Game of Destiny Book III: Portal is the third book of J Seab’s Oddment Quest, a gripping story that soars beyond the standard fantasy tale of brutal heroes in service to loathsome lords. J Seab’s books lure us into a fresh new world founded on cooperation and likable characters who strive to overcome atrocities inflicted by invading forces they had not known for millennia.
Willow, determined to fulfill the destiny passed to her by her dolfin friends, is captured by the Flame of Sacrifice tribe deep beneath the Chain Mountains where she is given the choice to face the trials of the Portal of Truth or forever forsake her quest for the Staff of Truth. Willow rallies her courage and steps through the Portal where she is thrust into a realm beyond time and space—a realm that assaults her core of being and begins to rip her essence into non-existence.
Willow’s companions continue to grapple with an intensifying menace that points to an immanent invasion by a dark army with little respect for their values. But thousands of years of compassion and peace among their communities have dulled the people’s ability to understand the terrifying consequences of bloodthirsty hordes rampaging through their unprotected towns.
Regardless, they are too late.
Ruthless swordsmen crush the country’s hastily assembled defenders leaving decimation and brutalized bodies in their wake. They occupy a strategic town and begin to transform it into an armed camp while escalating the second phase of their campaign: the subjugation of the naive citizens of Etus by enslaving them to the addictions of greed and the competitive hierarchies of power controlled by the invader’s noble elite.
Clarity, quickly becoming a major element of the invader’s strategy, transfers to the tavern in Stonybruk where she is instructed to turn the values and loyalties of the people to embrace the liberation proclaimed by the invading army. But Clarity quickly discovers that Stonybruk is nothing like what she expected and begins to battle with conflicting emotions that leaves her confused and uncertain.
The population of Etus is shocked into a new reality where the hierarchies of power rule and only money commands the respect of others.
About the Author
J. Seab's career experiences as a college teacher and computer application and website developer provided the necessities of mundane life while his spirit roamed the ethereal worlds discovered by the storytellers of alternate realities. It was an easy step for him to evolve beyond the physical bounds of work-for-hire into a vocation that reveals the wonders of realms that exist at the edge of perception. Game of Destiny is a developing ebook series where he shares his vision of a post-apocalyptic world guided by principles of truth. J. Seab and his lovely wife live in eastern Tennessee with their two sentient goldendoodles who provide inspiration and encouragement. He spends his days exploring the physical and spiritual dimensions of our world, reading, writing, and seeking the spirit of truth within the manifestations of the Cosmic-All.