A power kept secret for 2000 years. A woman who stands to lose everything.
** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **
India.When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church.
Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.
The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism.
Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?
From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fires of evil.
The first in the ARKANE series, STONE OF FIRE is a fast-paced thriller that explores the edges of faith against a backdrop of early Christian history and archaeology.
If you love a fast-paced, rollicking read, download a sample or buy STONE OF FIRE now.
"fast-paced, with shades of Dan Brown and James Rollins"
Bestselling action-adventure author David Wood
The fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, secret societies, global locations, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural.
More Thrillers in the ARKANE series:
Stone of Fire #1
Crypt of Bone #2
Ark of Blood #3
One Day in Budapest #4
Day of the Vikings #5
Gates of Hell #6
Destroyer of Worlds #7
One Day in New York #8
End of Days #9
Valley of Dry Bones #10
Love historical fiction. This book was great! The use of actual geographic locales was spot on!55
I’ve read 3 books in the ARKANE series and loved the adventure and mystery in each one. Will definitely read all 12 books in the ARKANE series. I also plan to read all of J.F.Penn’s other books of exciting fiction.55
This was a very good read. For the most part the book read flawlessly! If there was one thing I could change would be the cussing. Wasn’t much but the little that was used could have been done without! Otherwise I would have given 5 stars45
This was the first book I read by J. F. Penn and I found it intriguing and well-written, so much so that I have now read several others. I highly recommend the book and others in the Arkane Thriller series. Hard to put down!55
This book was very entertaining. As a reader and fan of authors such as Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn as well as a writer and someone who is fascinated with history I was unable to put this book down. Can’t wait to read more from this author.55
If you just want a quick fantasy adventure then this series is for you.55
This book has nothing on Dan Brown...I couldn't get into and didnt really care about what would happen at the end Update***read the book a second time and actually enjoyed it!! Ready to read book 2.35
Impeccable researched, this book is endlessly fascinating and entertaining. Those who have an understanding and appreciation of Biblical history—but still enjoy an action-packed “could-it-really-happen” adventure (without raunchy sex and language)—will love this J.F. Penn novel and will want to continue the saga.55
If you like series, this one is great! I started book 1 about 10 days ago and am up to book8 already. Several books are fairly short, but the author keeps the action rolling quite well. The characters are well described as well as the history of the artifact they're chasing in that particular book. DEFINITE recommendation for anyone who enjoys reading 👍🏼55