There are two books in The Children of Adam series, with a third to be written, they are: 1. The Second Conflict & 2. The Final Rite Backstory. In the beginning The King of Kings and Lord of Creation, brought with him across the universe a fearsome host of Angels, whose powers were raw and naive. They then carried out their kings will to create a perfect world called Near Earth. Nothing was beyond them; each had different and distinct powers so great, that together with the four Lords of the Elements, they could accomplish anything. They had children and gradually twelve tribes were formed who separated and occupied the four quarters of the compass, each quarter being ruled by one of four kings, collectively kwn as The Magii. Once they had finished what needed to be done, The Lords of Elements concealed themselves, relying on Hermes, one of the sons of the King of Kings, to call them if their presence was required to discharge their part of an ancient promise. This perfect world almost immediately disintegrated into chaos, because Hermes brother Satan, became jealous of those around him who did t have his father's blood, but were preferred to him in the ruling and governing of their new world. He then convinced some of the other Princes who were born of the Arch Angels and also been passed over, to rebel and abuse their powers which they used to seduce most of the tribesmen, who were promised that Satan would increase their power if they joined with him. This jealousy and rebellion resulted in Satan's father setting his brothers Hermes and The Smith against him and his followers, which ended up with them being cast out of their perfect world called Near Earth into a new world, The World of Men. Satan and his followers then gathered strength and eventually crossed The Rainbow Bridge dividing the two worlds to confront his father and brothers once more. Satan was well beaten, but refused to yield, which resulted in his escape. The Princes who joined him however, were along with their evil creations, incarcerated for a 1000 years. They included Lucifer, Appolyon, Baal, Asmodeus, Beelzebub and others who had over time created the seven rungs of hell. This conflagration was kwn as 'The First Conflict.' After this, the rest of Satan's followers and their families, were banished yet again to exist in The World of Men, a place w devoid of everything that had been created for them, where they had to learn to survive on their own, the memory of who they were and the kwledge and power they once had, being erased. A few of Satan's followers who were originally tribesmen also avoided detection and shared some of his power in return for protecting him across time. They were allowed to dominate and rule however they liked and did t care about the price they paid for this privilege, as a result, some even became immortal and were worshipped as gods. Seeing this, the rulers of Near Earth sent an army after Satan and anyone who supported him. Many perished on either side, netheless, he survived and waited for the 1000 years to end, so that he and his followers could join with those who would be released and conquer Near Earth, and in so doing destroy their ancient enemy and rule the two worlds. The back-story referred to above is alluded to throughout. The first book, 'The Second Conflict,' commences when the 1000 years ends, when Appolyon tries to convince Lucifer and the other princes of darkness, that his plan to attack their old enemy rather than sue for peace is their only choice, since otherwise they would be reduced to igminy. Agreement is reached, promises are exchanged and battle plans are drawn up on the assumption that Satan will come to their aid with what remains of his army. Thereafter The Second Conflict commences between the Appolyon and Lucifer's army and the armies of the four quarters, consisting of what remains of The Twelve Tribes on Near Earth. This army is headed by Hermes and three of the old rulers
John O'Halloran has been an English Freemason for over thirty five years. Having taken part in countless ceremonies, he became convinced they were incomplete and probably hidden in other Masonic orders, which led him to explore his instinct. His search took him to the Rose Croix order, where he became a Past Sovereign and 30th Degree. Eventually he became a High Priest in the mysterious Knights Templar Priests order and a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. His discoveries made him certain there remains a silent but serious fight to bring peace back to this forlorn planet - the history and current threat to which he explores in this, his second novel in a series of three.