Title-The Whispers of the Fallen
By- J.D. Netto
Publication Date- November 2012
Published By- Tristar Publishing Group
Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and its guardians. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.
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Are there any bibliological or mythological inspirations used for the novel, if any?
There are definitely bibliological and mythological influences in The Whispers of the Fallen series. The biblical books of Daniel, Isaiah and Revelation were, and still are, a major inspiration to the series. I also resorted to the book of Enoch - a book that is not part of the biblical canon. This controversial book is filled with accounts written by this man that had such a close relationship to the Lord of Spirits. Many believers reject the book of Enoch, but when we study the bible, we can see Jesus quoting this book in various occasions.
I did my research around the biblical nephilims and their stories and legends. For those that have read, or will read the series, you will see that my nephilins (spelling was purposely changed) differ from the biblical accounts of these beings.
For the Fallen Stars and the Fallen Rulers, I did extensive research on demons and angels. I wanted to know how these beings behave and what other tales I could find on them. I found fascinating facts that date back to 4000 B.C.
J.D.Netto (Jorge de Oliveira Netto) is brazilian-born. Raised in Framingham, MA, J.D.Netto always had an eye for epic fantasy and story-telling. At an early age, he had the habit of locking himself in his room, turning on any soundtrack he could find, and there he would write for hours.
During his senior year in High School, J.D.Netto had an idea that changed his life, 'What if Lucifer had a Diary? What if the Diary was a secret? What if the secret was a reality?' These simple questions led him to write for six consecutive years, researching, perfecting his craft, and creating the world of Elysium. All the promotional visuals of the novel, including the cover, were designed by J.D.Netto, proving that he is not only a writer, but an innovative visual designer.
Weariness grew inside of me. My heart was heavy and it felt as though cold air had settled in. I sensed someone watching me. When I looked behind me, I saw a dark being approaching us. I could not discern what it was because the being merged with the tree branches. After a while, not even the rain and the trees were able to hide the midnight-colored horse and its cloaked rider. The horse was fully armored; its eyes were hollow and surrounded by spike-shaped armor. The rider’s drenched cloak covered its entire body—including its head. The armor that sat on its shoulders had three spikes that stood almost as tall as his head.
The rider stopped a couple feet in front of us, still as a statue. The whisper of the trees resounded through the forest. There was so much fear coming from this one being that our surroundings seemed to dim.
The Whispers of the Fallen - Chapter I
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