Myths of the Magaram 5: Surviving the Quest
After returning to the Human Realm, Julio leaves his hometown for the capital of the province. He lands a job as a local Jail Guard. When the nation falls under the might of the Imperial Japanese Army, he finds himself serving the enemies that he was supposed to take down! Now identified as a Japanese sympathizer, Julio finds himself alone. He begins to doubt. How can one man turn the tide? More
“When a person thinks with conviction, the action has already begun.”
HOPE FEEDS STRENGTH, BUT FAITH BUILDS UP THE FUTURE’S TRUTH
Immediately after returning to the Human Realm, Julio arranges to leave his hometown for the capital of the province. The details of the task given to him couldn’t be vaguer. The only thing that kept him going was a half remembered teary-eyed promise as he was sent back from the Magaram Realm.
Set against a backdrop of the stirrings of World War II, Faith follows the beginning of Julio’s mission. Our hero lands a job as a local Jail Guard. When the nation falls under the might of the Imperial Japanese Army, the mission immediately gains clarity, and Julio suddenly finds himself employed and serving the enemies that he was supposed to take down!
Now identified as a Japanese sympathizer, Julio finds himself alone. As the months roll by, he begins to doubt. How can one man turn the tide?
Insightful and fun to read, Surviving the Quest is a must if you are a fan of historical adventures -- with a twist.
“I asked you, what is your name?” repeated the General, who was already facing him.
He was caught off guard; he wasn’t paying attention to his surroundings anymore. When Makino asked him the second time, Julio was roused from his thoughts so quickly that he dropped all manner of focus required to mirror or continue his warrior state.
“Julio, Sir,” he replied.
“Julio. That is Spanish is it not?” the General asked.
“Yes, Sir,” he replied.
“I will forgive you this day, Julio, because I recognize your usefulness.”
Julio wasn’t sure what the commander meant, but he responded just the same.
“That is very kind of you, Sir.”
“Where did you learn to fight?”
“Back in my town, Sir. My father trained me out of boredom,” he replied, adding a small lie.
“He must have been very bored. You fight well,” the General said.
“Thank you, Sir,” he said, with a bow. “I am really sorry for fighting your soldiers.”
“Ah, yes, that,” Makino started. “Where is the office? I would like to offer you a blessing. Perhaps a curse. Still, I will let you decide.”
Julio could not formulate a response. All he could do was bow and lead the way.
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