Henry is a man fleeing the ghosts of his past. On his final epic flight, he wakes up in a bathroom restroom with no car, no wallet, and no memory of the trip that landed him there. Broke and broken, he's forced to hitchhike his way across the deserts of New Mexico to his home in Southern California. Along the way he meets a series of eccentric strangers, including a bartender, preacher, social worker, psychic, and escaped felon. Each of these peculiar characters claim to have a sense about Henry. Each help him find another piece of himself as he slowly glues himself back together. But ultimately, it's Alice, the girl with the kryptonite eyes, who touches Henry's heart and teaches him that his life is worth re-entering.
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Category: Action & Adventure
Author: Welcome Cole
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Beam is a smuggler, a murderer, and a rogue, who lives by the age-old rules of "Finders, keepers" and "To thy own self be true". Abandoned by his family and raised in a run-down priory by an old monk, he is consumed by his anger. He measures the worth of the world's citizens less by the character of their hearts than the gold he can pick from their pockets. However, when he receives a mysterious message from his long dead mother, his carefully constructed rules of priority and self-interest are changed forever. Wrapped within that message is an ancient map that leads him far south to the reservations of the Vaemyn, a race of savages forcefully sequestered from the world by the civilized Allied Nations. Once there, he searches through a burial ground the size of a small city where he finds an ancient artifact called the Blood Caeyl, a rare red crystal carved in the image of a sensuous eye that he believes will make him rich beyond his dreams. In his flight, he crosses paths with Chance Gnoman, a powerful Water Caeyl Mage. When Chance recognizes the Blood Caeyl, he explains the importance of the artifact in the war that is about to ensue. The artifact begins to change Beam, awakening the memories of a thousand lifetimes, and with those memories, the powers of a god.