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The Tenth Order Excerpt and Giveaway

It’s hard to believe we’re only a few days away from the big release—August 26th. Come Monday, The Tenth Order will be available in all its digital and print splendor. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

And to help the “reading” part, I’m partnering with Goodreads to give away FIVE FREE PRINT COPIES! What? Crazy? Yes!

All you have to do is head over to Goodreads and press the big shiny button that says “Enter to Win.” That’s it. It takes less time than blow-drying your hair.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Tenth Order

by Nic Widhalm

Giveaway ends September 19, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

And while you’re there, don’t forget to friend me. I love friends.

Now! To further wet your appetite for August 26th, allow me to share some details about The Tenth Order.


Begun in Heaven. Finished on Earth. 

Hunter Friskin has always been hated. Reviled, spit on by anyone who’s ever known him. But there’s more to Hunter than people suspect. At night he dreams of creatures with unbelievable powers. Creatures who can raze a city with their voice, transport thousands of miles with a thought and bend steel with a single fist. Creatures with wings. 

They have a plan. And they want Hunter Friskin.


And how about a little excerpt to finish off the post?


Valdis held up a finger. The digit was quivering with excitement. He had been waiting years to share his discoveries with another person, and now that the time had come, the priest was about to burst from holding back the big reveal. “I know,” Valdis said. “So did I, at first. But this passage says the war was between two groups of angels called the Adonai and the Elohim.” Hunter flinched as Valdis said this last part. The priest barely noticed. “What’s interesting is there doesn’t seem to be anything differing them. On a biological level, that is.” Valdis grinned, “As much as angels can be considered ‘biological,’ right?”

Hunter didn’t respond.

“At any rate, there was a rather large disagreement that kicked the whole thing off. The author isn’t clear about what, though that might be in a passage I have yet to decipher. That’s what I was saying about the chronological bit. But regardless, the war has continued to the present. Right now, as we speak, they rage in the heavens.”

“That’s what they said,” Hunter whispered, staring at the script.

Valdis, still a little spooked from Hunter’s earlier outburst, timidly asked, “These people who took you, who—”

“The war, Father?”

“Right, sorry. Well, the…uh…disagreement turned into a full on battle, gaining supporters until the entire chorus had taken up with one side or the other. Now, here’s where it gets interesting: Lucifer, the last of the three Seraphim, the only angel who hadn’t attached himself to either group, looked at all these angels picking sides and got to thinking.” Valdis moved further down the wall, shining his feeble light further down the rough, gray wall.

“Here,” Valdis pointed at another section, “it tells about Lucifer—”


That’s it for now, folks. Let me know what you think down belowand don’t forget to hit Goodreads and enter the giveaway.

About nicwidhalm (46 Articles)
Nic Widhalm is a writer based out of Colorado, and specializes in stories of change, juxtaposition, and things that go bump in the night. You can visit him at

2 Comments on The Tenth Order Excerpt and Giveaway

  1. Great snippet, Nic. Looking forward to reading it 🙂

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