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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 ūüėÉūü§©ūüĒ•‚̧ԳŹ‚úĆÔłŹ

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‚Äôt 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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Free coming-of-age fantasy…

“Ben took a¬† few¬† steps¬† forward,¬† acknowledged¬† the¬† animated¬† group¬† of¬† trees,¬† and¬† then¬† said,¬† ‚ÄúThank¬† you!¬† What¬† I¬† meant¬† was,¬† how¬† is¬† it¬† possible¬† that¬† you¬† can¬† talk?!‚ÄĚ

¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúWhat¬† do¬† you¬† mean??¬† You¬† can¬† talk!¬† Why¬† couldn‚Äôt¬† we?!‚Ä̬† protested¬† the¬† willow¬† tree. ¬†

¬†¬†¬†¬† When¬† he¬† said¬† this,¬† everybody¬† began¬† talking¬† again.¬† The¬† mumbling¬† of¬† words¬† filled¬† the¬† night‚Äôs¬† air.¬† Then¬† the¬† ancient¬† tree¬† on the other side spoke¬† to¬† Ben¬† again,¬† ‚ÄúCome¬† near¬† me,¬† son.¬† What‚Äôs¬† your¬† name‚Ķ??‚ÄĚ

¬†¬†¬†¬† Ben¬† approached¬† the¬† tree¬† with¬† a¬† quiet¬† ease¬† now.¬† ‚ÄúMy¬† name¬† is¬† Benjamin.¬† You¬† can¬† call¬† me¬† Ben.‚ÄĚ

¬†¬†¬†¬† An¬† intimation¬† of¬† memories¬† rushed.¬† ‚ÄúBenjamin. ¬†Benjamin…¬† Yes.¬† I¬† have¬† seen¬† your¬† face¬† before.¬† And¬† that¬† name¬† sounds¬† familiar¬† too.‚Ä̬† His¬† voice¬† sounded¬† more¬† pleasant¬† now,¬† as¬† if¬† talking¬† to¬† an¬† old¬† friend…¬†” ~ The Call of the shaman.

This was a section of the #1 in the epic series BENJAMIN JONES.

I started this book series to bring some entertainment, but also bring some insights and moral guidance to myself and to the reader. I always liked the worlds of ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Percy Jackson,’ so I wanted to write in the same narrative and adventure style.

But also I wanted to join it with the world of spirituality and human goodness. We all have moral values in us and the strength to act on them, even if sometimes the struggle in life clouds our judgement. So, I know readers will enjoy this book, as it brings some needed adventure and insight into daily life.

And that’s why I made a serious effort with these following retailers to offer the book for FREE.

All I ask is that you support me by posting a brief review on Amazon, Goodreads, BookBub, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, or your blog if you have one.

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Free download. “The Return of The Gods”

CHAPTER 1The Darkness Inside

“Shadow sped up on the highland. He was running really fast, as only a creature of magic could. He was chasing and looking for someone. He was worried, overwhelmed, energetic. He carried heavy feelings. He wasn‚Äôt just a shadow, but he had a direct link to Ben…

” It was like being inside Ben‚Äôs skin, knowing his thoughts, his feelings of joy, of fear. They were one and the same. And right now, Shadow knew how Ben felt. But this was confusing, demanding, even scary for him. Shadow was just getting used to his individuality and freedom. All these thoughts, emotions, ways of thinking, ways of perceiving the world. All this was new to him, because, before the magic, Ben did everything for him…

“He was just his shadow before, and that was it. The magic was growing now, and he loved it. But right now, he wasn‚Äôt happy. Not at all. He was feeling the pain Ben felt. And as he stopped at the top of the hill, he became aware of this psychological and emotional pain. He fell on his knees and shrank on the ground. He rolled over a few times on the short grass underneath him…

“He  had  never  experienced  this  pain,  which  wasn‚Äôt  that  terrible  really;  however,  he  was  like  a  little  kid  experiencing  deep  anger,  impotence,  and  frustration  for  the  first  time.  ‚ÄúOh,  the  agony.  What  is  this??  Stop  this  Ben.  Stop  it!  Stop  it!  Stop  it!,‚ÄĚ  he  muttered  to  himself…

“He  held  his  chest  tightly  and  rolled  around  while  moaning  upsettingly.  He  was  getting  acquainted  with  the  pain  he  felt.  He  knew  that  this  was  what  all  sentient  beings  felt,  that  this  was  ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ  for  them.  But  he  still  didn‚Äôt  want  it…

“The  sun  was  directly  on  him.  The  skies  were  clear.  Fresh  winds  blew  from  the  east.  Now  Adit  stood  above  him,  and  with  his  rooted  feet  stopped  him  from  his  childish  caper.  He  glared  at  him  while  covering  the  sun.  ‚ÄúWhat  are  you  doing‚Ķ??  I  thought  you  were  looking  for  him,‚ÄĚ  he  said.

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