Fiction & Literature

The Fethafoot Chronicles series

My Clan and its mysteries have been kept out of common knowledge and history in my homeland of Australia: the Island continent you may know as that brown land down-under. This is the Clan way. To succeed in their duty, secrecy is a prerequisite to safeguard mission and warrior. With the coming of the pale-skinned Ghosts - a little over 200 years ago - and their written language, we now have a means to reveal the intriguing history of our covert Clan to other Australians and, to those many new people’s that now call this majestic land home. Our Elders’ also gift them to the modern world at large. If you were born in Australia you may have heard such stories told around campfires and family meals; about the Australian Aboriginal magic man or Kadaicha – the soft-foot clever-man - as our people named our Clan sundry years ago.

During these chronicles you will find that our warriors use a form of mystical travel and have no need of Shank’s Pony, as the act of walking is often called in Australia. In times of need for speed, these relentless spectres walk the ancient Dreamtime ‘creation-song- lines’ that cross every sacred feature of our wide red-brown land: out of Space and Time as we know such. Across 50,000 years of reinforced superstition, fear and awe, the Clan became known as The Fethafoot: half-human half-spirit beings that could come and go at will leaving no trace... Kadaicha spirit-warriors... Shape-shifting spies that transform as required into Judge Jury and Executioner. Unknown to the majority and, a great boon to our work, many of these enigmatic warriors arise from that innocuous and delicate gender of the language-creatures.

This pithy glimpse will give you some idea of the enigmatic Clan. You will discover a more intricate use of their unique gifts and talents as you read the chronicles and as the need for their unique individual skills occur. Please - enjoy my people’s pleasure in the telling of these chronicles. Although they are not in chronological order they have been recorded as passed down for all to enjoy: to example the many unknown vibrant treasures of our first people and our ancient land’s vibrant past. It is a journey that will take you into the mostly unknown, moral and ethical heart of my people, from Dreamtime to today.

Fiction & Literature

Bullets and Bandages: bond of brothers

"Raw and Powerful!" Bullets and Bandages, was inspired by the true stories of a US Army Field Medic, Vietnam 68-69. Through those stories, the author was given the unique insight into the Bullets and Bandages of war. Parts of this book are also about the author's own experiences, and that time period in our history. The trails and victories of Rob and his comrades pull you into a world of survival through willpower, tenacity, and wit. Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers, a story of love, faith, friendship and humanity. What was it like for our military, and their time of war, as they fought together to survive in the Jungles of Vietnam.


Fiction & Literature

The Archer's Diary - Book One

THE LEGEND IS REAL

Since the 14th century, Robin Hood has proven to be one of the most enduring and versatile folk heroes. Medieval historians believed Robin lived during the 12th or 13th century but despite decades of intense research by contemporary scholars, solid evidence has never been found.

Until now.

Logan Daggett, son of Donald Daggett, well known CEO of one of Australia's largest international corporations, has his 21st birthday celebrations disrupted by a family tragedy, the revelation of his mother's decades-old secret—and a birthday gift of a collection of centuries-old family heirlooms. This series of events contrive to change the course of his life forever.

Accompanied by his two closest friends, the young Aussie sets out to uncover the truth behind the accident that irrevocably changed his life, and to research the authenticity of the priceless heirlooms, completely unaware of the adventure and dangers lurking around every corner.

During the course of their journey they uncover irrefutable evidence that causes further turmoil among the family, spark controversy among medieval scholars worldwide, and the potential of sparking upheaval to a country's history and creating conflict between two nations.

Liam Cadoc's stunning debut to historical fiction sweeps readers into a ruthless world where greed and corruption threaten to deprive a nation of historical riches and the world of the truth behind a legendary hero.

This is Book 1 of a 2-book set.


Fiction & Literature

World War II The 103rd Cactus Division Story

During the research phase for the book "Bunker Treasures" [screenplay "Amber Room Treasures"], the author made an appointment with the Director of the Innsbruck, Austria's main library.  I was most interested in finding information about the surrender of the German Army at the conclusion of WWII which took place in Innsbruck.   In meeting with the Director, an inquiry was made if the Library might have any material or information about the final days of the war. She thought for a moment and then asked me to wait while she went back into the archives.

 When she returned she handed a tattered and dust-covered book to me.  This 8 x 11-inch hand-typed story was written by a couple of GI's tracing the "Cactus Route" of the U.S. Army.  The book was entitled "Report After Action The Story of The 103D Infantry Division." 

The World War II The 103d Cactus Division book is the true story based on side notes from the original text, which was written in 1945 by Ralph Mueller, a former assistant city editor of the Minneapolis Star-Journal and Jerry Turk, a reporter for the Cleveland News. 

The original story highlighted the experiences of the 103D from their landing in Marseille in October 1944 to their last push  through Germany and on into Innsbruck in May 1945.  Special credit to the two authors and to the men and women who made the many sacrifices to finally end the scourge of the Nazis and WWII.

 

 


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THE ARMS MERCHANT

With the Cold War ended, a disgraced British agent turns to supplying arms to African regimes. His former employers engage him to purchase a piece of Soviet military technology lying redundant in a remote Russian arms depot. To acquire the technology he must work with an idealist Irish terrorist, a ruthless Libyan regime and the most violent elements of the Russian mafia.


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Daughter of Odysseus: Ithaka Calling

Daughter of Odysseus is a trilogy journeying the adventures of Christine. 

Ithaka Calling is the first in the Daughter of Odysseus trilogy. 

Teenage Christine stands at the threshold of adulthood.   A first-generation Australian of Greek descent, Christine has always been indifferent to her heritage: Greek school is a bore; her father’s patriotism is uninspiring; and the people around her deride Greeks as subhuman.

Then Christine is betrayed by those closest to her, and she plunges into deep depression.  From the abyss of despair and nihilism, something stirs within her: a deep desire to reclaim her heritage and find meaning and fulfillment through the tradition and spirituality of her ancestors.

Paralleling the great Odysseus’ journey home, Daughter of Odysseus is not merely a story of homecoming; it is a story of hope over despair, of adventure and love, of needing to belong and a yearning to escape from mundanity; of deep spiritual yearning in a post-Christian world.

Christine learns and grows with every step in her journey. And she can’t help but wonder: Is it the destination that is the goal or the journey and what one learns along the way that truly matters in life? 


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Visible Faith

DeeAnna serves God through her writing, but guards her heart, not trusting God to find her soulmate. Confusing Godly visions with a writer's creativity she's caught off-guard and is forced to re-evaluate whether or not she is living for God in all the ways He has intended when one of the characters walks off the page and into her life. While she has always tried to show her faith rather than witness, it is when her own test of faith is put to the test that she sees how much God loves her and how much He can use her...if she will let Him.


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Fiction & Literature

DHARMA SUTRA

Disillusioned comic strip artist Jeffrey Dharma and Remus Jallow, a Gambian palm tapper are in India on a search for Cosmic Love. In West Africa Jeffrey’s wife, Sylvia clashes over a land claim with Bob Jatta, a sexually dysfunctional people trafficker and drug lord that leads her into to a bloody conflict. Jeffrey and Remus eventually find the woman who helps them on the path to sexual enlightenment and the truth of creation. They are guided by a charismatic ageless man who they think may be the real Jesus.

DHARMA SUTRA draws on my own travel journals and the later Indian sequences were written on location in Orissa, India over a three month period in 2017. I’ve travelled in many parts of Africa and India and most of the characters in DHARMA SUTRA are drawn on real people I have met. This is especially so when it comes to the Remus Jallow character, I’ve changed his name but my meeting with him in West Africa in December 2001 did change the course of my life. The idea for the book came to me when I met an Indian sadhu in Pushkar, Rajasthan in 2004, he could have been the twin of my Gambian friend. A moment of enlightenment in the Jagannath temple on Puri beach, December 2011 brought me a new perception and led to the creation of my alter ego, Jeffrey Dharma.


Fiction & Literature

The Eagle and the Dragon, a Novel of Rome and China

Two thousand years ago, 120 Roman ships a year braved the Indian Ocean to trade in India. In 100AD, three of them continued on to the mysterious world of Han China.

Senator Aulus Galba saw an easy path to fame and fortune on this expedition, but the Fates had other plans in store for him and his unlikely companions. From the storm-tossed Indian Ocean to the opulent Han court, from the grassy steppes north of China to the forbidding Pamir mountains, they must fight for the lives, searching for the road leading back to Rome.

 


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Uncommon Hope: The Path to an Epic Life

ENDORSED BY PASTOR RICK WARREN (Author of the Purpose Driven Life)

In a thoughtful, authentic, yet humorous and engaging style, "Uncommon Hope" is a book about finding courage, confidence, and even an epic life of adventure in the midst of otherwise paralyzing hardships and grueling trials.

Have you ever thought about why struggle and tragedy are so common?

Do you often wonder where God is in the midst of your pain?

Have you faced a situation that seems hopeless and thought about giving up?

Bubna shares encouraging insights on discovering hope in the shadow of great suffering. He’ll explain how God transforms us, taking us from tragedy to a life of adventure.

You’ll be encouraged by these vital realities:

• Struggles and setbacks don’t have to be the end of your story.

• God uses pain and challenge as a chisel to shape us into greatness.

• Restless people often are hopeless, but hope-filled people find rest.

• Jesus is a dream restorer, and no one is beyond redemption, restoration, and renewal.


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