Liberty Epic of Shadows
Liberty Epic of Shadows interweaves shades of the past, present, and future into an actively changing tapestry designed on global scale. What is the connection between a small cotton mill town in post industrial south and the rebirth of the Holy Roman Empire during the dynastic reign of the Spanish Hapsburgs? Who and what is Westbaily? Is he the fiendish thing of everyone’s fear or an angel of deliverance? To the locals, Liberty Swamp is a place laced with unknown dangers, manifesting imagined terror of life’s inevitability, a place and subject better avoided. We are introduced to the famous Adam Pixley, a founding father of a better estate. But is he actually something else more sinister responsible for the ruthless genocide of a tribe of North American Indians remembered vaguely though landmarks and Indian legends of a lost tribe once called Children of Aconee?
This epic properly begins in 1640 with a shipwreck of a Spanish Galleon namedLibertad off the Carolina coast loaded with a cargo of gold and a band of fifteen Indians of Viking descent. More than a century has passed since Cortez pillage the newly discovered Mesoamerica kingdoms beginning with the Aztecs. Part of the cargo manifest of this treasure ship is a demon-possessed South American Shaman captured in the dense rainforest jungles of Brazil and a simple man of God, named Friar Miguel. The Basque Captain, Emmnuel Belasko, a man with Jewish heritage on his mother’s side, will be the physical agent to transport the seeds of a future genesis on a swamp island christened Liberty. A little over a century later, Adam Pixley, a British militiaman deserter, inadvertently finds his way to this swamp island and is accepted as an honorary member of the Aconee tribe. He will learn about a mythical presence the Indians call Xeantee Aconee, representing the tribe’s spiritual beliefs. He will also serve as the catalyst of this culture’s final destruction. Upon discovery of a lost treasure trove of Spanish doubloons hidden in the crypt of an unusual cave, Adam Pixley becomes rich, thus establishing a dynastic Southern linage spanning nearly two centuries to the escalating days of Vietnam War era America in the early 1960s.
The histories presented here are not just about dynasties and wars. It is the human experience woven in a collage of myth and legend. It defines the root cause of violent divisions that continues to plague human society today. This epic explores the consequences of gifts received from the Mammon of this world forged of weaker elements, balanced against the true wealth made of eternal substance provided by the architect of creation in the fullness of every season. In the twilight of his days, David, an anointed king of this earth, blesses the Lord of provision before the twelve tribes of Israel on the steps of Jebus, declared Jerusalem, a city on earth dedicated to a God known to the wandering children of Israel as Yahweh:
“Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reigns over all; and in your hand is power and might; and in your hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come from you and of your own have we given thee. For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.” (1Chronicles Chapter 29 Verses 12-15)