In Verse Described!
He called down fire and false prophets slew,
He raised the dead, conversed with angels, flew
To Heaven in a chariot of fire
And fled from Jezebel’s murderous ire.
But there is more, O so much more to tell:
Of meeting Moses and a dragon’s spell,
Shapeshifting goddesses at Cherith Brook.
Such wonders will unfold within this book!
Preface and Introduction
First installment of the audio book!
“Exemplars of this literary form,
The Epic Poem, usually write
An Invocation, and I will conform
To this convention of artistic rite.”
Book I (explicit)
Elijah lies beneath a tree in the desert, praying for death, then falls asleep. He is twice awoken and fed by an angel, who assumes a human form so as not to overwhelm the man of God. The angel is the famed warrior Abdiel. Elijah relates how he earned the name ‘Troubler of Israel’, his prophecy that no rain would fall in the land, his flight to Cherith Brook where, according to God’s command, he would be fed by ravens. Meeting the lovely maiden, Adina.
Book II (explicit)
Elijah continues his narrative. As Cherith Brook dwindled, his last night with Adina. Led in a vision to go to Zarephath, a city in Jezebel’s homeland. Meeting there a widow preparing her last meal for herself and her son, named Mehdic. Promising her the supply of flour and oil would not run out until God sent rain. Elijah’s enjoyment of a farmer’s daughter. Trying to revive Mehdic.
Elijah asks Abdiel to relate his own story. The angel describes his sole stand against Satan’s design to depose God, and his first encounter with the enemy in battle. Abdiel’s role in other key events, including parting the Red Sea and the fall of Jericho, confirms he was present at Mount Carmel when Elijah called down fire from Heaven.
Elijah continues his narrative. A night-time vision prompting his return to Israel. On the way, a shamanic journey that sets the stage for a showdown on Mount Carmel.
Abdiel and Elijah talk of dragons, then the prophet continues relating his story. Meeting the king’s administrator Obadiah, persuading him to tell Ahab of his return to Israel. Meeting with Ahab, and challenging the prophets of Baal and Asherah. The contest on Mount Carmel. The coming of rain and a race to Jezreel. Jezebel’s death threat, and Elijah’s flight into the desert.
Adina's Return (explicit)
A sisterhood of shapeshifting goddesses sustained Elijah when he hid at Cherith Brook. Now, one of them returns, and passion is rekindled!
Jezebel is not used to being crossed. She’s wanted to kill Elijah for years, and after his pronouncement that her son, King Ahaziah, will not rise from his deathbed, her hatred is more intense than ever. But who will rid her of this troublesome prophet? Enter Benaiah, a captain with his own track record of cruelty, who has long despised the “Man of God”.