The Flame Imperishable: December's Children
By Joe Becker
The title for this novel by Fargo author Joe Becker comes from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion: "And since I have kindled you with the Flame Imperishable, Ye shall show forth your powers ..."
Joshua "Ryder" Savage never had reason to think demons were real . . . until the night one killed his brother Eli and turned everything Ryder thought he knew about his world upside-down. Now Ryder is on the lam, being protected by a secretive group of men who not only claim that Eli was one of their lot, but that he was also a demon-killing angel.
As the startling secrets of his younger brother's life slowly come to light, Ryder finds himself thrust into a dark underworld populated with worse things than just demons, and powerful beings on both sides are vying for Ryder's allegiance. Struggling with both his grief and his tenuous grip on sanity, Ryder must find a way to protect what is left of his old life while also trying to come to terms with what his dead brother's sect believes him to be: an all-powerful being known as The Wielder, the one they believe will lead God's Army in the coming Armageddon.
354 pages. Softcover.