For in 1000 AD, the long-lived thirteenth apostle (chosen to replace Judas), set off on a perilous journey across Europe with a priceless and powerful treasure—twelve parchment scrolls inscribed by the twelve apostles. Matthias knows that if the scrolls can be read at the proper time at Glastonbury Tor in England, their powers will be initiated. History will be rewritten and the world would be restored to the glorious state originally envisioned by his Lord and God.
But Matthias is not the only one who knows what the power of the scrolls can do—nor is he the only ancient being with an agenda. All of the Amaranthine clans know that if the scrolls are ever put to use, they and their primordial families will disappear, as if they had never existed…
What is the price they—and the rest of humanity—will pay for postponing Armageddon?
"Postponing Armageddon" was a finalist in the 2011 "Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now" contest for aspiring Fantasy debut novelists, sponsored by Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers.
“A most unusual and intriguing story which engages the reader like the very best fast-paced murder mysteries, with a new twist that slightly alters biblical and natural history in order to make a good fantasy. First rate entertainment!” — Carol Marrs Phipps, Carol & Tom Phipps Fantasy Blog and on Goodreads
“Set against a rich, seamless backdrop of history, fantasy, and hidden agendas, Adele Abbot takes you on a fantastic journey in this well-crafted, relentless page-turner that will leave you questioning the nature of fate and faith. Well done!” — Clint Talbert, author, "The Last Stand of Daronwy"
“A taut tale woven from rumors of Christ’s Apostles, lost biblical manuscripts, ancient beings and plenty of action as the journey unfolds. Abbot uses a crisp writing style replete with compact scenes, well-defined characters, and a compelling plot that elicits curiosity about her alternate history. It kept me reading, that’s for sure!” — Phillip Tomasso, author, "Sounds of Silence"