Book 4 in the Series: The Creator’s Egg. The series is an epic fantasy full of quests, journeys, mystery, intrigue, adventure, war and excitement. It is set in Opteria, a planet where birds (avians) evolved to a position of dominance in place of the mammals on Earth. These avians are bipedal and have arms with well-developed hands as well as wings. They have full powers of speech and are fully as intelligent as humans.
The Orb has been recovered and its protectors included into the Fallon leadership. The watcher has a copy of an ancient document that pinpoints the ‘ends of the world’ to the invader homelands. So, the good news is that the approximate locations of the four shards are now known. The bad news is that all four are surrounded by enemies. The alien stranger spends time deepening the bond between himself, the Swords and the Orb. In so doing, he discovers the truth of how he came to Opteria and how the other crossovers took place over thousands of cycles of Sola. He also finds out that he will be able to go back to Earth, if he wants to. But, that is possible only once the full power of the combined Talismans is available.
He is delayed from starting his quests for the shards, by short term issues relating to the wars. The allies need better information on the invaders’ intentions. Hesh begins out of body spying missions that provide prior knowledge of enemy strategies and tactics. This information allows the allies to frustrate the enemy at every turn. Finally the alien is able to turn his mind to finding the shards. He realizes that the Strig protectors must have left messages to guide those trying to find them and hits on a strategy to find the messages. Because he has visited Sphen, he decides to seek the shard there first. He starts his search from the last known position of the Strig protectors and, while there, he captures a Drom warrior, who is a throwback, just like his leader. He also finds the first of several messages. On instinct the alien takes the Drom back to Lyde to study him and get to know him. Then he studies the message. It is written in Ancient Strig, a little known language in Opteria. With help from the Strig advisor to the Fallons the message is translated and clues to the location of the next message are found. This begins a process of searching from message to increasingly cryptic message. In the meantime, Hesh is also busy helping to seal a pact with the Coraxians and Brachs to join the allies and assisting Butro, an academic who’d helped find one of the messages, to join Bubo’s group. The stranger also has to foil a plan to kill him and, in the process he captures three of the Sitor assassins. Hesh is now actively working on a plan to build leader groups to replace the current invader leaders. A final message provides the clues to a location for the first shard, and Hesh and the support team go to Sphen, where after much searching they find it. The stranger continues his work with his prisoners and they provide lists, of avians they’d like as part of the leader groups. At the same time Hesh begins the search for the second shard and, with help from the Talismans, he finds a first message. This begins a similar message to message process as for the first shard. The allies are planning new strategies for the wars, Hesh is gathering avians from the lists and building alternative leaders for the Droms and Sitors, and the search for the second shard continues. After an alliance with the Australs is cemented, Hesh carries out pre-emptive strikes against the Pygos, Sitors and Droms and buys time for the allies. Then he is free to go after the second shard.
About the Author
Dave Macfie is an author and the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action.
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Dave has been an avid reader since his early twenties, but only started taking writing seriously in mid 2015. He started self-publishing in February 2016.
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Dave has published three series - the two book non-fiction "BIG DATA FOR EXECUTIVES", the mystery/thriller, trilogy "ANGUS LOGIE - REST IN PEACE" and the six book epic fantasy "THE CREATOR'S EGG".
The final book of the fantasy series was published at the end of May, 2017. Now, for the next month or two, Dave is going to concentrate on improving his marketing. But, at the same time he is planning two more Mystery/Thrillers with working titles "Gunpowder, Treason and Plot", and "Pilgrim's Rest".