Overcoming Insurmountable Obstacles

An obstacle that seems impossible to overcome can be as simple as passing a test you haven’t studied for. Or it can be as difficult as saving the world. The second one sounds like a lot more fun to teens. And it probably is.

A test you never studied for is a foregone conclusion. You are either going to get very lucky and pass it, or you’re going to fail miserably and have to accept the bad grade. There really aren’t any other options that won’t get you into more trouble than it’s worth.

Now, a world devastating event you have to prevent. That’s interesting. What teen doesn’t want to get involved with saving the world? After all, it’s an automatic excuse out of that test you didn’t study for. It’s a way for your parents to nod their heads and say they knew you were capable of that all along.

Paradox Lost: The Ultimate Paradox pits DJ, Matt, and Elisa against foes they’ve never had to face on their own. They’re at a loss on how to handle things, because Mom and Dad have disappeared. Every teacher they trust is also gone. So, they’re winging things along, hoping they don’t mess up big time and cause the Ultimate Paradox—that by letting their dad die in another time, when they weren’t born yet, they may vanish and all is lost.

Couple all this with the usual misadventures and their inherent animosity toward each other, and there is a good time to be had by all.


The past changed the future …
                                    . . . the future must salvage the past.

Falsely accused of murdering his father, DJ faces a terrible penalty. That’s the least of his worries—Uncle Toby and his army of Rogues are bent on tearing history apart, and DJ and his allies have to stop them any way they can. But only a True Neutral can save their world, and The First, his family’s ancestor, is long dead. His brother Matt was killed by Toby’s actions, and his sister Elisa is fighting her own demons.

The past created by their uncle needs to be uncreated into what it was meant to be. And these three teenagers, triplets and direct descendants of The First, must learn to ally with each other to correct the errors made real in the past.

And the Gateways reveal themselves as something no one ever suspected….



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