TALES OF THE FIFTH GUARDIAN - BOOK 1: The Beginning
by C.M. Johnson
Tales of the Fifth Guardian is an adult Romantic Fantasy Adventure series with paranormal aspects and is based on the question: What if the descendants of the survivors of the island known as Atlantis lived among us in modern times with all the power and abilities of their ancestors?
The series is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature sexual situations, violence, and dark/trigger scenes.
Tales of the Fifth Guardian; Book One: The Beginning is priced at 99 cents as an introduction to the series (remaining full length volumes are $2.99 ea.) since they need to be read in order and then to help their readers "catch up" every three full volumes I'm creating "compilation volumes" that are priced at buy two get one free in ebook and print
About Tales of the Fifth Guardian; Book One: The Beginning (Blurb):
In Tales of the Fifth Guardian; Book One: The Beginning we meet the main character, Kerrisha Drew-Otlander and learn about some of her past. We are also introduced to the male main character, Kerreth and watch as Kerrisha shares the history of their people from him. Secrets are discovered and some are answered in Book One but nothing is as it seems and even the secrets have secrets. What if you were the one your people had been waiting for but no one believed you?
My husband and I moved back to Florida in 1995 when he was medically retired from the U.S. Navy. I returned to school in 2003 and completed my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2007. I began writing Tales of the Fifth Guardian in 2009 and self-publishing in 2012. I found the Indie community on Facebook about a year later. I left education in the fall of 2013 to pursue my Master's in Accounting while devoting more time to writing. There are currently eight full length books (averaging 140,000+ words and one short story approx. 43,000 words). There are 12 full length books planned with another 2-3 short stories. I've also developed a language for the series and included an ever expanding dictionary with the words and phrases used in the series at the rear of each volume. Recently, I also had the full dictionary to date printed and it's available separately on my website.
I write about "Power-chosen mates" or, as some might say, "Love at first sight" because I believe it can happen. My husband and I met, became engaged two weeks later, and married after knowing each other only 98 days. We just celebrated our 25th anniversary. One of my favorite quotes from the series is, "Together...for centuries in life and forever in the Power."
Excerpt from Tales of the Fifth Guardian; Book One: The Beginning (Kerrisha to the Otland Tower Council of Elders):
“Now, you ask who I am; I have told you I am the fifth Knowledge Guardian of the People of Otland Island. It is my duty and my destiny to reunite the People and safeguard the humans. What am I? I am something that has never been seen before; I am the culmination of centuries. I am the last pureblood of my line. I am someone, I am something that will live for centuries and die a little every day. I will watch my children die, I will watch my grandchildren die, and still I will live on with my Blood-bonded mate, my perfect match. We will live together, work together, and fight together to fulfill our destinies every day. I am the last hope for this planet, for this world; if I fail in my destiny, if I fail to safeguard the humans, then the world will be ruled by the Lost Clans. It will not be ruled by those of us who believe in benevolence; it will be ruled by the Thorans, the Tinotchans, and the Devons. It will become a world of war, hunger, and deprivation. If I fail then we will all lose because I am the last hope.”
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