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A Thousand Roads

A Thousand Roads

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John Robin By JohnRobin552 Updated Feb 20

In the lawless lands north of the Crossing Mountains, an orphan named Jak Fuller seeks a home and an end to wandering, as much as he seeks respite from the many secrets of his past. When Jak finds out his blood has been bound to the rites of Necromancers and a plot to overthrow the ruler of the Underworld, he's given a choice: run until he has nowhere left to hide, or embrace his destiny and hope, if he succeeds, that he might someday win his freedom.

Yet the power of darkness has its own allure, and the world is cruel to dreamers. If Jak would shape his own destiny, it means becoming hard like the world that has shaped him, led him down all the wrong paths, and robbed him of his chance at living a simple life of peace. Freedom is waiting--has ever been waiting--but in order to find it, Jak must accept a great truth.

Sometimes, the darkness is the only way.

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What I am sharing here is from the second draft  of a novel I spent 2013-2014 writing. I will share the first few chapters, one chapter at a time, to get feedback from the reading community, as I finish the rewrites for the second draft (projected completion is March as I'm halfway and I write 20 pages every weekend).

I appreciate input, especially on the opening as it is very rough and needs lots of work still. Please be blunt -- I welcome it, and appreciate that especially, because I want to make the final published book as great as it can be.

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