Big. Bold. Brave. Descent of the Gods is an epic tale told with distinct style, tone and voice while staying respectful to the faith.
– Richard K. Coverage Writer & Script Judge
After watching evil spread unchecked throughout the world before the flood, angels descend in human form to intervene. But as their mortal forms are tempted by the very sins they came to eradicate, Enoch, a young villager, risks everything to ensure they do not fall as mankind did in Eden.
The Descent of the Gods launches an epic trilogy about the first age of our world, delving deeply into our own origins by retelling the visitation of our planet by beings from beyond our dimension.
If you are expecting just another Biblically inspired story, you’ll be surprised. The imaginative and gripping plot keeps you on the edge of your seat as you wonder – “Why hasn’t anyone told this story before?”
– Oliver Kujawski
The story is a Biblical action epic set in the Antediluvian Age after Creation and before Noah’s Flood. It is based on the brief account given in Genesis 6:1-4. This account, although only briefly mentioned in the Bible, is referenced in much more detail in historical Jewsish accounts, by the early church fathers, and by other extra-Biblical sources. These sources were consulted to help fill in the story’s details, while remaining true to the Biblical account, theology, and overall context.
Read the second draft HERE while the final novel is being finished.
Read the finished screenplay HERE.
The Descent of the Gods will be followed by Children of Wrath & Sons of God. These sequels are currently in active development.
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Set in the age after The Fall and before Noah’s Flood, mankind is filling the virgin earth and discovering they truly have the choice of living honestly and in harmony with their fellow man, or seeking power over them through brute force.
Many years after killing his brother Abel, Cain and his descendants have built their own civilization and are determined to subjugate the other tribes under their rule. There are a few Cainites that protest their barbarism – especially one girl named Naamah, whose brother is destined to rule their people when Cain dies.
Enoch, a descendant of Seth (who Eve bore after she lost Abel), only wants to live out a quiet and peaceful life in his mountain village. That hope is dashed when he is captured as a slave by the Cainites during a vicious raid.
Angels, unable to bear the sight of evil spreading unchecked among men, descend to the earth, taking on mortal form to set things right as they see fit. At first, the angel Azrael resisted his brother’s insistence on overstepping their heavenly mandate by coming to earth without heaven’s express orders to do so. But when he saw Naamah’s pure and innocent soul in danger, he put his reservations aside, and led the angels into the mortal dimension.
Standing before mankind at last, they are welcomed to earth with reverence and fear. They set about making their changes, all the while preparing the Cainites to take a new war throughout the earth – a holy war in heaven’s name after the angels return to their rightful home.
Azrael chooses Naamah to lead the Cainites instead of her warmongering brother. Enoch prepares to return to his village. It appears that a new day is dawning for mankind.
But when Azrael realizes that he is falling in love with Naamah, he knows that he must soon return to heaven.
But all begins to unravel when an enemy tribe kidnaps one of the angels. Demonstrating to everyone that these ‘gods’ can bleed and are not invincible, the awe and fear that people had for the angels are replaced with doubt and suspicion.
The angels desperately set out to regain their lost companion. In the ensuing struggle, the captive angel is killed and the angels go berserk, massacring the tribe responsible for his death. Azrael is devastated by his loss, and unsure if heaven will willingly receive them back after such a terrible act.
Meanwhile, Enoch discovers that the angels were hiding a terrible secret – although Azrael came with noble intentions, his comrades had goaded him into coming as an excuse to indulge in earthly pleasures that were denied celestial immortals. While claiming to be untouched by vice and condemning mankind for their imperfections, they had intentionally come to participate and experience the very things they had denounced. They had hid their activities from the general populace, and from their leader Azrael himself.
Given the opportunity to return to the peaceful life he always wanted, Enoch instead chooses to stay and calls out the angels for their hypocrisy, confident that Azrael can rectify the wrong and restore the people’s faith in the angels.
But when the grieving Azrael returns – as furious as he is to hear of their betrayal – he is unable to turn his back on his brothers, choosing instead to silence Enoch for complicating his delicate situation.
As Enoch faces a public and dreadful execution, he finally is able to forgive his enemies for the injustices he has suffered in his life. God sees that this man’s loyalty transcends his own desires and that he is a willing vessel that can be used for good. It is at that moment that God anoints him as the very first human prophet – the mouthpiece of God – and delivers him from death.
Speaking for God, Enoch gives the angels a chance to admit their mistakes and return to heaven – chastened but eligible for restoration. Appalled and outraged that they must negotiate with God via a lesser creation, the angels refuse and instead attempt to destroy Enoch.
With Naamah’s help, Enoch escapes and sets out to find the legendary Land of Eden, where it all began…
The Descent of the Gods ends with the revelation that some of the women that the angels had taken for concubines are pregnant… And Azrael fears that their coming was no accident, it was planned by someone else, who has very sinister intentions.
Thus the passage in Genesis, writings from the Dead Sea Scrolls, and historians such as Josephus are finally come to life as a story that modern audiences can enjoy. The story is then continued in ‘The Children of Wrath’ and ‘The Sons of God’.