Synopsis for BOOK 1: EARTH
2nd edition available May 31st, 2020, with improved cover and inside fixes.
Peregrination Series Book 1: Earth
The story begins in 1906 in San Francisco, California. Seth Jager just married his girlfriend of two years, Caroline Palmer. The morning after their honeymoon, San Francisco is struck by a large earthquake. He and Caroline are torn apart in the shake. Seth wakes up to find he has been transported to another time and dimension, and Caroline is nowhere to be found. He discovers that God has chosen him to travel through time and space by way of storms that generate enough power to open portals. He and others like him must search for important artifacts that will help to save all of mankind. On top of finding these artifacts, he and his fellow travelers must also battle demons who will stop at nothing to prevent them from completing their missions.
Seth meets unusual characters, co-travelers, animals and places, and experiences unique events along the way. Still mourning the loss of his wife Caroline, Seth vows to himself to do whatever it takes to get back to her and the life they were beginning to create for themselves.
EXCERPTS from BOOK 1
Seth had traveled around for most of his teen and young adult years from one seaport city to the next, never staying anywhere for long. Three years ago their schooner had put into San Francisco harbor for supplies and a weeklong furlough. That’s when he had seen her, Caroline Palmer. He was never one to believe in love at first sight, but with Caroline, he was definitely very interested. The first time he saw her he couldn’t get her out of his mind the entire week. That was when he decided to give up life at sea and take a local job as a tug boat captain at Stanley Tug Services. It was descent money and he still got to spend his days on the water. He spent the next 6 months wooing Caroline Palmer until she finally agreed to a date with him.
Seth stretched and looked at the clock “almost five am. What do you say we get dressed and head down to the diner for our first breakfast as Mr. and Mrs. Jager? We can share the good news with Charlie and the rest of the gang over there. Then we’ll swing by your old place, get your stuff and explain to the Barneses.”
“Sounds great, I’m starving!” Caroline stretched and jumped up to get dressed while Seth did the same. At 5:03 am they left Seth’s small garage apartment for the short ride to Shelley’s Diner. Seth was happier than he had ever been in his life. He replayed the previous night’s events over again in his head - all of them. He smiled to himself as Caroline climbed onto the back of his bike and wrapped her arms around him. The newlyweds sped off down the winding coastal road totally oblivious that in just a few moments their lives would change forever.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 18th, at 5:12 am, just a few minutes away, the earth underneath San Francisco Bay would open up.
The screams and yells of Native warriors could be heard closing the distance between them. Alec, starting to get nervous, suddenly felt the earth beginning to shake beneath his feet. The natives having great respect for Mount Barisan, due to constant volcanic activity, would not follow them any higher into the mountains center, especially now that they too had felt the quake. Mount Kerinci was known for almost constant ash and unpredictable eruptions. Well, unpredictable by man’s standards in this period of time. Alec could hear their voices growing weaker as they had surely turned in terror and headed back down the mountain. Sighing in relief from not having to dodge arrows and flying spears, Alec smiled and ran faster. If it weren’t for the Dragoman and their unique abilities they would be waiting around for portals to open instead of seeking them out.
As the two reached the edge of the volcano’s opening, Alec noticed a mudslide directly in front of them. It would give them a greater chance of making it to the portal in time. Fortune has smiled on them once again! Alec thought with a smile. He gave a whoop, and hollered to Odessa over the noise of the rumbling earth. “Hurry Dee...we haven’t much time left!” he yelled pointing to an area just 15 feet ahead of them. Reaching the muddy, earthen slide that would take them deep into the volcano he jumped feet first into the mud as it abruptly washed him down into the volcanoes center. Odessa eyeing the muddy, earthen slide rolled her eyes and groaned following suite. As the two of them were whisked along down into the heart of the volcano, magnetic energy electrifying the air around them created a bright flash of light. Alec and Odessa disappeared as Mount Kerinci erupted shaking the earth with explosive power as volcanic ash spewed from the center into the sky above it.
Alec was content with his life now, especially since he and Odessa had become paired together for Peregrinations. He had never told her, but he was in love with her. He didn’t want that to become a distraction to either of them. They had missions and bigger problems to deal with. Now was not the time for such a confession. He was happy just to be near her daily.
Alec shook himself out of his thoughts and looked at Odessa.
“We’re here,” Odessa said with a slight grin. “Deep in thought eh…?”
Alec looked up to find himself standing just outside Simon's place. So much for no distractions he thought to himself. He hadn’t even realized they’d arrived.
“Great”, he said, “let’s get this scroll to Simon and enjoy a little break,” he said, smiling at Odessa as they rounded the corner of the house toward the front door. They both suddenly stopped and looked at the giant of a man standing in front of Simon’s door, staring out at Barrier's Edge. They must have startled the man because he jumped and staggered back against the house holding his head in his hands.
“You alright man?” Alec asked as he stepped forward to try and help the stranger right himself.
Seth held up a hand to stop the man from approaching while holding his head with the other. He didn’t know how many more surprises he could take today and really wanted some answers.
Synopsis for BOOK 2: WIND
Storms are wreaking havoc on the face of the earth, due to man's ever-increasing sin nature. A few select people have been chosen to traverse the earth, through time and space, by way of these very same storms to try and save mankind from our own destruction. These people are known as Peregrines. They are guided by those known as the Dragoman, whose purpose is to direct the Peregrines in missions to obtain sacred artifacts that will aid in their fight to save mankind. They must battle demons along the way, as well as face perilous dangers associated with their missions.
All of the Peregrines and Dragoman have converged onto Reader's Island to prepare for the great and final battle that a select few, known as "The Twelve" will have to fight in. As they train and learn how to use their new found powers, they must also find five lost keys that open the recently found, ancient, archival books that could hold important information for the success of their missions.
The Peregrines have left Reader's Island in search of the lost Armor of God. They must locate and acquire these pieces to be able to do battle against some sort of evil, unbeknownst to any of them as of yet, in a war known as "The Final Battle." They must win this war against evil to save mankind from his own sinful destructive nature. In order to find the six pieces of armor, which had been stolen and separated hundreds of years before, they must overcome their own personal demons in tests of faith. These tests will try and possibly reveal even the darkest of secrets, emotions, and desires. If these trials can be overcome, the location of the next piece of armor will be revealed to them.
Will they be able to overcome their own insecurities and imperfect human natures to accomplish the important tasks laid before them? Especially since they are constantly hunted by demons who wish to stop and destroy them any way possible.
This is a must read. If you love sci-fi, fantasy, history and love, this is the book you have been waiting for. It has a great story line, awesome characters, and an excellent plot. I couldn't put it down. The author has a unique story telling capability that captivates the reader and draws you in. The first of its kind that also has unique way of presenting the gospel. A must read.
Shannon Ardoin, Ragley, La.
This author's first book will have you immersed in another world, a new dimension, intriguing, magical, thought provoking and delightful."
A. Ford, Sibley, La.
"A mesmerizing tale of good vs. evil, adventure, and romance. Takes you through different times and places. Fact and fiction. Totally enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the series yet to come."
V. Dobbins, Wesley Chapel, Fl.
"This book swallowed me up from the beginning. The descriptions the author used transported me there with each character, event, and place. Being a Christian myself I was excited about the concept of God's plans and how they were put into a story, and I loved the magical descriptions the author used illustrating this while using parts of our history. I found it, and the characters, illuminating and delightful."
F. Null, Hurricane, W.V.
"Best Christian Fiction read ever. The ideas and concepts woven throughout
the book are brilliant and outstanding. It's clear that God has gifted the mind of the author. It's the kind of book you don't want to put down and the ending definitely leaves you anxious for the next one. Awesome book."
Pastor G. Ducharme, Reeves, La.
I am not a big reader, but these series have captured my attention. The writing is so clear and the description of the people and scenes pulls you into the scene, making you feel like you are right there. I can't wait till a movie is made. But am so glad I am reading the books first.
This is the 2nd. book in the series and I love both of them! They are so interesting and exciting you are always waiting for more. The detail and description of the story plots, rooms, places, & people take you along for the ride. I can see it all in my mind. It is so interesting to see where & how S. G. Boudreaux uses everyone in the twists and turns of the pages. I can't wait till the next one comes out.
"Just got thru with book 1 Earth
It was great and I’m fixing to start book 2 Wind.
I’m a big fan of Louis l’Amour books!
I love his story types of books
But Shawna is a friend of mine so I wanted to try the first book out!
I loved it!
It keeps me wanting to know what happens next.
I enjoyed it as much as I love Louis l’Amour’s books!
Buddy Miller, Ragley. La.
This is the 3rd book in the series & the author does not disappoint me after reading books 1 & 2. The adventure continues, and as I said before I love the historical references in the book. It brings it to life by allowing you to imagine yourself in these real places-some which I have actually been too. I can't wait for the next book to come out, & I actually will be sad when the series is completed, but such is life. ;-) LOVE THIS BOOK SERIES!!