AN EPIC TALE OF GOOD AND EVIL

Our world is a human jungle, filled with hidden dangers we were never told existed. Many of us look outwardly to explain the global chaos surrounding us, while others seek inner peace with meditation and green tea. But what we all fail to grasp is that it doesn’t take little green men landing in ships from outer space for us not to be alone. We’ve never been alone. And the cosmic battle wages on.

The Game of Shepherd and Dawse is a refreshing look at humanity's evolution through the origins of good and evil. The book offers a unique perspective into why some people seem full of love, while others seem weighted down with darkness. Why are some people bullies and others are bullied? Why do some people work as hard they can, while others prefer a more idle existence? The Game of Shepherd and Dawse offers a visionary and original perspective on where We came from and also where humanity is headed!

Charlie Clark is the 8-year-old neighbour and unsuspecting student of Mr Joe Sadsoul. Joe is a friend to Charlie but also a father figure and grandfather rolled into one. Joe teaches Charlie many things over their short time together, but the day Charlie really starts to evolve is the day Joe shares a story about a place and time called Shepherd Wood.

Shepherd Wood is a bygone era where everyone lives a more peaceful, gentle and harmonious way of life, a place of utopia and unimagined tranquillity where everyone is at peace with themselves and with their surroundings. Shepherd Wood is a place where the power of love flows freely.

Aman is the beautiful daughter of Sasha and Aiesha, who live in Shepherd Wood in harmony with the rest of their community. Little does Aman know that events soon to unfold in her life will change and shape the whole of humanity. Little does Charlie know, the events soon to unfold in Shepherd Wood would mirror events unfolding in his own life – events he would come to know as The Game of Shepherd and Dawse.

Much like The Alchemist or The Celestine Prophecy, The Game of Shepherd and Dawse can be read on many levels by a wide variety of readers, each taking away the lessons appropriate for them. The Game of Shepherd and Dawse includes elements of humour and wit, suspense, insight, wisdom and personal transformation – all told with a fable-like simplicity reminiscent of Roald Dahl.

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Reviews

"What a great book. This is one of those books that stays with you for days, weeks and months after you've read it. Like the main character in the book, I also looked forward to hearing the adventures of Shepherd Wood. Now I can't wait to read it to my boys. They need to know which side of the game they are on: Shepherd or Dawse."

-Brian Cox, via smashwords.com

"Wow. What a great read. My only complaint is that there was not more of it. This really is one of those books where you just keep thinking "just one more page and then I'll get on" Can't wait for the next book from this Author."

-Dman666, via smashwords.com

"The Game of Shepherd and Dawse is a thought-provoking fable of good and evil in our world. Each of us can find parallels in our lives, based on Aman, Nettie, Juju and the other characters of Shepherd Wood. A fun read which leaves you thinking about the characters and the book’s premise long after the last page."

-dhopstetter, via smashwords.com

"Wow. What a great read. My only complaint is that there was not more of it. This really is one of those books where you just keep thinking "just one more page and then I'll get on" Can't wait for the next book from this Author."

-Dman666, via smashwords.com

“Starting with the tale of an enchanted woodland the authors great skill sets an atmospheric scene of a secret utopia magically bathed with light of love and nature which becomes confronted with the darkness of evil and greed.A compelling collection of tales set throughout time ,written with simplicity and warm humour. I was captivated by the unfolding of the stories the charming characters all connected in the unfolding of an even bigger picture . I really enjoyed reading this book .”

-Natasha, via smashwords.com

"This is a modern fable about the origins of good and evil in our world. The story within a story really draws the reader in and keeps one captivated. There are unexpected twists and connections between the stories. A thoroughly enjoyable read."

-Laballard, via smashwords.com

"What a great book. This is one of those books that stays with you for days, weeks and months after you've read it. Like the main character in the book, I also looked forward to hearing the adventures of Shepherd Wood. Now I can't wait to read it to my boys. They need to know which side of the game they are on: Shepherd or Dawse."

-Brian Cox, via smashwords.com

"Talk about a roller coaster ride. This book had many stories happening at the same time but they were all related. I spent late nights reading this book because I couldn't put it down. Tales of the past were to a young boy by an elderly gentleman. This book is spiritual and mystical. The folklore of the past meets the present time in a wonderful rollercoaster of a ride. Looking forward to more from this couple of writers!!!"

-trichc, via smashwords.com

"I enjoyed the Game of Shepherd and Dawse so much I couldn't put it down! Not only is it insightful and thought provoking, the enjoyable story telling is a great way of explaining what could be a complicated philosophical notion, in a very readable and relatable way."

-Jennie Morrish, via smashwords.com

"This book is fantastic and a wonderful read. I love how it challenges me to see which path I am choosing to take on any given day. I recommend reading it slowly and savoring whatever arises!!!"

-Krista Leaman, via smashwords.com

I REALLY ENJOYED THE UNDERLYING MORAL TO THIS STORY. THE BOOK IS WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO TO READ, THE CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE AND “ALTHOUGH THE BOOK IS WRITTEN ABOUT A COMPLEX SUBJECT MATTER THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THE BOOK IS EASY TO DIGEST.”

-Katherine, via smashwords.com

"This book is fantastic and a wonderful read. I love how it challenges me to see which path I am choosing to take on any given day. I recommend reading it slowly and savoring whatever arises!!!"

-Krista Leaman, via smashwords.com

"The Game of Shepherd and Dawse: The book was fantastic, so gripping. Read it with great enthusiasm, from start to finish. I had the feeling you get, when you've read a good book, you can't get it out of your mind."

-Hudd75, via smashwords.com

The Game of Shepherd and Dawse