By Tim Marquitz
Half-devil and miles from something such as heroic, perpetual underdog Frank "Triggaltheron" Trigg is the final guy status opposed to Armageddon. because the favourite nephew of the satan, Frank has led a stricken existence, yet he'd continually had his uncle's effect to fall again on. Now, with God and Lucifer coming to phrases and leaving lifestyles to fend for itself, his as soon as exalted prestige of Anti-Christ-to-be does little to endear him to the hordes of angels and demons operating amok within the Godless international. With aid from the participants of DRAC, a firm of wizards, psychics, telepaths, and low-end supernatural beings, Frank needs to thwart the pro-Armageddon forces and rescue an angel in whose existence rests the destiny of humanity. larger success subsequent time, humanity.
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Publisher: CreateSpace self sufficient Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2013-10-11
Number of Pages: 334
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That is Rand’s to decide,” Perrin said slowly, satisfaction fading. It might be odd to think of people wandering about naked as a small problem, but this was definitely a bigger. And one he had been avoiding as hard as he had what lay to the north. On the far side of the wagon circle, nearly two dozen women sat on the ground. All well-dressed for travel, many wore silk, most with light linen dustcloaks, but not a bead of sweat showed on any face. Three appeared young enough that he might have asked them for a dance before he married Faile.
North and east it blew, past an ancient arch of finely worked stone that some said had been a gateway to a great city and others a monument to some long forgotten battle. Only weathered, illegible remnants of carving remained on the massive stones, mutely recalling the lost glories of storied Coremanda. A few wagons trundled by in sight of the arch, along the Tar Valon Road, and folk afoot shielded their eyes from dust raised by hooves and wagon wheels and driven by the wind. Most had no idea where they were going, only that the world seemed to turn somersaults, all order ending where it was not gone already.
Something would have to be done about that, but later. She would not display weakness by asking what they did now. Turning back to the battle, she found the balance changing, and in her favor it appeared. To the south fireballs and lightning bolts plummeted as heavily as ever, but not in front of her, and it seemed not to the west or north either. What struck toward the wagons still failed to reach the ground more often than not, yet there was a definite slackening of the Aes Sedai’s efforts. They had been forced onto the defensive.
Armageddon Bound (Demon Squad, Book 1) by Tim Marquitz