A Dangerous Prophet for Dangerous Times!

Israel. 9th-century BC. Jezebel has killed the true prophets of the Lord, and Elijah must flee her wrath.

But he is not alone. Embraced by a shapeshifting goddess, counseled by a great angel, he is empowered to call down fire from Heaven!

In the spirit of Dante, Shakespeare, and Homer, this 12-book epic relives the stunning miracles of the great prophet as described in the Old Testament—fed by ravens, raising the dead, commanding the rain, calling down fire from Heaven, outrunning horses, ascending to Heaven.

But along with all this, the author weaves a rich thread of mythological influences: shapeshifting goddesses, shamanic journeys, dueling dragons, Queen Jezebel’s seductions, and dissension in the ranks of King Ahab’s bodyguard.

Raunchy yet reverent, and now joined by the author’s own audiobook narration, this timeless tale takes wing in the poet’s pen, the poet’s voice!


“An epic tale, Biblically based, but with considerable writer’s freedom that makes the book wholly entertaining.”
San Francisco Review of Books

“Fun, interesting, and entertaining, with elements of a heroic quest, pure fantasy, and sexy romance.”
Karen Siddall


“A monumental epic poem about the struggle between Elijah—with a little angelic support and a few friends—against Ahab and Jezebel and all their armies, priests, and whatever supernatural support the priests could provide… The telling was riveting, and you don’t need to know the story ahead of time to be moved by it.”
Kit Donner


“LeRoy has a great talent for writing an epic poem, and his hypnotic voice lends grandly to the narration of the story.”
Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews, Top 10 Books of 2018

 

Hear the Author read from Elijah


Audiobook excerpts

1/ Introducing my epic poem.
“Introduction. Elijah’s life… in a chariot of fire.”
(00:06, from Introduction)

2/ Calling on muses for inspiration.
“He called down fire,… whispered instead.”
(00:35, from Invocation)

3/ We discover Elijah in the desert, praying for death.
“Beneath the Juniper… unto an angel’s touch.”
(00:54, from Book I)

4/ Elijah’s first sighting of the lovely maiden, Adina.
“The Lord instructed me … as if in duet with the stream.”
(01:52, from Book I)

5/ Adina leads Elijah into the woods!
“Deeper in we walked… suggesting invitation.”
(02:36, from Book I)

6/ Elijah prays over a corpse.
“I put the boy… Nay what have I to do with thee!”
(04:01, from Book II)

7/ Elijah’s shamanic journey.
“The shaded parts… here, they call me Merlin.”
(05:11, from Book IV)

8/ Elijah readies for battle with the false prophets of Baal!
“On the adjacent slope… The god who sends down fire, is God!”
(06:20, from Book V)

9/ Heaven mobilizes when Elijah prays!
“Thy cry as incense burned… chanted their war cries.”
(09:48, from Book V)

10/ The angel reascends to Heaven.
” ‘Elijah, that thou mayst … which one with him becomes.”
(10:21, from Book VI)

11/ Adina returns!
“Now as Elijah’s convulsions subside… she down his body slides.”
(11:43, from Book VII)

12/ Elijah encounters the Lord on Mount Sinai!
“The water still again,… I am about to pass by.’ “
(12:44, from Book VII)

13/ Jezebel’s bedroom manipulations.
“The queen draws closer now… I never could resist you, Jezebel.’ “
(13:30, from Book VIII)

14/ Jezebel plies her seductive arts on a soldier.
“The ailing king… To have the queen and monarchy entire.”
(13:59, from Book XI)

15/ Fifty soldiers versus one prophet!
“Their way now steep… But death descends ere one is fled.”
(16:08, from Book XI)

16/ Sonnet celebrating the love of Elijah’s life.
“There’s a recurrent theme… through the eyes’ awakened light.”
(17:34, from Book XI)