Author Edmund Ironside Offers a Swashbuckling Sci-fi Adventure in New Fiction

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‘Dance With The Gods’ unravels five spiritual hopefuls and their tumultuous quest in finding the four hidden keys to complete the prophecy

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Life at New Earth is hard and unforgiving. Only the strongest, smartest and most spiritual can survive. Following a trail hidden eons ago, five young spiritual scientists have set out to find four keys needed to complete a prophecy delivered to the too-young concubine, Ussa, and her beautiful daughters. Journeying in a great ship through the universes, they will learn not only how the universes exist but why they exist. The third journey, the real journey, has begun; from a place called Eden.

The Faraway trilogy explores a possible explanation, and a way to escape from a hateful end. Journeying through the stars, the Searcher, and her companions follow a trail prepared eons ago. At the end of the trail, they find the Keepers of the Secret, and they reveal four even greater journeys, leading to another universe, after which begins the ultimate voyage; The Third Journey.

Journeying through the stars of more than one universe, they are searching for four carefully hidden keys, after which they will find and deliver the prophesied gift to Theone, the architect of the universes. Only then, can the Third Journey begin.

Excerpt from the “Dance With The Gods”:

In the dark void, the message from the Goddess and the God neared completion. The entire fleet of the Great Dark listened silently. The message was one of compassion. It had been crafted to buoy up, not to tear down or to gloat over the losers. It spoke of dignity and purpose before their inevitable noble sacrifice. For most of the warriors, fear and self loathing began to ease away. Some even began to see good in what was about to happen. They had all expected that in some forsaken corner of their empire, they would die ingloriously and be forgotten. They were just cannon fodder. The braver among them were prepared for such things.

Each ship's containment field had become bloated with antimatter, the most volatile and explosive substance known. They could hold no more. It would be enough. The message ended, but Ultar spoke one last time. "Commander Madak," Ultar's calm voice resonated through the fleet, "you have been trying to shoot Ultar since we first met near Thralland. Now is your chance. The range is five thousand, six hundred and fifty four meters. The bearing is dead ahead vertically and horizontally. Now is the time. Nothing will be gained by waiting. You are energized, as you can see. Kill Ultar. Fire now!"

Madak didn't need to be goaded further. He depressed the red switch.

“Dance With The Gods” by Edmund Ironside unravels the universal human condition. This book is about reaching upward to the next level of consciousness, and finding enlightenment above the base existence of humans’ present lives. In most books, humans are always portrayed as virtuous and victorious, no matter what they are involved in. In the beginning of the Faraway trilogy, humans are portrayed as amoral and self-serving. As the story progresses, they start finding their spirituality, and the balanced path.

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About the Author
From his earliest days, Edmund Ironside learned to be imaginative and independent. Yearning to always see farther over the horizon, he has traveled to jobs in much of Canada, North Africa and Southern Asia. Working alongside people of diverse cultures, education and aspirations, he has learned that there is little difference between people. Ironside is currently living in Tofino, British Columbia with his wife, Mary Ellen.

Dance With The Gods* by Edmund Ironside
Third Journey - Faraway Trilogy
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
Trade Paperback; $18.99; 880 pages; 978-1-4931-0724-7
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