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Dark Quest
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Dark Quest
Book Two of the Targa Trilogy
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Volume 2 of the Targa Trilogy

The world is in peril again as Mordac, Sarac's assistant gathers the forces of evil to free Sarac from his imprisonment. Mordac calls for a gathering of Black Devils and instructs them to obtain every book ever written. Plans to cause havoc and destruction are also undertaken to soften the world's armies in preparation of Sarac's return.

Two especially devout followers of Sarac, Aurora and Dalgar, rise to prominence as nations topple and mayhem runs rampant. Armies stand poised to obliterate each other and thrones are stolen by magic and cunning.

Follow the tales of our young trio as Alex is accused of assassinating the king and an arrest warrant is issued for Jenneva.
Volume 2 of the Targa Trilogy

The world is in peril again as Mordac, Sarac's assistant gathers the forces of evil to free Sarac from his imprisonment. Mordac calls for a gathering of Black Devils and instructs them to obtain every book ever written. Plans to cause havoc and destruction are also undertaken to soften the world's armies in preparation of Sarac's return.

Two especially devout followers of Sarac, Aurora and Dalgar, rise to prominence as nations topple and mayhem runs rampant. Armies stand poised to obliterate each other and thrones are stolen by magic and cunning.

Follow the tales of our young trio as Alex is accused of assassinating the king and an arrest warrant is issued for Jenneva.
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  • Chapter 2 - Doors Egam then unwrapped the other package. It was a door and frame very much like the ones that Jenneva had seen in Egam’s cave.

    “Jenneva, you remember my experiments with transportation. I think I may have made a breakthrough. If I am correct, we will be able to walk through this door to my cave.”

    “Egam, that’s fantastic! If you are right, we will be able to travel great distances instantaneously. How does it work?”

    “The doors are a matched pair. I found some transportation spells in Habas' library and didn’t quite understand them. I tried to apply the spells to the doors in my cave, but they didn’t appear to have any effect. Of course, I didn’t have a specific destination in mind. Then I tried casting the spell on the doors in pairs and then placing the doors at opposite ends of the cave. I was able to walk through one door and exit at the other side of my cave. If I am correct, we should be able to walk through this door directly into my laboratory.”

    “What if you are wrong, Egam?”

    “I don’t know, but I plan to try it,” Egam answered.

    “Couldn’t you have picked a closer location to try it?” Jenneva asked.

    “Yes, I suppose so. I sent another door to Lord Habas so that I can go from my laboratory directly to the Palace, but I wanted you to have a door, also. If I am wrong and the experiment does not work, I want you and Habas to know of it. I originally planned to perform the experiment by going to the Palace, but no one would know if I actually attempted it or not. I also think that you have a better chance at picking up on my studies than Lord Habas does.”

    Jenneva knew that a magician had to take chances to learn new methods of using their gifts and Egam was appropriately preparing for his failure. It would be a tremendous breakthrough if it worked; still, she would miss Egam greatly if it failed. “Fine, Egam, we will try your door, but not before we have spent a few days together, first. If I am to lose you too, I plan to be prepared for it. Come, let’s go to the laboratory and I’ll show you what I’ve been working on.”
  • Chapter 2 - Universes “That and more, Egam.” Jenneva led the way into the laboratory. “I’ve been spending a lot of time on the theories of Universes. I wonder where Sarac is and if he has the capability to return here. His library is quite extensive, but the information regarding Universes is inadequate. From the reading that I have done, the Origin Scroll seems to be a fairly benign spell. According to the theory, parallel universes exist in a sort of onionskin arrangement. It is as if the geological features of planets transcend all layers of the onion. In other words, each layer or skin of the onion would appear geologically the same to a person who had switched layers. Life in the different layers could be dissimilar, though. The Origin Scroll, when used to destroy a universe, peels a layer off of the onion. I believe the life forces drop through to the next layer with no feeling of movement.”

    “You mean that the layers are like another dimension, such as time?” Egam questioned.

    “Yes. Time may even be the distinction. I don’t know, but it does indicate that the destruction of a Universe does not necessarily mean the end of life in that Universe,” she explained.

    Egam pondered this revelation for several moments before speaking. “That might explain the sudden discovery of other races. The elves, for example, appear to be a much older race than man; yet in some old manuscripts where you might expect mention of them, there is no reference. If our whole civilization was suddenly dropped into their world, they would appear to be a mystery just uncovered.”

    “Yes, and the same would be true if they were suddenly dropped into our Universe,” she continued. “The geological land would be familiar to both races, but at some point in time, their histories would be different.”

    Egam began to see where this was heading. “So, Sarac may be entirely alone in his Universe or he may be in the company of some race we have no knowledge of.”

    Jenneva nodded. “The information that I have cannot answer the question, but it leads me to believe that the Universe created by the spell does not have to be a new Universe. I mean . . . it would be new to the realm of Universes, but it could be created with a history already intact. And, if the history is already intact, then there is reason to believe that life forms can already exist there.”

    “Jenneva, if what you say is true, why can’t we utilize some transportation spell to traverse across Universes?”

    Jenneva was obviously excited. “Exactly, Egam. That’s why I’m so excited about your doors! If we can construct a portal across a great distance, it would seem logical that some variation should be able to allow us to cross layers of the Universe.”

    “Yes, but when we do, we had better be ready for Sarac,” Egam stated.
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  • Making the transition from President of a computer consulting firm servicing Fortune 500 companies to the reclusive life of creating new worlds is not as difficult a task as one would imagine. Both require organization, patience, and a vision of what is possible.

    Richard S. Tuttle accomplishes this transition in a dramatic way with the release of six novels dealing with two entirely created worlds. The Khadora Series evolves around a continent comprised of three countries with widely diverse cultures.

    The Targa Trilogy and the Sword of Heavens Series deals not only with a diverse world but widely varied universes as well. His ability to create a believable world and unique characters is bound to draw a following of readers that will make Richard S. Tuttle a household name.
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  • Chapter 1 - Disciple
    Chapter 2 - Doors
    Chapter 3 - Wedding
    Chapter 4 - Rangers
    Chapter 5 - Commerce
    Chapter 6 - Glendor
    Chapter 7 - Turmoil
    Chapter 8 - Heir
    Chapter 9 - Coronation
    Chapter 10 - Surprise
    Chapter 11 - Discovery
    Chapter 12 - Scheming
    Chapter 13 - Uncloaking
    Chapter 14 - Incursion
    Chapter 15 - Trekkum
    Chapter 16 - Bottomless Well
    Chapter 17 - Talman
    Chapter 18 - Sarac
    Chapter 19 - Recon
    Chapter 20 - Battle
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