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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Survival
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:365
  • eBook ISBN:9781483544052

A Taste of History Past

Or - That's Another Fine Myth You've Gotten Me Into

by F. D. Brant

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Overview

Kal was satisfied with his life working in the family business, and being with his mate Jura. He had never understood why she had accepted his offer to be his mate but found that they worked well together. And if he hadn’t received that gift from his favorite uncle they probably would have been happy to live out their lives in ignorance. In fact if he hadn’t received the rather large tome of family history then he and Jura would probably have lived their lives working in the bakery, raising a family, and would have been quite happy. Fate had other plans. Yet, what was written there countered all that was taught, all that was understood about that time. So were the writings fake, or was what was known and taught of that time wrong? He had no answers, and because of this he asked his mentor about that time only to be led into a much larger intrigue that threated both he and Jura’s very lives. It was time to prove which was accurate – the learned or the writings. Would they be successful, or would they fail? And by failing would they allow those in power to continue to control what was known of their past and possibly leading their world away from its true future – because, in the end they knew, it is the past that writes the future.

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Kal was satisfied with his life working in the family business, and being with his mate Jura. He had never understood why she had accepted his offer to be his mate but found that they worked well together. And if he hadn’t received that gift from his favorite uncle they probably would have been happy to live out their lives in ignorance. He was a descendant of K’jor the warrior leader who had been responsible for the first alliance of the clans and tribes. Supposedly a direct descendant, but with what was known of that time Kal and Jura could never figure out how such could be proved. The world had been tamed since the time of the clans and tribes. The battles and wars of old were long in the past, and during those times the first great alliance was created, with K’jor responsible for making it happen. Even though, in later times, it disbanded, the seeds had been planted and the future that was their present could be traced back to that first alliance. Still modern history stated that much of what had happened during this period of their history was nothing more than myth. History was a subject he enjoyed in the learning centers, but this gift countered everything ever taught. This gift was a written history by the scribes, over time, coming from the K’jor clan. And as the two of them read what was there they found that most of what was considered myth by the ones, who had the knowledge, was in fact real – at least in the eyes of the writers. As they studied and copied the rather large tome Kal felt that they needed to find out which was right – the learned centers, the leaders of their history, or the writings? He presented carefully worded questions to one of his favorite learned – a mentor from his past – hoping to find answers, only to be frustrated by the response. And by posing these questions, and not knowing by doing so would lead the two of them into a larger intrigue for which they wanted no part, one so large that their very lives would be threatened. It opened them to a world they hadn’t known existed. So what to do – continue, or just drop the whole thing? And if they did drop the whole thing would they be left alone? Yet, could they, in good conscious, allow this knowledge to die? He had been told too many times that it was the past that wrote their future. So would it be the true future or one that could lead their world to destruction? It was a question for which he had no answer.

About the author

F.D. Brant always wanted to write, but life got in the way. Finally after retiring he got his chance. Storytelling and writing has always been F.D. Brant’s passion, but responsibilities took preference. And because of those responsibilities it took retiring to allow those passions to come to fruition. Since retiring he has written 7 books, and maintains a weekly eclectic blog, Words in the Wind. Growing up in the backcountry he learned the appreciation of “doing things for yourself”. Because it was impossible to call in someone to repair anything one either did it themselves or went without. This led to the appreciation of the natural world, and the daily struggles that one faced as nature threw problems at the family that had to be overcome, leading to confidence and self-sufficiency. This led to the strong characters that populate his stories and books. And his female protagonists are strong willed and confident – something that he saw in both in his mother and sister.

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