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Spies, infiltrators, and a web of conspiracy threaten to tear apart the Oberllyn Family as the race to stop a shadow cabal hoping to take control over the world’s population heats up in author J. Traveler Pelton’s “Kai Dante’s Stratagem (The Generations of the Oberllyn Family 5)”, the second book in the Present Generations of the Oberllyn’s series.
Kai Dante for President, indeed! The Oberllyns are back, and the family think tank is successful in diverting the virus that is destroying the fertility of the populace, but in return, Sanctuary is attacked and the family members are scattered to fight radiation sickness alone. Given only a strange poem they are sent by the Ice Lady, will Kai and Micah figure out the puzzle before they all die? Will any in the family survive to destroy the tyrant running the Brotherhood? And what do the Guide-stones have to do with all this?
This futuristic Christian sci-fi adventure and dystopian read was an exhilarating new chapter in a grand saga the author has been writing. The thing that strikes me every time I read a book in this series is how the author is able to incorporate such intricate and intimate details into the character’s backstories and their daily interactions with one another. The descriptive nature of the author’s writing really makes these characters come to life in a way that other novels are always able to fully capture, and makes the really emotional moments feel much more profound.
The dystopian nature of the novel seems to gain more importance in this book, as the stakes become even higher and the shady actions of this cabal led by the Ice Lady show just how far their reach has gotten inside of our world’s system, especially when it hits close to home for the Oberllyn family. The action and suspense open strong in the first chapter and just continue to ramp up as the author balances this out with engaging world-building.
A remarkable, heartfelt, and shocking series of twists and turns make this a truly remarkable read. The author expertly navigates the hardships and struggles of daily life in this dystopian world while also delving into the shady and heart-pounding nature of the government conspiracy angle of this memorable read. With a shocking finale, this is a truly entertaining story that readers won’t be able to put down. Be sure to grab your copy today!
About the Author
J. Traveler Pelton was born in West Virginia in the last century. She is active in her home church; enjoys having theological disputes with her friends, loves to cook a big meal and then takes a walk, discussing the ideas of what her friends/family are studying. She was the Nation’s Mother for her tribe for several years: she is still wife to Dan after 45 years, mother of six adults, a grandmother of eight, a Clinically Licensed Independent Social worker, a retired adjunct professor of social work at her local university and an avid reader. She is a cancer survivor. She studies science, technology, Biblical studies and human behavior. She is quick to draw parallels between different fields of thought and weave the ideas into a cohesive ideology that is at once practical, usable and thoughtful. Her books are the result of blending her life experiences with bureaucracy, studying science and nature, counseling and faith. She greatly enjoys the intersection of fantasy and possibility and hopes you enjoy it as well. We will see you on the other side of the imagination tree.
Her co-author of the fantasy series is her grandson T-bear. T Bear Pelton is a self-proclaimed gamer, a student of Kenpo, a Christian active in his home church, a Native American, a storyteller and a novice blacksmith. He lives with his grandparents, his Amazon parrot, and four Siamese on a small alpaca farm while working full time and dreaming of times when magic still existed and wishes sometimes actually came true. Enjoy this fantasy with him and for just a little while, suspend daily life for a dream of dragons and wizards, beautiful ladies and knights, magic and faith. Travel then with us to another time, another place and another dimension. Come to the future, after the War, when tech and magic combine with faith and fear.
Their farm, Springhaven Croft, is home to alpacas, dogs, Siamese cats, canaries, an eclectic group of chickens and an irascible Amazon Parrot named Gizmo. Traveler’s webpage is travelerpelton.com; she also has a FB page called Traveler Pelton. Come visit real soon!