Garden in Umber
(If you're looking for The Garden, you're in the right place.)
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In my first-born life, I was Solomon, third King of all Israel; called Jedidiah by Nathan the prophet, called Ithiel by those closest to my heart. For over four hundred years, my soul passed through the aeons and slipped from one incarnation into another, my names faded behind me like whispers in the dark. Only two lives mattered—my first-born and my current.
In 1348, an angel called Binah passed her hand over my eyes and I woke.
My name is Guillermo Ramírez.
These are my words …
It is the summer of 1348 on the Iberian Peninsula; war rages through Aragón and the black pestilence has begun to ravage the populace. When Guillermo Ramirez, a blacksmith conscripted into the King's army, murders his commanding officer in a drunken brawl, he flees the encampment and takes refuge in the ruined garden of an abandoned monastery. He soon discovers he is not alone.
"Everything bleeds here ..." Diago
Two ancient entities are at war, a hideous angel, perversely named Belita, and a Daimon called Ashmedai, who feeds on the misery he creates in the mortal realm. They have spent centuries drawing men into the Garden; men who are actually Nephilim, hybrid creatures born of spirit and mortals. At each black moon, when the realms converge, Ashmedai gathers his Nephilim and seeks to break the glyph that binds him to Belita’s Garden.
"Vows of silence are how they kill us." Miquel
Belita strives to restore the ring; a friendship between three Nephilim, who possess the power of an angel when their voices are joined as one. Guillermo is Belita’s son and the key to drawing Diago and Miquel back into that ring, but in his first-born life, Guillermo destroyed their friendship. Now he must solve the mystery of his past and regain the trust of both Diago and Miquel so they can resurrect the magic within their voices once more.
"We are the same, we are not, and I am not myself ..." Guillermo
Time is short, the black moon rises, and Ashmedai’s power grows. Guillermo, Diago, and Miquel struggle to remember their first-born lives and the secret of a song that will send Ashmedai to the final death.