Frightful signs in the heavens and on earth…
In the night sky a strange new comet burns, while in the midst of Vatican City an ancient Bay tree, having blossomed faithfully for the last five hundred years, begins to lose its silvered leaves. Meanwhile, in the Big Apple, frightful whispers in the streets, a murder of crows… ominous signs as a new ‘fear’ begins to spread, of strange men and even stranger forces on the prowl-
Over four hundred years ago history was forever changed by a single event, the disappearance of a king and his heir. On November 17th, just weeks shy of Christmas, history would be changed again, this time by a thirteen year old kid living on the streets of New York, desperate to find his father and right a five hundred year old wrong.
‘A Gathering Darkness’ is the exciting first book in the Valerian Series, a contemporary urban fantasy where 16th and 21st centuries collide. What comes after will change everything!
It begins with a boy searching for his father, a father missing these last two and a half years. It continues with a man living his life one day at a time about to marry his best friend and the love of his life. Somewhere along the line the two meet, this boy and this man; what they discover about each other, and who they really are, will change everything.
Meanwhile, forces are gathering, marshaling their strength as agents creep the streets of modern day New York in search of royalty- royalty banished some 400 years prior –to put an end to their royal line once and for all.
Darkness is on the move, and with the royal line gone, nothing can stop them from reaching their goal, the eradication of an entire nation gone these last 350 years.
Portents light the night sky, the Royal Bay has begun to shed its leaves foretelling doom and the death of a King.
Can a fallen angel, a thirteen year old man/child, and an exiled King with no memory of who he is or was, hold off the terrible forces about to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting world?
Only time will tell.
Another bit of good news, not only is A Gathering Darkness -Book One of the Valerian Cycle- being translated into Italian (Book Release scheduled for May 2017) but now another development- A Gathering Darkness is also being translated into Spanish (and is also slated for a 2017 release.)
Awesome news- it’s like Christmas come early! Will keep everyone posted as events continue to unfold…
They say a picture is worth a thousand words- let’s see if that’s true.
Once again- it appears Phillip and the gang are going international. At this rate he better be getting his Passport…Very cool if you ask me.
Couple of things- First of all, thank you for taking the opportunity to download A Gathering Darkness, Book One of the Valerian Saga. If you love the idea of modern day adventure mixed with just a touch of magic and mystery, then this book is for you. BUT did you know, Book Two is out as well- Kaelynn’s Tale. And to make the adventure complete- Book Three is nearly finished and should be out in January 2017.
And last but not least- to ALL MY READERS OUT THERE! If you ever downloaded anything of mine, or made a book purchase from Amazon, B&N or Smashwords- Please, Please, Please go back and leave a review. Everything is based on reviews, the ability to be seen, book promotions, etc… all depend on whether or not you leave a review. Good or bad (surely not!) doesn’t matter. Kind words will be appreciated. as a Bonus I’m going to check the sites the next couple of weeks. Everyone who leaves a review, makes a post or shares on Facebook, I am going to enter into a sweepstakes to win a Trade Paperback Copy of A Gathering Darkness… so get out there and post!
As always, love to hear from you. Drop me a line or visit my website! Do both!
A good writing friend of mine posted this on his Blog site The Writing Fisherman: Jason A. Meuschke, thank you for the opportunity to chime in…