Sentence: Life on Earth.
Sequel to Apotheosis, the adventure continues as the hero begins another life, adding to countless wasted lives spent on Earth. A child born into Cold War America, he faces nuclear annihilation as he did in a past that he wants to forget. Unruly in school and struggling to fit in, the boy tries convincing others of past lives, but adults dismiss his wild tales as the overactive imagination of a child in need of therapy and medication.
As an adult, his notions prove true when he encounters friends and foes from the distant past, also reincarnated on Earth. But after countless lifetimes, identity loses clarity. Who is friend and who is foe? His undying quest remains—find the love of all his lives. Surely, she was sentenced to Earth as well.
The hero is plunged into a world of deception and narcotics, illicit and prescribed. A fugitive, he is stalked by police while scheming to outsmart his nemesis. Gunshots, shattered glass and deadly falls are survived with ancient technology drawn from memory, and aided by trusted allies, he becomes a match for his one true enemy. Or so he thinks.
Torn between the search for love and a thirst to win, he learns the truth of his past, how it defines the future, and the funnel of time opens a portal to his destiny. Determined to conquer his enemy and win back his love, he is forced to choose—give up one body and trust another will exist, or be eternally trapped without one, Dead Forever.
“I can’t figure it out. I just met her, but it feels like I’ve known her forever. Has that ever happened to you?”
Sequel to Awakening and Apotheosis, Resonance concludes the Dead Forever trilogy. 113k words, 324 pages.