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A Divine Conspiracy
(A Divine Conspiracy #1)
By Tom Bruner
Christian Young Adult Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 297 Pages
February 15, 2021
It’s a new world for the first fifty, ever-created, Angels.
They have been brought to life for one reason. To fight evil. But no one knows what evil is or where it’s going to come from. The story takes place in Heaven another newly created estate, under construction as the Angels begin training, under the watchful eye of the Archangel, Michael, to become Guardians on a yet to be created planet called Earth. Heaven is something to behold. The Angels are mystified as they take their first tour through the new city. Incredible architecture (Skyscrapers made of seashells and white sand), birds of every color (Golden Eagles), and a city made of libraries (For those who like to read), are just a few of the sights the Angel’s experience.
We follow Adlay, one of the Angels, from his first breath, through extensive physical training, his Humanities class with Jesus, and his Worship class with a beautiful Angel named Lucifer, who immediately gives Adlay a foreboding feeling. The Angels work hard for months to improve and graduate from training. Adlay excels above everybody else in training but quickly discovers Lucifer is planning something. What he finds out, makes him question if he actually knows what is right or wrong. As the Angels near their big day, Adlay must make a difficult choice. Does he care only about graduating and moving on or does he risk everything to discover if Lucifer and evil are synonymous.
Chapter 1 Creation, continued
Adlay slowly, carefully, lifted his head. He glanced down at his body and smiled. Seeing his arms and legs move at will was fascinating.
Wow! He wiggled his long fingers and toes for the first time, somehow knowing they were affixed to appendages called hands and feet.
He touched his shirt. Smooth. He ran his fingers through his hair.
Short. He ran his hand slowly down his face, feeling his eyes, nose, and mouth. A big grin grew on his handsome face.
He painstakingly continued to look at the ceiling. He wanted to say something.
“Hello,” he croaked.
“Hello,” he repeated with a much clearer voice. That was better.
He gazed sleepily at the room. It was the size of a beautiful ballroom, big and airy. But empty. Only the gray metal tables formed a perfect circle in the middle of the room. The floor was made from a smooth, thick, gray marble. The windows lined the room with perfect white stained glass. Wow! This place is clean! Wait, what’s clean mean?
Adlay stood there, confused. This was not making sense. Where was he? What was happening?
Gradually, a feeling began to gnaw at the back of his head. He felt a measure of sadness, a deep longing. He wasn’t quite sure what it was or where it came from.
He looked slowly to his left and was surprised to see others on their own table. Who are they? He nodded half-heartedly to the guy on the table to the left. He looked as lost as Adlay felt, stiffly sitting up, throwing his left long leg over the table. Poor guy. Adlay glanced to his right. At the next table, another was rolling off his table, attempting to stand. He decided that was too strenuous and scratched his head instead.
Everybody moved unhurriedly, experimenting with their new bodies.
The others were gradually coming around to their own kind of understanding. A few were already off their tables. Some were stretching, some propped on their elbows, taking it all in. Eventually, they rubbed their faces, looking down at their bodies as Adlay had, trying to make sense of what just happened. They all wore white cotton-like shorts and t-shirts.
That feeling of sadness went away as Adlay looked at everyone.
He knew what the sad feeling was. Loneliness. Why would I feel that?
Excerpted from A Divine Conspiracy by Tom Bruner. Copyright © Tom Bruner.
About the Author
Tom Bruner appreciates books. Over one thousand read. Really. Growing up in Southern California, Tom has had a passion for reading books since his early teens. It’s all about the story is what he believes. Tired of the same vanilla spoonful every time he opened a Christian Fiction book, he decided to write, A Divine Conspiracy. This book is set in the newly created estate of Heaven. It tells the story of the creation and training of the first Angels ever to be. We follow Adlay, a newly created Angel from his first breath, through physical training and classes with Jesus and Lucifer until the day Heaven falls apart. It packs a punch. There is not a dull moment.
Tom considers taking a motley group of boys from the 7th grade through the graduation of high school with Lifegroup a church program to be his greatest accomplishment so far. That and U.S. Air Force Basic Training. That and fraternity initiation. Oh, and running a marathon without training. The boys and Tom met once a week throughout each school year. Spending six years with the same boys going through that period of their life a great adventure. Tom, an avid Christian, volunteers on Sundays at his church in the junior high ministry. Please pray for him.
Tom is a Southern California guy through and through. He loves the beach and writing books. A Divine Conspiracy is the first book in a trilogy. Tom hopes to have the second book out in six months.
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