Welcome to the Day 7 of The Belgrave Legacy Blog Series. The series spans from September 20, 2016) to November 1, 2016. Each week, there will be a theme with 2 blog posts (Tuesday and Thursday).
This week's theme is Powerful Giants.
Here are the past posts, in case you missed any of them:
No, not Morgan Freeman, although I secretly hope that—if there really is a God—he looks and sounds like Mr. Freeman. I'm talking about my version of God, who I picture to be Michael Gambon as Dumbledore (say he was bad in that role, and I will fight you). I made him a flawed, and morally ambiguous ruler. If you're looking for a perfect, kind deity with all the answers, you only get ⅓ of that in The Belgrave Legacy: the omniscient part. I don't even give him omnipotence, because then the whole premise of the story wouldn't be necessary.
You first meet God in the prologue, where his somewhat unorthodox connection to Lucifer is revealed, and he breaks one of his own rules for the sake of the greater good. This is not the monotheistic god that appears in any monotheistic religion. But he doesn't quite tick all the crazy, capricious, emotionally unstable boxes to qualify as Zeus/Jupiter from Greco-Roman mythology either.
Now, maybe this portrayal is a reflection of my psychological issues—someone once asked me if I created him the way I did (as a jerk, or as an a-h*le as one reviewer said) because I grew up with a single mom. I get why the person suggested it, but I will admit, it annoyed me that this person assumed my problems with the infallibility of the almighty was due to not having a dad. I can assure you: it's not. It has more to do with the fact that I still can't reconcile how any monotheistic god could let any bad historical event happen.
At least my interpretation of him is merciful, even if he does have a penchant for manipulating people to do his bidding as much as Lucifer (just in a different, not as "evil" way). You can tell I'm not a huge fan of anyone "playing god" with other people's lives, but besides making him a human-like character, he is still the God people think of and see in media.
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About The Belgrave Legacy
Title: The Belgrave Legacy
Author: Zara Hoffman
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ZH Press
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
eBook ISBN-13: 978-0-9864279-4-7
eBook Length: 217 pages
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A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess.
Fawn doesn't believe in magic. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, she must learn to control her powers.
Caleb is sick of Hell. But when a simple seduction becomes complicated by real feelings, he is forced to pick between keeping his past or fighting for his future.
Can this young witch navigate a dangerous world with the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her by her side?
The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance novel with a feminist twist. Filled with magic, witches, angels, demons, Zara Hoffman's "coming of age" story will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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