James Salley is turning sixteen, and it’s not going well. His family’s too busy to care, the local bully creates new tortures daily, someone appears to be following him, and he’s just learned that he’s the Antichrist.
All James ever wanted out of life was for Dorian Delaney—the operatically trained and suicidal girl of his dreams—to fall as in love with him as he is with her. But once he’s told of his bloody destiny, he finds himself fighting between who he thought he was and who he’s supposed to be.
With the school librarian pushing him to begin the Apocalypse, an irritable homunculus watching his back, and a murderous cabal of Catholics following him everywhere, James must discover how to navigate a world in which everything he’s ever believed is wrong—and if it’s possible to be the hero of a story when you’ve already been cast as the villain.
THIS IS NOT THE END
IN THE PRESS
"A wickedly funny examination of what it
means to choose your own destiny."
This Is Not the End is a new
and interesting young-adult take on the whole Antichrist end-of-the-world war between Heaven and Hell mythology.... Add in weird dreams, bullies, and more than your fair share of teenage angst, and you end up with a book that's sure to please any young adult, and even some older ones as well.
Twisting standard mythology and familiar religious tropes, Jesse Jordan has penned a compelling novel, filled with tension, humor, and dark destinies fulfilled."
RICHARD THOMAS, AUTHOR OF DISINTEGRATION AND BREAKER
DAVID FELTS, SF READER COMMUNITY
Jesse Jordan is the author of This Is Not the End (Medallion, June 2016). He's also the author of Gospel Hollow (Casperian, 2012, “Riveting in its pace and masterful in its tone”—Joe Meno, Hairstyles of the Damned). His screenplays have been finalists or semifinalists in the Nicholls, BlueCat, and Scriptapalooza, and his short stories and plays have been published in in Hair Trigger, FreightTrain, Annalemma, and others.
He received his MFA from Columbia College Chicago and remains in the area, where he searches for chilaquiles. His personal philosophy is wholly based on Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! and The Last Dragon.
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