Topic: The Lord of the Earth by Dirk B.
Decided to put my thread here for now since this forum has more activity than the Mysteries & Thrillers forum. This thread is for brainstorming and additional feedback about my new trilogy. Please subscribe to the thread if interested.
The story is a supernatural thriller based on the Bible's Book of Revelation (i.e., the Apocalypse). The story will be centered around a character named Connor. The summary for book one follows:
Living in a Catholic orphanage in Rome, fourteen-year-old Connor has special gifts. He comforts the grieving, heals the sick, and casts out demons from the possessed. As the Church struggles to understand his supernatural abilities and reconcile them with accepted doctrine, priests, bishops, and cardinals in Rome are dying at an alarming rate, either by accident, suicide, or murder. Soon the Pope’s Council of Cardinal Advisers concludes the Church is being stalked by the Antichrist, and Connor becomes his main target. The Council must move swiftly to save Connor, who may be the Church’s long-awaited Christ returned in the flesh. What follows is a desperate struggle between good and evil that could decide the fate of Christendom and all of humanity with it.
In case anyone is interested, there is a loosely related short story in my portfolio called Connor. Unlike that story, the trilogy will be set in Rome and the Middle East. The priest who runs the orphanage will be the primary POV character for book one, just as Father Gregory was in the short story. I won't be getting inside the head of Connor until book two in order to maintain a sense of mystery about him in the first book.
I'm probably at least three months away from writing the first chapter since the up front research is brutal. I'll continue to post minor revisions of my Galaxy Tales story as time permits.