on HAVOC now! I hope to have it out later this year, but I'm not sure exactly when it will be, yet. You see, I'm also working on the "World Within" sequel right now, and I'm back in college attempting to finish my Bachelor's degree in Psychology in order to apply for Physician Assistant school. I've worked as a Surgical Technologist for nearly 20 years and PA is a natural progression for me. Needless to say, I've got a lot of work ahead of me, and continuing to write novels is part of that....What? You thought novelists were paid so well that they didn't need daytime jobs? HA, HA, HA, HA! Unfortunately, that's just not the reality for most novelists. But anyway, I'm working on both novels and trying to get them out there. To be honest, I'm still not quite sure where HAVOC is going to end up...CRISIS definitely shoved Brody West, aka the Watcher, more into the focus of the story, and the "zombies" are making a nice transformation into something much more "supernatural" than you might have first suspected...remember this is all still DESCENDANTS SAGA. People thought I had flipped the script on them with Crisis Sequence, but NOT SO :) Anyway, look for it later this year, as well as a sequel for "A World Within."
  • Secondly, I received a theological question regarding the DESCENDANTS SAGA as a whole...specifically, why I hold to the view that "the Sons of God, mentioned in Genesis 6, are angels rather than being simply mighty men, or the "Sons of Seth." So, I thought I would take the time to answer that here. First of all, the phrase, "Sons of God," is mentioned several times in the old testament. (Job 1:6, Job 2:7, Job 38: 7) In each of these references, we find that angels are clearly being spoken of...particularly, in Job chapters 1 & 2 as Satan appears with these "Sons of God" before the Lord himself. Clearly, we are in a supernatural setting here before God's throne and Satan is not standing there with mortal men. Also in Job 38:7, God is demanding of Job answers concerning knowledge about the foundation of the world...something Job as a mortal had essentially no knowledge about...and we find the Sons of God shouting for joy at the creation of the heavens and the Earth...clearly, not mortal men. So, if every other reference in the Old Testament has angels in mind then why not Genesis 6? Even in Genesis chapter 6 we have a separation: the "Sons of God" and the "Daughters of men." Whey did the Lord use this type of language, if he was simply referring to mortal men and mortal women? He could have just said, "men and women." Now, is this view something that I am dogmatic about? No...I admit that I could be wrong. But I still feel that this is the correct interpretation, and the bible doesn't appear to disagree. Still, it's speculation...but it sure makes a better series of novels don't it?
Stay tuned for updates on "HAVOC" and "The Wielder King" coming later this year...I hope! Don't forget to check out recent additions to the Audible library for my novels. A Strange Tale is recently out, as well as Hallowed Be Thy Name Omnibus Edition. I'm hoping to have a narrator for ALLIANCE soon to finish off the Descendant audiobooks, and RAGE and CRISIS are already out for Crisis Sequence!

5 comments:

Mac Wilkey said...

James. My pastor recommends your books. I downloaded Fallen from smashword. I write too use lulu to get my books on kindle and iBook and others. Do you use some smashwords for that or something else

James Somers said...

I publish in print and kindle through amazon.com

Mel said...

I am so excited to have Alliance in audiobook form! I am listening to the other again because I love the story so much! I hope it's soooooonnnn! And I can't wait for Havoc either! Hooray!

Brian Tubbs said...

I agree with your understanding of Genesis 6. And it does indeed make for fun novels. 😊

Jalopy Macfurrland said...

After reading the Descendents saga I've been watching heaps of vids on youtube around the idea of the Nephilim, before and after the flood, and so on. Lots of rubbish out there, but also I've learned a lot; and contextually, nothing which contradicts your storyline/imagination really. I love it, and think you've been blessed to honestly excite the wonder, hope and imagination of others and especially Christians.