A COSMIC BATTLE 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

"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

"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

"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 an amazing book. It's well written, will have you hooked from the minute you start reading it. It goes into a lot of detail & not only is it a great read but it gives you lots of insight & much more to ponder over too. The only problem you'll find with this book is that you won't want to put it down until it's finished!"

-Pebs12, 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

“This book is very cleverly written, describing several complex issues, including rape, death, bullying and the very nature of what it means to be human, all in a shining new way. As a teacher, bullying is important to me. I am hopeful to use this book in my classroom, as I have several ‘Nettie’s’ in my charge and far too few ‘Charlie’s’. I especially like how the book illustrates that bullying can be overt (school boys taunting and tripping Nettie) or more covert and insidious (Sally Sour.) And what a magical place Shepherd Wood is–also a shining example to us of how we all could live in harmony with each other and nature–definitely a direction the world is headed.”

-Book Angel, 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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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 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

The Game of Shepherd and Dawse