Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Unholy Night

By: Seth Grahame-Smith
Location: Under the Christmas Tree FIC SMI
Genre: Lets mock Christmas but tell the story in a weird  but maybe authentic way anyway.

Game of Thrones based in the Gosple of Luke

The three wise men, who were they. I was one once, school play. I am not a man and I am not wise- never figured how that happened and I always wanted to be Mary- but never was!
I also went to Cologne Cathedral once- they say in there is the bones of the Three Wise men in a fancy box, that is not so wise I dont reckon. Did you know in the Bible they give no number- who said it was three,  there could of been six...

It’s one of the most iconic images in history: three men on camelback, arriving at a manger, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. A moment of serenity and grace. A holy night.

But who were the Three Wise Men? What if they were murderous thieves on the run, escaping through Judea under cover of night? In Seth Grahame-Smith’s telling, the so-called “Three Wise Men” are led by the murderous Balthazar—the infamous “Antioch Ghost.” After escaping from Herod’s prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by Joseph, Mary, and their infant. But when Herod’s men begin to slaughter the firstborn in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt. Thus begins a dark and savage tale that will see them cross paths with biblical figures such as Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist, as the magic of old times gives way to the vicious empires of man.

Ya know being a wise man actually is pretty cool! Perhaps my navitiy role was not so bad after all!



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