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Return of the Giants: A Dark Tale of the Nephilim Paperback – October 10, 2011
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From the Author
The actual writing of the novel began in an old Edwardian Colonial hotel -- the Mount Lavinia --- in Columbo, Sri Lanka, where I stayed for months. This was my third trip to Sri Lanka. After numerous rewrites spanning over seven years, from Berkeley to Coromandel, New Zealand (where I have a residence), the novel was completed. I am a conservative libertarian and am concerned with insider manipulation and the West's downward course where trusting people are being betrayed by their leaders for an agenda utterly alien to their interests.
About the Author
Pictured in his twenties on this web site, Robert T. Brooke is the son of a high ranking American diplomat, having grown up all over the world, including ten years in England, four and a half years in the middle east, three in India, three in Europe, going back to two early childhood years in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where his father was part of a literary community surrounding English author, Malcolm Lowry. As liberated, "open-minded progressives," his parents had no problem taking their young child to events like Voodoo Ceremonies in which the author thinks some occult doorways originally opened.
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The reason this book gets five stars is what the anonymous Mr. Brooke uncovers that has been going on in secret labs and excavation sites since 1947 and the Olmec cover-ups outside Vera Cruz, MX.
So read the book, get down to the grit and then do a little online research. It's well worth it.
The novel is based on an intriguing aside from the Old Testament that describes a race of giants who once inhabited this earth: the Nephilim. They were offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of man," bridging the gap between the human and the divine. It is an incredibly poetic centerpiece to a story about the human desire for unyielding power.
The story itself centers on a young man and his friends, all successful college graduates, who find themselves on the front lines of a battle against a nefarious elite regenerating the Nephilim to expand their dominance over the world.
That quick summary, however, doesn't really do the book justice at all.
First of all, it is globe-trekking book in which the characters are constantly on the move, introducing me (a young reader) to some places that I have since marked as "must-sees" in my future world travels.
The author obviously has a deep love for the Bay area, and writes of it with an inspired appreciation that came right through the page. And if you don't want to visit Cambridge or Northern England after reading this book, I would be very surprised. Even the descriptions of meals the characters eat will make your stomach growl.
Secondly, "Return of the Giants" distances itself from the usual thriller by describing the almost spiritual journey of young men who are seeking the truth in a world confused by mixed messages and clashing values. They know there is good in the world, and that it is worth fighting for. Their unique backgrounds bring them all to a place where they can see true evil for what it is, and have the courage to take it on to save the people they love. It is rare to find a thriller with such a deep subtext.
"Return of the Giants" is a refreshing thriller about the big ideas that face society and culture today. It's fast-paced and intriguing plot, detailed world travel segments, and honest description of young men trying to mesh the values of their upbringing with a confused world outside make this a must read.
I'm looking forward to more novels from this author.
Basically the novel deals with the possibility of the discovery of the skeletal remains of gigantic creatures that once roamed the earth prior to the worldwide flood when Noah and seven others were saved. The book does have some interesting and disturbing scenes wherein the reality if such creatures were once again to be among us and the real horrific havoc such could cause.
It is a welcomed attempt at countering the subtle but truly well crafted novels of escapist fare - Vampires, other works with intentionally confusing gender roles and the obligatory 'gay expression' but in particular diluting the reality of the eternal risk one will encounter if they continue to practice and/or place faith in such that are from another demonic spiritual realm.
I hope Mr. Brooke continues in his efforts and moves away from the cardboard characters and instead spends more time on character development.