Arm of Gedden: The Last Prophet by Grant Amadeus

A narcoleptic Hawaiian monk must save the world with the help of fallen angels and an irritable Seraph.

It's 4024 A.D. and the world is about to go to Hell. Literally.

A young Hawaiian monk, Hanau, is content to enjoy his seafood, chores, and frequent naps. However, forces have conspired to completely ruin his good time. For unknown reasons, the Lord Gedden and his Seraphim have designated Hanau as the lynchpin in their final gambit to save existence. Seven Seals, created in a lost past, are preventing Heaven's warriors from intervening on the Earthen plane, and in the short span of four human years, Satanael will break free from his icy bonds with only one thought on his mind: revenge.

Assisted by the Archangel of Balance and seven fallen Tarshishim, Hanau leaves his monastery in search of the elusive Seals, combating men and demons, fleeing from the Antichrist, and falling asleep at very inopportune times. Of course, he has little time to waste. If he cannot find and destroy the Seals, then the legions of Hell will surely prevail.



The manuscript you see is fully completed, save for whatever minor edits I throw in here and there. Actually, I've finished half of the five-book series. So yeah.

  • Classification: Moderate
  • Work is: Fully available on Authonomy
  • First submitted Sept. 4, 2011
  • Last updated Sept. 4, 2011
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  • Lacydeane's avatar
    Lacydeane wrote 3 years, 1 month ago

    Your writing flows perfectly-- very easy to read. You are definitely a talented writer, and very creative. Good work.

  • Brian Bandell's avatar
    Brian Bandell wrote 3 years, 3 months ago
    I like the first chapter. The birth with the warning about the demons is a great setup. Hanau is a cool character. he does fun things and shows respect so he's a good hero. Although the setting doesn't feel like 2,000 years into the future. I had difficulty with the prologue. It’s hard to understand what the angels are talking about. I’m not sure where the angels are. Are they in a supernal place or on earth? You're on the ...
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  • wozniakm's avatar
    wozniakm wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    Excellent book! Cannot wait until the next one! Very original portrayals of Gedden and angels!

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    Ganymedes [Retired] wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    I think that Chp 1 is hilarious, and the further two that I read were very entertaining.
    The only one thing that I noticed is that there is an awful lot of is exclamation marks, other than that all is brill.

    Nice to read your work and hope that you can spare a moment to look through Soulsister....

    Chp called - Death March is worth a read...Then again it could give those people wanting to section me, the perfect excuse.

  • Belle Époque's avatar
    Belle Époque wrote 3 years, 3 months ago
    This genre is well out of my comfort zone but I'm so glad I read it. In the prologue the bickering angels (who seem to have a touch of the surfer dude about them) appear to be preparing for the second coming. As the bickering got more heated I was half expecting "their father" so say "chillax"!! In chapter one we have a distressed couple arrive at a hard to reach monastery in heavy rain. The woman is about to ...
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  • reben's avatar
    reben wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    Okaaaay...

    You definitely get points for originality. Well written and goofy. I couldn't find any typos, shock! Taking a humorous turn for what is usually a solemn or even angry topic. You MC is a likeable character as are the rest of the monks. The short pitch made me giggle, so it's a good pitch.

    Reben

  • Wyatt Earp's avatar
    Wyatt Earp wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    A crazy rollercoaster of a book. Fabulously entertaining.

  • Seth Nathrah's avatar
    Seth Nathrah wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    I love it!
    The humor adds a unique blend to the style of your writing. I related to Hanau straight away and never read anything that took me out of the world you had created (up to chapter 3).

    Backed, and I hope to get time to read more soon.

    Seth

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    MarsdenCyn [Retired] wrote 3 years, 3 months ago
    This is feedback up through chapter 8. You create a wonderful reluctant prophet. His flaw boarders on comical, but otherwise, he comes across as a likable kid. The earthly scenes have a warm, inviting "color" to them. I am most drawn into the underworld scenes, as they are more to my interests, hence my instant affinity for Satanael. I want to relate to Jehriel, but I can't. I think I understand what you are trying to do with him; however, ...
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  • Jack Hughes's avatar
    Jack Hughes wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    A fabulous fantastical adventure! Richly detailed with a good line in humour and with a great pace. Excellent storytelling, my friend, keep it up.

    Backed as soon as I can find a space.

    Jack Hughes

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    ROBIN CALVERT [Retired] wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    Well-written, I would think trendy. Can imagine that guy who starred in ABDUCTION & TWILIGHT in the movie.

  • Gideon McLane's avatar
    Gideon McLane wrote 3 years, 3 months ago
    "Arm of Gedden: The Last Prophet" - Grant Amadeus. I read the 1st 2 chapters and scanned several comments. Stars for very complex humor - perhaps too complex for the average reader? Some thoughts: very punny title; suggest delete "... 'those' four years" from you pitch - 'those' is unnecessary; Hehirel seems physically similar to your picture - coincidence?; chapter 2 - suggest "...'gave him the strength' to carry his wife...."; "... glad to see him. New para. "Hanauhoulani..." Final ...
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    MarsdenCyn [Retired] wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    After reading your comments to Andrew Wright, I am intrigued to read to writing of another semicolon-phile, although I disagree with using them in dialogue--people tend to speak in run-on sentences and sentence fragments.

    I have you on my watchlist to read and will provide feedback when I have a chance.

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    Steve Hawgood wrote 3 years, 4 months ago
    The promised return read. Apologies it took so long. I've no literary training nor ever published so feel free to deal with these comments as you wish. For the record I'm not a lover of fantasy, am fascinated by religion and think humour is the toughest genre to wrote. So these comments could go anywhere. The synopsis reads well and comes across as clever - too clever? - we'll see. Intriguing start and generally hooked me - but lose the ...
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  • Jacoba's avatar
    Jacoba wrote 3 years, 4 months ago
    Hi, You invited me for a read, so I came to take a look. This is not my normal genre. Far from it in fact, but I like to branch out on occasion. So my remarks may or may not ring true. I read the first chapter twice to get into the voice. I found on the second reading I got in the right head space and enjoyed it. I'm also blonde so it does take me a bit of ...
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  • Philthy's avatar
    Philthy wrote 3 years, 4 months ago
    Hi Grant, I’m here for our read swap. Sorry it took so long. Below are my comments/findings. They are, of course, my humblest opinions. I love this already. Like I said before, who couldn’t love a narcoleptic, Hawaiian monk? Grant, this is one of the best, most polished pitches I’ve seen on Authonomy. Well done! Prologue Good description and clean writing, but it took me a bit to realize that the voice was the voice of God. So if all ...
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  • craziichas's avatar
    craziichas wrote 3 years, 4 months ago

    Very interesting first chapter. I gotta say "For the love of Father.." had me laughing out loud. I'll be reading more when I can :)

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    QuinnYA wrote 3 years, 4 months ago
    This is awesome, to be completely honest. It's so unlike anything I've seen! You've got a wicked sense of humor ;) It's well paced and full of life, it carried me along. You give us the stuff from Revelations without being so high-handed and 'doom and gloom', it's easier to read about your way, haha. I think I might get struck down for that. It does need work here and there but it's nothing major. The story and the appeal ...
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  • ChristinaN55's avatar
    ChristinaN55 wrote 3 years, 4 months ago
    I usually freak out whenever I see a book labelled "Fantasy" but I knew you'd ask me to take a look so I thought I'd beat you to it. Well, what can I say? This is actually very good!! I love your humour and the way those toga wearing angels act around each other. I'm guessing you have a thing for Jehriel and even copied his goatie! Anyway, I really enjoyed what I read (but you knew that already) 6 ...
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  • Geoff Thorne's avatar
    Geoff Thorne wrote 3 years, 4 months ago

    Yeah, you're backed. this is fun. terry pratchett fun. my rule is simple: would I buy this in a book store based on what i might read while standing there?

    the answer is, "yes."

    you held me for three chapters; you made me smile by the middle of the first, so you're backed. nice work.