R.J. Jerome grew up in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, where his interest in secret societies, the paranormal, and religions was born.
Secret societies and religions have always intrigued him. He spends most of his free time researching these topics. They fuel the imagination. He once attended a private lecture at the Gloucester Cathedral where he witnessed two priests debating over an old scroll. This spawned the idea for ‘The Pelagius Game’ series. He spent the next four years researching missing texts, attending more lectures, and constructing narratives for six books.
When starting the project, R.J. needed a title for his series and he remembered stumbling across Pelagianism, a theological theory named after the British monk, Pelagius. Pelagius believed that original sin did not taint human nature and a mortal's will is still capable of choosing good or evil without special Divine aid.
From this, R.J. constructed the idea of a competition between God and Satan using gifted beings as pawns in a cosmic game that determines the end of days.
When not busy researching religions and secret societies, you can find R.J. discussing Manchester City FC, craft beer, red wine, and absinthe's.
The Pelaguis Game, Book One.
You fool. Armageddon is weeks away, right under the Church’s nose, and the Order that is appointed to watch and protect the world doesn't even realize it.
Through The Pelagius Game series, R.J. Jerome introduces the reader to Valstain, the magical realm between Heaven and Earth.
Valstain follows the life of Timothy Anderson as he reveals his haunted past to Father Michael Olshefski, the new headmaster of The Pelagius Order. The Order’s seminary is the training ground of a secret religious society whose job is to find and prepare gifted warriors to fight evil.
But someone on the inside has a different idea.
Now, Tim must expose the true, wicked desires of the Order’s leaders to the kidnapped priest. He needs this man’s trust and permission to enter holy ground so he may once more venture into Valstain and claim his revenge on those who betrayed him. However, Tim knows mere words will not convince the priest—only tasting the memories locked inside his magical blood will.
It is said once a man has entered Valstain, and experienced the horror within, he is never the same again—that is exactly what the forces of evil are depending on. The Pelagius Game has begun, and the journey into Valstain is only the beginning.
Valstain is a must read for anyone interested in fantasy adventures with plenty of sword fights, vibrant characters, and intricate plot twists.
The Pelaguis Game, Book Two.
Born Villain, the second book in the series, continues the journey of immortal heroes, Timothy Anderson and Scott McCree, as they battle evil in an attempt to bring balance back to the Church, and win the Pelagius Game for God’s side. Together, they unite, vowing to stop Pope Orlandis’ evil plan in becoming the ultimate ruler of Earth. But in Orlandis’ idea of a perfect world, something else sinister was rising from the darkness, something with an unquenchable thirst to release the mother of all sin.
The Pelagius Game series is a must read for anyone interested in fantasy adventures with plenty of sword fights, vibrant characters, and intricate plot twists.
Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Action/Adventure
Pages: 277, Novel