What if you were haunted by strange and terrible dreams in the night? But what if they were not dreams, but preludes of the truth? What if you met the woman of your dreams in a nightmare? What if you learned that you were doomed to a terrible destiny, and that there was nothing that you could do to escape it? This is the fate that befalls Jack Thornton, a former Marine lieutenant who served with the famed "Walking Dead" in Vietnam and who is now a lawyer in San Francisco. His quiet, ordered life begins to unravel, however, when his nightmares begin to shape his waking hours. The grim images that haunt Jack's sleep are not of Vietnam, but of things and beings not of this earth. Foremost among them is an adversary older than time and evil beyond imagining: the Yarvaak Golu, The-God-Who-Waits. Jack comes to realize that he is something far more than human. He is a Hero, an undying servant of the Absolute, doomed to an endless cycle of violent death and rebirth. Jack Thornton finally accepts not only what he is, but that his very soul and our world are in more than merely mortal danger. Jack's journey of discovery leads him down a dangerous and uncharted path to a deadly meeting with his eternal enemy, Heinrich Kuhl; who, like Jack, is also more than merely human. Kuhl is a Servant of Death: a willing pawn of far greater and vastly more malevolent entities than himself. But Jack Thornton will find friends as well as enemies. He will meet the hauntingly beautiful Aiyanna, whom he encounters in a terrifying dream; and Brighid, the fiery red-haired goddess who loved him in a far-off time and place where he bore a storied name. He will also meet Sean Plunkett, once a feared IRA gunman and soldier of fortune, and now his guide on the Way of the Hero. This then, is the beginning of Jack Thornton's tale, the first book of The Omniverse Chronicles.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
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About the Author
Liam Parker has been a busboy, a bank messenger, a bartender, an editor, a history teacher, a trial lawyer, and a United States Marine. A lifelong martial artist, he holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate. He lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he is currently at work on the sequel to Omniverse.
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Omniverse: Book I of the Omniverse Chronicles based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
A highly recommended, completely original epic adventure. I've just spent the past 4 days enjoying this wonderful book. I knew from the beginning, when the wonderful opening chapter set the stage for the upcoming epic battle in a completely original way, that I had a treat in store, and I was absolutely right. The book combines elements and references from many different mythologies, religions and literary lions into a magic blend that somehow works brilliantly, like the best "stone soup" imaginable.
Omniverse: book 1 of the omniverse chronicles by Liam Parker is a fantasy that follows Vietnam veteran turned lawyer Jack Thornton as his life is turned upside down when he is pulled into a cosmic battle of good and evil. Right from the beginning you will find yourself hooked by the surreal dreams and eerie visions of purple eyes that haunt Mr. Thornton's nights. The story takes you deeper as your interest is peeked by events that give you a sense that you are entering into a supernatural realm. As you read on you will find yourself find that, along with Jack, you are being recruited into the eternal war that reach across the when/where. Much the same as Steven King, Ilona Andrews and other writers of fantasy, Mr. Parker brings together magic, spiritualism, myth and everyday reality to create a world that readers can lose themselves in for hours at a time. It is a world filled with well developed characters like Sean Plunkett, the former IRA (Irish Republican Army), Brighid Cassidy, Brigadier Ian Masterman, Heinrich Kuhl and others that make Mr. Parker's world come to life. If there is one drawback to the book it is that Mr. Parker can get a little too caught up in detail but not enough that it takes away from the beauty of the story. Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a good fantasy that can capture the imagination.
This book has captivated my imagination and drawn me into its incredible story line and fascinating characters. Although fiction it is difficult not to become emotionally involved following the Hero's long journey from his relatively normal life to what can only be described as out of this world. The author seems to have researched old mythology, ancient folklore and legends to develop his own amazing tale that begs for a continuation. Any one who is a fan of adventure and fantasy stories will definitely not be disappointed by this book.