Under The Forgotten Oak
Definitive Second Edition
by Charles J. Schneider
Charles J. Schneider
What if God is not at all what people envision? Imagine a powerful energy portal that stretches from one end of the galaxy to another, the sustaining reservoir of life for Earth as well as a connected sister world where the ancient deities actually live and breathe. What if Satan is actually a renegade thread of this interplanetary gateway; and the future of two worlds, and three dimensions, rests entirely on one single human being's actions?
When Lan MacCamhail unexpectedly inherits an estate and a multi-million dollar legacy overseas, he hopes this stroke of good fortune will give him the chance to make a fresh start in Ireland. The terms of the mysterious bequeathal, however, require that he must find an enigmatic amulet before he can claim his rightful inheritance. Loosely based loosely on the Celtic legend of Oisin and Niamh, Lan's saga, mirrored by his father's strangely similar story from three decades earlier, takes a sinister turn when dark forces intervene. Lan is guided in his quest by the memories of his father, the beautiful Larne attorney Sidney McVie, an ancient shape-shifter, and the spiritual guardians of another world.
Conceived as a genre spanning mythological fantasy, UNDER THE FORGOTTEN OAK’s poetically-sensual and pleasingly-literary story-line will stretch the boundaries of the imagination in a creative philosophical journey that explores the concepts of love, honor, and selfless sacrifice.
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Charles J. Schneider is a GI Medical Oncologist at The University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His fiction-writing hobby has produced 3 fiction4all releases so far, which are: DEITIES AND DEMONS (an anthology containing second-edition re-writes of CYTHEREA and WITH TOWER AND TURRETS, CROWNED); UNDER THE FORGOTTEN OAK (second edition); and TIME’S FICKLE GLASS—a substantially-revised and rewritten version of the previously released and now out-of-print A PORTRAIT IN TIME . The author is currently working on a sequel to TIME’S FICKLE GLASS, soon to be released at fiction4all as THE ARRIVAL OF AN HOUR. Dr. Schneider lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania with his family.