Sunday, July 27, 2014

Out of Crystal Ice

Book 1 of Ice King: The Last Messiah


Authored by P.J. Wetzel

The year is 635,039 A.D.
The primitive Homo sapiens 'bowlheads' are just a bad memory. Their remnants have split into six species, only one of which chooses to call themselves human.
Like the wolf and the eagle, these new humans have learned to live sustainably with the planet.
But trouble is brewing. The rival species are advancing, hell-bent on eradicating the last of the humans.
Adam Windreath Gale is a young Scavenger from a village lost deep in the glaciers of the new ice age. He has the gift of speaking with the Spirits, but he despises it. Only his handicapped sister Lissa can
help him control the chaotic voices that threaten to drive him insane.
The Gods have chosen Adam to become the ultimate messiah. His task: deliver humanity from certain extinction and usher in the eternal order. But how? Adam has no leadership ability, no training ....

About the author:
P.J. Wetzel was born in central Wisconsin on a windy Friday but grew up in the east, on White Clay Creek near the infamous Delaware Wedge. This is where his love of nature blossomed - special emphasis on the wild caprices of the weather. He chose Penn State for an undergraduate schooling in Meteorology then Colorado State for graduate studies. The Colorado Rockies became his home. He purchased mountaintop land with a 100 mile view and built a home on it with his bare hands while living in a $75 tar paper shack.
But the call of the east never faded. On graduating he moved to Maryland where he spent 25 years working for NASA developing computer models that would help decipher the complex interplay of the earth with its weather and climate. There he built a second home with his bare hands and raised a family.
P.J. Wetzel has been writing fiction and poetry since he was a child. His poetry and first novel have both won awards. Today he calls coastal North Carolina home and he divides his time between the serious pursuit of hiking (He hiked the entire Appalachian Trail twice in 2012) and the equally serious pursuit of writing a six-volume epic Fantasy/Sci-Fi tale entitled 'Ice King: The Last Messiah.'
You can catch him blogging about hiking, writing and nature at

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