The Garden of Eden story is retold in this smart and satirical, contemporary fantasy … a hybrid of Harry Potter and The X-Files … The Wizard of Oz meets The Matrix … a historical, metaphysical thriller where Synchronicity provides the clues.
The year is 1982. Paul Venturi is just an average, socially awkward college freshman hiding his extra-terrestrial genesis in the closet, hoping to start a brand new life on campus. Unfortunately, his reemerging telepathy and the shadow of covert government surveillance make fitting in a daunting task. But when an enigmatic Serpent in the guise of a college stoner pressures him to smoke the forbidden weed, Paul is thrust into a mind-bending world of government coverups, Gnostic revelations, and dark conspiracies.
Catapulted over the rainbow, Paul lands in the Astral realm of Yin’Dru where competing factions of immortals are locked in a bitter, cosmic stalemate waging a secret Cold War over the destiny of the human race. A reluctant Paul is cast in the starring role of Adam – a higher sentient human groomed to become their celebrity-messiah. However a sinister faction sees him as the perfect pawn to steer the United States and Soviet Union toward a nuclear Apocalypse. (Book One of Two)
David Nova was born on the island of Honolulu, went to school in Virginia, and has been an award winning freelance video editor in Washington DC for over 15 years. He has produced television programing and promotions for the National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Network. “Season of the Serpent” is David’s first novel. For additional information about the book and the author visit: www.davidnova.com.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This project actually began with a most unusual multi-media event. In the summer of 1997 I participated in a notorious little phenomenon that ultimately re-wrote this book – I listened to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon while simultaneously watching The Wizard of Oz. Discovering and then watching the Dark Side of the Rainbow was a very liberating experience for me, almost an epiphany. It has become the central focus of the novel, as well as this website, not because it is some earth-shattering, message-from-beyond-the-veil revelation – it’s not. But because of the way it perfectly expresses and integrates the two incompatible aspects of my life, the dark and the light. The Wizard of Oz is a granite institution of a film, family friendly and socially acceptable, even thought there are some pretty dark undercurrents beneath the surface. But that’s what makes it such a timeless fairy tale, why it’s being remade and revised again and again. The message is fatally simple, yet powerful. Contrast that with Pink Floyd’s dark and brooding sophistication. The synthesized narrative between Oz and Floyd told a story that was fresh, unconventional, and slightly subversive. It’s a perfect snapshot of a slightly paranoid, yet illuminated world that is obscured by the candy-coating of conventional wisdom. This experience freed me up to explore my own mad genius, to surrender to my muse, and to create my alternative mythology.