The Genes of Isis by Justin Newland

Released: 28/08/2018

ISBN: 9781789014860

eISBN: 9781789011517

Publisher: Matador / Troubador

Format: Paperback/eBook

BLURB: Akasha is a precocious young girl with dreams of motherhood. She lives in a fantastical world where most of the oceans circulate in the aquamarine sky waters.

Before she was born, the Helios, a tribe of angels from the sun, came to Earth to deliver the Surge, the next step in the evolution of an embryonic human race. Instead they spawned a race of hybrids and infected humanity with a hybrid seed.

Horque manifests on Earth with another tribe of angels, the Solarii, to rescue the genetic mix-up and release the Surge.

Akasha embarks on a journey from maiden to mother and from apprentice to priestess then has a premonition that a great flood is imminent. All three races – humans, hybrids and Solarii – face extinction.

With their world in crisis, Akasha and Horque meet, and a sublime love flashes between them. Is this a cause of hope for humanity and the Solarii? Or will the hybrids destroy them both? Will anyone survive the killing waters of the coming apocalypse?


JUSTIN NEWLAND writes historical, fantasy and speculative fiction with a supernatural bent.

He lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.

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Short stories in anthologies include: The Fool of Abbot’s Leigh in Hidden Bristol and Fisher of Men in North by Southwest.

Another short story, Vallum Hadriani, is included in The Dark Half of the Year.

His first novel, The Genes of Isis, is published by Matador.

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His second novel, The Old Dragon’s Head, a historical fantasy set in Old China. is to be published by Matador in November 2018. His work in progress is a historical novel set in East Prussia during the Enlightenment in the 1760’s. All his novels deal with war, religion, evolution, and the human’s place in the universe.

My Thoughts

I love historical fantasy as I find that it opens up what I reapply liked about studying history.

In this book its Egyptian in nature which makes it even better. I love mythology even if I tend to go Greek but the next one to that is Egyptian and their deities.

The story was very entertaining and I loved Akasha as she had such am interesting character traits and just made me want to like her.

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