Sunday, February 1, 2015


Congratulation to Roland Yeomans on the release of his latest novel RETURN OF THE LAST SHAMAN, a sequel to the Native American Fairy Tale THE LAST SHAMAN. Mr Yeomans blogs at Writing In The Crosshairs, and has also created a special blog, RETURN OF THE LAST SHAMAN hosted by his main character, Wolf Howl. Roland is an author and indie-publisher of several Urban Fantasy sagas.

Roland suggests listening to this music as you read and enjoy the guest post . .



It has always fascinated me that the Earth, being tugged along by the Sun, is heading towards the constellation Hercules at 20 kilometers a second (12 miles per second!)

What if different regions of interstellar space have different rules?  If you were to travel the equator, you might think the weather was always hot.  As your ship traveled north, you would be quite surprised, right?

In THE LAST SHAMAN, the earth travels into such a different region, fulfilling the Mayan prophesy of 2012.  The Turquoise Woman, the living essence of the Earth taught the First People (the Lakota) how to survive.

Ironically, the White Man committed genocide of the Native Americans, laying waste to that precious knowledge.  Only one Lakota shaman still knows how.  But at the end of the novella, he is but one man against the cosmos.

In RETURN OF THE LAST SHAMAN, I explain how Doomsday could come and go, and we never realized it.

Could you fight one last rage against the shadows, knowing that your sacrifice would never be known, that those you loved would never even remember you?

I wanted to delve into the hearts of the surviving humans.  Can there still be meaning to life when it is all but over?  How do you find a reason to go on?

Can the survivors put aside national hates to unite?  And can one Lakota find the wisdom to forgive and to fight on?  Can he find some way to salvage the bruised, lost souls of two women who have lost the heart to go on?

RETURN OF THE LAST SHAMAN – A Native American Fable for Our Age.

The 2012 Apocalypse happened … just not in the way anyone expected. How have we not noticed?

Simple: civilized man has lost touch with himself. How then can he expect to be in touch with the world he smothers in a crypt of concrete and steel?

Only Wolf Howl, a Native American whose spiritual center is still intact, notices the change. But that same spirituality and the power derived from it has made the last Lakota shaman a hunted man.

Now, he finds himself teamed with the Turquoise Woman: the Spirit of the Earth,

a Mossad agent named Shadow,

a young killer: Abby,

and the amazingly still alive Nikola Tesla.

Together with the ancient star exile, Bast, they must find some way to stop a menace that cannot be stopped by any known physical force.

The answer lies in the strengths of the Lakota:

•Transformation—how Wolf Howl learns to preserve what is fundamental even in the frigid void of Space.
•Simplicity—the lesson taught by the Turquoise Woman that “the more you know, the less you need to carry.”
•Strength and Resiliency—what the history and lore of the Lakota taught Wolf Howl about growing through adversity.
•Purpose—how the world unveils our purpose to us if we but listen. And that a sacrifice to save others is a sacred quest as buried corn is born anew to give life when needed.

RETURN OF THE LAST SHAMAN … A Native American Fable for Our Age.

Purchase at Amazon


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I already have my copy! Roland is an excellent author and knows how to weave prose like poetry.

DEZMOND said...

congrats to Roland!

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats, Roland. Awesome premise indeed. As concrete and skyscrapers sure do rule these days

Arlee Bird said...

Roland amazes me that he can be so prolific with his writing while getting so many other things done and long hours of work. He must operate outside of normal Earth time.

The concept of this story sounds very cool indeed.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats, Roland! The premise does sound great. I've never read anything like this before.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Alex: thanks for such high praise. I only wish I was as good as you say! :-)

Dezmond: if I get any sales, I will deserve those congrats. Cross your fingers for me, will you?

Pat: Concrete sure smothers our world, doesn't it? But self-focus seems to strangle it even more. I hope you consider giving my book a try. :-)

As with Pat, I hope you give it a try. I plot as I drive which helps in my writing. :-) I think it is Alex that operates outside normal Space/Time constrictions!

Thank you. I try to be entertainingly different. I hope you enjoy the book! :-)

Donna: thank you for having me here at your cyber-home!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Roland! His story sounds really different and good.

dolorah said...

Thank you for being my guest today Roland. Congrats on the release, and I wish you best of luck with sales.

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning post. I have my fingers and eyes crossed that Roland gets the success he works so very hard for.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thank you, Natalie! :-)

I hope for a few sales at least, Donna!

Elephant's Child, please no crossed eyes! :-) But I will accept those crossed fingers!! Success does not come to those who work hard it seems -- the lightning strikes where it will. I need a Success Lightning Rod!! LOL.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats to Roland!

Helena said...

I've already read Return of the Last Shaman and really enjoyed it. What an original, mystical story you tell, Roland!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Donna K. Thanks for being happy for me.
Helena, I'm really happy you liked it. Thanks for having already read it!!
Donna H. Thank you again for having me. I've worked 10 hours today so I haven't been able to visit as often as I wanted! Whew!

Vesper said...

Roland always weaves amazing stories... I'm looking forward to reading this one too...

Cathy Kennedy said...

Thanks for stopping by & voting on my newest edition of #BOTB. Now, did I miss yours or is it not up yet? Oh well...I certainly enjoyed listening Moonlight on Havasu Creek ~ very soothing! I'm going to drop by YouTube later to see what other tracks Nicholas Gunn has put together. Thanks for the intro & book review. Have a tunetastic week, Donna!

A Beer For The Shower said...

Sounds like a fantastic concept. Roland is indeed a master of words, and everything I've read from him is sheer awesomeness.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Cathy: I think you will find Nicholas Gunn to be fascinating to listen to. Wasn't Donna kind to do this for me?

A Beer For The Shower: Thanks so much for those nice words. I hope you enjoy this one if you choose to read it. :-)

dolorah said...

Hi Cathy. Nah, you didn't miss the post, I don't always participate in BotB. Thanks for stopping by :) I enjoyed the music also. Roland turned me onto a couple groups I had not heard before.

Vesper and Helena: I hope you enjoy this novel as much as the rest.

Beers; high praise :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Donna: Thanks for having me. I enjoyed meeting our mutual friends! :-)