Reborn (novel)

Infobox Book |
name = Reborn

image_caption =
author = F. Paul Wilson
illustrator = Stephen Gervais
country = United States
language = English
series = The Adversary Cycle
genre = Fiction
publisher = Dark Harvest
release_date = March 1990
media_type = Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
pages = 315 pp (Trade Hardcover Edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-913165-52-2 (Trade Hardcover Edition)
preceded_by = The Touch
followed_by = Reprisal

"Reborn" is the fourth volume in a series of six novels known as The Adversary Cycle written by American author F. Paul Wilson. First published in March 1990 by Dark Harvest.

Plot Summary

Almost immediately after being slain by Glaeken in a castle keep in Romania in the Spring of 1941 Rasalom has opportunistically entered the body of a clone that grows within a woman hired by the scientist in charge of a project seeking to create a genetically enhanced super-soldier for the U.S. Army.

The boy comes to term, is born and grows into an unusually strong and aggressive specimen but has a personality of his own which prevents the johnny-come-lately Rasalom from doing anything but secretly encouraging his host whenever possible to indulge his inclination to violence.

This all changes when the host dies a seemingly untimely death in his late 20s and the fetus conceived by his wife becomes the newest, un-co-opted vessel for evil. The wife Carol acquires one chief protector in the form of a lifelong sociopath and occasional murdering psychopath known as Jonah Stevens. He stops at nothing to ensure the baby's survival and guarantees that Rasalom will have more than a fighting chance to take over the Earth after attaining early adulthood.

The ancient being known as Glaeken is content to take a back seat to all of this as he feels he has earned his permanent retirement from the battle between the forces of Darkness and Light. He realizes that a major confrontation is inevitable but placidly aspires to count himself and his wife Magda among the dearly departed before that dark day descends with a deafening thud upon humanity's collective cranium.

The Adversary Cycle

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