Dominion IV: Requiem

by Compasse

Book IV - Requiem Summary:

A year of unmitigated seclusion for the members of the Mystic King’s band has come to an end, as Çön Razón, the musical coterie for the emerging age, steps back into a temporal existence that restlessly waits with baited breath.

Nathaniel Freeman-Page, the composing aficionado and lead guitarist for the group, has obtained everything he ever dreamed of, though in the rare opportune moments of quiet and solitude, he questions the cost of his newfound life of indulgence.

Siro Scribner, Nathaniel’s new friend and confidant, continues to ascend the ladder of global influence, now the senior editor-in-chief of the sole multimedia empire on the planet. Along with his “primary”, the inscrutable Sister Sawlus, and her son, Caleb, he steps forward in eager anticipation of the complete transfiguration of humanity.

Father Daniel Ananias and his young Cajun protégé, the mystic Phineas Savoie, attempt to sort through a tangled web of truth and deception in a world where traditional religion is experiencing a quickening death, while civilization seems on the verge of discovering that elusive peace it has sought for six millennia.

Despite the apparent success and expanding influence of The Way of Mystic Realism, the ever-meddling Tćsír Hoc finds himself more and more in conflict with the ways of Jimi T., questioning his philanthropic initiatives that bring both hope and order, which the Prophet finds counterproductive to his efforts to sew chaos. With the favor of the Illumini on his side, the possibility that the Mystic King is functioning under his own agenda is acknowledged, and an unspoken fear emerges: has the Anointed experienced a change of heart?

As Nathan’s delicate sense of self-actualization continues to be molested by tormenting visions of Jesse, the progressively conflict-free world ponders the question: As it becomes more and more clear that the belief in a personal deity has been the source all of mankind’s struggles, could The Way indeed be the final requiem of religion and its god as we know it?

Series (Dominion) Summary:

A great monument of the Islamic faith crumbles to the ground in a freak earthquake, setting the stage for mankind’s entry into the next age; an apocalyptic time where right and wrong, love and indifference, and black and white fade into alternating shades of gray.

Fraternal twins, Jesse and Tobias, are born to a deeply troubled Marisha Chardin under the diabolical oversight of a man, known only as Luther, who possesses a darkened presence. Though seeing the fulfillment of his own desires in young Jesse, Luther eventually orchestrates the demise of each child as a world now devoid of hope moves on.

Out of the remote depths of Africa, enter into the arena a mysterious soul, Jimi T. Expo – musician, philosopher, and spiritual leader. Seemingly in a matter of weeks, this man (reverently dubbed the Mystic King) injects the world with a ray of hope – a needed dose of light. Utilizing the power of song, Jimi T. offers his message of peace, liberation, and a true heaven right here on earth to a global audience, all in preparation for our final stage of existence – the full assimilation of mankind into the Collective Soul of the universe.

With the rapid decay of organized religion, and a germane response manifested in The Way of Mystic Realism (a belief system based on relative spiritualism and social truths) the world is left to ponder the question: Is this man the Christ – the promised Messiah who has come to set humanity right? Or might he indeed have a darker purpose? One man, Nathan Page, steps into center stage; facing the maelstrom through the eyes of an agnostic, but with a heart perhaps somewhere else.

The scene has been set in an all-too-familiar, frighteningly contemporary time period. In the final analysis, will mankind choose good over evil? Or perhaps even worse, will he even be able to tell the difference?

To whom… or what… will dominion be granted?




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