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A child marked by God’s hand …
A woman willing to risk her life to save what’s left of her family ...
A priest obsessed with an ancient prophecy ...
A man forced to face his past ...

Four people on a collision course with an earth-shattering destiny.

An Ethiopian priest, believing a dead man’s little girl is the key to a biblical curse, kidnaps her. The girl’s only surviving re
ebook, 324 pages
Published August 8th 2012 by Avalerion Books
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VERY GOOD: The characteristics of a 4 star book include: a great story; I loved the characters; and there was an interesting plot and unique story elements; there may have been a few odd things kept the story from being amazing. I would read it again and I would recommend it to a friend.
This book was provided by the author for an honest review.

Seat of God was definitely an intense roller-coaster ride full of plot twists and turns. This story delivered unexpected and potent gems right
Jan 22, 2013 Monica rated it it was amazing
Seat of God is a modern supernatural espionage story that draws heavily on biblical and African mythologies. This engaging tale revolves around a woman named Jasmine Rose who is willing to do anything to save a mysterious young child—the crux of this book—who may be the key to deciphering a biblical curse that, if left unresolved, will otherwise lead to the end of the world. Jasmine’s reasons for searching for the child are not altruistic, however—the child is her relative. And although the Ethi ...more
Oct 29, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I'm the kind of person that goes through phases of reading certain genres. This has been a genre that I have loved in the past but, unless it is by one of my 'chosen' authors, tend to not revisit and find new favourites from this genre. Having been given a copy of this book for an honest review it would appear that a new author has been found to draw my interest back in!!

Any of you who may have read books by authors such as Dan Brown, Chris Kuzneski, Scott Mariani or David Gibbins will know how
Sep 13, 2012 Jamie rated it it was amazing
Seat of God marks the first time we hear the voice of a talented author whose love for her subject goes far beyond what the pages can convey. This story packs quite a punch with many familiar elements - a lost child, her only family scouring the world for her, a CIA leading man, narrow escapes, boat chases, and more - but it does so with a recipe that few adventure novels have ever used. This book teaches as it entertains, taking us to places at the root of real religious mysteries that the fait ...more
Jennifer Cody
Sep 18, 2012 Jennifer Cody rated it it was amazing
This adventure pulls you in at the very start! The imagery is so vivid, I could feel the heat from the lightening! Thrilling throughout, with an outstanding ending that leaves you wanting to download the next chronicle NOW! Bravo for weaving a story that's filled with mystery, belief, high action pursuits,love and discovery! Great book for Book clubs.
Seat of God is an engaging read that entwines a biblical mystery with modern supernatural and espionage motifs. G. J. Phoenix leads the reader down a crossroad where ancient and modern mysteries collide. I read mostly non-fiction, poetry and philosophy. I write fiction, but don't read much of it anymore. However, I enjoyed this book immensely.
E. K.
Sep 27, 2012 E. K. rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, highly recommend this book.
Phoenix not only draws heavily on African mythology, she's taking the reader to multiple locations cherished by followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to show their commonality rather than their differences. Read it because its entertaining, love it because it can change your heart.
Sep 03, 2012 Deven rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this book. The parts where the little girl does the miracles were very cool. If you like Dan Brown or Tananarive Due or James Rollins you are going to love this book. It's about time someone did a story like this that speaks to followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Read it today!
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Jan 20, 2014 Gary Ostrow rated it it was amazing
I got this book because of how much I liked the author's teen piece, Haven Awakening. The style of writing was entirely different, but the ability to tell an intriguing, original story remains evident. I highly suggest.
Jul 11, 2013 G.J. rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Book club just ended and everyone thought this was an excellent book! No disappointment from anyone! Very rare in my book club. "the writer is very talented, every character had depth and the imagery from the journey was spectacular". "Destiny was incredible!" We had a whole discussion about who could play Destiny in the movie. We settled on Charlize Theron, but I still think there's a better choice than that. "I thou
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Gryffyn Jade Phoenix’s love of mythology, religion, and history inspired this debut novel, Seat of God, a story of hope and redemption. Currently hard at work on the next installment of the Ethiopian Chronicles, she divides her time between writing and enjoying life. She lives in Pennsylvania next to the sweetest place on Earth.

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