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The Days of Laméch [Kindle Edition]

Jon Saboe
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In the aftermath of the Family Wars, the Semyaz arrive from unknown lands with a message of peace and hope. Their advanced technology and wisdom helps to rebuild the fallen cities, and their teachings that all people are Children of the Light promises to ensure that such horrific wars are a thing of the past.
But there are those who don’t trust their motives—or their stated promise to improve the human race. Are the Semyaz altruistic benefactors, or do they represent the ultimate enslavement—or even eradication—of humanity as we know it?
The youthful and reckless Laméch is ripped from his comfortable city life and thrust into a centuries-old resistance where he discovers the true nature of the Semyaz and their multi-generational designs on humanity.
Numerous clandestine operations bring him face to face with their secret research facilities, his long-absent grandfather—and a beautiful dark-haired prisoner who teaches him the true meaning of love and sacrifice.
Laméch learns a new kind of warfare that entails trusting the plan established by his grandfather—even though it seems destined to grant the Semyaz certain victory.

About The Days of Laméch
The Days of Laméch is the long-anticipated prequel to the award-winning The Days of Peleg, delving into the mysteries of the ancient Family Wars and drawing back the curtain on an age of antediluvian enlightenment—and ultimate devastation.

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About the Author

Jon Saboe resides in Baltimore, MD with his lovely wife, Valory, where he works as a Network Administrator and Web Developer for a medical company.
He received his Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and currently guest lectures in area schools on Information Theory and Intelligent Design.
He is also a concert pianist, an avid chess enthusiast, and a practitioner of jiu-jitsu.

Product Details

  • File Size: 797 KB
  • Print Length: 525 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 143274643X
  • Publisher: Enoch Press (June 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058W03J8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #837,157 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Days of Lamech, a readers perspective July 28, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed Jon's latest book. Having read the previous book, I had an idea of Jon's writing style. Jon has an uncanny ability to paint a picture with words that cause me to visualize what I am reading. His chapters are long enough to complete a thought but not too long as to loose their focus. They are intriguing at their close which compels the reader to continue.

Jon is very creative yet maintains enough of a link to actual scientific discoveries and plausible technology to give the reader a sense of realism.

We can identify with characters, watch them progress, sense their emotions and join in their challenges.

Great read, could not put it down, can't wait for the next "The days of ...."
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it July 30, 2011
Thankfully Saboe has decided to craft another story combining history and a bit of speculation. This book is much shorter than the previous book but lacks for nothing. Great story, and great plot continuation. You learn to identify with and eventually root for the characters. If you love history, or science fiction, this book is right up your alley.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story August 20, 2011
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I had read Days of Peleg with great enjoyment, and I was worried what Jon would be able to do with before the flood, because there is so much less information available, even for someone who digs as deep as he does. My worries were groundless. Jon has several very interesting ideas about what the antedeluvian world might have been like, the Semyaz being the most important. I know of no other author who writes historical fiction that presents our ancestors as capable, intelligent, and educated. The novel has a solid grounding in Genesis, and the speculations are really fun. Bravo.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Biblical Science Fiction? Great Stuff! October 23, 2011
By Akiva
The Days of Lame'ch by Jon Saboe brings us a new work from the author of The Days of Peleg (which we reviewed previously). This work loosely can be called a prequel of The Days of Peleg.

Mr. Saboe continues his unique approach from his previous work, immersing you in a different and unique world view. He builds a image of our ancient world based on the narrative from the Torah (or Bible), Jewish Midrashim, other ancient stories and sources, and blending it together with history, archeology, and ancient oddities that have been discovered.

The result could perhaps be called a biblical science fiction narrative. Or maybe, just maybe, the reality Mr. Saboe creates for us was real, which is his point in creating it from biblical narrative + midrashim (Jewish biblical legend-stories) + history, archeology, and so forth.

The story begins, so to speak, with Parshat Berashis - Genesis from the bible, 4:17 with the birth of (according to the Torah Lemech, with some pronunciations Lamech), the brief noting of the accounts of the people of the time (building of cities and so forth), and with Genesis chapter 6, the addition of the "nefilim" (6:4). This very strange passage says, "The Nefilim (commonly translated as giants) were on the earth in those days and later. And the Bnei Elokim (the `sons of G-d') came to the daughters of man and fathered with them. They were the mightiest ones who ever existed, men of renown."

Now Rashi has an exceptional comment on these pasukim, "They were called that because they fell and caused the world to fall", which Targum Yonatan says they were so called because they were fallen angles. Others interpret this differently.)

This gives our author the jumping off point for his story.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece August 5, 2011
Imaginative and thought-provoking. Saboe (once again) seamlessly integrates a fast-paced and gripping adventure with the most profound of theological, philosophical, historical, and scientific ideas. Deep, but easy to read; spiritual, but not preachy. Well done!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for everyone who loves science fiction! August 7, 2011
I had been looking forward to this book ever since I read his first novel, "The Days of Peleg". When he released the first few chapters, I knew it was going to be another great read!

The Days of Lamech is essentially a fictionalized account of Genesis 5-6, but with a number of interesting sci-fi twists such as the Power Houses (wireless electricity generating towers built into huge pyramids) to the massive rail-gun and the underground laboratories and genetic experiments of the Semyaz.

The book has a fast-paced, action-filled plot in which the young, head-strong Lamech is recruited by an underground resistance to collect information on the strange Semyaz race. There is a very sinister tone throughout the story that grows progressively darker as the resistance learns more about who the Semyaz really are, and what their ultimate goal for humanity is.

Saboe provides a great picture of the pre-Flood world and their possible technologies, many of which we have invented ourselves within the last century. The book and many of the sci-fi objects/concepts that are utilized were very well-researched and explained, and additional information is once again provided in the appendicies. The pre-Flood world was also elegantly described based upon fossil and geological discoveries, especially given the sparse amount of information we have.

I especially enjoyed the short history notes by Amoela which introduced each chapter; it gave the reader the impression that they were reading actual history and gave them something to keep in the back of their mind as they followed the story.

If you liked "The Days of Peleg", you'll enjoy this book just as much (if not more)!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great read...
I actually like this story of what happened in the days of noah. While I may not agree with every theological view the writer holds, there are ways to create fictional story based... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Derrick E. Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
Very good book. Really enjoyed reading this. As with Days of Peleg, this book changed and broadened my world view and challenged me to ponder some really deep stuff.
Published on May 10, 2013 by Emmie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading
After reading this book I went back and read Genesis in a new light. Well written and thought out. I went ahead and read his second book also.
Published on March 19, 2013 by Samwise
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 'What If' to Antiquity
The story moved along at a fairly decent pace, the characters were engaging and the plot certainly gives plenty of room for additional conjecture and thought. A good read!
Published on March 5, 2013 by Karen L. Prentice
4.0 out of 5 stars Very close story Noah art ????
Very good reading, you not get bored for ages that love a good story line.
Would love to read book one. Hope there is another book.
Published on February 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put the book down until I finished it
I highly recommend this book. It was fun to read, full of mystery and creativity. One of my favorite creations was the floating island.
Published on February 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Days of Lamech
Very interesting and enlightening novel. It makes me want to read more! I was actually sad to see the story end. Great book.
Published on February 5, 2013 by Cheryl A. Macke
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but somewhat disappointing
I bought and read this book after completing Saboe's previous installment "The Days of Peleg." While the "Days of Lamech" is in many ways the equal of its predecessor, it... Read more
Published on August 18, 2012 by Arnon
5.0 out of 5 stars Days of Lamech is a solid effort at exploring the Biblical origins of...
Days of Lamech is a solid effort at exploring the Biblical origins of Ancient Man

Mr. Saboe continues the excellent practice begun in his Days of Peleg with the... Read more
Published on June 11, 2012 by Jared Constantinople
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic novel!
Jon Saboe delivers again with his prequel "The Days of Lamech." The book starts off with a great deal of adventure and continues throughout the entire novel as our hero Lamech... Read more
Published on June 10, 2012 by Splintz77
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