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Upcoming Dark Fantasy novel – Jan. 2023

This an excerpt of my upcoming Fantasy Dark novel, “Shadow Ghouls of Nergus” – #4 in the epic series BENJAMIN JONES.

CHAPTER 1

-13th century BC. North Eastern Mongolia-

-Burhan Khaldun (God Mountain)-

-Place of the mysterious blue-gray wolf-

“It was one of those cold winters that would enter your eyes, numb your skin and bones, and soon leave you unable to move at all. Snow was everywhere. Wwooossshhh… The merciless winds whispered alluring songs of death here. They also spoke of dark omens for the living…

“Bolormaa and Batu had climbed the steep mountain for almost an hour. Bolormaa was with child. Batu, her dear husband, had saved both by escaping their doomed village during the stormy night. The rocks around them were somewhat jagged. And they were exhausted, about to give up and fall rolling down to their horrible demise, to eternal rest from their many troubles…

“Their hands and feet numbed by the freezing cold. The terrain of the steep mountain unforgiving. Their clothes too thin to fight this winter. And, as Bolormaa felt the pregnancy contractions again, she clutched her stomach; for the pain was very acute now, and she couldn’t hold on any longer. She lost footing and fell backwards…

But fortunately Batu caught her as best he could. “My love!”

“It’s coming now!” she cried. “It’s coming now!”…

“He looked around him. His baby was coming. But what could he do?? There was only death here. And yet, the responsibility fell on him. So he held her tight and rested on a rock. And soon he saw a cave not far from where they were…

“He’d have to deliver the baby himself there. Then he looked at his wife in terrible pain. But he became even more concerned when he saw her losing blood. Was her womb bleeding?? Was she about to lose the baby?? He became petrified…

“Batu??” she called in between cries of agony. “Batu?!”

“His reaction was swift. He looked around him again. And, as gentle as possible, he helped her up and held her through the complicated…”

~ ‘Shadow Ghouls of Nergus.’

-An amazing journey into the abyss of deception-

COMING JAN. 2023.

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From specter to human

Dark Fantasy/Coming of age/Paranormal & Occult

It is the 4th book in the series, and I wanted to share with you. Red is the woman, or girl, beside Benjamin Jones who is the main character in my story. And she is special, because she holds secrets of her own. Below is a little bit of what’s coming…

RED’S STORY

“Back then, a long, long time ago, The Mad Demon King had ruled over the whole land of Nergus. Before that, he’d been one of the 1st demon lords and scourge of the 7 galaxies. Needless to say, he ruled with violence and fear. He’d torture and kill if someone even looked at him directly into his eyes or complained about anything at all concerning his rule of madness…

“Even before this, in most of his reincarnations, he’d been the worst offender. Life after life, his chosen path had been crooked and his darkness had increased to the point of opaquing any glimmer of light left in him. After falling into black magic, evolution gave him what his corrupted mind wanted. He became physically grotesque. Mutated, cursed and alone he became a sadistic sorcerer…

“But this is about Arrdon, the one errant ghoul to be later known as Red. Arrdon was just an essence without gender, purpose and particular way in existence. It just roamed the land of Nergus, like many others did, in search of reason, excitement, and self-discovery perhaps; but, obviously, never finding anything, just remaining a mere shell without personality…

“It had, like the rest, been given birth or conjured into the world of the living by the absolute ruler, who was now The Mad Demon King. Taken out of The Dark’s Core, darkness was not given a personality of its own. Each new portion taken out of the cosmic pool was part of the collective, thus rendering each new ghoul or form unintelligent and submissive…

“This made each spectral form roaming the land easy to enslave and mold to the king’s very whim. Terribly cruel and a crime against evolution itself. But, as time went by, nature carried its powerful secrets; for nature wanted to know itself, and so it sought the miracle of unique experience even against the established rule of the tyrant…

“There was a cosmic collision, a violent but necessary miracle from the darkest corners of space. The shower of rocks, energy and fire crashed into most of the necro-world, thus affecting its very core, spreading throughout. Nergus and its abyss suffered great alterations regarding structure and life, which included the spectral forms roaming the wretched lands…

“Like a nuclear aftermath, the lasting effects pushed evolution to change its course. The skies changed, the landscape changed, and the consciousness in existence changed as well. Now the gift of self-awareness was born, at a slow but steady pace; however, just a few gained higher self-awareness, most gained just a smidge of it…

“And the ones with higher self-awareness then came to understand themselves more in existence, and so they grew hope and the capacity to visualize a better future. But the ones with lower self-awareness did not come to this realization, and so they just saw themselves, their wretched past, and their self-pity as their forever fate…

“And the ones with higher awareness became rebels against the system of tyranny, because they wanted to be free and choose their own path. And this was so because their higher awareness brought the experience of joy, the birth of self-love, and all true intelligence in them. But The Mad Demon King hated this, obviously; and so, he found a way to torture and kill many Free Thinkers….

“This meant to send them back to the pool known as The Dark’s Core, where they would come back to the collective mind and so The Self would just disappear. But a few escaped from this terrible fate. Arrdon was one of them. It travelled to The Sitchin’s planet, as this planet was well-known for its acceptance of all creatures. In time, the specter recognized the 2 genders within its own self…

“First, the consciousness filled itself with greater empathy for all nature. Then the consciousness grew special wishes and desires based on the new experiences gained with the people around it. And then the female essence overpowered the male’s and Gaimíah, or Red, was born. She now lived with…”

~ ‘Shadow Ghouls of Nergus’.

An amazing journey into the abyss of deception.

Coming 2023.

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Unique Dark Fantasy

The magic of storytelling

I set out to professionally write as an author to share my thoughts and experiences with the world, with whomever feels that insights into a better self, a better life are important. I always value the higher self, inner transformation to better my relationships, my creativity, in general my life, the most.

And I feel my journey, my thoughts, my wisdom can inspire or motivate people to find their way as well. So, I started writing non-fiction. But soon I found a way to share all that I wanted to share through the magic of storytelling. So I started my Dark Fantasy series “BENJAMIN JONES”.

A unique story

The story of an indigenous orphan boy who seeks to discover what really happened to his parents, also to discover his magic and the mysterious connection he has to ancient Sumerian gods; and all while he meets with unknown forces of evil. And so, I would like to share with you a very special review I received on the 2nd book in the series.

Because my style is different. And because I seek to bring also a little awareness to the reader in a time when the world needs it the most. Please check out the following review. Once in a while, a reader truly gets me 😃🤩🔥❤️✌️

A supernatural-type novel that could be considered for adults or young adults. If you like the unique way the author writes, it’s an engaging read. Besides being fictionally entertaining, there are many correlations to the current situation in our world today, but only a small percentage of aware-enough people… (Read Full Review here)

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DaRk, EpIc, CoMiNg-Of-AgE Fantasy…

This epic story begins about 5000 years ago, in Sumeria, as they came from outer space. Ancient gods, ascended masters, beings of light, above all war and fear...

Some reviews of the #1 in the series

“While most of us wait until we are adults to go on a journey of self-discovery; Benjamin Jones, an orphaned son of a Sioux woman and a Pawnee Shaman; goes on his journey at the tender age of 12. Travelling with an old friend of his parents, and a young friend of his own, Ben learns…” Click to read more in Lynn’s website

“A really nice children’s book that adults who love fantasy will also enjoy, like Harry Potter. This fantasy tale has a unique take to it; I don’t think I’ve ever come across a coming-of-age fantasy book that deals with such subjects. The connection to Sumeria and the battle of good vs. evil was interesting. The spiritual battle between…” J. Minag (Amazon) Click to read more of this review

“Probably my favorite type of fantasy is that which incorporates real-life spiritual/religious beliefs into its own lore. Another thing I love is alternate history, and Benjamin Jones’ story has both! But unlike the more popular routes of focusing on humanizing the beings from religious texts or accounting for the war on evil spiritual beings, Ben…” Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden (Amazon) Click to read more of this review

“Just started but so far I’m invested into this kid. Author delivers with this one. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series.” S.Real (Amazon)

“A great book. Fellowship, ghouls and the quest to find ones true self. I can’t wait to read Author Asa Rodriguez other three books. A indie author to follow!!” T.C. Lovejoy (Goodreads)

“It was not what i expected it to be but better. It has a very captivating character and plot line. I recommend you to read this.” Marie (Goodreads)

Right now “The Call of The Shaman” is free to download from Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. Please browse through my website to find out more about the book. Or click here

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Occult & Paranormal

So, for the ones who haven’t seen my website yet. And for the ones interested in Children’s/Young adult’s Dark Fantasy, in Coming of Age stories, and in Occult and Paranormal book series.

This is the half-cover reveal for my next book.

“SHADOW GHOULS OF NERGUS.”

(#4 in the epic series BENJAMIN JONES)

It  was  dry,  bone  dry.  It  was  a  desert,  wretched  and  deprived  of  any  life.  It  looked  as  if  this  world  had  poisoned  himself,  as  the  earth  was  cracked  and  pale,  as  the  skies  were  grieved  and  colorless.  There  was  light  from  the  moons  and  the  suns,  weak  and  omnipresent;  but  there  was  no  warmth,  and  there  was  no  cold  either.  But  they  found  a  few  remains,  skulls,  scattered  frames  of,  perhaps,  creatures  who  had  lived  long  ago.”…

And if you’re new to my site and you havent’t read the #1 in the series. Please feel free to browse through my website. Right now “The Call of The Shaman”, #1 in the epic Dark Fantasy series is free to download for all countries… https://asarodriguez.com

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Magical Halloween

“The Call of The Shaman”  #1 in the epic series.  

Harry Potter meets Cirque du Freak.

The Call of The Shaman is a coming-of-age, unique and spiritual dark fantasy journey centering on Ben, a 12-year-old shaman boy.

When Ben meets Adit, a spiritual author and guru, he starts on an adventure to find out his shamanic roots, his magic, and his link to a wicked necromancer.

FREE

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Wolf on the ferry…

A little bit of what I am working on

This is from “Shadow Ghouls of Nergus”, which is #4 in the epic Dark Fantasy series BENJAMIN JONES.

“He  saw  himself  changing  into  a  wolf,  because  he  was  the  leader  of  the  pack  and  he  already  knew  and  felt  that  very  wellHe  indeed  felt  proud  of  his  change.  Perhaps  he  should’ve  felt  fear  at  such  transformation,  but  he  did  not  because  the  essence  of  the  wolf  lived  already  in  his  mind…

Maybe  it  had  lived  inside  him  ever  since  he  had  been  taken  by  wolves  as  a  baby  (see  series  #1).  But,  as  the  incredible  alteration  took  place,  his  strength  grew  and  grew.  His  mind  merged  with  the  animal’s,  and  then  it  all  became  clearer…

The  wolf  saw  everything.  The  wolf  did  not  overthink  anything.  The  wolf  feared  nothing.  The  wolf  allowed  instinct  to  guide  him.  Benjamin  Jones  was  the  wolf  now,  and  the  journey  into  his  subconscious  was  understood…

Whoooaaa!”  exclaimed  Shadow,  then  flew  to  him  and  started  touching  him.  “You’re  a  wolf,  Ben!  And  you’re  really  fluffy.  So  fluffy.  Yeah,  so—”…

…The  wolf,  who  was  now  Ben,  growled  softly  and  then  took  off.  There  was  a  pier  or  dock  really  close  to  them,  right  on  the  other  side  of  some  trees  and  bushes.  He  stood  on  the  planks  of  the  pier’s  end  and  became  really  silent.

He stared  straight  into  the  mist  above  the  waters,  waiting  for  something  or  someone  to  arrive.  Wolf  boy’s  soul  and  Shadow  came  to  him  instantly,  then  they  waited  with  him  for  several  seconds.  Nobody  said  anything…

“So…”  Shadow  finally  started.  “Do  you  have  fleas,  Ben??  Do  you??  Do  you??  Because  Kushim  gave  me  a  book,  and  I  read  the  book,  and  the  book  said  some  wolves  have  fleas.  So,  do  you  have  fleas,  Ben??  Do  you??  Do  you??”…

The  wolf  seemed  so  focused  and  alert  that  nothing  disturbed  him.  He  just  remained  still  while  peering  through  the  night  and  haze  above  water…

Shhh…”  shushed  the  hero’s  soul  while  pointing  at  an  approaching  form  beyond  the  mist.  “Shadow,  look—”…

The  form  pierced  through  the  heavy  mist  and  soon  became  a  welcomed  shape.  The  simple  boat,  more  like  a  big  gondola,  moved  with  ease  over  the  calmed  waters  of  the  lake.  And  they  noticed  that  someone  was  driving  it  with  great  skill,  and  so  he  was  using  a  rowing  oar  to  gracefully  get  to  them… 

The  ferryman  or  creature  soon  appeared  out  of  the  darkness,  and  they  saw  that  he  was  tall  and  shrouded,  and  they  also  saw  that  his  hands  were  not  there  and  that  his  face  was  emptiness  itself.”…


Hope you enjoyed that. I really like to make my characters and situations fun, not only for the reader but for me as the writer.

“The Call of The Shaman”, which is #1 in the epic Dark Fantasy series is available FREE from Amazon (worldwide), from Kobo (worldwide), and from Barnes & Noble. If you are interested in starting the great journey with Ben for FREE then, please, feel free to browse through my website, or just click https://asarodriguez.com/books/ and look for the #1 in the epic series.

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