Today, I'm sharing an excerpt from Dark Dawn by Melissa Brodsky and Nicole Andrews Moore.
In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. He created light and dark. Sparkling aquamarine waters, lush green lands and expansive blue skies. Majestic mountains rose from the grounds, meandering valleys with bubbling rivers forged through the earth. The sun warmed the soil and trees and grass burst forth, greens contrasting with blues and browns creating an explosion of colors. Birds playfully dotted the skies and harmoniously chirped in trees. Fish blasted through currents and leaped through waves of the oceans. Creatures of every shape rose and inhabited this pristine infant land. A man formed in God’s image sprang up from under a tree and then a woman from his rib. God chose to call the man Adam and his woman, Eve. Pure, clean air was inhaled, and life began. And God was satisfied, his creation was perfect and he decided to rest.
While God reclined peacefully, contemplating the beauty, wonder, and goodness of all his creation, darkness prepared to take hold. Though all was made with the best of intentions, he never considered what evil might be lurking. It never occurred to him that for every positive action, there could be an equally negative reaction. He never pondered that while he was upsetting the balance of creating something from nothing that the dark nothings might become something horrible, something savage, something bent on destroying the light.
Chaotic times ensued and God foresaw the darkness running rampant, completely out of control. He saw the danger that threatened his creation. He realized his work was yet unfinished. He had to design something more. It was time for an angel. Just as he had done with man and woman not so long before, the angel was created in God’s image. Unlike man, who had only the basest of abilities, he gave the angel the gift of strength to fight the dark and immortality to ensure his longevity. There was no telling how long the war between the light and dark would last. When he was done, he called upon his angel, his helper, Salathiel.
And saving the best for last, here's a link to their trailer for the book. It really is a beautiful thing, and I wish I could make something like this for my own stuff...