The novel was originally going to be published by Burning Tree, but they took a bad financial hit and were unable to do so. I web published it as a pdf file for a while. Now it is available as a paperback book, 250 pages. You may order it through the publisher at BookSurge.com, or via Amazon.com.
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| It is a
world which looks just like ours; except that it has been visited often
by alien civilizations -- visitors who have left black marks on its parallel
history. On this world UFOs are a real threat. They build fortresses, psychological
conditioning stations, and temples of worship. They keep people ignorant
of science and fill their minds with religious obsessions. Any who oppose
them are either killed or turned into robotic zombies. A handful of individuals
oppose them: an African shaman, an irresistable femme fatale, a celtic
tribal chieftain, a Hebrew saint, two ex-gods. They are called the Hellequins,
and because they pass from one lifetime to the next with memory and abilities
largely intact, they are also called by the name used for bodiless spirits:
But the science of the visitors is almost more than the Hellequin Daemons can handle. They struggle ineffectively for millennia against two different groups -- and only succeed in driving away one after the other group leave of their own free will.
For three and a half centuries the planet is left unmolested. Then in its year 1945, just as in ours, several nuclear weapons are detonated. The blasts are detected, and once again the world is visited from outside its solar system.
On our world
European myth abounds with tales of heroes possessing superhuman powers,
who sleep inside mountains or on islands until need arises. And when it
does they wake to defend their people and fight their ancient enemies.
Arthur Pendragon. Barbarossa. Cuchulain.
on this alternate Earth very like our own, a company of French Foreign
Legion infantry encounter a flying saucer while engaged in battle with
the Viet Minh in French Indochina. A Legionaire squad leader dies -- and
becomes a very angry ghost.
... The Hellequin Daemons are waking.