Born Villain: 2nd Volume of ‘The Pelagius Game’ Series, Hailed “Epic Fantasy” by Critics, Throws Readers into Immortal Heroes’ Battle to Save the Church
R.J. Jerome’s ‘The Pelagius Game: Born Villain’ continues a thrilling literary concept that melds vivid high fantasy with real-world Biblical mystery. Volume one rapidly became a bestseller and, with readers chomping at the bit to dive back into the narrative’s magical realm between Heaven and Earth, Jerome is now back with book two. As with the first, don’t expect convention.
Levittown, PA – While most authors use their debut release to do nothing but test the literary waters, R.J. Jerome quickly made it clear that a first novel also presents an opportunity to rival a genre’s bestsellers. After hearing two Catholic Priests whispering during a class, Jerome couldn’t escape a burning question – what if there was a secret realm to the Biblical order that only few would ever get to experience? His ‘The Pelagius Game’ series was born.
Volume one was a roaring success, climbing the bestsellers lists and spawning a growing band of dedicated fans. Volume two, ‘Born Villain’, is finally here.
Synopsis:Born Villain, the second book in the series, continues the journey of immortal heroes, Timothy Anderson and Scott McCree, as they battle evil in an attempt to bring balance back to the Church, and win the Pelagius Game for God’s side. Together, they unite, vowing to stop Pope Orlandis’ evil plan in becoming the ultimate ruler of Earth. But in Orlandis’ idea of a perfect world, something else sinister was rising from the darkness, something with an unquenchable thirst to release the mother of all sin.
The Pelagius Game series is a must read for anyone interested in fantasy adventures with plenty of sword fights, vibrant characters, and intricate plot twists.
“There’s no real way to compartmentalize this book or series,” explains the author. “It boasts all the hallmarks of intricate fantasy, while also attempting to explore many of the mysteries that exist in the Biblical world. As mentioned, I was inspired after witnessing two priests whispering very intently at a class on Catholicism, and my mind started racing with the possibilities that could make up their conversation. Perhaps it was about something they didn’t want the rest of humanity to hear?!”
Continuing, “Initial feedback to this second installment has been overwhelmingly positive, and I’m fiercely writing volume three. There’s still plenty to explore.”
Jerome isn’t exaggerating, his readers have praised the book with five-star success. Veronica comments, “What an epic fantasy tale filled with mystery and intrigue! I absolutely loved it! I am a huge fan of this genre of fantasy writing and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by how good this story was. It is of the same quality as any of the big fantasy realm stories such as "Lord of The Rings" or "The Hunger Games". The characters have been brilliantly developed... each with its own unique identity and aura. The story line flows nicely with plenty of twists and turns and cliff hanger moments that keep you fully engaged. All in all this was a great book that kept my imagination locked in. 5 big stars!”
Another reader adds, “I loved the first book but this book is even better. I can't wait for the next.”
‘The Pelagius Game: Born Villain’, from eTreasures Publishing, is available now: http://bit.ly/1HNSoY8.
About the Author:R.J. Jerome grew up in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, where his love of art, music, and fantasy novels was born.
After graduation, Russ left America for 6 months, and traveled to England. It was there that he saw the Gloucester Cathedral. The massive, gothic architecture fueled his interest in spirituality. This spawned the idea for ‘The Pelagius Game’ series. He spent the next four years researching missing texts, attending lectures, and constructing narratives for six books.
When not busy researching religions and secret societies, you can find R.J. discussing Manchester City FC, craft beer, red wine, and absinthe's on Twitter