Nothing interesting ever happened to fifteen-year-old orphans Eliot and Fiona while they’ve lived in the strict, oppressive household of their grandmother. A chance visit, however, reveals that there is much more to the twins. They are the offspring of a goddess and Lucifer, Prince of Darkness.
Now, to settle the epic custody battle between these two families, the fallen angels create three diabolical temptations, and the gods fashion three heroic trials to test Eliot and Fiona. More than ever they need to stick together to survive and to learn how to use their budding supernatural abilities . . . for family allegiances are ever-shifting in the ancient, secret world they have entered.
""...a sparkling and complicated story filled with dangerous, intriguing events and characters.""
""...this epic five-volume series started by “Mortal Coils” will be remembered as the author's magnum opus. Just a magnificent blend of magic, myth, dysfunctional families, imagination and storytelling, “Mortal Coils” is a future classic.""
--Fantasy Book Critic
""The exciting first novel of what promises to be an epic series.""
--Greg Bear, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Eon and Moving Mars
""Eric Nylund writes clean, plays hard and knows how to plot.""
--Michael Swanwick, award-winning author of Dragons of Babel