Time traveling, Colonel Bill McKay finds himself on an exotic planet. It appears to be a paradise with beautiful weather and plants, peaceful animals and even dinosaurs, and people living extremely long lives. Despite this, he sees the same corruption, wars, and decay that was in his own world.
Bill meets a man who claims he has a message from God that a great flood is coming that will wipe out all land life on the planet except those who board his ship. Is this a madman or is Bill on the earth before the flood? If this man is Noah, will Bill’s knowledge of the future help Noah or lead to Noah’s death and the destruction of all?
Targeted Age Group:: 14+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I hope this story will encourage those facing difficult times and persecution. And I hope the reader will see that what likely was occurring then is now occurring in our own time–and that brought destruction. I hope the reader is motivated to bring about change in our day.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The protagonist, Bill McKay, is one of the principal characters from the first book in the "Time After Time" series, "World War Take 2". He represents the viewpoint of a modern man looking at the exotic world of the past.
Nokan is a type of Noah. A godly man who nonetheless is a flawed human with his own challenges. He shows us that even with our flaws we can make a difference.
His wife Sariay is also strong and supports his husband through the persecution and difficulties they face. She is an encouragement for those who suffer from the actions of loved ones.
Bill's love interest, Vayah, has suffered greatly by being trafficked and losing her family to war. She struggles with what was done to her but abandons shame through the faith she gains listening to Nokan's preaching.
Bill blinked as he struggled to focus. Everything was a blur. Is this the last stage before I die? Am I still in the mist?
A chill filled his heart. I thought I was ready to go, but this doesn’t feel right.
He fought to keep his eyes open. They closed again and he drifted.
Bill opened his eyes once more and forced them to stay open. How long has it been? Where am I now?
He glanced around. Light and dark, not moving, maybe a tree. Then a shadow covered him. Something large. He reached up to touch it. Leathery, then wet and hard. He heard a large exhale of air and the smell of something stale, almost putrid.
Bill yanked his hand back.
He held his breath. What is that… thing? It moved up slightly. He blinked rapidly trying to clear his vision. I see… a head… and it’s as big as a small car! And those teeth! Bill yelled involuntarily. He struggled to back away from it, not making much progress. His eyes widened as the creature’s head came close to his body again. The putrid smell filled his nose.
The creature had eyes the size of dinner plates and nostrils big enough to easily fit his fist. The mouth could swallow him whole. And that mouth opened as the head drew near. His legs trembled.
The head jerked and turned around. A tall woman stood behind it, slapping and pushing against the side of the creature. It now stood up fully, towering over the woman. He gasped.
The monster grunted and moved a few steps on its two large hind legs, making deep thuds with each step. The woman yelled something he didn’t understand, waving her hands as if to shoo it away. The creature waved its little front arms and continued backing away and then turned and left.
He tried to sit up, but the world was spinning and tilting. He fell back down, his head hitting the ground hard. He closed his eyes and breathed deeply, trying to stop the spinning. When he opened his eyes again, he found himself looking at the woman’s lovely face and long, framed by her dark brown hair. Her eyebrows were raised and eyes wide as she stared at him.
Kneeling beside him, she said something. He tried to tell her he didn’t understand, but everything spun faster. He couldn’t get the words out. He closed his eyes and drifted again.
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