The Blood of The Nephilim

Fiction - Science Fiction
183 Pages
Reviewed on 10/09/2020
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Author Biography

Steve Zimcosky is an award winning and international selling author. He was born in the Slavic Village area of Cleveland, Ohio and has wanted to be an author since elementary school while reading books like White Fang and Call of the Wild by Jack London. He spends his retirement time writing short stories on a variety of subjects he hopes his readers will enjoy. Some of his favorite authors include Stephen King, James Clavell and Vivien Chien.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Blood of The Nephilim is a short sci-fi story by Steve Zimcosky. The year is 1965. Ted Korfanta is all set to take part in a screening provided by the Health and Human Services Department. Ted is unique in a way that his blood is AB negative, which is only present in 0.6% of the population. Unlike his siblings, Ted never gets sick. After graduating from college, he becomes an archaeologist traveling all over the world. Fast forward to 2019, Jerome Ferro, the owner of Genesis Genetics, is on a manhunt to find people like Ted. With the help of Jonathan, a top researcher in his company, Jerome tracks down Ted at the Gobekli Tepe dig site in Turkey. Ted and his friends are in grave danger as Jerome plans to experiment on him and execute his friends. Now, unknown beings living in the surrounding area may be the only hope Ted and his friends have to survive.

The Blood of The Nephilim is a fast-paced read which doesn't get bogged down in unnecessary details. Zimcosky's narrative reads like the screenplay of a movie and feels like a fresh mountain breeze. I gulped it down in one sitting, never feeling the need to take a break. The characters are relatable, and even though it's not a character-oriented story, Ted Korfanta and Ines Ritter hold their own. The fascinating aspect of The Blood of The Nephilim was Zimcosky's use of science fiction mixed with religious mythology. If you like a quick-paced sci-fi tale with some mythological elements sprinkled on top of it, then this is the book for you.

Cat Dancer

Zimcosky’s latest book - part science, science fiction and fiction, brings out not only information about the Rh factor on one’s red blood cells but also greed and corrupt thinking could effect the world as we know it. As always, the places in Cleveland mentioned resonate with readers familiar to the city. Given all the interest in one’s DNA today, the plot is timely and realistic as a biotech located in Cleveland’s medical corridor tries to discover what has caused a man to never experience illness in his lifetime. I thought the characters were well fleshed out. My only issue is why Ines, a young researcher who first brought this information to the billionaire owner, in the presence of her fiancé (who does research at the Cleveland Clinic) gets hammered and divulges too much information while at a dinner the owner invited them to. No spoilers - you must read this book!

Marsha Wolfe

This book is amazing. Steve's books are an easy read...but that is because he really writes to hold your interest.This is his best book so far in my opinion. Found him not long ago because he wrote a book about the town where I spent my childhood. I have loved all of his books, This book..just buy it and you will understand what a great writer that he is. And you too will be one of his big fans!!

Suze Frey

Another story by this fine tale-spinner! What fun to read a story that includes recognizable locations in the Cleveland area! As with his other books, this one is a fast, easy read, with intrigue, a little bit of love story, and just enough adventure to keep the reader attentive. Thanks for another excellent story!

Literary Titan

Although the plot of this story seems fantastical, the story remains grounded with well developed and endearing characters. The story sets a quick pace that kept me consistently engaged, quick enough to not lose interest but detailed enough to satisfy my curiosity- whether about the plot or the science behind the science fiction! Although the plot is, overall, well developed I was left with some lingering questions: even though Ted couldn't get sick per se, did he also never break an arm? Or fracture a toe?
The shift from the past to present seemed natural and exciting. The scenes that the author set, both in 1965 and 2019, were both realistic and setup in a way that relayed the true ambiance of the time periods. I felt the difference between the worlds and the characters born into them. There's also plenty of humor in this book, making sure everything is kept light and the character fun.
The Blood of the Nephilim utilizes a thought-provoking interplay between religion and science. Steve Zimcosky presents intriguing scientific research and contrasts it with a passage from Genesis. It's a delightful juxtaposition that elevates the story beyond your run of the mill sci-fi story. This is perfect for science-fiction enthusiasts that are looking for a light but provocative story. Zimcosky is a master of lighthearted sci-fi literature.