Where Oblivion Lives (Los Nefilim #1) (Paperback)
Harper Voyager, 9780062825612, 368pp.
Publication Date: February 19, 2019
From acclaimed fantasy author T. Frohock comes a dark, lyrical historical thriller, set in 1930s Spain and Germany, that brings to life the world of angels and demons from the novellas collected in Los Nefilim: Spanish Nephilim battling daimons in a supernatural war to save humankind.
Born of daimon and angel, Diago Alvarez is a being unlike all others. The embodiment of dark and light, he has witnessed the good and the horror of this world and those beyond. In the supernatural war between angels and daimons that will determine humankind’s future, Diago has chosen Los Nefilim, the sons and daughters of angels who possess the power to harness music and light.
As the forces of evil gather, Diago must locate the Key, the special chord that will unite the nefilim’s voices, giving them the power to avert the coming civil war between the Republicans and Franco’s Nationalists. Finding the Key will save Spain from plunging into darkness.
And for Diago, it will resurrect the anguish caused by a tragedy he experienced in a past life.
But someone—or something—is determined to stop Diago in his quest and will use his history to destroy him and the nefilim. Hearing his stolen Stradivarius played through the night, Diago is tormented by nightmares about his past life. Each incarnation strengthens the ties shared by the nefilim, whether those bonds are of love or hate . . . or even betrayal.
To retrieve the violin, Diago must journey into enemy territory . . . and face an old nemesis and a fallen angel bent on revenge.
About the Author
T. Frohock has turned her love of dark fantasy and horror into tales of deliciously creepy fiction. She currently lives in North Carolina where she has long been accused of telling stories, which is a Southern colloquialism for lying.
Check out more of her works and news at www.tfrohock.com.
Praise For Where Oblivion Lives (Los Nefilim #1)…
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Anyone interested in historical-grounded dark fantasy should give the Los Nefilim verse of T Frohock a try. There are wondrous things within to be found.”
— Nerds of a Feather
“Gorgeous writing; LGBT+; rich historical fiction... When author research this finely-tuned is paired with a solid narrative, it’s a gift. It reminds me of Anne Rice at her best.”
— KD Edwards, author of The Last Sun and The Hanged Man
“Where Oblivion Lives resonates off the page with a song like no other. Teresa Frohock’s paper symphony plays this visually captivating, pulse-quickening story with the deepest feeling. It strikes upon the heart like a bow on a violin.”
“Urban fantasy? Sure, it has elements of that. Historical fantasy? You betcha. And yet, it also has aspects of horror with the pace of a thriller. At the end of the day, this is dark fantasy at its finest.”
— Way Too Fantasy
“I would have given this book six stars if GoodReads would have let me. Well worth checking out and quite easy to jump in at this point. But, I can guarantee if you’re like me, you’ll want to go back and catch this series from the start.”
— RockStarlit Book Asylum
“It’s beautifully written. You can rely on Frohock for clear writing and, when the situation demands it, beautiful prose.”
— Mark Lawrence, bestselling author of Prince of Thorns and The Liar’s Key
“Brooding, intense, and introspective, Where Oblivion Lives evokes an eerily plausible 1932 Spain and France full of supernatural forces skirmishing in preparation for a bigger war, right in parallel with humanity. This is dark historical fantasy that sings.”
— Beth Cato, author of Breath of Earth