ABOUT THE AUTHOR
We are all travelers! Instinctively, you know it is true! And even those who refuse to believe in the ‘forever war’ will find themselves drawn into it. We cannot stay in any one moment in time, any more than we can hold back the tide. And yet we try to retain our youth, stay at the top of our game, hide the scars, the graying and the wrinkles, and keep our self-image as close to the ideal as we can manage. However, Time moves on and the only real question that matters is, “Does our traveling serve some greater purpose?”
For the author, life is filled with that purpose and he finds a guiding hand in all of it. The Fifth Jewel of Earth is the most recent addition to the Jewel series following the exploits of the Traveler, on his incredible journey through time and human history, pursuing missions assigned to him by the king of an alternate reality to save the human race from destruction. Rebels from that alternate reality are working to corrupt human history and independence. Our race would not survive a direct confrontation, so both sides fight their ‘forever war’ through human mercenaries and devoted followers. The fate of humanity is the prize to be won or lost, each human life possessing a unique contribution to the success or failure. Is this fiction, fantasy, religious allegory, or front page news? You will decide!
An Army officer, lawyer, university professor, conference and guest lecturer, a church elder, an historian, artist and avid computer game player, James is also a loving husband of thirty-seven years, a proud father and a devoted grandfather. Collectively, all that traveling and time spent on the road has produced the adventure you hold in your hands! Of course there were others contributing to this particular journey, including his diligent and long-suffering editors—Eleanor Vasey, Marge Greenhalge, my son Christopher, and my wife, Mary. Their efforts have helped bring greater clarity, understanding and focus – in effect, they have helped sharpen the sword! Artwork prints, autographed copies of the books and a blog site for conversations with the author are available at www.kingdomexpressions.com. Come visit us!
“There is a design to the universe and a purpose in living. You are individually and uniquely special in that design. Your role in human history is no secret, and everything is available to you right now to begin traveling for the King. We all travel. Join the resistance! Follow the Traveler on his journey—ask the questions he asks—listen for your own answers. The answers are there!”