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 4 published novels 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); A PORTRAIT IN TIME and its sequel THE VALE OF YEARS (both currently out-of-print, but revised versions of these mixed-genre novels are in progress and will soon be re-introduced into the marketplace). Dr. Schneider lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania with his family.