Sneak peek at Brandon's new novel

Early next year, my new novel, After the Cross will be released by Ellechor Publishing. I'm very excited about this new book because it's a completely new endeavor into the world of adventure, suspense, and archeology.

The artist who did the cover is Glenn Kim, the same man behind When the Sky Fell.

Here's what the book is about from the back cover:

Colton Foster, once hailed as a renowned expert in Latin, Hebrew and Greek, had his reputation destroyed when a shadowy antiquities dealer outwits him with master forgeries from Solomon’s Temple. Years later, his career and self-respect still in pieces, a team discovers an 800-year old letter in Istanbul and his life takes a pivotal turn. The job of translating the letter, purportedly revealing the hidden cross of Jesus, is his for the taking, and with it a chance to redeem himself.

Mallory Windom is smart, beautiful, and skilled at getting what she wants. A linguistic prodigy with a dark history, she trusts no one, an important skill in the black market antiquities trade where she regularly sells her expert talents to the highest bidder. When she’s asked to join the same research team as Colton, she eagerly accepts, seeing it as a ticket to the legitimacy she craves.


As Colton and Mallory hunt for Christianity’s most prized relic, mysterious forces seem bent on stopping them at every turn. In a race against time and hired mercenaries, Colton and Mallory’s search leads them to an ancient town in Israel. They soon discover that the most important struggle of their lives is not around them, but from within, testing their beliefs, their ethics, and their growing love for one another.

12 comments:

ℜ-₩inch said...

So that's what you've been up to! Very exciting! Doesn't sound very Sci-fi though :)

Budd said...

congrats on the new book!

Brandon said...

Hey Guys, Thanks!

And yes, it's not very sci-fi, but don't worry, a sci-fi adventure is next on the writing horizon :)

Joshua Peacock said...

Sounds really cool! I have one concern (not with the content:

"Colton Foster, once hailed as a renowned expert in Latin, Hebrew and Greek, had his reputation destroyed when a shadowy antiquities dealer outwits him with master forgeries from Solomon’s Temple."

I think there's a tense violation here. Shouldn't "outwits" be "outwitted" to match the tense of "had" and "destroyed"?

Andra M. said...

You might be right about the tense, Joshua, but also I think it could be argued. I'm not a grammartalologist by any stretch.

That said, I didn't even notice until you pointed it out. I was more interested in the story.

So kudos to you, Brandon. And congratulations!

Joshua Peacock said...

I'm not sure how that could be argued, the sentence seems impossible to me.

Mike Lynch said...

Not to worry. I e-mailed the publisher about the verb tense and she said it would be corrected. Thanks for pointing it out.

Mike

KM Wilsher said...

I've been chomping at the bit for this one! Finally!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations. Best of luck.

Cheryl

Just a Philomath said...

that sounds awesome, Brandon! I can't wait to read it! And I know the perfect person to gift it to, as well.

Dustin Mills said...

Sounds exciting! I'm still reading "When the Sky Fell" and I love it! I'll have to get this when it comes out too!

Brandon said...

Hey Josh, thanks for the heads up on that tense issue.

KM, I think you'll really like this one :)


Chyerl, thanks!

Philomath :) Yeah, it's a fun read to gift away. Hope you're own writing is going well!

Dustin, glad you're enjoying When the Sky Fell. If you like that book, you'll definitely like After the Cross. I've learned a thing or two since that first book. My writing and plotting has gotten a lot stronger ;)