Last June (2017) it was ready for publication but after I received a one-off copy for final review and approval, I knew it still required more work. So I went back to editing and revising The Summit for another eight months of very hard work most every day. This is a rather deep novel and I needed to untangle varioius components so it would be more reader-friendly and hopefully more entertaining.
Though The Summit may not be perfect, but I think it is excellent in spite of some minor oversights, etc. Recently a friend of mine in Texas reminded me that there is freedom in pursuing excellence, while in perfection there is bondage since a perfectionist can never get it perfect enough. Two and half years of editing taught me that.
I trust that the sequel, Surreal Adventures, will likewise be considered an excellent read one day, though not necessarily any more perfect than the first or any other novel. I hope to have that edited and ready for publication by late this year. .
For now, though, I hope you will be ready to stampede to wherever you can grab your copy of The Summit before the first ten million sell out.
Its been quite the ride.....
So after these five long years, the first of the Elysium's Passage series, The Summit, has been released and is now available at:
The eBook version is now available on through vendors besides Amazon, including Barns and Noble, Chapters/Indigo, Kobo and Google Play and Kindle. It is also posted as in eBook in Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Finland, etc
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The Summit is the first in a series of five Elysium’s Passage narrations regarding a young British philosopher named James Phillips who finds himself living in an altered state of reality while still remaining on earth.
After experiencing a near fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding about life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed, or could believe.
An engaging and sometime surreal adventure with intimations of impending romance, the narrative explores the most important questions about life, death, reality and our ultimate destiny.
The Plains of Elysium (Champs-Élysées) was described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil and many other poets as the paradisiac afterlife realm reserved for heroes. As the title suggests, this is about a journey through a passage that leads towards Elysium’s exciting realm of existence.
Pending Publication of the Elysium's Passage Series
The following titles in the Elysium's Passage series are projected to be released as follows:
THE SUMMIT now available
SURREAL ADVENTURES early 2019
MYSTICAL ROMANCE fakk 2019
HE ELIXIR fall 2020
THE RETURN sometime in 2021