In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales

In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales

Georgia McBride Laureen Cantwell Christina Raus Stephen Clements Nicole Crucial Mike Hays Elle O'Neill Lora Palmer / May 24, 2019

In the Beginning Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales In the Beginning Oct Eight authors come together to build a powerful collection of dark young adult short stories inspired by the mysteries faith and darkness found within the Bible Old Tes

  • Title: In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales
  • Author: Georgia McBride Laureen Cantwell Christina Raus Stephen Clements Nicole Crucial Mike Hays Elle O'Neill Lora Palmer
  • ISBN: 9781939765741
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Beginning Oct 25, 2016 Eight authors come together to build a powerful collection of dark young adult short stories inspired by the mysteries, faith, and darkness found within the Bible Old Testament and New Testament, iconic and obscure figures alike are illuminated, explored, and re envisioned throughout this charity anthology from Month9Books IN THE BEGINNIIn the Beginning Oct 25, 2016 Eight authors come together to build a powerful collection of dark young adult short stories inspired by the mysteries, faith, and darkness found within the Bible Old Testament and New Testament, iconic and obscure figures alike are illuminated, explored, and re envisioned throughout this charity anthology from Month9Books IN THE BEGINNING, ed Laureen Cantwell and Georgia McBrideDaniel and the Dragon by Stephen ClementsA troubled orphan named Habakkuk dutifully follows his master, the prophet Daniel, into temples of blood thirsty demon gods, battles with unspeakable horrors, and bears witnesses to mind breaking evil until his master s zealous defiance of the king s law seals their fate.Babylon by Nicole CrucialFar above the earth, in Second Eden, where moments and eternities all blur together, young Babylon befriends Sefer, the Book of Life As Babylon awaits the moment she ll fulfill her destiny, she and Sefer try to understand the world in which they live.Last Will and Testament by Mike HaysA homeless young boy, Baz, bears the weight of humanity on his shoulders and upon his body When dark forces test a new found friendship, Baz s willingness to bear the ugliness of their world will be shaken The Demon Was Me by Sharon HughsonBased on the story of the demon possessed boy healed by Jesus, this tale provides a glimpse into a post apocalyptic world where a teenage boy seeks to journey to a better land and yearns to discover the kind of man he s meant to be, only to be hijacked by an evil spirit intent upon chipping away at the hope, faith, and resilience of its host.The Deluge by Marti JohnsonA non believer shares the story of Noah s ark building and the deadly downpour that follows Fear, faithlessness, and the fallibility of mankind collide in a community where second chances aren t unlimited and a better late than never attitude just might be your doom Condemned by Elle O NeillJust sixteen years old, Barabbas finds himself pulled out of Routlege Academy and into a reality show competition against Jesus himself where the reward for the winner is life.First Wife by Lora PalmerIn a first person retelling of the saga of Jacob, Rachel and Leah, themes of family, deception, guilt, and heartache emerge amidst the first days of Leah s marriage to Jacob a marriage mired in trickery a mere week before Jacob was to marry Leah s sister Rachel.Emmaculate by Christina RausBased on the story of Mary s Immaculate Conception, we enter the troubled mind of Emma, who finds herself torn between her religious upbringing and the purity ring that binds her to her boyfriend and the pregnancy that results from her relationship with another boy.

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        Georgia loves a good story Whether it s writing her own, or publishing someone else s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT and the weekly yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading She lives in North Carolina with four dogs, a frog, a parrot, 2 kids, parents and a husband.


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    1. My reason for deciding to read this: I had just finished reading another book which had the narrator making bible references that left me confused and thinking "Someone should do a retelling of some of these stories."Well, apparently someone heard me because I was informed about this tour the very next day. (Or maybe later that day, I can't say.)That being said it should be obvious that I've never read the bible. (My grandma use to take me to church but I stopped after they scared the crap out [...]


    2. ***Disclosure: I received a free copy in exchange for a review.***All anthologies are hit & miss, dependent upon the style of the authors involved. This one's more hit than miss- good ideas, flawed execution.What's Good: "The Demon was Me" had an organic flow to it, trying to fight the demon's possession even as he knew it was a losing battle. Only thing is you won't understand how a bunch of grown men had so much trouble keeping a teenaged boy restrained "Deluge" was the best story- seeing [...]


    3. If you love bible stories and also love to read things on the darker side then this anthology is perfect for you. The authors take stories from the bible and put an unexpected spin on them. My favorite story is The Deluge because Noah's story is probably my favorite bible story and I liked the way the author portrayed how things could have went so differently. Some have a tinge of the supernatural or paranormal and some don't but they are all wickedly awesome in their own way. The one thing that [...]


    4. This was an interesting read. I checked out the blurb and wasn’t sure if it was something for me or not, but I wanted to give it a go. I am glad I did as it was a very unique read, but I see it as more of a Marmite book (meaning that you’ll love it or hate it) and a lot of that may be based on the fact that it is based round a biblical nature. Don’t let that hold you back. I am not a religious person at all, but I found the stories very interesting and they were written quite well. It is a [...]


    5. Read my full review HERE, inclusive of my thoughts on every story from this anthology.3.5 starsThe fact that In The Beginning is a retelling of Bible verses and stories was what drew me to pick it up, but I was conflicted. What if I don’t recognise any of the stories that are being retold? Thankfully, there are verses included at the start of each chapter that tell readers where the authors drew their inspiration from and give them a rough idea of what the story may be about.Each retelling was [...]


    6. Overall, I’ll balance this book out at about 3 1/2 stars out of 5. Honestly, it wasn’t quite what I expected; I had thought the entire anthology would be more along the fantasy lines of the first two stories, but still, it was thoroughly thought-provoking to see these Biblical histories explored and examined in different ways.If you'd like to read what I thought of each individual story, you can find the full review on Verbosity Reviews.I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book.







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