Series: The Lilith Scrolls #1
Release Date: August 13, 2014
What if you discovered there was time before time began? What if everything you thought was true, was not? What if there was a beginning before, “In the beginning”? What if another story was unfolding within our time? A story steeped in loss, love, betrayal, and secrets?
On her twenty-third celebrated birthday, Lilith arrived in Scotland, following clues she had secretly collected about her past. Little did she know that her arrival at the Rosslyn Chapel would reignite one of the oldest wars of all time- The Fall. Sides will be chosen, lives will be lost, and the secret kept all this time by the Illuminati will be exposed.
Welcome to Eden. The place where magic was born, trees are gateways to other realms, and Angels aren’t what you think they are. Meet Lilith. A young woman with an incredible story; one she isn’t supposed to know, much less tell. Meet Sam. A man with an unknown past and powers that rival Lilith’s.
Go back in time. Back to the garden. Experience the magic of creation, the wonder of nature, and the betrayal that destroyed it all.
B.L. Marsh has created a distinctive and magical world with her debut novel, The Lilith Scroll. Sam and Lilith’s story is elegant and charming. The romantic element of their story was heart-warming and endeared them to me immediately. I enjoyed experiencing their character evolutions as they progressed on their journey. I quickly found myself immersed in this fantasy world and enchanted by the cast of complicated and fascinating characters B.L. has written. Their histories and futures are completely intertwined, allowing me to invest myself entirely in this book.
“Here in the dreamscape is where we can be together. Here we can grow up together, as was intended. In this realm that I have created for us, we are children growing in friendship. A friendship I know will become so much more. A friendship that will define both of us.”
B.L. has carefully crafted a world that is intelligent, complex and bathed in historical and religious significance. The elaborate planning that went into every detail of this story blew me away. The intricately constructed moments of this journey ensure that this story is vibrant and captivating. The Lilith Scroll kept me guessing and challenged me to figure out where Sam and Lilith were headed and how the secondary characters came into play. The numerous entities of this magical universe are expertly woven together to create a multi-dimensional world that kept me enthralled.
“Her soul mate made the ultimate sacrifice, gifting his magic as a shell around her soul to protect her from ever falling to the Shade.”
Since this book is designed as part of a series, there is still a lot of room for Sam and Lilith to grow as individuals and develop their relationship. There are plenty of remaining questions that need to be answered, but that will come with the natural progression of this story. I am excited to see the chemistry between Sam and Lilith continue to develop as they move forward on their journey together. Based on the sparks flying between these two, I have a feeling there are some scorching moments on the horizon for them. B.L. Marsh’s did a wonderful job with her debut novel and I am eager to further discover the secrets of The Lilith Scroll throughout the rest of the series.
With his hand on the back of the most beautiful creature he had ever laid eyes on, Samael decided nothing would stand in his way. This was what he wanted. He wanted her. He wanted to tell her everything. He had no idea who she was, but one thing was certain — the immortals were not going to take this perfect creature from him. His need to claim her was beginning to override his common sense and any sense of self-preservation. He’d known he was gone the moment she’d first glanced up at him. His immortal heart had stopped beating. Her eyes were the same exact color as his — a crystal-clear blue with flecks of amber. When she’d fallen into his arms a few minutes before, Sam had been overwhelmed with emotions he had long since forgotten.
For the first time in his years of walking this planet, Sam began to feel. He actually experienced an emotion. And that scared him more than anything he had faced thus far. This woman, who was so expertly hiding her identity from him, was the key to something in his past. He wasn’t about to let her out of his sight again.
As it was, he had been reduced to a teenage stalker attempting to pry into her mind, casting subtle revelation spells, and following behind her at a distance. The monumental effort it took to conceal his own identity from her was beginning to drain him.
He could tell her heart was racing. She seemed spooked by something; maybe she felt their connection, too. He knew she was not a mortal, but even with all the subtle spells he had been casting, he could not get a read on who she was. Who she was did not matter, not yet at least. Maybe he should just walk away. But the thought of leaving her caused his chest to ache again. He rubbed his hand absentmindedly over his heart.
“Are you feeling well?” Lilith asked.
“My apologies. Yes, angel, I am well. I was a little distracted by something, but you have my full attention now. What do you want to talk about?”
He picked up a piece of her hair and ran the silken curls through his fingers.
Lilith decided to let down her guard and see what the measure of this man was. Turning in her seat, she looked him straight in the eye and spoke the ancient spell for determining a friend or foe.
“If I said, With those who believe, what you would say?” Lilith asked, hoping he knew the correct response.
“I would say, Comes great strength and power.” He smiled.
“Who are you?” Lilith whispered.
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B.L. Marsh has been writing and telling stories her entire life. She is a music teacher, guest lecturer and runs Master Classes. Her academic research is focused on the L’homme arme tradition, the Dead Sea Scrolls, chant transmission in the Medieval and Renaissance, and Gnostic and Kabbalah history. Her passion for spirituality, mythology and developing her relationship with God are parts of her Rule of Life. In her reading of the Bible and other extra-biblical texts however, she began to daydream about the characters, about how life was back then, and how cool it would have been to walk in the Garden with God. Her stories weave a new mythology revolving around Genesis.
When she is not writing or teaching, she spends her days hanging out with five of the coolest boys on the planet and at night can be found doing completely ridiculous things like reading Joseph Campbell and Jane Austin and watching the same 3 movies on TV.