The Initiate is here!
Check out what Daelin, Earl, Charming, Cordelia, and Dante are up to. This story picks up exactly where The Rifters left off. More monsters. More time travelers. More steampunk.
A junction erupts between the worlds in Settler, Oregon, a rift from which horrors attack our world. The Rifters defend us.
To trust unquestioningly is the first lesson Daelin Long must learn as the newest Initiate of the Rifters.
Her first day is a disaster. She stands on a deserted street in a town smaller than a city district, courting killer rocks from another world with her ancestor from the Revolutionary War. Normal no longer exists.
While she struggles, Earl Blacke grapples with atoning for his past ill deeds, running far and fast from Settler, Oregon. The Shaman of the Desert promises him redemption, and an old mine puts the possibility of a gold strike in his grasp. His luck has changed for the better, but he can’t have both.
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More adventure, More mysteries, Another Character Out of Time, and More Otherworldly Beasts!
As usual, Oregon inspired the beasts and the story. I delved deeper into the history of the west, and I discovered the humongous fungus. What fun that was.
In truth, the origins of the rift creature in The Initiate came from years back before I had moved to Central Oregon. A Portlander at the time, my parental control units had come for a visit. We spent a weekend at Crater Lake, and then a night here in Bend. The Husband Unit and I had been to the Lava Lands before and intended to show this unique treasure to my parents. However, it was end of September and the park was closed. The Newberry Volcanic National Monument was not. So we ventured forth and explored a bit of it.
We climbed to the top of the Obsidian Flow, and way up there the seeds of ideas for critters were born. Those ideas have traveled with me all these years and now end up in the Rifters series. It’s no accident I placed the town of Settler inside the Newberry Caldera.
Husband Unit and I returned this summer for recent photos, and for a special treat, sunrise photos… Enjoy!
And here’s a few photos from the Obsidian Flow…
Selfie with Husband Unit at the top.
As fantastic as my stories can get, I write about home, the place I love. More photos from this outing can be found under the ‘Pix’ tab.
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