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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Magical Realism
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Protectors of Hope
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:560
  • eBook ISBN:9798350939705
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350939699


Part 1

by Marcellus Phillips

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Richard Cronin survives a hostage situation and inherits the property of his now dead best friend, wondering how he can help the world with it. Shortly after this event, a being comes to Earth with abilities that defy science and are better explained as magic or divine power. Then humans start awakening to these same abilities and everyone questions what it means to be human anymore as morality is lost when gaining such power. When Rich awakens, the opportunities afforded by this power make him ask the question: What will he do as a god?
Under normal circumstances, lifting a landmass is impossible. Under normal circumstances. But a lot can change in a year as Richard Cronin discovers. While attending the Messengers of Hope Reunion, a chance to remake the world's former greatest source of inspiration, his best friend and co-founder is killed when the event is taken hostage. Rich inherits the property and decides to turn around his life and bring purpose to it by finding ways to do good in the world and be more than a voice of compassion. Almost immediately after this happened, a being appears on Earth, hiding from its view, changing and challenging creatures, pollution, and politics around the globe with abilities that are impossible by modern science and technology. Not long after it's appearance, incidents occur around the world where humans suddenly yet temporarily gain similar powers to this being. With rising death tolls after these "awakenings", humanity struggles to decide if those people are still human, and if any peace can ever be found again when these awakened insist on following their own sense of morality. When Rich awakens, he realizes that this power has rules and limits, and there must be someone ready to face these awakened if civilization is to refrain from returning to rule by the strongest. The world comes to realize that being a god has no meaning without purpose, and any purpose needs morals to follow.
About the author
Marcellus Philips is an average guy working an average job in an average life who suddenly decided to write a story about something more sensational and spectacular. He grew up in Illinois in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Florida years later to eventually find he had a mind for stories, including one big one that kept bothering him enough to write out.

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