Quest for Knowledge (FirstWorld Saga Book 1)
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.
“When the two who are one Return to the sun When the flame-haired child Is first become While the guardians sleep Humankind will weep.” Ancient Prophecy
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. Will he accept the fate that his genes dictate, retrieve his sword and adopt the role of killing machine to aid his new friends? Or, will he find sanctuary and peace in the past with a Palaeolithic tribe? Who is the evil wizard Weylyn the Wolf working for and why does his master want time to end? Will Simon Redhead embrace the role of Everlasting Hero and become the saviour of not only his friends but the entire multiverse? And if he does, what will it cost him?
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.
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?
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.
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.