Author Raina C. Smith has released Thy Kingdom Come, the third and final installment of her trilogy The 13th Apostle. This is Smith’s fourth novel.
“It is with great pride that I publicly release my latest novel Thy Kingdom Come, concluding The 13th Apostle trilogy about the inherent nature of mankind and the forces of good and evil within the human soul. I hope this epic story inspires readers of all ages in new and profound ways. To me, this trilogy is far more than a set of books, it’s a labor of love,” Smith said.
Thy Kingdom Come is the third and final installment of The 13th Apostle trilogy. Fallon, who intentionally condemned her soul to the netherworld is on a noble mission to try to save the soul of her twin brother, Roarke. Knowing full well there is no record of any life force ever successfully freeing itself from the Place of the Cursed, Fallon has no idea what to expect as she is deposited in the afterlife location the living consider a place of torment and shame. An astonished Fallon comes to realize that hell is one of the most strikingly beautiful places she could ever imagine. While seemingly born from the minds of the greatest artists ever to live, she has yet to comprehend the sinister reason behind its captivating design. It is here, during her lonely travels through the Abode of the Damned, that Fallon crosses paths with those throughout history whose sins were so grave, even they could never forgive their transgressions against divine law. It is through what she learns from meeting and talking with these regretful souls that she feels she may have discovered a way to save her brother. That's if the Evil One hasn't anticipated her every move.
Author Raina C. Smith is a native Rhode Islander and writer of The 13th Apostle trilogy series, as well as The Vampire. Smith draws creative inspiration from personal experiences, an innate curiosity of the universal energy force that connects all life, and from a source which she considers from another realm, but cannot explain or identify to create dramatic and intense storylines for her books. Smith feels that she must be spiritually moved and riveted by every scene and chapter she writes, before ever considering it worthy of sharing with her readers. Writing novels highlighting mankind’s struggle between good and evil, touching on the supernatural, is Smith’s passion. Readers will always find deep human emotion, brutal conflict, unbridled love, interesting world history, and unique characters wildly driven by their own sense of purpose within the pages of her books. A lover of nature and all animals, Smith’s writing illustrates her inborn quest to understand why human beings born to a breathtaking earth, blessed to share it with the most fascinating creatures meant to inspire and teach, take it for granted, depleting themselves and each other along their journey. While Smith knows she will never fully uncover the secrets of the universe, she feels with certainty that to begin to understand who we are and why we’re truly here, as well as start to heal the planet, we must all embrace the conscious intelligence of the natural environment surrounding us, and look into the eyes and feel the hearts of sentient beings who already have the answer. Smith intends to spend the rest of her life observing and writing about the evolution of the human soul.
Thy Kingdom Come is 338 pages. It is available on Amazon.com (paperback/kindle), Barnes & Noble (NOOK).
For more information about author Raina C. Smith, or her trilogy, which includes The 13th Apostle, Divine Providence, and Thy Kingdom Come or her other novel, The Vampire, please visit her website at www.rainasmith.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Thy Kingdom Come - The third and final installment of The 13th Apostle trilogy: Due out September 2019Read Now
If all goes according to plan, I will be able to release the final book of The 13th Apostle trilogy, within 1 to 2 weeks. Editing has been finalized, I'm in the process of converting files for distribution, and a book cover design is underway.... I am so excited to share this novel with all of you.
With September here, that means fall is basically upon us. It's a time of year that naturally stokes my creativity, and I want to write, write, write. I'm finally working on editing the last chapter of the final installment of, The 13th Apostle, trilogy series. While it's intense work, I am really proud of how much better I've made the story, as I've gone through and corrected errors, and made edits, so it flows better. I'm sure every writer has a love/hate relationship with the editing process. After about another week of editing, then finalizing the book cover design, I'll be able to publish this latest work - hopefully by the first or second week of October. (The image below references the Akashic records, which is mentioned in my new book.)
Editing is a necessary part of the novel writing process, but certainly very grueling. I am on the final 5 chapters, and weary from it. Glad to be nearing the end, so I can make my editor's edits, after this, and be done. It does give me another chance to read the book through and digest the content. This book is truly unique and a dynamic conclusion to the trilogy. I am dying to see reader's reactions to this final installment. I have to keep reminding myself.... THE BOOK IS WRITTEN - IT'S DONE... so I can carry on with editing. Putting things in perspective, sometimes makes it easier to finish what needs to be done.
I am currently in the process of editing the final installment of, The 13th Apostle, trilogy series. My editor is simultaneously editing, as well. While I'm in the home stretch, it's still hard work, as I find myself laboring over every word, sentence, scene, description, etc. to make sure it conveys the precise message it needs to. The nice part is, as I read along, making edits here and there, I remember where I was when I was inspired to create specific scenes, and how hard I then worked to create in words, what I saw, heard and felt. I am very proud of this book, as I am the others... As I move along in the process, I also can't help but take the time to appreciate how this novel (what I consider a personal work of art), feels like an evolving entity, all on its own. I truly love how each book I've written, feels like it has its own spirit, and has taken me on new personal, emotional, and spiritual journeys.
Tonight, July 18th, 2019 at 8:42 p.m. I finished writing the third and final installment of, The 13th Apostle trilogy series. This series took me 16 years, and it's finally complete. What a feeling...
After editing, and book cover design, it's possible I could have this book out by late September or October 1st.
I look forward to sharing the title with everyone... a title, which I think, is really unique, but in keeping with the religious thriller genre.
I imagined this day... and here it is. While I'm glad to close out this trilogy, which I've been writing for the better part of 16 years, I do feel a bit melancholy, as I say good-bye to this story, and these characters, both good and evil, that I have grown to love. Each one became a part of me... and letting them go is bittersweet.
I am now writing/editing the last chapter of the final book of, The 13th Apostle, trilogy series. It is an emotional one, too. As I write the final scenes, I find myself consumed with emotion for what the characters are going through, because I am going through it as well, through their experiences, which I see, hear, and feel. For one to be truly triumphant, one must be willing to sacrifice everything, as readers will learn through Fallon. To commit to such a decision exemplifies the best of the human spirit, but it can be unbearably sorrowful.
The chapter is written, but I am editing it to make it perfect, as it deserves to be. After this, one final edit, book cover design, and then the novel is ready for launch.
(PHOTO: Used for inspiration for scene in my latest novel.)
Happy 4th of July!
On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later, on July 4, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
Is it possible that a soul, condemned to the infernal regions for grave sins against divine law, can be redeemed, and eventually received into the heavenly realm?
That's precisely what Fallon hopes is within the bounds of possibility, not only for her twin brother, Roarke, but for herself... a headstrong woman who willfully committed suicide, as a guarantee into the Abode of the Damned. Her plan, to reconnect with her brother on the other side, in the place of eternal suffering and punishment, to set him free. Only problem is... she didn't figure out a plan before she entered the Place of the Wicked.
As Fallon navigates the tricky labyrinth of hell, encountering those she'd only read about in history books, she believes she may have discovered what keeps a soul bound to the netherworld, and therefore, what may release it. But before deploying her scheme, she must first figure out if what she learned during her journey through hell is authentic, or a carefully laid trap, set for her by the devil, himself.
I am working on the final two chapters of this novel. It's all written and what needs to happen is all there... I am now just combing out the snarls, and revising, revising, revising, until what I see, hear, and feel, is communicated effectively in words, scenes, and dialogue. The reader must see, hear, and feel everything I do, so the story lives up to what it is truly meant to be. That's my job as the author, and why it takes so long to write a novel. It's hard work, but it's a labor of love. When this book is complete, and I look at it, I will know that I've given the project everything I had... and left behind something for the world that will live on.