Nikki Persley's impressive debut novel, Serpent of Eternity, weaves a fairytale mix of mythology and horror about a young woman who must embark on a journey of self-discovery to save herself and humanity.
Anya Alan has it all - beauty, a successful writing career, a loving boyfriend, and a spacious midtown Manhattan apartment — until overwhelming feelings of paranoia and the receipt of a mysterious amulet in the shape of a snake swallowing its own tail shatter her model world.
To make matters worse, she finds herself hopelessly attracted to an enigmatic stranger who might be her stalker. Faced with ominous nightmares and circumstances she cannot even fathom, Anya struggles to hold her life together though soon questions her sanity and her identity.
Is she really who she thinks she is? Members of a secret religious society believe she is the latest incarnation of an African earth goddess and the only one who can oppose the ancient demon that pursues her. The demon shares that belief and as the Society strives to awaken Anya's memories, it plots to make her the vessel for its rebirth.
To survive, Anya must come to believe in the unbelievable, but time is running out…
Persley is a gifted storyteller. She delivers a provocative plot, skillfully crafted settings, and characters that possess depth, unique traits, strengths and flaws. Complex and captivating, Serpent of Eternity conjures "bump in the night" feelings and will keep you up reading way past your bedtime.
Praise for Serpent of Eternity…
I ENJOYED THIS NOVEL. It quickly captured my interest and held me absorbed throughout. I found it hard to believe that this was the author's first attempt at a novel. Marg Gilks, Speculative Fiction Author and Editor, Scripta Word Services
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nikki Persley has been a fantasy, science fiction, and mythology enthusiast since childhood. A native New Yorker, who grew up in Harlem and now resides in Brooklyn, she studied creative writing and literature at City College of NY. Her diverse work background includes freelance writing for clients in both the corporate and nonprofit sector. She enjoys traveling, reading, music, movies and entertaining, but most of all, she loves to write. SERPENT OF ETERNITY is her first novel and she is currently working on the second volume of her Serpent Trilogy, entitled THE SERPENT'S GIFT.
Serpent of Eternity
by Nikki Persley
Published by Wingspan Press
Fiction – Urban Fantasy
6" x 9" trade paperback, 264 pages
ISBN: 1-59594-047-2, $16.95
SERPENT OF ETERNITY is available for purchase through the author's website at http://www.nikkipersley.com online bookstores and marketplaces, such as amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, and by order at select local bookstores.