Where Oblivion Lives (#1)

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A lyrical historical fantasy adventure, set in 1932 Spain and Germany, that brings to life the world of the novellas collected in Los Nefilim: Spanish Nephilim battling daimons in a supernatural war to save humankind.

Born of daimon and angel, Diago Alvarez is a being unlike all others. The embodiment of dark and light, he has witnessed the good and the horror of this world and those beyond. In the supernatural war between angels and daimons that will determine humankind’s future, Diago has chosen Los Nefilim, the sons and daughters of angels who possess the power to harness music and light.

As the forces of evil gather, Diago must locate the Key, the special chord that will unite the nefilim’s voices, giving them the power to avert the coming civil war between the Republicans and Franco’s Nationalists. Finding the Key will save Spain from plunging into darkness.

And for Diago, it will resurrect the anguish caused by a tragedy he experienced in a past life.

But someone—or something—is determined to stop Diago in his quest and will use his history to destroy him and the nefilim. Hearing his stolen Stradivarius played through the night, Diago is tormented by nightmares about his past life. Each incarnation strengthens the ties shared by the nefilim, whether those bonds are of love or hate … or even betrayal.

To retrieve the violin, Diago must journey into enemy territory … and face an old nemesis and a fallen angel bent on revenge.


“Frohock has intricately woven a unique reinterpretation of history. Eloquent prose accompanies a lyrical theme amid prewar tensions, enriching this imaginative historical fantasy.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“WHERE OBLIVION LIVES is a dark and beautiful historical fantasy with a strong setting and stronger characters, one that has settled under my skin and wound its way into my bones in a way that I won’t soon forget.”


“WHERE OBLIVION LIVES is as full of pathos as it is thrills. Historical context, social commentary, fantastical music-magic, quick pacing, and a deeply personal narrative form a chorus that sing a story you’ll long to hear again.”


“The story builds momentum like a piece of music as the various threads converge on a Gotterdammerung crescendo.”

The Fantasy Hive

“I heartily recommend this to anyone who likes angel/demon stories, music magic, fantasy mixing with pre-WW2 history, and male protagonists who embrace vulnerability.”

Pages Below The Vaulted Sky

“Dancing on the line between horror and fantasy, the adventures and situations that Diago faced kept me flipping pages long after my bedtime.”

Queer Sci Fi

“Anyone interested in historical-grounded dark fantasy should give the Los Nefilim verse of T Frohock a try. There are wondrous things within to be found.”

Nerds of a Feather

"[WHERE OBLIVION LIVES is] the kind of story that casts a spell on readers, immersing them in words as vivid and resonant as the music the nefilim imbue themselves with as they weave their magic."

Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

“Where Oblivion Lives is a character driven story and Frohock sings [the characters] to life so well.”

Wild Heart Reads

“I didn’t just want everything that has to do with this novel, I needed it to soothe a part of my soul.”

Keikii Eats Books

“An outstanding read.”

Starlit Book

"Where Oblivion Lives blew me away. It’s one of those books that swept my legs out from under me and left me reeling. A lot happens in these pages, not only with plot, but a lot of subtle details as well, which creates this perfect balance between relentless forward motion and personal growth. The world is so real, I felt transported there. The magic system is beautiful, and the prose are the icing on top of a positively decadent cake."

Book Worm Blues

“Beautifully written. You can rely on Frohock for clear writing and, when the situation demands it, beautiful prose […] The story itself is a slow burn leading to an exciting crescendo with some genuinely creepy vibes.”

Mark Lawrence, author of Red Sister

“Brooding, intense, and introspective, WHERE OBLIVION LIVES evokes an eerily plausible 1932 Spain and France full of supernatural forces skirmishing in preparation for a bigger war, right in parallel with humanity. This is dark historical fantasy that sings.”

Beth Cato, author of Breath of Earth

“Frohock is a unique talent, and she has written a beautiful book. Parts of it will break your heart; the rest will make it whole again. I can’t wait to read the next installment.”

Judith Tarr, author of Lord of the Two Lands and Forgotten Suns

“Gorgeously lyrical, T. Frohock weaves a lush tapestry. At times beautiful and brutal, I am in awe of this unbelievably talented story-teller. Highly recommended!”

Michael R. Fletcher, author of Beyond Redemption