AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Sophie Davis, iDR FRED BELL, iShoma Mittra, iMaryanne Raphael, iRichard Orey, iAlexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations, inancy rossman, i

  Home > Science Fiction > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Bruce Alan Humphrey

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 39 Titles
· 153 Reviews
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Aug, 2001

Bruce Alan Humphrey, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Winds of Time
by Bruce Alan Humphrey   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook
Books by Bruce Alan Humphrey
· Winds of Time
                >> View all

Category: 

Science Fiction

ISBN-10:  1413493319 Type: 
Pages: 

270

Copyright:  June 21, 2005
Fiction

See larger image

Price: $9.99 (eBook)
Download to your Kindle (eBook)
Amazon
Kindle ebook only 9.99!

An enigmatic vision of our future.
Author Bruce Alan Humphrey creates a fascinating world where medieval mores and cutting-edge technology converge. Winds of Time tells the gripping tale of Tarl Cray who is on a mission to reunite his homeland. The nation has been divided into intensely territorial sovereignties with intermittent violence and chaos. Barter trade for survival is the only civil exchange between factions. Now, an outside force is threatening to take over the one time great but now battle-weary country. Can Tarl, imbued with the ability to metamorphose into anyone, convince the warlords to reunite and face the impending larger threat? Immerse yourself in Winds of Time.

Please click on Xlibris.


The time was ripe for the breakup. The west and southwest states backed away first. Drawing a border from the nations to the north and south, they controlled the high ground as well as the vast food production valleys in west’s southern sectors. Three more sections quickly followed to safeguard what their states could produce. Wheat, vegetables, corn, cotton along with all other forms of food replaced money as the main commodity of trade. Tarl came from the southeastern section. One of the most volatile in the breakup the south broke out in a race war. Hundreds of thousands died in massacres and ethnic cleansings. Murder gangs roamed the streets of all cities and towns killing anything that moved. Madness raced across the countryside. Lives of the innocent were as insignificant as so many dumb animals at the slaughter. However, when the killing became too much for both sides new security forces formed and the gangs hunted down. Over the years, the instinct for survival calmed the carnage to a minimum except in the provinces controlled by the egotistical or power mongers. Trade became the number one economy again, but not with other countries.


After years of war and disease an outside force is threatening to invade taking advantage of the nations weakened condition. Tarl Cray, a covert operative from the southeast has been given a mission; one that his mentor hopes will reunite the nation. Undergoing voluntary experiments specialized drugs introduced into his body over several weeks enabling him to transform his features into anyone he needs to imitate.
Setting out on his mission in a fantastic new aircraft Tarl systematically travels to the four different sections of the one time great country, where he must convince their leaders to unite against the threat. Only with the help of a unified nation can they hope to defeat the enemy. He must convince them either by coercion or more drastic means that the threat is real and the future depends on their cooperation.
The make-up of the provinces varies widely. The southeastern province, where Tarl is based, focuses mainly on technology and science. Creating new sciences both biological and mechanical they have set their future on the path to greatness. The Northeastern section has a military style police force to keep the populace under control while keeping a trade route to the west. In comparison the Mid-Western section deals primarily with agriculture. This food commodity is more powerful than any weapon. However, there is a subversive influence at work here.
The Far Western section is brutal where a feudal system of Kings and ministers mete out their brand of control. Beatings, torture, and food depravation are the order of the day. The upper classes live the life of luxury while the lower barely survive. Tarl has a daunting task ahead of him. But is it as he has been told? Something else may be afoot.

                         
Excerpt
The skeleton of a city came into view. Black and ragged, an experiment with the ultimate failure. The once-massive city that stretched for miles in every direction was now only a burned-out husk. Tarl could see in the distance the point of detonation, a vacant portion of the earth about five miles wide. As he read about it in the satchel files, it seemed the government had developed an energy-directing weapon. The preeminent power on Earth.

Professional Reviews

Winds of Time
An enigmatic vision of our future.
Author Bruce Alan Humphrey creates a fascinating world where medieval mores and cutting-edge technology converge. Winds of Time tells the gripping tale of Tarl Cray who is on a mission to reunite his homeland. The nation has been divided into intensely territorial sovereignties with intermittent violence and chaos. Barter trade for survival is the only civil exchange between factions. Now, an outside force is threatening to take over the one time great but now battle-weary country. Can Tarl, imbued with the ability to metamorphose into anyone, convince the warlords to reunite and face the impending larger threat? Immerse yourself in Winds of Time.



Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!



Popular Science Fiction Books
  1. Ember Reign - Project Fallen Angel (Book 2
  2. Starlight On Stone NORTH
  3. The Pattern Ship (The Pattern Universe Boo
  4. Ember Reign - Be the Angel (Book 3)
  5. The Healing Crystal, Book One, Heir to Pow
  6. Tears of Gallia
  7. SKY CITY (Part 2)
  8. P O D (The Pattern Universe Book 2)
  9. The Sky Full of Stars
  10. Beyond Creation's End

The Healing Crystal, Book Two, Fall of Eden by Michele Poague

What is the Healing Crystal and who is the rightful heir? Is it a religious object or a powerful weapon? Does it belong to a fallen line of kings or to the colonists of Survin? Sho..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.