by John A. De Vito
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
0 pages; ISBN: 059525070X
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
In a universe separated from this one by time and space some sentient beings evolved so far that they left their material bodies behind. The came from different planets, some are even a collective mind and they speak to each other and contemplate many subjects. One day Lucifer tells He Who Is Three that he senses a change in the universe and the being that is three-in-one discovers that their universe is dying and he doesn’t want to die with it.
Using their combined mental energy they open a portal into this universe and their entry ignited the big bang. Planets and stars, light and dark came into being. Eventually a special planet formed and those sentient creatures created a creature who worship them for their prayers are fuel that is needed to keep them alive. When Lucifer objected to using man as sheep, they entombed him and his followers to stop them from revealing to man that they can transcend the material realm if allowed free will. Millennium later a priest was directed by Lucifer to find the tablets of the three mad prophets if he wanted to learn the true purpose of man ant to warn the world what they face.
John A. De Vito’s premise for this book is a very clever one based on the concept that history is written by the winners so the loser Lucifer is cast as the evil serpent whose sole purpose is to tempt man into the sin. The Apocrypha is Lucifer’s story told from his point of view from the birth of our universe to the teachings of Martin Luther. This is a very imaginative colorful science fiction tale that shocks the audience with its suppositions and historical interpetations.
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