Not Far From Eden by J. Manfred Weichsel
The angelic Watchers of antediluvian earth have one God-given mission - to educate the primitive human population. But Edna has more interesting things to do than schoolwork. When she notices that Samyaza, the leader of the Watchers, has taken a prurient interest in her, Edna comes up with a plan: flirt with him to get better grades. After all, what does it matter? Angels just aren’t built for that.
But angels have powers Edna is unaware of. When the men are exiled to the mountains, the women of earth are left in the clutches of the Watchers. Can she resist their advances and keep from becoming the mother of great evil?
You Need This!!
I love love loved this. This is a complete break from reality it's humorous and fun. Weichel always delivers stories that drag you in. The cover. The story. The characters. This book is the full biblical package.
Weichsel At His Best!
Not Far From Eden transports us back to human settlements before the Great Flood, a time period where people lived long lives and having angels appear before you didn’t warrant a trip to the local mental institute. God sends down his Angels to educate man, but his Angels soon become tempted by women, just like the rest of us. What ensues is hilarious, sometimes a bit sexy, and an all around good time for most involved. I really enjoyed having parts of different biblical stories woven into the story. If you’re familiar with the creation of niphilims, the Book of Enoch, and the stories centered around Azazel, you may appreciate the work that went into weaving each piece into the story seamlessly. Not Far from Eden is overall an enjoyable book with lots of humor and a story that will suck you in and have you forgetting about those chores you wanted to do or that pesky bedtime. This is definitely Weichsel’s best book yet!