What happens when a God gives the gift of his life? What consequences does it have on a simple world? Vim… Energy so powerful that it changes the fundamental makeup of everyone it touches.
Follow the lives of five sets of characters, each with there own unique experience with the Watchers gift.
A small group of soldiers in a war that seems destined to never end, until its overshadowed by a flaming ball form the heavens. Their lives turned upside down in minutes as the battle they think will be the end of them turns into their salvation, and their damnation at the same time. What happens to them could be considered a fate worse than death, or a blessing from a god. follow them as they deal with the lose of comrades and the changes taking place inside them, as they hunt for a place to call home.
Master Edson Pentol, a senior member of the Druid’s Found, and his Apprentice Bryson have their lives completely derailed as the falling ball of fire streaks over the found. Killing some and changing others. Master Pentol is seemingly unaffected by the occurrence, but Bryson takes sick, only to be given the gift of foresight. He doesn’t understand it or why its happening to him, but it unlocks a possible future that could be the end of everything they know.
Geldune Ramhaeng was the orphan of a farmer, taken in by the butcher that used to buy cattle from is now dead family. He’s been the slaughterhouse apprentice for longer than he can remember, but when the bright light streaks over the small place he calls home it brings devastation and illness. Taken ill himself, he’s bedridden for what seems like days. When he finally starts to recover, he’s not alone. Somethings else is there in his head. Geldune doesn’t know what to do when the voice starts to talk to him. He’s even more confused when the shadows start to listen to him as if he’s part shadow himself. The voice wants him to do bad things…and the shadows gives him the power to do them.
Tammalay Brook, a small Afian girl, with her snow white hair and crystal blue eyes, loves her life in the small lake town of Eldiam Cleve. Her aunt and uncle love her as if she is their own, so when the fireball reaches them, and her uncles tries to kill her aunt for being a demon and she has to run fro help, its a nightmare she cant seem to wake up from. She rushes into town to get a doctor to find the whole town has gone mad. Dead bodies litter the street, and the worse part is it looks like they did it themselves. Tammalay goes back home without the help she promised, but it turns out she doesn’t need help. She has the power to heal. All she needs is contact with water. When she learns this, she decides to go to the Druids found to seek help with this new power. This trek set into motion events destined to change the world.
A young man killed in a war he had to fight. slain and left to rote in a blood-soaked wasteland, only to rise weeks later, skin frozen from the setting winter. With eyes crusted shut he stumbles to a stream and tries to wash it clean. But he cant wash away the gaping wound in his chest, or the colorless eyes of death that stares back at him in the stream. When his fractured memory returns and he realizes what he is, he can think of only one thing to do… find his crew. The only family he’s every really known. Maybe they can help him. Maybe if he can track them down, they can help him end the nightmare that he sees in the waters surface.
A Watcher’s Gift Novel
The Atlantis Grail has been optioned for development as a feature film series and/or TV series.
You have two options. You die, or you Qualify.
The year is 2047. An extinction-level asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, and the descendants of ancient Atlantis have returned from the stars in their silver ships to offer humanity help.
But there’s a catch.
They can only take a tiny percent of the Earth’s population back to the colony planet Atlantis. And in order to be chosen, you must be a teen, you must be bright, talented, and athletic, and you must Qualify.
Sixteen-year-old Gwenevere Lark is determined not only to Qualify but to rescue her entire family.
Because there’s a loophole.
If you are good enough to Qualify, you are eligible to compete in the brutal games of the Atlantis Grail, which grants all winners the laurels, high tech luxuries, and full privileges of Atlantis Citizenship. And if you are in the Top Ten, then all your wildest wishes are granted… Such as curing your mother’s cancer.
There is only one problem.
Gwen Lark is known as a klutz and a nerd. While she’s a hotshot in classics, history, science, and languages, the closest she’s come to sports is a backyard pool and a skateboard.
This time she is in over her head, and in for a fight of her life, against impossible odds and world-class competition—including Logan Sangre, the most amazing guy in her school, the one she’s been crushing on, and who doesn’t seem to know she exists.
Because every other teen on Earth has the same idea.
You Qualify or you die.
R.B. Landeck returns with the second part of his DEAD HEMISPHERE series and another chapter in its harrowing story of survival, failure, triumph, and redemption, and the very fabric of humanity in the face of certain annihilation.
From the concrete jungle of Nairobi to the beaches of Mombasa and the deep blue expanse of the Indian Ocean, pursued by the dead and an alliance of the powerful, hell-bent on keeping their secret from slipping away, rejoin Tom Railsback and his band of survivors in their struggle to outrun the mutation that is eating its way through the continent. Will he and his family make it out of Africa before it is too late? Allegiances will be tested, bonds made and broken, and endurance tested to its very limits against the tide of death and destruction, and KERES RISING from the very gates of hell itself.
A party of warriors put their skin on the line after intruding on the self-imposed exile of an accursed old hermit. To save her people, a young woman travels into a fog-choked valley of sacrifice in search of a sacred beast. Tasked with running a special job for a reclusive man, a low-rent thug is haunted by dreams about what’s inside the parcel shackled to his wrist.
These are just a few of the failed stories to be found in this volume. Are they the mediocre products of a bitter, unexceptional would-be writer? Or are they hidden gems, saved from annihilation at the hands of snobbish gatekeepers by modern technology? Or are they just somewhat interesting stories? Decide for yourself as you explore an aquatic extraterrestrial civilization obscured beneath layers of ice, or walk the streets of a future world made perfect by the magic of marketing, or run with the coyotes through a sin-haunted prairie.
21 tales of the alien, the paranormal, the surreal, and above all the rejected.
Can humanity survive The Shearing?
Liz McAllister is looking forward to a much-needed spring break. But when she travels home to Clearfield, Pennsylvania, she discovers that something strange is happening around her sleepy little hometown.
The peace is abruptly shattered as earthquakes split the ground and falling satellites burn across the sky. Hordes of vicious monsters materialize across the world and the Earth is engulfed in chaos.
Cut off from the outside world, Liz teams up with Mike and their small group of friends. Together they desperately battle the monsters that are devastating Clearfield.
Their efforts are aided by the discovery of magic and the arrival of otherworldly allies. But even with new allies and magical powers, the evil hordes are unending and the fate of our world hangs in the balance.
For birthday girl Chas, life just got a whole lot weirder…
Chasity is celebrating her fourteenth birthday at the local fair when zombies crash the party, stranding her and her two best friends on the Ferris wheel. With a bird’s eye view of the carnage below, they have to use their wits to survive.
Grab your cotton candy and run…
Unarmed and outnumbered, they face a perilous journey through a once idyllic community in the hopes of reaching their loved ones. With only each other to rely on, Chas and her friends are pushed to their limits as the undead hordes close in. Can they make it to safety in time to avoid becoming another human happy meal?
Refuge is just a few blocks away…
For fans of all things zombie comes a post-apocalyptic tale like no other, filled with suspense, action, and humor. Book 1 in the Series.