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Today is the beginning, and tonight is the end…
A Babylonian tomb filled with the skeletons of snakes. Seven seals scattered around the world. A young woman, Lilith, who speaks in tongues before covering herself with living serpents. The Brotherhood of the Serpent sees it all, and knows the time of their greatest prophecy — set to occur under a pattern of stars that only align once every four thousand years — is at hand.
Soon the leader of the Brotherhood — Samael, known as Venom, the Angel of Death — will fulfill his destiny: to give Lilith the venom that will summon the Great Serpent to consume the world.
The only thing standing in their way are Morgan Sierra and Jake Timber, the top agents of ARKANE.
A secret British agency tasked with protecting the world from supernatural powers, ARKANE has long operated in the shadows to keep the world safe.
But not even Morgan and Jake can guess at the danger they’re about to face. A danger that will take them from the ruins of Iraq to the mist-wreathed Appalachian Mountains, from ancient archeological sites in Israel to the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs — Morgan and Jake have to move fast if they want to stop Samael and Lilith from fulfilling their destinies.
Darkness holds sway. The stars align. And Morgan and Jake will have to sacrifice all they hold dear to have a hope of stopping the End of Days.
In her ninth ARKANE book, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.F. Penn, taps into the darkest fears to bring you the thrilling adventure End of Days.
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“J.F. Penn has written an exciting and suspense-filled adventure that takes the reader around the world. My favorite aspect of her writing is how she blends true historic facts with religious beliefs/themes and supernatural adventure…I loved it and read it in one day. You won't be disappointed.” – Donna Young
“One thing that makes J. F. Penn unique is her ability to take you on a thrilling ride in spite of religious and historical scenarios. Passionate about religious relics and historical places, author Penn's End of Days puts you in suspense while giving you adequate reasons to read on. Her vivid description is superb and in consequence her characters come alive in the vivid world. Morgan Sierra is my favorite character. She exudes strength and courage even in danger. I have never been a fan of religious relics or historical statues, but Penn, with her ARKANE series, has peaked my interest in them, enough to read the next in the series. And the next. And then the next. If you're looking for an apocalyptic story involving Biblical prophecy and dark magical powers, Penn's End of Days (and her ARKANE series) would be a good start.” – Abraham Adekunle
“If you've read any of J.F. Penn's ARKANE series you will be glad to hear that End of Days is as excellent a read as the other books. If you've never read one of the series you have really missed exciting stories that include real places and events along with well written fiction…Once you read one of the ARKANE I guarantee you'll want to read other books in the series.” – Sue Peek
“I am a huge fan of the ARKANE series and have thoroughly enjoyed all that she has written including this one. As with all her books this is well researched with historical places and artifacts, religious relicts and Biblical prophecies along with serpents throughout the millennia. It is action packed and keeps you on the edge of your seat while Morgan and Jake race against the Brotherhood to find the seven seals to stop the End of Days. They visit different countries and you’ll be immersed in the history of each and I love the fact that parts of this story takes place in Appalachian region where I live where churches here still practice snake handling. Once you start reading this you will not be able to put it down, I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great thrill ride of a story. Bravo Johanna, I can’t wait for the next installment of this series!” – Heather Storey
“JF Penn really knows how to put her characters through the wringer – and End of Days is no exception. If you thought the climax of Crypt of Bone was painful, then End of Days is completely gruelling. Which is really what you want from a thriller. I found it difficult to put down – and even when it did I found myself dreaming about snakes, which was disconcerting, to say the least! But Penn isn't just capable of thump-you-in-the-guts thrilling action. She's also a queen of smack-you-in-the-feels emotion, which she uses to fine effect here. If you've never read the ARKANE series before then go and check out Stone of Fire so you can enjoy the build up to End of Days. And if you have read the rest of the series, then you'll get everything you wanted from an ARKANE book in this one. Marvellous!” – Icy Sedgwick