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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, April 1, 2019

the winner-takes-all - Soul Dark: Chosen by E.L. Reedy & A.M. Wade

"I don't think I ever read anything like this before. It's beautiful andcompelling. This is one of those books, that you read once, and never again, because it's too much. Okay, "never" might be an exaggeration." Gabriella, Goodreads


Description:

Release Date: April 12th, 2019

War is coming between Lukas’ Goddess and an ancient Demon Lord. But the death of his parents shakes his faith, and with the loss of his remaining family it is shattered. Blinded by rage, Lukas turns away from his friends and trains under a deceptive, yet formidable master to hone his magic and prevent the demon’s final objective--obliteration of all life on earth.

War begins! A forged weapon, Lukas rejoins his friends and sets after the Demon King. From a hidden crypt, where evil lies waiting, to the Iowa countryside, they battle to prevent the end of all they know. Lukas must overcome his doubts and allow the Light to work through him--to defeat both the foe of his Goddess and a new more familiar one.

Soul Dark: Chosen is a coming of age tale in the modern-day world when a war between ancient deities and demons culminates in a winner-takes-all battle that could determine the fate of all mankind.

EXCERPT
ACT IV____
SUNSET

Though he could not say why, the old man recognized it as his last awakening. His every arthritic limb and digit ached to the bone. His wrinkled skin hung over loose worn muscles too weary to move. His every haggard breath came with fire but also brought the scents of summer air—he was outside, of all places—rain was coming. The blessed rain—he had not felt a welcoming drop touch his face since that fateful moment he had fallen prey to the Other—so long ago.

The stars shone beyond a super moon in a black velvet sky he had not seen in four centuries. He settled to his popping knees and ran his hands through tall grass. Darkness settled over him, and for the first time in ages, instead of fear it brought instead an overwhelming sense of peace.

She appeared before him, a familiar woman from his youth, a great lady made of light and grace. Her compassionate eyes shone silver as she wiped an errant tear from his cheek that matched one on hers and said, “My dearest Theo,” she said. “My dear, dear friend… Taketh mine hand into thine own. Thou art free at last!”

And the old man, who was in truth a young boy of thirteen summers, felt at last the final rest he had been denied since when as a youth, he had been Chosen by the Ancient Enemy, known also as the First Fallen, the Great Deceiver, the Prince of Darkness. 

Launch and first 90 days will be exclusively Amazon.
About the author:
E. L. Reedy was born and raised in Iowa, where he devoured tomes of fantasy, sci-fi, and young adult novels as a child. In his free time, he is an avid gamer (D&D and Pathfinder). He has traveled the world as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and now lives in Iowa, where with his writing partner, he continues to pen works in the realms of Fantasy and Horror in the Young Adult Universe. 


A. M. Wade was born the only girl in a family with five boys, she readily escaped into fantasy, sci-fi, and other fiction novels. Having traveled through most of the US, she enjoys using scenery and characteristics of the different states in the story adventures she created for the little ones in her family. Now, she writes sci-fi, fantasy and horror with a lifelong co-conspirator.

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Together: Having lost many friends, associates, and even children from our home town over the years to suicide, they wrote their first novel, Upon Broken Wings. Told from the point-of-view of a young witness, the story teaches that suicide is not an end to suffering, but rather the beginning of unimaginable pain for those left behind and that there is always hope if we choose the path of life.

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12 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Elmer Reedy said...

Thanks for hosting this leg of our tour!
--E. L. Reedy

Ann Wade said...

Thank you for letting us come along with you.
A. M.Wade

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds like a great book.

Nancy P said...

Intriguing cover

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt - thanks for sharing!

katieoscarlet said...

I am quite intrigued with this story. The review featured makes me want to read it even more.

Wendy Hutton said...

thanks for sharing this sounds interesting

Bea LaRocca said...

An intriguing cover, synopsis and excerpt. I'm looking forward to release day!

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

I like the cover

James Robert said...

Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.