Two Great Epics, One Master Storyteller!

(Now joined by Abdiel’s audiobook narration)

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Hailed as “an exemplar of epic poetry,” Abdiel crafts visionary tales inspired by Bible themes, Shakespeare, and mythology. Combining prophetic miracles, dueling angels, and shapeshifting creatures, his verses recall the epics of Homer, Dante, and Ovid.


1. Obama’s Dream

It’s April 2015. President Barack Obama is sleeping in the White House, though not peacefully, when two great angels sweep into the Master Bedroom.


2. Elijah

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!

Reviews

“I didn’t think the books could be topped by an audiobook, but the audiobook is 5* fantastic! I am in awe of these works of Homeric proportion.”
Andrea L. Stoeckel, Rockinrev Review


“Absolutely wonderful and hypnotic narration, his voice flowing over gently with the narrative song of his words.”
Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews, Top 10 Books of 2018


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

Hear the Author read from The Epics Collection


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)