THE END OF THE MULTIVERSES
Meet Sojourn and Shakani.
Not bad for a one year old... Tamsarandem grew him into a twenty-year-old on the day of his birth, so he could leave Terranue and achieve his grand future. However, his first year proved to be less than spectacular. But then he got promoted to Lieutenant and met Princess Shakana during his testimony before the CCC and he quickly becomes the leader of men prophesy had foretold.
Princess Shakana has been promised to a councilman for years, but something prevents her from fulfilling the promise. She was raised not to expect a marriage of love, but surely respect and admiration were not unreasonable.
Thus, at twenty, she remains promised, but unwed.
Then she meets Sojourn and her heart and soul awakens the moment he declares his name and lineage. All her years of studying the prophecies had paid off. This young lieutenant was the messiah of all humans. The one who would fight back the darkness and bring all sentients into the light.
She also knew there were those would fight to their death to stop him, and her, if she chose to join him.
I give you an excerpt where Princess Shakana asks the head of her security, General Bronson, to allow Tamara to question him as to his loyalty to her and the Path of Light, after she discovered her fiance betrayed her:
“Why would you lie to your fiancé?” Bronson asked.
Why was Bronson trying to place her in the wrong? Thank Gods she had lied to Sanders or they’d all be dead now. “I had reason to doubt his loyalty to our cause. His anger when he discovered I had changed the laws to account for the addition of Oceanic was not rational.”
“Nonsense. It only proved he did not like being betrayed by the woman who would be his empress.”
That Bronson was so quick to defend her ex-fiancé shouldn’t have surprised her—he had always shown great deference to Sanders—but still, it hurt. “Rumson’s fleet waiting at Paragone 6 proved I was right to doubt him. I believe Sanders is a Xenophobe.”
Instead of insisting she was wrong, the general stared at his hands. “So you are declaring all Xenophobes as enemies of the Empire?”
She carefully considered his question along with his worried expression. Was he worried for Briggs, or did this run deeper? “I do not doubt that some very good men may be Xenophobes by education. If so, we must re-educate them. Unfortunately, until we have the time, they cannot accompany me on my Path of Light.”
The general shook his head. “Shaman Abraham did his job well. Too well. He has blinded you from all rational thought with his prophecies and Paths of Light.”
His words shocked her. “Bronson, what are you saying?”
Her general met her gaze, his eyes dull and defeated. “I have followed your father down many dark paths.” His giant hands twisted and wrung each other as if in their own private battle. “All our hopes rested upon you. With Sanders as your guide, we intended to bring you to the path of sanity, make you see the world as it is rather than as the shaman priests wish it to be.”
Tears streamed down her face as she realized her beloved Bronson was her enemy. How could a man who had spent his whole life protecting the royal family be part of the fringe opposition who wished to kill all other sentient beings in the universe?
He reached into his vest and pulled out a gun. Gods! Was he going to commit suicide over his betrayal right in front of her?
“Bronson, don’t. We’ll get you help. Perhaps Shaman Troy can bring you back to the Path of Light.”
To her shock, he turned the gun toward her.
The general heaved with sorrow. “If only you had truly loved Sanders and bent to his will. Instead, you lust for a commoner and betray your people.” He cocked the gun. “I do this for the Empire, even as it breaks my heart.”
Well, this doesn't sound good.
Is this how the series ends?
It can't be! Liza likes happy endings.
Honestly, this is my favorite book in the series. But don't worry, I'm planning a spin off series called
The Search for Sentients.
Oct 1 you'll be able to find out what happens.
If you haven't read the first three books, then you need to start now. I'm working at Super Nova speed.
Book 4 : Surviving Sojourn
Book 3: Surviving Terranue
Book 2: Surviving Outbound
Book 1: The Gods of Probabilities
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Liza is a multiple genre author of 17 novels. A Late Victorian Series, The Adventures of Xavier & Vic, plus a spinoff, A Right to Love, is an ongoing series. A Long Road to Love is a humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance series of five books. She has two single books. One is a humorous, bad boys contemporary novel with ghosts, called Ghost Lover, the other is Untamed & Unabashed, a spinoff from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.