Obsessed With the Past to Save the Future

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Summary: When Stanislaw Gombrowicz falls into a coma he finds himself in the strange land of Pileck with a new name and no memory. As we learn in James Eddy‘s novel “The Dark Era” in this new world, a war is raging between the people of Pileck and their monstrous enemies the Sinistrians and the Curzonians. Danger seems to be everywhere but as Stanislaw’s strength grows so does the threat when it becomes clear that it is he who is actually the single greatest weapon of the war; a weapon that the enemies of Pileck will do anything to possess in order to destroy everything he has and will ever love. As this is happening, in the real world his grandson, Jonathon, is attempting to find a way to write a book about Stanislaw’s experiences during World War II. The obstacles he faces are not insignificant. The facts he has are fragmented, distorted by the old man’s Alzheimer’s-ravaged memories. Separate and almost unknowingly the two of them must find a way to reach the end; to survive long enough to keep the past and present alive even as life itself is slipping away. More below the media player. Listen to James […] Similar Posts: A Ninth Century Test for a Young Priest Love, Hatred and Jealousy. But Also Regret. Rejection – It’s No Joy For Me, Either Young Couple in Love: Haven’t We Done This Before? War, Holocaust, Rebellion – and Dragons and Runics The post Obsessed With the Past to Save the Future appeared first on The Bookcast.