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 . .
THE END OF THE WORLD WAS JUST THE BEGINNING -
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.
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.
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