Novel - THE NINTH GENERATION
"...a gripping good read, sure to open some eyes."
The most mysterious passage of ancient Scripture (Genesis 6:4) has become the catalyst for a supernatural adventure novel - For investigators of Enoch, ancient Biblical mysteries, Nephilim giants and monsters - The Ninth Generation: Surviving the Giants of the pre-flood Earth
The warning cry of a ram's horn pierces the stillness of a tree village, but too late - A daughter has vanished from the valley and the unusual tracks point to Phlegra, the island fortress of the Nephilim. One place where rescue is impossible.
Catapult into the lush, emerald earth of the ancient patriarchs...where towering creatures shred forest tops, winged hunters search lagoons and monstrous crocodiles stir. Venture with a desperate human son into the lair of a supernatural adversary - a temple that offers sacrifices to the dreaded sea serpent, Leviathan - on a romantic but deadly quest.
The pristine planet is under siege by dark forces. Only one man is fully aware of the invisible threat. Enter a world that is racing toward a global cataclysm. Explore the ancient mysteries. Grippingly entertaining, edifying and revealing - well researched.
About the author - John L. Owens has a diverse background ranging from rescue duties with the U.S. Coast Guard to Christian missionary service in the former U.S.S.R. He is a graduate of Florida State University and Luther Rice Seminary with experience as a pastor, high school science teacher, and seminar speaker. His home is in Coastal Georgia where he continues to teach and write.
Fans of Frank Perretti should also enjoy The Ninth Generation
John L Owens invites you on a journey into the ancient mysteries of Genesis through an action-packed, fast-moving and eye-opening fictional adventure (246 pages) - Second (latest) Edition now available. Download on Kindle for 99 cents.
Enter a land of angelic-human happenings, where lifetimes stretch for centuries...the ninth generation from Adam.
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The 2nd Edition of The Ninth Generation (see cover below) was published in January of 2011. Some minor editorial changes were made along with new cover art, but story remains the same. Comments and questions are always welcome. Scroll to the bottom for link to author's Email. Click on cover image for link to publisher's book sale site.
"As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be..." (Luke 17:26)
The Ninth Generation Project & Reviews
Culled from over five years of research, this 246-page full-length novel offers a rewarding read in the fiction genre with its romantic action-filled narrative set in a uniquely beautiful but dark era of history. Explore the deep mysteries in which science, mythology and theology intertwine and with such creatures as the Nephilim, Behemoth, and Leviathan. Experience what it may well have been like living with the early fathers whose ages approached the thousand-year mark. While true to the Genesis account, the book also gleans from other early historical records and fascinating archeological findings. A list of resources is included inside the back cover.
Readers Reviews & Remarks:
"A fast paced novel that is both fascinating and informative about the Nephilim in the days of Noah"
L.A. Marzulli, speaker and author
“Journey into biblical times, a full generation before Noah and his ark, to see the world as it once was...full of life and beauty, yet equally sewn with hardship and grieve. Mr. Owens weaves a story of passion and intrigue using religious references from books of old. His writing style poetically describes the lands into which the reader will travel allowing them the chance to experience the tale first hand. The characters voices speak from the pages with both a depth and sincerity felt within heart and mind. A well-suited book for the casual reader as well as the religious scholar, able to be enjoyed on both levels.”
“What an enjoyable piece of work I found The Ninth Generation to be. I seldom read novels, but found it to be intriguing and suspenseful. The great descriptive detail made it very picturesque. The story’s active spirit realm is recognizable as being active in this season, and in the lives of many today. There seems at this time to be more awareness and information on the Nephilim (Genesis 6) than in the past among prophecy students. A lot of questions I have had concerning the Nephilim were answered…an on time, in season book. I also believe that fans of Frank Peretti will enjoy it.”
“…a beautiful book and very fascinating novel…I could see how it would make a great movie.”
"I really enjoyed it! ...I always wondered about the Nephilim and their role on earth.
"Book flows from giant imagination...the tale of a pre-flood world and a Sethite tree village
threatened by the Nephilim giants. The story begins when a giant is killed which leads to
a rescue mission. It's up to Enoch, the one who walks with God, to free Methuselah's son,
Lameck, and prepare him for the battle involving an angelic adversary... Putting together
this book was a journey for Owens...delve into ancient texts...It's his imagination, but
it is something that could have happened."
K Harris (from review in The Brunswick News)
"Fascinating page-turner that stays with you - This fascinating, original story manages to be
completely believable even though it deals with amazing events. The author's imagination is huge
but never crosses the boundary of biblical possibility. Thoroughly enjoyable and at the same time
spiritually edifying. It stays on your mind, and I plan to reread it in the future."
Maggie Jarpey (professional copy editor)
The following judge's comments came from a contest - Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards -
where The Ninth Generation rated by secular expert reviewers in the upper twenty percent
of 5,000 entries within the Young Adult Fiction catagory: "...harking back to such Old Testament,
Hebrew figures as Methusaleh and Adam, but putting a distinct new sci-fi twist on the material.
Well-imagined and presented in a matter-of-fact way. Evidently a substantial amount of research done.
Jewish religion treated respectfully. Lots of interesting detail about the people's lives at the time,
family life, the flora and fauna, how they farmed and fished. Not to mention the villainous Nephilim,
giants with six fingers and toes on each hand and foot, who ride huge horses. It was fun to read...
Quite liked it...it interested me."
ABNA Expert Reviewer
"John Owens' epic novel, The Ninth Generation, transcends all ideology barriers with an appeal that is as
timeless as the Bible itself. John masterfully explores an area that is 'new ground' in the arena of
fiction based on fact- the world before Noah's flood! He skillfully weaves a tapestry of fiction and fact,
leaving the reader to consider that the 'Big Bang Theory' was just that, a theory. Through John's writings
everything is presented in proper perspective. It is a love story. His protagonist, Lameck, finds his soul mate,
has encounters with the Prince of darkness, and finally comes to completeness in his relationship with 'Holy God'.
John spins a nail biting adventure as Lameck and his people struggle with the forces of evil. A refreshing view of
the world before the 'Great Flood'...a must read. It begs for more of the same."
"Well researched and imagined - could have happened."
"Engaging and exciting with a supernatural element as in Peretti's, This Present Darkness."
"An epic novel and love story, with plenty of surprises."
"The most mysterious verse in the Old Testament - Genesis 6:4 - is unwrapped in an epic novel,
The Ninth Generation. Very revealing."
Any inquiries and comments from readers are welcome. Author may be contacted by email (link below)