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"Where did the #Biblical flood fit into the story?" a Guest Post by Justin Newland | The Genes of Isis Book Tour | Epic Fantasy

The Genes of Isis by Justin Newland is on virtual book tour. The epic fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post. Enjoy! Be su...

The Genes of Isis by Justin Newland is on virtual book tour. The epic fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post. Enjoy!

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Where did the Biblical flood fit into the story?

In the Book of Genesis, the flood lasted 40 days and nights. If so, how did all that water get up there in the first place? Here’s an utterance from the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts:
'I shall cross the great lake in the sky and return home to my double on the sun.'
Not only does this moot a ‘lake in the sky’ but it suggests the Ancient Egyptians were beings from the sun or sun-folk.
More recently, Old Mother Shipton, a Yorkshire prophetess, coined her answer:
‘Beneath the water, men shall walk. Shall ride, shall sleep, shall even talk.'
What if the waters were already up there in the sky, causing the earth to shrink like a dried prune, leaving the remaining oceans on shallow sea beds?
This gave me the idea for the sky waters, an important element of the world of The Genes of Isis.  
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 comment

Get carried away with love!