And the utopian unity binding the Seven Realms has unraveled into a web of faction-driven power struggles. How and why he vanished is shrouded in mystery, but it coincided with the arrival of an other-worldly object and the appearance of rifters – mortals with the talent to travel between this reality and a netherworld occupied by a dark and powerful presence.

This story chronicles the epic journey of a rifter named Akil and the terrifying secret behind the God King’s disappearance. The more Akil learns about his world, a stark choice grows within him every step of the way – should he use his talents to find the God King and return the world to the way it once was or embrace the dark power for himself and create a new one.

Dark, engaging, and occasionally humorous, Book One provides a unique take on the themes of justice, truth, and governance found in Plato’s REPUBLIC, but told as an epic quest in the same vein as THE LORD OF THE RINGS, combined with the political intrigue of A GAME OF THRONES.  Book One is scheduled for release in April 2021, with releases of Books 2 & 3 occurring over the next two years.

M.D. Paschal is a lawyer and university lecturer based in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating college with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and a Masters of Arts in Philosophy.

The Project

After working on Book One on and off again for the last 6 years, I am getting closer to a...

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Blast from the Past

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