It is now seven years since Simon Redhead was saved from the nuclear destruction of his dimension and taken to FirstWorld. During that time he has struggled to embrace his designated role as Everlasting Hero. Nevertheless, he has defeated Weylyn the Wolf, negotiated a sort of truce with Gadiel, liberated Tamarlan, and rescued the lost elves. In the process, he has killed so many enemies and several friends that he questions his own morality. His actions have cost him much – the loss of his son Alexander, time napped by the Great Old Ones, and his kochari Julie lost in a locked-in coma. He would give or do anything to get his family back. Or would he? In the end he must face the ultimate confrontation with Gadiel. The Balance must ensure that he is prepared. In A Vision of the Future, the Hero and his Companion travel the length and breadth of time and space at the whim of the Gods. Simon must serve the Gods of Chaos and the Gods of Law, as well as The Balance. He will be tempted by their potential rewards but will negotiate a tricky path to the End of Time that allows him to finally face Gadiel. On the way, he will be given opportunities to save the dwarves, destroy Gods, and provide the three races with a golden-age of peace and prosperity. However, the ultimate confrontation cannot be delayed indefinitely, and Gadiel and Simon must meet to determine the fate of the next Cosmos, and perhaps the current one. Will Simon and Kin Slayer have the strength to defeat Gadiel? Is it just raw power that is needed? Will Simon have learned the lessons that he needs to come to terms with his morality? Can Gadiel give Simon his heart’s desire? And what is the great secret that Jhamed has been keeping, even from himself?
About the Author
Christopher Jackson-Ash is in his late fifties and lives in Melbourne Australia. He has had a varied career in chemical engineering and risk management. Now that his children are grown up, he has returned to bohemia and is concentrating on his first love, writing. His main focus is on his FirstWorld multiverse inspired by Michael Moorcock and J.R.R. Tolkien. His work extends through flash fiction and short stories to novels in other genres, including children’s stories.
He works with his alter-ego, Kris the Bard. Kris writes ...
I was born in Karo on FirstWorld and grew up to be a cook before I was kidnapped by pirates and unwillingly forced into the service of the evil wizard Weylyn the Wolf. After many adventures I became Bard of Elannort and eventually ended up in this dimension of the multiverse.