Earth's Last Inhabitants Battle Unseen Spiritual Forces in New Book by Eric B. Swanson

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Author Eric B. Swanson imagines a future where mind, body and spirit struggle for spiritual dominance and survival

The First Candle by Eric B. Swanson
With the epic scale of A Pilgrim’s Progress and a style reminiscent of the works of Frank Peretti, 'The First Candle' invites readers to consider the causes behind humankind’s worst moments.

In the post-apocalypse wastelands of "The First Candle," a powerful demon prince is set to destroy the last resistance to his dominion. The first candle of the Menorah beckons roving minstrel Martin Longbow to rise up and gather allies against the spiritual forces that drive earth’s ruthless factions against one another.    

In his debut novel, author Eric B. Swanson imagines a post-nuclear world where there is no division between night and day and resources are paid for in blood. The book depicts an all-consuming evil terror causing humans to retreat into factions: an insular militia group, a ritualistic sect, a roving minstrel group, and the cannibalistic wanderers who defy all three.

With the epic scale of A Pilgrim’s Progress and a style reminiscent of the works of Frank Peretti, "The First Candle" invites readers to consider the causes behind humankind’s worst moments.

“When we look around at world events and conflicts, we see people killing people senselessly,” explains Swanson. “'The First Candle' posits that our real battle is not against flesh and blood, but against unseen spiritual forces.”

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The First Candle
By Eric B. Swanson
ISBN: 978-1-49073-376-0
Available in hardcover, softcover, and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Trafford Publishing

About the author
Dr. Eric B. Swanson is a scientist and nanotechnologist whose interests include the applications of stem cells in regenerative medicine, creation of new vaccines, and new uses of microsystems and natural health products. Recently retired, Swanson currently serves to mentor new staff at the National Research Council of Canada. He has authored many scientific papers and holds four U.S. patents. Swanson enjoys family, serving to help raise his grandchildren, benefiting his community through volunteering and church activity and playing bridge where he represented Alberta in the Canada Games in 2014.

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