THE SERPENTS OF EDEN
Beware of demigods bearing gifts
Other than for his daughter and her ten-year-old son, wilderness artist Clay Middleton prefers rattlesnakes, cacti, and buzzards to people. He prefers them to supernatural beings, too, as he discovers when shape-shifting chimeras abduct his grandson. Aided by a reality-altering artifact and saddled with a gregarious young paranormal investigator, Clay pursues the kidnappers across alternate apocalyptic Earths where a mad demigod’s promises of immortality threaten the very existence of Clay’s home world.
Here's the blurb. “With THE SERPENTS OF EDEN, author Richard Goldsmith conjures real magic! He pits a family against the forces of supernatural evil and in doing so crafts a tale of love, power, and horror. Highly recommended!”
–Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of KAGEN THE DAMNED and RELENTLESS
With wonderfully relatable characters and rich imagery, The Serpents of Eden will take you on an incredible cosmic, mind-altering journey. Goldsmith has written an amazing tale with mysterious and complex worlds you’ll want to revisit again and again.
~Dennis K. Crosby, award-winning author of Death’s Legacy & Death’s Debt
“R W Goldsmith writes with conflict, adventure, humor, and teeth. A superb amalgamation of everything I love!”
- Kevin David Anderson, author of Night of the Living Trekkies and Midnight Men
In the Serpents of Eden, Goldsmith’s words convey powerful imagery and emotions that make a strange multiverse come alive. While the cast of characters try to find their way back to their world, they experience a full spectrum of emotions; uplifting, heartfelt and at the same time crushing and devastating. This is an eclectic world full of bizarre imagery that holds the reader by the throat. This book is not to be missed.
~David Putnam the bestselling author of The Bruno Johnson series.
Coming from Running Wild Press 1/8/24
R W Goldsmith began writing in the mid-90s when the California wild-west re-enactment troupe he performed with needed a script writer. After a decade and a half of award-winning skits, he tried his hand at writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror and has been at it ever since. He and his wife currently live in Missouri, overlooking The Lake of The Ozarks with their dogs, Jack and Lucy, and their cats, Jonsey and Ripley.
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I relocated to the beautiful state of Missouri in April 2021.
March 2022: signed with Running Wild Press to publish The Serpents of Eden.