The Kingdom of Mélekh is now a forgotten dream, little more than ancient ruins and a note in history. The world of men is once more divided, while a sinister threat grows in the desolate lands to the north. Zidek, the immortal prophet who set the Crown of Ancients upon King Mélekh’s brow a thousand years ago, has taken interest in a young farm boy named Chayim. Acting on a prophecy regarding a coming hero destined to destroy the liche-sorcerer, Tsar-Echthros, and prepare the way for Mélekh’s return, Zidek takes the boy under his wing. Together, they set out on a quest to locate Mélekh’s ancient sword and armor, which the king long ago divided among his knights for safe keeping. If Chayim is to survive the coming battle and save the world from despairing darkness, he will not only have to accept his calling, but learn how to tap into the very power that brought about the creation of the world.
Recognitions is a captivating text dating back to the early Christian church and referenced by early church fathers Origen and Eusebius. The narrative is addressed to James the Just, the Bishop of Jerusalem, and is recorded by one Clement, a Greek, who chronicles a series of discourses by the apostle Peter, which he is witness to while accompanying Peter in his travels. Clement begins his account by detailing his own religious search before hearing of Christ. While in Rome, Clement hears the preaching of Barnabas who testifies of the miracles and teachings of Jesus. Clement, being moved by the words of Barnabas, defends him from a mob and ends up following after him to Palestine where he meets up with Peter. A large portion of the text is devoted to an intriguing disputation between Peter and Simon the Sorcerer before an audience of onlookers. Peter invites Clement to accompany him in his travels from city to city, creating an opportunity for Clement to be instructed more perfectly concerning the faith.
Alfred Loisy famously wrote: "Jesus preached the Kingdom, but what came was the church." In the year 2000, a thought came to rest very powerfully in my conscience. "It is the end of the Church Age and the beginning of the Kingdom Age." Despite the emphasis many place on the church, Jesus mentioned the church only twice in all four Gospels. By way of contrast, He spoke continually about the Kingdom.
Gavin and Sarah were to be the Adam and Eve of a new world, that is, until Gavin found his wife dead in their garden. Now isolated on an alien moon with no way of returning to Earth, Gavin intended to kill the monster that had murdered her. The problem was...the creature looked exactly like his departed wife.