Genre:Fantasy & Paranormal
Indigo Black is Palet: a human cursed with the ability to see the Demonic, trained to hunt and kill them. Since the peace Covenant was implemented by the Church, Palet have not been allowed to seek out the Demonic. And the one time Indigo challenged the Covenant nearly cost him the life of his lover and guardian angel, Ariel. Indigo was forced to watch Ariel suffer. They broke his wings and cast him out of Heaven, and the burden of that guilt has cost Indigo everything.
But now the rules are changing. The Demonic have broken the Covenant by creating a creature that should not exist: a Nephilim with a human soul who can withstand being possessed by the most dangerous members of the Demonic Parliament.
With the rise in power of the Demonic, Indigo must face the darkest battles of his life: one which will decide the fate of mankind, and another which will decide the fate of his heart.
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices, violence (including non-consensual sex ).
I am a dork. There, I said it. I tell friends regularly that I don’t read books that contain a religious theme and that’s not actually true. I prefer not to sign up for them to review because I’ve been burned by authors who turn the religious theme into an opportunity to preach to the reader. THIS is what I don’t like and why I tend not to opt in on reviews for religious-themed books – because once I agree to review a book, I try my hardest to finish it and I prefer the option to discontinue a book if it gets to preachy. Don’t get me wrong because I am not anti-religion. What I am is someone who prefers not to be preached at when reading fiction. All that said, when The God Code: Nephilim Prophecy came up for review, I had no choice but to take it because Ms. Wilder has done right by me in every book of hers I have read. And I am tickled pink to report that she has continued to deliver with this book.
Unlike her other books that I’ve read, Nephilim Prophecy has two love stories – Jake and Neko’s and Ariel and Indigo’s. Jake and Neko work for Eami – Jake is one of Eami’s whores and Neko is the virgin who dances but is off limits to all. While Jake and Neko cannot indulge in physical intimacy beyond kissing, this does not prevent them from falling in love with one another. When Eami tells Neko he can have whatever or whomever he wants on his 21st birthday, Neko chooses Jake and sets into motion the fulfilling of a prophecy that may bring an end to humanity. Ariel and Indigo are servants of God – or they would be had Ariel not been cast out for saving Indigo’s life during an act of free will. The angel (fallen) and the warrior (disillusioned). Both love stories are heartbreaking to witness as the young (Jake and Neko) and the old (Ariel and Indigo) learn that love does not conquer all and that evil will use it against them.
I found the main characters fascinating. Despite questioning God’s existence and his lack of faith and trust in the church, Indigo remains true to his calling as a Palet and continues to fight and destroy demons – even if he goes against the church’s edict to do so from time to time. Why? Because he believes in his calling to protect the innocent. It is because of this that he breaks more rules than normal when he rescues Neko from Eami’s club, subsequently stumbling upon a demonic plot that will violate all of the Covenants between Serenity and Chaos. His quest to save Neko and thwart the plot brings Ariel back into his life and their history is as beautiful as it is heartbreaking – but the sex is otherworldly. As this is a fight between good and evil, there are deaths on both sides – some you’ll be happy to see happen and others you won’t. The God Code: Nephilim Prophecy is an action-packed read that had me constantly wondering what could happen next and I loved every page of it. It is the first book in the series and the battle is just beginning, so while the author provides us a bit of foreshadowing of what is to come, I don’t consider the ending to be a cliffhanger per se. I do hope that Ms. Wilder is able to release the next book in the series later this year as planned because she has hooked me on this series.