When Voodoo, the Catholic Church and Satan's first son collide, five teens find themselves caught between Good and Evil with no way of escape.
The story begins with the largest group demonic possessions in history when nuns and priests in 1600’s France were persecuted and died as a result – all but eight of them, that is.
Moving rapidly through the city of New Orleans in the 1800’s as Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau knew it as a child and through Haitian slave revolution, we soon arrive in New Orleans, in the sultry summer of 1975.
The novel’s narrator and 12-year-old chief protagonist, Chris, introduces you to America’s most haunted city and begins the tale of his friends and that fateful summer that finds them entwined in an ancient African Voudon prophecy involving a squadron of fearsome demons, the Catholic Church, and the return of Cain the original sinner.
In the first book of the trilogy, Voodoo Prophecies and the Original Sinner, one of the boy’s grand-mere, a practicing voodoo priestess, discovers that her grandson and his four friends are the chosen ones mentioned in the Marinette prophecy.
The boys are then faced with a decision whether to confront one of the most horrible witches in history, Madame LaLaurie, or ignore their calling. While they’re mulling over their commitment, LaLaurie seeks to release the child of Satan, Kayin (Cain of the Cain and Abel tale) on St. John’s Eve so that he might begin his 10 year reign of persecution.
Narrated throughout by the 12-year-old protagonist and steeped in the true, tumultuous history of New Orleans, the three parts of this trilogy also combine the possessed nuns of Loudon, the “casket girls” of New Orleans, the immortal Count St. Germain, and the most feared book of all: The True Red Dragon, a book that must never end up in the hands of a black magician if the Good is to have any hope at all in its long struggle against Evil.
The Voodoo Prophecies
“Alright, Steve, that’s great. Thanks. If I understand what I just heard, we are going in search of what might be Satan’s son, the amazing growing baby who got a pocket-knife monogram carved into his forehead, has boiling blood, who Marie Laveau wants imprisoned and the Church takes him away. Did anybody in here just hear that sentence? And I didn’t even mention the swamp monster or the damn Loup Garou you want to chase. Hello?” I pleaded.