Steps on How to Identify Hell Spawn
Evil entities plague our world, both physically and spiritually, often attacking those whom are weak and frail. These entities are known by many names, Hell Spawn, Devils, Evil spirits, Child of the devil, and of course the well known terminology Demon. These entities are often associated with bad luck and death, more commonly thought of to posses people. Demons are pure evil, no good can come from bumping into one, they are tricksters and will play with your mind. They have been known to make promises to benefit people but the circumstances are often though of as a sort of double edge sword, often implying a form of harm in the form of a wish. There are several steps people can take to recognize demons and stay away from them.
Step 1: Look for signs in an individual that are uncommon for their character, for instance, those whom go to church on a regular basis but are now avoiding any spiritual places like they are the plague, might be possessed or influenced by a Demon.
Step 2: Individuals whom emotional status has changed drastically, If someone is well known for having a happy-go-lucky attitude and can brighten up a room with their smile suddenly takes on a darker demeanor and seemingly void of emotion, might be possessed by a demon.
Step 3: Individuals with a drug or drinking problem, those individuals are often said to be struggling with personal demons and this may very well be the case. Demons can attatch themselves to us and exert unusual behavior which can take the form of addiction dependency.
Step 4: If you feel a sinister presence in your home or around you, it might be a demon. Demons have the ability to effect the natural world in negative ways, people often report that the air feels thicker, almost like they are breathing in water. Feeling empty inside and void of empathy might also be a sign that a demon has attached itself onto your person or property.
Step 5: Hearing voices can be a sign of demon interacture as well, these voices may some soothing at times but can take a darker turn and can include suicidal thoughts or willingness to harm oneself or others.
Step 6: These demons can also cause severe night terrors, these are worse the nightmares, they often feel like real life and the effects can be deadly if a person has a weakened heart or body.
For those who don’t know, I started my publishing journey with submissions to agents. By the time I finished, I had submitted to over 450 agents and had gotten back hundreds of rejection letters. In the end, it was a huge waste of my time, and there were numerous reasons that I stopped.
1. I finished my lists. That’s right. I put together several lists of agents. List 1 was agents I felt would be a good fit for my work, and their work ethics seemed to match my own. List 2 was agents that I felt could do a good job working with me to get my manuscript to the best possible traditional publisher, but I wasn’t sure about their work ethics or if they were super goal oriented. List 3 were agents that were professional and had been in business for a while, and there were no red flags anywhere online. Now, to put together those lists took a lot of time. I viewed a lot of agent websites and a lot of supplemental agent websites. I was very thorough with my research.
2. If I had put together a List 4, it would have been agents I wasn’t confident about. They either didn’t have websites, had spotty success records, had actual complaints against them or submitted to publishers that don’t require agents! AKA: I could have submitted myself to the same places where they were submitting books. That’s not helpful!
3. I didn’t feel like the agents weren’t reading my submissions materials or taking me seriously. I’m a very serious person. I take my writing seriously, and I am very goal oriented. I felt like some of the places I submitted to had a very LaDeDa attitude. That doesn't fly with me.
4. I felt like more than one agent clicked “select all” DELETE with their email inboxes in order to immediately clear them.
5. I felt like I was the only one taking this seriously. Publishing is a very serious business, and when you are an agent, you need new books to keep your income going. Right? Like I need to sell books to maintain my income, they need to acquire new talent in order to maintain and/or increase theirs. Again, I just felt like the work ethic wasn’t there.
6. I felt like some of them were reading a 20 year old script on what types of books to take and what to auto-reject.
7. At the end of a year and a half of submissions, the timeline was no longer working for me. I hadn’t found a working, serious agent after 18 months, and there was no telling when I was going to find that agent. Even if I had found one the very next day, I could expect another 4 months of editing, 6 to 12 months of finding a publisher, 2 or 3 months more of editing and 12 more months till the book was released. It was too much time. Maybe if I had started the submission process when I was 10, that timeline would be ok.
After carefully evaluating the process, my own goals, my timelines and everything else I had planned and wanted to accomplish as a writer, the traditional route was not going to work for me. In fact, I’m not sure it would have ever worked for me long-term even if I had found that agent right away.
There’s often a lot of confusion about the two people named Enoch in Genesis. The first Enoch was the son of Cain and Awan (according to the Book of Jubilees). It’s often believe the city that Cain built was named after Enoch. However, in the original Hebrew text, it’s unclear if the city was named after him or if the city was actually built by Enoch himself.
The Prophet Enoch
The Enoch that most people are familiar with is actually descended from Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve. That Enoch is the prophet that people know about, the one who ascended into heaven after living for 365 years. His father’s name was Jared. That Enoch was also the great-great-grandfather of Noah.
Enoch, Son of Cain, and His Lineage
The son of Cain would have a great many descendants. His son’s name was Irad, and Irad’s son was named Mehujael. One of the more notable members of Enoch’s lineage was Lamech, who was the grandson of Mehujael and the son of Methushael. The reason that Lamech is notable is that he was the first noted polygamist in the bible, taking on two wives, Adah and Zillah. This is where Enoch’s lineage starts to become interesting.
Jabal, Son of Lamech & Adah
Jabal is notable in the bible as the “ancestor of all who live in tents and raise livestock.” There are a couple different interpretations of this bible verse, which is Genesis 4:20.
Some theologians believe that Jabal was the father of all cattle ranchers, as well as the father of all tent-dwellers. Basically, he would be considered an agricultural pioneer and also an architectural pioneer. It’s also believed that Jabal was a weaver, so he was a clothing pioneer, as well. It’s also possible that Jabal was literally just a nomadic herder of cattle.
Other theologians believe that Jabal was the father of the Bedouin lifestyle. Whereas his uncle Abel simply sustained himself with his flocks, Jabal could actually trade with his livestock, meaning a major cultural advancement. In any case, Jabal was a notable guy.
Jubal, Son of Lamech & Adah
Jubal may not be quite as notable as Jabal, but he is important nonetheless. The bible refers to Jubal as the “ancestor of all who played the harp and flute." Different translations of the bible differ on what actual instrument that he played. In the Hebrew text, it is said that he played the Kinnor and the Uggab.
The Kinnor is translated to be a harp in the NIV translation and a lyre in the ESV translation. The Uggab is translated as a flute in the NIV and a pipe in the ESV. Noted Old Testament scholar Gordon Wenham made the suggestion that he could have played a “reed or a Pan’s pipe.”
Whatever the case may be, Jubal was a noted musician. Anyone who plays a harp, lyre, or any woodwind instrument can be thankful for Jubal’s contributions to music.
Tubal-Cain, Son of Lamech & Zillah
One of Zillah’s two children with Lamech was named Tubal-Cain. His name has been interpreted to mean "he who spices the craft of Cain." In Genesis 4:22, it says that Tubal-Cain was the “forger of all instruments of bronze and iron” and an “instructor of every artificer in brass and iron,” depending on which translation of the book that you read.
There are a couple of interpretations of this verse. Some suggest that Tubal-Cain may have been a pioneer of brass and iron artificer. Scholar T.C. Mitchell has suggested that he “discovered the possibilities of cold forging native copper and meteoric iron.” It’s also fair to say that Tubal-Cain may have also been the first chemist, and others suggest he may have been a miner.
The Hebrew history Antiquities of the Jews written by Josephus gives us a bit more insight into Tubal-Cain. He apparently “exceeded all men in strength, and was very expert and famous in martial performances.” In that same text, it’s said that he “first of all invented the art of working brass.” It’s also believed that he used this art to make weapons of war. Whatever the truth may have been, Tubal-Cain was very good at metalworking.
Naamah, Daughter of Lamech & Zillah
The last of Lamech’s children in the bible is a daughter named Naamah, Tubal-Cain’s sister. It’s not really clear why she is specifically mentioned in the bible other than to point out that Zillah had two children with Lamech. One early Jewish text actually identifies Naamah as the wife of Noah, which would certainly be notable. However, there is some controversy on this subject.
A medieval Jewish text names a different Naamah as the wife of Noah, one related to Seth and not from Cain’s bloodline. Additionally, a 17th century theologian by the name of John Gill theorized that Naamah was actually the wife of Noah’s son Ham. There’s also a demon by the name of Naamah who’s mentioned in the Zohar, one of the foundational texts of Jewish mysticism.
It’s very possible that this Naamah simply was a daughter of Lamech and her name simply was later used for others. Still, the popularity of her name is at the very least interesting.
While Enoch, Son of Cain’s lineage isn’t nearly as exciting as his uncle Seth’s, it’s still good to see that Cain’s lineage did bear some interesting people.
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“Whence They Came: The Beginning” is a historical biblical horror novel based on chapters 1 through 5 of the Book of Genesis told from a demon’s perspective. There’s really nothing else out there like it!
If you want to sit down and enjoy a horror novel for Halloween, enjoy this biblical retelling with angels, demons, and more in this. It has a witch, too!
Here’s the lowdown:
Vetis, the world’s first demon, seeks a human body to possess in order to spread darkness and evil upon a rapidly brightening world, but he cannot do it alone. He must have the help of a rival demon and his human sorceress in order to be successful.
With his cohorts all on the same page, Vetis begins his quest by damning the first humans created by god. One generation later, Vetis’ human body is ready, but the man isn’t quite corrupt enough to possess. In order to get him to the required level of corruptness, he needs Lilith to convince the man to lay with his sister and kill his brother. Only then will the man’s soul be black enough to possess.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll be getting from “Whence They Came.” This is the scene where the two demons, Vetis and Asmodeus, first make their truce.
For more than a mega-millennium, Vetis and Asmodeus honored the invisible line they had drawn across the earth. It was not until 4,000B.C. that Vetis dared to cross the line, landing in front of Asmodeus as he walked across a field toward a new temple.
“Vetis.” Asmodeus snarled and narrowed his gaze.
“I am not here to fight you,” Vetis said. “I am here to inform you.”
“Of what?” Asmodeus asked.
“Have you seen the garden between our two lands?” Vetis asked.
“I have,” Asmodeus said.
“There is a man inside,” Vetis said.
“An insignificant man,” Asmodeus said. “He is of no concern to me.” He stretched his wings as if to take flight.
“He talks to god,” Vetis said.
Asmodeus raised an eyebrow and lowered his wings. “Does he?”
“And I have heard his lineage is the key to our unhuman immortality,” Vetis said.
“Explain yourself,” Asmodeus said.
“I have seen a lesser demon possess a human,” Vetis said. “We are far more powerful. By corrupting this man, we could possess his lineage and free ourselves of the caves and the darkness.”
“You do not need my help,” Asmodeus said. “Simply corrupt the man and possess him.”
“I cannot do it alone,” Vetis said as he circled Asmodeus, long blades of grass withering under his feet. “I have heard you have a human who practices sorcery.”
“What of her?” Asmodeus asked as he followed Vetis with his red eyes.
“With her help, we could gain human bodies and live infinitely in the human world,” Vetis said. “Instead of hiding in the caves.”
Asmodeus narrowed his gaze and crossed his arms. “Why would she help?”
“Once we have our human bodies, we can change her, allowing her to live infinitely alongside us,” Vetis said.
“How are you so certain?” Asmodeus asked.
“I have heard it whispered in the darkest caverns,” Vetis said. “You could have your human for all time.”
Asmodeus weighed Vetis’ proposition. “This one thing. Then, we go our separate ways.”
“Agreed,” Vetis said.
Asmodeus watched him take to the sky before continuing his trek to the temple. He would need to observe this garden man. Asmodeus had thus far ignored him, deeming him useless. However, the odds of corrupting a man who speaks with god were so low that it piqued Asmodeus’ interest.
Sound awesome? You’re not alone in thinking that. Here’s what one reader thought of “Whence They Came”:
“As biblical retellings go, especially with a horror aspect told from the perspective of the demons and their wicked human, this is definitely a page-turner. It may not be your thing. But, if it sounds like it interests you just from the description alone, then this book is worth a read for you. Just be sure that you’re OK with a lot of sex between a demon and a human, and you’ll probably enjoy ‘Whence They Came.’”’
If this all sounds like something that’s up your alley, then “Whence They Came” should be worth a read for you!
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Baal is also often called Bael or even Beelzebub or Beelzebul. Baal was often said to have appeared in the form of either a man, cat, toad, or a combination of the three. Collin de Plancy's 1818 book “Dictionnaire Infernal”, the heads of the three creatures were placed onto spider legs.
Who is Baal?
In demonology, Baal is said to be the first and principal of the seven princes of hell. He has also been referred to as a king, since his name means “master” or “lord.” Baal was the chief god of the Caananites; a god of rain, dew, and fertile fields who rode on the clouds. But, his name came to later be associated with other deities. The name Baal often came to refer to a combination of many local deities that were the patrons of different cities through Asia Minor and the Levant. At times, the name Baal was even used for any high-ranking demon or even Satan himself in some Christian writings.
Baal in the Bible
Baal worship features prominently of the Book of Judges. After the death of the famous Israelite leader Joshua, best known for the Battle of Jericho, Israel went back and forth between worshiping the Lord and local deities. Chief among these was Baal, although there were others, as well. The Lord would eventually “punish” the Israelites for this idol worship by forsaking them and letting them be captured by the Assyrians and Jerusalem was destroyed.
Baal Worship in Modern Times
Baal, or Beelzebub, has become very much a part of popular culture. There are books, comics, movies, television shows, and video games that all depict him as a character in one way or another. For example, the classic book “Lord of the Flies” directly refers to Beelzebub.
Witchcraft, Magick, & Demonology
Baal is top demon of Goetia. In astrology, the zodiac position is 0-4 degrees of Aries. The tarot card often associated with Baal is the 2 of Rods (From Azazel). The associating planet is the sun. His rank is king. Baal is a day demon of the fire element and rules over 66 legions of spirits. In magick, Baal’s metal is iron, his plant is the fern and the candle color is black.
Cain’s wife is an interesting figure in the Bible mainly due to the fact that it’s unclear what her name was and exactly who she was. All that’s really known about her is that she bore Cain a son after he was exiled to the Land of Nod. In other Christian writings, however, she is often referred to by the name of Awan (or Aven).
Cain’s Wife in the Land of Nod
In the Bible, the Land of Nod is not a physical place, although it is said to be “east of Eden”. The word “nod” is actually a Hebrew verb that means “to wander”. Essentially, being in the Land of Nod actually means that you are a nomad. People were often nomadic in those days so that wasn't necessarily considered a bad thing. However, that would eventually change as Cain and his descendants would establish a city there. Wherever it was, it was in the Land of Nod that Cain’s wife bore Cain’s son Enoch.
She Bore Enoch
Enoch is a very important person in the bible, which is why Cain’s wife is so important. However, Cain’s son Enoch is not the famous prophet Enoch. This Enoch was important because of the city that is named after him. Whether he built it himself or Cain by it in his name is unclear in the Bible. But for that alone, Cain's son Enoch is notable. Enoch and his descendants would end up growing this city. However, this City of Enoch would not be the same City of Enoch that would later see its inhabitants disappear after the prophet Enoch was taken into heaven by God. However, they are related, just not the same person.
Was Cain’s Wife Also His Sister?
It was common in the days of Genesis for people to marry their relatives. Cousins and even siblings often married in order to have children and grow the family. This was considered a completely normal practice in those days, as the world's population of humans was so small. So, whatever her name may have been, she was likely his sister.
Demonology - Lilith as Adam's Wife
Lilith is a famous demon that is known for many different reasons. One of the most important stories about Lilith is her association with Adam, as his first wife before Eve. It was actually said in Judaism for a time that Lilith, not Eve, was responsible for Adam’s downfall.
Who is Lilith?
While many Christians believe that Eve was the first woman, it may actually be the case that Lilith was actually the first woman created. In Jewish folklore, it is said that Lilith was actually made from the same dirt as Adam. 13th century writings say that Lilith left Adam and coupled with Archangel Samael, after she refused to be a subservient for Adam.
Lilith in the Bible
Interestingly, Lilith only makes a single appearance in the Bible. In that case, she was depicted as a shunned demon in the wilderness. It was the prophet Isaiah who shunned her. She then reappears in Jewish sources from the Middle Ages as Adam’s first wife. Though she isn’t mentioned again in the Bible, she is referred to as a succubus in the text of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Modern Lilith Worship
Lilith has migrated into the mythologies and folklore of many different cultures, including the Israelites, Egyptians, Greeks, and even the ancient Hittites. In Babylonian Demonology, Lilith is depicted as a winged spirit who preyed on pregnant women and infants. Although the exact portrayal can vary, most who speak of Lilith say she represents everything chaotic and ungodly. Some say she has cast a spell on humankind.
She is also sometimes referred to as the patron of abortions. In some cultures, especially Jewish cultures, protective spell bowls are buried to protect women and their offspring from Lilith. Her image also appears on many modern incantation bowls.
Some argue with the depiction of her as an evil being, but instead state that she represents freedom, since she refused to be submissive. It is said that instead she represents the idea that we all are equal beings and created from the same earth.
The Biblical character of Jezebel is a figure associated with betrayal and of false prophets. This character was initially a Phoenician (what is now called Lebanon) princess and worshipped the nature based god Baal who lives in Hell for some parts of the year. She later became a queen of Israel who was married off to King Ahab in a political marriage. She controlled her husband to turn his back on his worship of the god Yahweh and to instead worship the nature god Baal. She punished those who believed in Yahweh or were prophets of Yahweh. To counter the worship of Yahweh, she brought with her 800 prophets for Baal. When the queen brought the prophets of Baal, the Jewish prophet Elijah foretold that a great famine and draught would come over Israel. In the story Elijah's prophecy came true. She committed other acts of evil to control those around her, such as creating false evidence that an innocent man who owned land that the king wanted committed a crime. They sentenced him to death by stoning. The prophet Elijah condemned the death of the landowner and prophesized that King Ahab and his family would all be eaten by dogs. The people and the court of Israel literally overthrew her control by throwing her from her balcony. Dogs tore her corpse apart and ate her remains. Her story is recorded in the Book of Kings in the Hebrew bible.
The Meaning Behind the Name
The name of the former queen of Israel means: "Where is the prince?". The question is meant as a cry to Baal when he was believed to be in Hell.
The Modern Day Usage of the Term
The biblical story of Jezebel still influences pop culture of today. The term is nowadays used to as a derogatory term to refer to a woman of loose morals or of a corrupting or controlling nature. The description of her in the bible mentions that she wore finery and had a painted on face. This has caused makeup and seductive clothing to be regarded as something negative by some followers of the bible throughout history.
Biblical Horror Author Josephine Leonard
Jezebel appears as a character in one of the "Tales From the Demon" short stories recently released by Thriller author Josepine Leonard. Jezebel is featured in a short story where she meets Lilith's demon. "Tales from the Demon" was recently released on July 13, 2018 on Amazon books. The Thriller author Josepine Leonard is based out of Indianapolis. She's currently working in Indianapolis on her next demon book. Her upcoming novel is "Whence they Came", a story about the first demon on earth.
The Old Testament is an important segment of the Holy Bible. That book is the basis of many world religions, including Judaism and Christianity. The Hebrew people are the focal point of the Old Testament and their struggles for prosperity are covered. God is the Creator and figurehead of the events during these books. The Holy Bible is the sacred text recorded by the Hebrew people along the way. The Bible has factored in to the lives of a lot of people who want to see God's plan unveiled. His presence would set the stage for some incredible events, which would certainly put mankind to the test too.
God's Master Plan
God has a master plan and that tends to affect the lives of a lot of people. He created the world and caused the events of the biblical flood too. He oversaw Moses as he guided the Hebrew people out of Egypt. God also wrote the Ten Commandments and gave Moses an instruction to further lead his people. That allowed the Hebrews to flee from Egypt when they got a chance. Later on in the book, other Hebrew men would rise to meet God's favor too. King Saul and King David were great leaders who started the state of Israel. Men like Job would live out their lives in a way that pleased God as well.
Hebrews in the Old Testament
The Old Testament is known for great conflict and strife for the Hebrew people. According to the word of the bible, the Hebrews are God's chosen people in the Holy Land. Canaan was conquered by the Israeli people long ago. Now the descendants must continue on the legacy of that conquest and conversion. The Old Testament also makes some prophecies that will surprise many readers. It argues that the Hebrew people will rise to ascendancy under a new leader. A new King will rise and lead the people to greatness. Their status as God's chosen people will be made clear in the future. God's Kingdom will be glorified and that is valuable for a lot of reasons as well.
Thoughts on Biblical Horror Author Josephine Leonard
Biblical Horror author Josepine Leonard is renowned for her writing style. She focuses on the underworld and Lucifer's rise to power. That sets the stage for some dramatic retelling of classic horror themes. Biblical Horror author Josepine Leonard is ready to make a case for the excitement underlying the Holy Bible. The conflict between good and evil is a constant theme in her books. See how she has changed the mainstream and how her fans react to new releases. The author is from Indianapolis and wants to continue making books for dedicated readers out there.
Nephilim in Genesis
Genesis 6:1-4 mentions that the Nephilim were creatures that existed before the Deluge. They represented an important segment of the Earth and were supposedly the daughters of men. The Nephilim are mentioned in the Hebrew bible and many interpretations are gleaned from that. The offspring may be referred to as fallen angels and offspring of fallen men themselves. They are not counted among the angels of Heaven. They were damned to walk the Earth and men would encounter them on occasion. That demonstrated the true gravity of the Fall of Man from Genesis. The expulsion of mankind from the Garden of Eden had produced a profound effect on the Earth.
Nephilim in Numbers
Numbers 13:33 makes further mention of the creatures called Nephilim. They inhabited the area of Canaan before the Israelite forces conquered the area. In fact, the Israelite forces actually encountered the creatures when they conquered Canaan. Conquest of Canaan also required the expulsion of these offspring demons from the region. That area was cleansed and a new era of mankind seemed to emerge. But the looming threat of the creatures was always an ever present threat to them. Israel would forever remember the influence of these offspring too.
Lucifer and the Nephilim
Lucifer seems to recognize these offspring and may use them from time to time. The creatures were once angelic and children of the Heavens. But during the fall of man, they mingled with the children of Cain. Their offspring would ultimately produce a race of monsters feared by mankind. The children of Cain would forever tarnish the world until after the Deluge. That influenced the world and changed perspectives on the experience of mankind. Man no longer saw the world as his own anymore. It was arguably the domain of these creatures claimed by Lucifer. That was a significant blow to the progress of Man during the Deluge era.
Nephilim in Hell and the Deluge
Hell has seen a rise of the offspring known as Nephilim. They are cast out of paradise, doomed to walk the Earth just like mankind will be in time. But their large size and monstrous appearance has made them an important figure in time. Hell has seen more numbers of the creatures go on the rise recently. That has bolstered the legions of Hell and added some diversity in good time as well. Lucifer is pleased with the change of pace that the creatures introduce. These monstrosities are a significant challenge to the Earth and Hell is very pleased with that change.
Nephilim are feared by men and Moses makes mention of that during his time. The era before the Deluge included a lot of fearsome foes for mankind to encounter. Biblical era men would encounter these creatures and take note of their great size. They mentioned that men would seem like grasshoppers in size compared to these offspring of Cain. Their large size would catch men off guard and put fear in them. Genesis 6:2 states that so called "Angels" actually fathered the race. But the offspring quickly lost their way in the world before the Deluge takes place.
Mythology from other cultures will make mention of these offspring from time to time. Some say that Orion may have been the father of the original offspring. Both Orion and the creatures are mentioned by certain folklore tales in the world. Sumerian mythology also makes mention of creatures bearing a similar name. These creatures were actually considered to be heroes in the folklore of the culture. Sumerian mythology paints a good picture of the offspring on Earth. Similarly, the creatures go forward in a world before the Great Flood takes place on Earth.
Nephilim in Modern Times
Recently, new media sources have also made mention of the offspring. The creatures make an appearance in TV episodes of the X-files and Supernatural. The video game Darksiders will also showcase the creatures along the way. Typically, the media will paint the creatures as dark and dangerous for a number of reasons. They are typically the antagonists in a series that is carefully concocted. These media sources actually mention that the offspring were unholy right from the start. They are the product of a forbidden union between angels and demons. That makes for a dramatic retelling of the offspring mentioned in the bible too.
Biblical Horror Author Josephine Leonard
Biblical horror author Josephine Leonard wants to introduce new demonic forces. These offspring of Lucifer may just appear in some recent books. Get to know more about her style of writing whenever possible. She is a talented writer and is poised to take the world of literature by storm her current and upcoming biblically demonic horror novels.
Tales From The Demon is a great example among her selection of books. This book series proves that Lucifer still holds a lot of influence over people these days. Hell is ready to emerge on Earth once again in these books. Few would expect that an author from Indianapolis is writing demonic books on the subject. But readers agree that the book series is well worth the experience.