Overview and Proposal: The Time Of Turning

Overview

This is a morality tale that traces the trials and tribulations of a Semite tribe over a period of four thousand years.  It is steeped in monotheist and pagan cultures and culminates with the tribe’s demise as a result of 19th century Colonial and Occult intrigue as well as the overwhelming odds of massive human foolishness.

I have idealized this clan and left left them untouched by sectarian fantasy or political indoctrination in their pursuit of essential Monotheism.  As a compact social unit, they incarnate warrior–poet dignity with skills, intelligence and courage enough to ruthlessly defend its gravitas—as if Josey Wales, Chief Dan George, Marcus Aurelius and Odysseus all work for Abraham to hold Jews, Christians, errant Islamists and politically correct idolaters at bay.

It is a tale that explores fine lines between fact, tradition and myth that entertains the reader with the commerce of intra-extra-terrestrial activities, laws and beings ranging from ‘divinely ordered protocol’ keepers to fiends of the most hellish nature.  The book is not for the squeamish, rustic illiterate, pseudo-Victorian, Puritan minded, or those opposed to viewing the heinous deeds of men and otherworldly entities

After ten years of intermittent writing and revision, it now stands at 37,000 words which is anywhere from fifty to seventy-five percent complete.  I have a substantial amount of research still to filter and correlate, after which I hope to find reasonable approaches to weave together all loose ends and bring it to a sound conclusion, God willing.

I am actually revising the manuscript online as an exercise.  Criticisms, suggestions, and potential publishers are welcome.  Please leave your comments below.

Kind Regards,

Omar Zaid, M.D.

Characters:

ANTAGONISTS

Demons

Amane
Iblis/Satan, in his Egyptian guise)
Bagru  
Pari, Master Demon, servant of Dakar)
Yazirii  
Succubus/Harpy, possesses Yadiché)
Hormuz
folk-soul Demon Prince
Aiwaz
envoy of Hormuz

Humans

Madame Cairo
High Priestess, principle wife of Amane
Ruba
Adopted son of Ashumite Chief, shaman & Initiate
Wenkele
High Priestess, secondary wife of Amane
Akmut Anakjerub
Wenkele’s earthly husband, descendent of Jeroboam, son of Solomon
Yadiché               
the Wermid – half man, half panther
Goggeroi
common name for the Wermid
Dakarrh               
demonized sorcerer and vampire of the ancient Serpent Cult, a Nephilite Ellioud
Razel:
Dakar’s daughter, British Intelligence
Dr. Albert Dreyfus
Egyptologist, British Intelligence, Razel’s mentor,
Mambrono
Demon Prince
Adisu
Psychotic Killer from Aksum
Captain L. J. Gelder
British Officer assigned to Aksum
Madame Gelder
His wife

PROTAGONISTS

Angels 

Ezzidii … Lothar … Tolkan .. Allepo … Yamad… Tasso… Ainad  …
Terrible Quaterns (troll like warriors)

Humans

Oladuso ben Oluwakemi
Son of Ben Ono
Oluwakemi ben Ono
Shasu Patriarch
Isana
Ben Ono’s Wife, Oladuso’s Mother
Songo
Oladuso’s friend
Salasi 
The Hunter
Yusuf Bin Samah
Warrior & Assassin, our Narrator
Colibri
Wife of Yusuf bin Samah
Maldu bin Safa
the curiously gifted Yemeni Arab
Mukhtar bin Adad
Yemeni Warrior Sheik
Marga
Son of Creola the snake woman and sister of the Ashumite Chief
Krootolo 
Crocodile of Grandfather’s Gorge
The Seer / The Statesman  / The Shepherd  / The Teacher                                       Shasu Elders

PLACE NAMES

Shasum
(Village of the Shasu Tribe)
Ashum
(Village of neighboring pagans)
Aksum
(ancient capital of Abyssinia)
Karnak
(temple and occult center)
Luxor
(temple and occult center)
Tanak
(Ethiopian Lakeside City)
Taraoz
(highland plateau)
Rub al Kali
(an ancient site in the Yemen)

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