Aftermath of Armageddon: Volume 2 of the FirstWorld Saga
Weylyn the Wolf has been defeated and Elannort saved. Simon Redhead has found his sword and begun to learn how to use it to become the Everlasting Hero. Will he accept his fate and become a killing machine or does he have free will to choose his own path?
“If the radiance of a thousand suns Were to burst at once into the sky That would be like the splendour of the Mighty one … I am become Death, The shatterer of Worlds.” Bhagavad Gita
Weylyn the Wolf has been defeated and Elannort saved. Simon Redhead has found his sword and begun to learn how to use it to become the Everlasting Hero. Like Queen Ceridwen of the Elves, he is incomplete. They are both missing their kochari. Cambyses is lost in a far dimension. Julie is held prisoner by Dring in Simon's post-apocalyptic dimension. Meanwhile, Gadiel's forces threaten to attack on several fronts. Simon is under Ceridwen's enchantment, but is she driven by her responsibility for her people, her personal desires, or by some darker force? Everyone needs the Hero. Which way will Simon turn, and will he make the ultimate bond with Kin Slayer to become a major incarnation of the Everlasting Hero? Simon will risk everything to save Julie, and it will cost him dearly. Along the way, he will learn much about himself and his enemies. He will make a deal with the Devil to give the elves a future, putting his own future at great risk.
Books by Christopher Jackson-Ash
Three years have passed since the events of Aftermath of Armageddon. FirstWorld is at relative peace. Everyone in Melasurej, except Simon and Julie, is bored to tears. Then Simon receives a summons from Gadiel to visit Tartarus, Gadiel’s ancient prison in First Delve. The visit sets up a chain of events that destroys the fellowship they have enjoyed and sends Simon off on a personal quest to find his father and change the past.
Mr. MacGregor had a new hat. It was a very expensive hat and his wife said it made him look very elegant and important. Mrs. MacGregor had given it to him as a birthday present. She had been so fed up seeing him with the old battered cap he used to wear. Mr. MacGregor's old hat was now perched on the head of a scarecrow in the bottom paddock. Most people agreed that it suited the scarecrow better than it had ever suited Mr. MacGregor.
FirstWorld is at the centre of the multiverse and it is under threat. If the Balance tips entirely to Chaos then time will end. A Hero is needed and the Hero needs a powerful Sword, perhaps the most powerful weapon in the multiverse. An inexperienced young man, Simon Redhead, is saved from nuclear annihilation in Melbourne 2043 and reluctantly pressed into service. Quest for Knowledge charts the first part of his journey towards understanding.
This is the climax of the FirstWorld Saga. All roads lead to the End of Time, where Simon Redhead and Gadiel will have the final confrontation. Has Simon learned enough to defeat Gadiel, or will he succumb to the evil one's seduction, like Gilgasmesh before him? Gilgasmesh desired immortality. Simon just wants his family back. Is that too much to ask?
Long ago, before the invention of supermarkets or even sliced bread, things were very different from the way they are today. The Wild Wood covered much of the land. People entered the Wild Wood at their own risk: the signs said so. At every pathway entering the wood there was a sign. "Enter at your own risk," it said. "Trespassers will be eaten," it continued. "Beware of the trolls," it warned.