The grand game
Meet Jane Doe and Circe who encourages Jane to join the game as she overcomes the obstacles she faced living in an abusive home with her parents. In chapter 3 we learn how Jane becomes the witch queen’s servant . We meet the mighty warrior known as the Lord Protector. The second a healer from a faraway land named Nemor of the blue. Third a shady looking man all in black and the witch queen Madea aka Jane. The worlds and memories altered to fit what is to come and we see the an elder lich and his vision is depicted on page 29. Hear his voice and his words before the game begins. Masterson comes next as he’s a major player but wants to be called Cthul or elder lich . The witch chose him as a playing piece. The lord protector is involved and lord cthul. Meet the snake, Apophis who is known to create chaos. Each player creates his/ her character and hopes to model it in such a way that it might seek out the other players in the. Game and ingrain itself within them. Cthul Lord if the shadow will be addressed by Herman Webster Mudgett and joined the rest of the skeletons. Chapter 5 expands on this character and we get to know the Pale Rider and Sothoth.
Coming face to face with the Januses the Snake God said his plan would have been in motion no matter whose game was being played. The Januses did not forgive him and each side voices their thoughts, as Circe comes into the mix and gives the snake God a scathing look. But he asks how can I break any rules within a game that has none? It gets more vicious and words fly, threats made and Circe turns on I Am. As I am asked many pertinent questions and a statement that these talents were part of a prior game that was in play. The game referred to was one Apophis and the Putrid ones interference escalated into the present unstable situation. Each chapter adds more players, more battles and sides are picked and lines are drawn.
Lilith is now in the game but not with a tangible role but with more conflicts and you wonder who will win or is there a winner?
Why is the epilogue called the land where forgotten Gods dwell? Author Tim Ahrens reminded us that there characters gods were banished into a void and thus game would provide entertainment using whatever powers they maintained from the first game the dark creatures. Imagine 6 bold adversaries each having their pawn and their pawn or chargeshavevthryrvien pawns or slaves in this game too. Their world is changing and both the gods and their slaves have to deal with adversaries and problems before the author presents a unique and electrifying ending. The ending leaves us wondering if the game is over. The 2 Januses, former God of the past , present and future and Circe, once Greek Goddess of Magic watched as the final events unravel at the table and to whose advantage as the game was about to close. I AM playing piece, Harvey Gaines or shall we say Cthul Lord of Shadows was now defenseless and Lilith was to supervise the game but was in violation you won’t believe why. What about the competition between The Lord Protector and Doug Pitman who overpowered the other? In the end which 2 were left and the end result which pieces are defeated? How does Elder God IAM define it? What does Apoohis do that is outrageous and what does he do with his playing piece? Each player leaves but what the Gods do is shocking to the theater. Why run from the amphitheater and asked: as the plunge into the game of the world of dark creatures what will be next ? Who will be a part of the next game? Will the game end and who will be left as the Dark Creatures : Worlds Unending has yet to unfold the answers.
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