I think the enemy is here before us, too. But I think we know the forms and faces of the enemy, and in the knowledge that we know him, and shall meet him, and eventually must conquer him is also our living hope. I think the enemy is here before us with a thousand faces, but I think we know that all his faces wear one mask. I think the enemy is single selfishness and compulsive greed. I think the enemy is blind, but has the brutal power of his blind grab. I do not think the enemy was born yesterday, or that he grew to manhood forty years ago, or that he suffered sickness and collapse in 1929, or that we began without the enemy, and that our vision faltered, that we lost the way, and suddenly were in his camp. I think the enemy is old as Time, and evil as Hell, and that he has been here with us from the beginning. I think he stole our earth from us, destroyed our wealth, and ravaged and despoiled our land. I think he took our people and enslaved them, that he polluted the fountains of our life, took unto himself the rarest treasures of our own possession, took our bread and left us with a crust, and, not content, for the nature of the enemy is insatiate–tried finally to take from us the crust.
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.
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