This book was about a priest, Obadiah Demurral, who goes bad and seeks to become God himself. He steals this artifact from Africa, called a Keruvim, that allows him to control the elements. The Keruvim is part of a pair, though, so in order to take over the world he has to have the other. This isn't a problem, though, since having the first naturally draws the second to him. All Demurral has to do is bide his time until the second Keruvim comes. Meanwhile, an African boy named Raphah shows up on shore looking to take back the Keruvim. He enlists the help of young Thomas and Kate to help him retrieve the Keruvim from Demurral and pretty much prevent the world from being taken over by the devil.
This story was pretty different from anything I've read. It was pretty heavily Biblical (even quoting the Bible at times), which was cool, although I didn't completely get all the parallels the author was trying to make. It may just be that I always want things to have direct correlations and explicit explanations. Like, at one point Thomas has a dream where Jesus comes to him and shows him that He's real and tells him that He'll be with him in the struggle to come. But it never explicitly says that it was Jesus, He's just referred to as a King. Which irritates me. Also, Raphah calls God Riathamus, so I spent half the book trying to be sure whether Riathamus was just a different word for the same God, or if the author actually had two different gods in his story. I guess I just like to know for certain that how I percieve what's going on is consistent to what's actually going on, and it bugs me when the author refuses to tell me.