A Vision of the Future (Volume 4 of the FirstWorld Saga)
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?
Warning! This novel may offend people who hold a religious faith, especially the three monotheistic religions.
This is the climax of the FirstWorld Saga. Is Simon Redhead ready to confront Gadiel at the End of Time? It would appear that he still has work to do to arrive at the full understanding of his role as Everlasting Hero. On that journey he will meet the Gods of Chaos and be forced to serve one of them. He will be forced to do something similar for the Gods of Law. He will destroy gods and be cursed by them. He will strive to create a future for the failing dwarves as he has already done for the elves. Simon and Jhamed will take one final journey together that will take them out of normal time and space and ultimately take them to the Conjunction that marks the end of Time and the rebirth of the Cosmos. When Simon and Gadiel eventually meet, Simon will finally understand where Seytan is coming from and realise that they not so different. Will Simon aid Gadiel in his plans or will he choose another path? Will his actions be governed by preordained fate or does he have the free will to make his own choice? And will that choice mean the end of everything or is there still a chance to save his family and find happiness?
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.
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.
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.