Book Two of The Winds of the Immortals Series
The Earth is cold and desolate. All life struggles to survive in the post-eruption world shaped by the Immortals. Even humans are a threatened species. Two decades of genocide orchestrated by the Zurvan Sisterhood has nearly eradicated all males, with Queen Shakti and her infamous Aradian sisters Tala and Mayari at its nucleus.
Between Shakti’s commitment to The Prophecy and her titanium-armored angels destroying all who oppose them, the Zurvan Empire is on track to erase humankind’s history by 2054. They tear down every altar. They burn the artwork and books. And all patriarchs kneel upon their father’s thrones as they choke their last words through Mayari’s grip. Some men, however, are spared from the slaughter. But this creates a paradox for the Queen. She cannot find men that are both submissive to enslavement and willing to rise to their higher selves at once. She obsesses over finding young Michael Beller, whose whereabouts remain unknown but may himself be the key to the prophecy they’ve been waiting for.
As Shakti’s domination over Earth is imminent, she dispatches Tala to find and retrieve the young man lest his mother locates him first. But whispers of a green faery with ancient powers spread; a woman unearthed from the tundra after a five-year metamorphosis; a pagan sorceress with war medals that will never be received, and heroics that will never be forgotten; an intrepid Goddess honing an occult genius in the sanctuary of a deep wood, cloaking her aura from the Aradians by mimicking the flora around her; her veins more chlorophyll than blood, her eyes full of stars and planets as if all the universe were trapped inside them. Shakti intends to lure the faery out of hiding but secretly fears Ingrid is truly the incarnation of Mother Nature in all her beauty and magnificence… and ferocity.
About the author
Parker was raised in the rugged mountains of Montana where he grew up hunting and hiking in the outdoors while developing a love for books and poetry at a young age. He won the Authors of the Flathead poetry competition in 2008 and was published in several local poetry publications. As a budding writer and musician, Parker carried his talents to music school in Los Angeles where he studied bass guitar and met different people from all over the world. His friends in school offered several unique perspectives from their various locations on the globe, giving Parker a window into the unknown while challenging his own beliefs and opinions. After school, he began writing the epic Winds of the Immortals Trilogy while fighting wild fires and traveling through the vast lands of the North American west. Journeying through the wilderness in the Cascades, Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, and New Mexican deserts gave Parker the time and settings to formulate this epic saga between his long stints on the front lines in the war against nature. His writing is influenced by mythology, folklore, epic poetry, stories of people facing adversity, modern and ancient military history, and multi-cultural perspectives.