Sunday, August 26, 2018

Book Tour and Giveaway: The Genes of Isis by Justin Newland

The Genes of Isis
Justin Newland

Epic Fantasy
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?


Sometimes when I sit alone and the night draws in like a curtain of fine black soot, my skin becomes ultra-sensitive. I can feel the slight vibrations of a shadow, or detect a passing wraith vainly seeking its way home. Each nerve fibre develops its own echo, so as the feeling travels from my fingertips, through the palm, along the forearm, then flashes through the scapula, it culminates in a resounding crescendo in the caverns of my soul.

Stillness ushers in this state, a strange quiescence that comes from afar. It is as if I were afloat in the midst of a great galaxy, where the sound of the millions of years hums in the inner chambers of my mind like a gentle but mysterious symphony.

When I touch its panorama, I see with my own eyes, but in a way subtly different to normal vision. I watch with other eyes. Other eyes, how is that possible? There is only me, isn't there? But there is something else, an entity, that sees through my eyes, that sees what I see. How can this be? That I can see? That the other can be? Yet I tell you it is so.

They are the Eyes of the Watchers...

My name is Akasha
I am mother of you all.
You are the children of angels.
And this is our story.
JUSTIN NEWLAND writes historical, fantasy and speculative fiction with a supernatural bent.

His first novel, The Genes of Isis (Matador, 2018), is an epic fantasy set under Ancient Egyptian skies. His second novel, The Old Dragon's Head (Matador), is a historical fantasy set in Old China and is due out in November 2018. His work in progress is a historical novel set in Prussia during the Enlightenment in the 1760’s.

His stories add a touch of the supernatural to history and deal with the existential themes of war, religion, evolution and the human’s place in the universe.

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

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

(This post contains affiliate links).


  1. I cover is intriguing, I like the colors.

  2. I love the cover! Beautiful artwork.

  3. This sounds so intriguing! The cover is just gorgeous.

  4. Everything would have been fine if it weren't for those meddling angels.

  5. The artwork of the cover is beautiful and the excerpt is engaging!

  6. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

  7. The cover is amazing. I love the colors and how they attract your eye.

  8. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book looks like an interesting read!

  9. The cover is awesome! Intriguing art work.

  10. I love the cover and the book sounds really good.

  11. I love the colours used for the cover. Beautiful! If I had the chance, I'd ask the author how long it took to write this book. I am always curious about that.

  12. What do you think of the book or the cover?

    its a very cool cover,the colors are amazing

  13. Is Akasha inspired by someone you know in real life?

  14. I liked both the excerpt, and the beautiful book cover.

  15. I like the cover, the colors are great.