Daughter of Illusion: An Eli Thompson Thriller Book 1

(2 customer reviews)

Revised 2021

When the dark arises in Jimmy, he doesn’t know that there’s a more significant role for him in the world. Eli Thompson has a vision of dark things happening and goes to Denver to stop them and meets Detective Jonas Wechsler. Together they discover that an Angel’s child is responsible for the horrendous acts that have occurred, but at first, they don’t know why until they find Lily.


2019 Book Excellence Award Finalist – Horror
May 2019 RRBC Spotlight Author

Eli Thompson has witnessed many disturbing things in his life. When he receives a vision of despicable acts and isn’t sure what to do until a voice tells him that he needs to leave his comfortable home in Wyoming and go to Denver. Upon his arrival, Eli still doesn’t know why he’s there until his senses lead him to a restaurant in LODO where a grisly act has occurred.

After Detective Jonas Wechsler arrests Eli for being at a crime scene, they discover that other crimes involving a vanishing perpetrator are entwined with the same Fallen Angel, Agrat bat Mahlat, who desires to bring about change to the world by sacrificing men to Samael. Quickly, they learn that there are other players in this vile plan, one a pawn to carry out the Fallen Angel’s orders and two siblings, who were separated at birth.

Against heir Watchers’ wishes, Eli and Jonas decide to confront Agrat, finding themselves in a precarious predicament.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 5 × .6 × 8 in

Kindle, Softcover

Category , ,
SKU bf011

2 reviews for Daughter of Illusion: An Eli Thompson Thriller Book 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Yvi MC

    I enjoyed this story. It is apparently part of a series, but it isn’t the first book. Normally, that bothers me, but the author did a good enough job with the back story to let me feel as if I knew what I needed to know to read this book by itself. I love paranormal, and this definitely fits the bill. Angels, demons, and everything in between. The story follows Eli Thompson as he tries to prevent a paranormal catastrophe from happening. He has a guardian angel (of sorts) who helps guide him toward the demon’s work. Eli has to try to figure out what clues are being given to him and then decipher them before all hell breaks loose, literally. Lol!

    The author did a great job in following different characters on their journey and then bringing them together at just the right time. I loved how each side had rules that they had to follow, and I also love how the author incorporated the idea of free will. There were a few typos or missing words, but it did not deter me from enjoying the story. If you love stories of angels and demons and of how they try to interfere in the lives of humans, you will enjoy this book. 🙂

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rox Burkey

    Author Charles W Jones is new to me, yet I delighted in his wild imagination. He grabs the reader’s attention immediately with vivid descriptions that set the stage for this paranormal horror tale. Even though Pablo is a minor character, the setup for the mystery, fantasy, and illusion begin here.

    “Clancy couldn’t believe what he’d witnessed Pablo do and feared that if the man saw him gawking through the door, he’d be next. Stepping back, he rushed to his desk where he couldn’t be seen without effort and lifted the phone.
    Pablo dropped the wrench, shocked by what he’d done. Yes, the boy had made him upset, but not to the extent that he’d killed him.
    “Well done,” a voice said from near the backdoor.
    He looked up from Mark’s destroyed head to find a woman wearing a dark dress, smiling at him. Her tan skin, glistening with a layer of sweat, called to him with silent innuendo. Pablo couldn’t believe that someone so beautiful was in the shop. Her almost masculine hand reached toward him, but he didn’t notice as he was mesmerized by her strange, dark eyes twinkling with pinpricks of light like a starry sky.
    “I can’t believe you’ve put up with him for this long,” she continued as he stared back at her with disbelief. She didn’t move from her spot, shadows billowing around her. “I’m proud that you stood up for yourself.” Her eyes didn’t move from him. “Take my hand. I don’t think you want to hang around for the police, not with your record.”

    The author distinctly characterizes the players in the paranormal adventure. I enjoyed the concept of the Fallen Angels and how they interact with the other characters. The good versus evil concepts between angels, demons, and humans hints at the power of free will and if the characters are strong or weak.

    I found Eli Thompson a fascinating, complex character. He arrives on the scene, almost driven to help, though the details of how are unclear. He sifts through the events, characters, and situations assisting the reader in learning right along with him.

    The paranormal aspects of this story kept me interested and turning pages. Near the end, the author pulls the threads together, making me appreciate the excellent character development of Bella and Karen. The surprises along the way were superbly timed all the way to the unexpected conclusion. I am not typically a horror genre fan. As a noted warning from the author upfront, this book is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. However, this story has a strong storyline that fans of the paranormal will appreciate. There were some word choices and editing issues, which resolved, could make this outstanding.

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