If you, as a reader, have ever lingered in the Christian speculative fiction genre, you’ve run into Nephilim. Good Nephilim, bad Nephilim, Nephilim with superpowers, with swords, with psychological complexes.
But did you ever see a Nephilim in school?
Upon discovering that he had abilities not within normal human parameters – such as jumping multiple stories into the air – Jeremy Lapoint entered the Higher Humanity Institute. There he and more than two hundred fellow students trained in their somewhat freakish gifts. But the question remained – was he right in thinking their abilities came from an ancient angel bloodline, or were they right in saying the abilities came from reaching humanity’s next evolutionary stage?
Kathryn Dahlstrom, in Children of Angels, turns yet another Christian pen at the Nephilim. But she takes it in a direction I have not quite seen before. As a reviewer wrote, “This is not the first book I have read about half angel/half human beings, but it’s totally different from what I have previously read. Although I am not of the intended audience age, I enjoyed the book.”
I recommend the reviews posted at Reviews from the Heart and Bibliological Bibble-Babble (sounds fun, doesn’t it?). Of course, the best way to form an opinion of a thing is to study it yourself. Over at Amazon, a generous excerpt is available for anyone wishing to get a taste of Children of Angels.
And, you know, all the buying opportunity you need is there, too. If you’re interested.