The Alchemist meets the Prince of Darkness… In a dark world where dreaming is forbidden, one man dares to dream the impossible.
When John Crowe, the jaded son of a fallen alchemist abandons his father’s mission to save the world, and instead risks all on a quest to find Solomon’s treasure, his dream turns into a nightmare.
The sorcerer Lord Leonard, the wicked Queen Nekbhet, and global financier Sir Wilbur, form an unholy trinity to cast a dark spell on Crowe’s soul and planet Maerdon to enslave the people.
Caught in a web of sorcery, treachery and deceit, Crowe learns of the trinity’s secret society, Sancta Calva (Order of the Holy Skull), and its sinister plot to use him as a pawn in a cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil to rule over heaven and hell.
With the help of Archangel Metatron, Crowe must now learn to summon the alchemical magic of Solomon he once scorned to defeat the triad and free his people, or risk becoming a shrunken skull on the Queen’s necklace of death, to serve the Dark Lord’s scheme.
Brave Fortune is a fantasy adventure novel that serves as an allegory of alchemy, transmuting base metal lead into gold, a transformational heroic journey through the trial-by-fire purification of suffering, struggle and sacrifice.
If you like dystopian fiction and epic action-adventure that blends dark fantasy, sorcery, magic and the supernatural in an imaginative world steeped with philosophy, psychology and myth, then you’ll love Sharif Khan’s ambitious debut.
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“In this epic fantasy sci-fi tale, Sharif uses plots and characterizations from a wealth of literary, scientific and cinematic sources. They include: Homer’s ‘Illiad’ and ‘Odyssey,’ Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune,’ Roman mythology, King Arthur, ‘Moby Dick,’ ‘Star Wars,’ Spain’s conquest of the Aztecs, the search for El Dorado, particle physics, among others. It is a manuscript rich with action, metaphor and philosophy… Brave Fortune offers the reader more than just a classic tale of valor, betrayal and vision. It is a fiction-based guidebook to overcoming obstacles and achieving a morally satisfying and pleasurable way of life.” – Allen Ginsberg Award-Winning poet and editor, Charles H. Johnson