Omniverse: Book I of the Omniverse Chronicles
by William Grace
Pub Date 06 Aug 2019
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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.
Omniverse has garnered 17 Amazon reviews with an average rating of 4.8 out of five possible stars.
Thoughtfully written story with clear descriptions of parallel dimensions, magic and other peoples. I didn’t want it to end. A little too much violence at times but had a lot going on with honest characters. The characters “did” enjoy their drink. (Five-star review)
After reading the first 20 pages, I wanted to finish the story. It is a different perspective on Magic, Fantasy and Science Fiction. Everything is "folded" into the story in a manner which kept me reading until I was finished. The best recommendation I can give for a book are for those books that somehow keep we wanting to read the story, that keep me coming back to the story until its finished. This book does that for me. Give it a read! (Five-star review)