Thursday, August 30, 2018


The Genes of Isis
by Justin Newland
Genre: Epic Fantasy

Akasha is a precocious young girl with dreams of motherhood. She lives in a fantastical world where most of the oceans circulate in the aquamarine sky waters.

Before she was born, the Helios, a tribe of angels from the sun, came to Earth to deliver the Surge, the next step in the evolution of an embryonic human race. Instead they spawned a race of hybrids and infected humanity with a hybrid seed.

Horque manifests on Earth with another tribe of angels, the Solarii, to rescue the genetic mix-up and release the Surge.

Akasha embarks on a journey from maiden to mother and from apprentice to priestess then has a premonition that a great flood is imminent. All three races – humans, hybrids and Solarii – face extinction.

With their world in crisis, Akasha and Horque meet, and a sublime love flashes between them. Is this a cause of hope for humanity and the Solarii? Or will the hybrids destroy them both? Will anyone survive the killing waters of the coming apocalypse?

JUSTIN NEWLAND writes historical, fantasy and speculative fiction with a supernatural bent.
His first novel, The Genes of Isis (Matador, 2018), is an epic fantasy set under Ancient Egyptian skies.
His second novel, The Old Dragon's Head (Matador), is a historical fantasy set in Old China and is due out in November 2018.
His work in progress is a historical novel set in Prussia during the Enlightenment in the 1760’s.
His stories add a touch of the supernatural to history and deal with the existential themes of war, religion, evolution and the human’s place in the universe.
He lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.

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  1. Great cover... seems like a great read.

  2. love egyptian mythology, looks awesome

  3. Wow, the cover draws you in. I don't know much about Egyptian Mythology, but this story makes me want to find out!

  4. Love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. The book sounds interesting and wonderful book cover.

  6. Any book with even a vaguely Egyptian style cover automatically gets my attention.


  7. It was the title that first caught my attention, but the story really is intriguing. :)
    - Leah

  8. I love the cover and the title! That really grabs your attention I would have picked up the book and read the first couple pages. By what I have seen here... I would have walked out with it just to finish it in like 2 days lol I love it!