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The Mark of Cain (The Cain Chronicles: Book One) [Kindle Edition]

A.D. Seeley
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Book Description

History as we know it is a lie. An intricate web of half-truths and falsifications spun by the most infamous murderer in history: the immortal, Cain, son of Adam and Eve. All so the truth of him and his power can stay in the shadows, with every oblivious mortal his pawn. The Mark of Cain, a paranormal romantic suspense novel, reveals the truth.

After murdering his brother, Abel, Cain was unjustly cursed by God. When the curse becomes too unbearable for him and he faces immortality alone, Cain puts his energy into claiming the Earth as his own. Now, after thousands of years living his life as some of history’s greatest conquerors, the ruthless first son of Adam finally has a controlling interest in the world with the strongest governments secretly answering to him.

Tired of the bloodshed and manipulation that has brought him to this point, Cain is ready to relax. But God has sent someone to challenge his interests: a young woman named Hara, whose very life was foretold centuries ago.

To keep God from victory, Cain sets out to woo and corrupt Hara, planning to kill her once she is no longer God’s Chosen One. At first, as she edges off the path leading toward the fulfillment of the prophecy, Cain can’t help but feel smug. However, the closer he gets to her, the more he finds that Hara’s charitable presence causes him to feel shame for the first time in his long life, and soon he finds that he no longer wishes her harm. But the prophecy is clear on this; she has to die for him to win. When it comes to her end, will he be as selfish as he has always been, or will he sacrifice himself for the love of his very long life?


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  • File Size: 584 KB
  • Print Length: 389 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KAM0FO
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun ride with only a few speed bumps October 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I don't usually spend a lot of time reading novels (I'm more of an audiobook kind of guy), but a friend mentioned that I should read this book so I picked it up. I didn't have a lot of time available so I planned on just skimming the first little bit to see if it caught my interest.

AND IT DID! I don't read very quickly, but I ate this book up and finished it the next day. The writing itself was a bit on the simple side, but it fit with the characters. The actual story, and the way it unfolded, was phenomenal! I'd love to see more from this author, and I hope to see this book given an audiobook treatment.

Despite the subject matter, I found that I was able to completely suspend disbelief through most of the novel and get pulled in (there were a couple instances that I snapped out of it and scratched my head, but was pulled back in again shortly after). I found myself thinking about the story at work the next day, and eager to get home to finish the book. Again, I can't wait to see more from this author. I don't know how it'll work out into a trilogy, but I'm keen to spend some time with these characters again!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By lilmill
Format:Kindle Edition
The Mark of Cain is a book written about what happens to Cain from the beginning of the world. It is a different perspective of the story telling of Cain's humanity, choices, and weakness. A.D. Seeley paints a story and picture that actually leaves you sympathizing with Cain and the lot of his life. It is a book that you won't soon forget and it is a love story....which is a curious combination. I absolutely loved it and would refer it to anyone.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will make a great movie!!! October 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book had me by its claws right away. I couldn't put it down. It will make an awesome movie one day and I was actually picturing the scenes in my mind as the story unfolded. It is adventure, intrigue, mystery, and action with a tiny bit of romance all rolled into one. I believe that anyone from mid-teens on up will love it. Even the guys will love it. Even though it is about Cain from the Bible, it is not religious, just a good fictional novel that is easy to read and easy to follow with lots of actual history interwoven within. I highly recommend the book. You'll be anxiously awaiting the second book of the Cain Chronicles to be released.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am so Glad I Read this Book! October 13, 2012
By Deidre
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this as a free download for Kindle and thought it sounded interesting, so what the heck. I would have been happy if I had paid for it, it was that great! The characters are well developed and the story line is, as well. As another reviewer pointed out, there are a couple of moments where you wonder why a character made a certain decision, but only a couple. I will say this, telling the ending first does not prepare you for what is to come!

As a psychology student, I enjoyed the look into what Cain's mind and thought process might be and discovering more about who he might have been and what his motivations might be. His character was the most well developed and the most interesting to learn about. Another reviewer said that the book is not religeous, but I beg to differ. A big part of the plot and many of the happeneings have to do with God's hand at work and His and Cain's relationship to each other. In exploring this, one would tend to think about one's own relationship with God. The book does not preach at you, and does tend to have a bit of a cynical view about organized religion, though not God Himself.

I fully intend to watch out for more books by Ms Seeley as she releases them, I hope she's able to keep them up to this standard!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a GREAT Read!! October 6, 2012
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I am SO glad I listened to the people telling me to read this book! I was caught from the very first page. A.D Seeley has a vivid, yet simple way of bringing characters to life and putting them in a setting you can instantly relate to. I found myself sympathizing with the worlds most evil murderer. The Mark of Cain was an unapologetic look at the age old story from the opposite perspective. You find yourself wanting to read this during commercial breaks, traffic lights (I didn't but I was Oh so tempted!), and even brushing your teeth! I can't wait for more!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic emotional book August 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
When most people think of the Biblical Cain, they simply think of Adam and Eve's son, the first murderer in history. Satisfied with that label, we tend to just leave it at that, dismiss any other thoughts of Cain, and feel saddened by Abel's death. Well, what if we were to take a closer look at Cain? See life from his point of view?

What if Cain never died?

In this incredibly story, the "what if" becomes a reality, where we get a front row seat to Cain's lives throughout history, and see his life today.

Finally able to act on a prophecy from hundreds of years ago, Cain takes joy in the belief that he'll soon best God at His own game. The cherry on top of his thousands of years of doing everything he can to hurt and go against God, and nothing's going to stop him. Taking arrogant pride in turning the life of a young girl into a game, Cain sets out to unravel plans of his rivals, and finally have complete control over the Earth.

Diving into Cain's life, and seeing the world from his point of view, is truly fascinating. Taking on a very similar conspiracy-theory feel as many of Dan Brown's incredible novels, the what-ifs and maybes brought up in this "history" of Cain's life was an adventure I hadn't been expecting. I was constantly impressed with the historical references, and the amount of thought and research that had to have gone into creating this book.

A.D. Seeley certainly did a wonderful job at creating a deep, thought-provoking, and emotion-tapping book. Writing with a style that quickly wraps you up, she very effectively made this one of my favorite books, and is on my list of authors to keep both eyes on.

This story has exhausted every single one of my emotions, in the wonderful way that only a fantastic story can do.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, interesting, engaging.
A book I would read again. This work evoked many emotions and provoked deep thought, wound together with and interesting plot and great characters. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Brenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesme
A great read! I can't put it down and I love the characters and the suspense keeps me turning the page.
Published 5 months ago by Nancy Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me...........
I frankly just did not like this book. I thought the premise was absorbing, but the execution of that premise was a big disappointment. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Atheen
4.0 out of 5 stars 4/12 stars!
The book was very good! I bought into the characters and story immediately. The only reason this is not a solid five star rating is the "extensive" narrative on one of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kris
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mark of Cain
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I didn't want to put it down. I just had to know what was going to happen next. It was so good I went and purchased Book 2. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rmhevol
3.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish it
To me, it was confusing and difficult to follow. I've been writing and reading about vampires for a lot of years....this one threw me just a little. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars a compelling read!
I found this book very simplistic in its writing, but I could'nt stop reading it. Very enjoyable, compulsive, great ending!
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Published 9 months ago by Viv
4.0 out of 5 stars A neat 'godpunk' romance
So I am hereby naming a new genre: godpunk, similar to Christian fiction but more subversive.

This one is a romance and has some religious elements. Read more
Published 9 months ago by SciFiMagpie
5.0 out of 5 stars Read... Read.... Read...
I wrote a lengthy review for the second book in the series. The same could be said for the first book. I enjoyed the story, the history, the references and the fight of love. Read more
Published 9 months ago by blessedkmd
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mark of Cain(The Cain Chronicles: Book One)
Totally an AWESOME book. Couldn't put it down and now I can hardly wait to start reading Book Two. I will definitely be reading more by A.D. Delete.
Published 10 months ago by Joy Weathers
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More About the Author

A.D. Seeley was raised in the wilds of Utah without television, which was quite conducive to the development of her imagination. For as long as she can remember, she has made up stories to lull herself to sleep, even to this day. Rarely interested in stories without darkness and pain, her interest in Vlad the Impaler led to a dream about Cain that eventually became the basis for the paranormal romantic suspense series The Cain Chronicles. She enjoys pretty much every genre, though her favorites are paranormal, urban fantasy, and anything with a dystopian society in it; basically anything where the author got to invent their own rules and worlds. Though in the city now, she still lives in Utah with her dog and stories.



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