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Augur of Shadows
The Destined Book 1
by Jacob Rundle
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy
The story has always been told that the end of the world is the end of everything.
In AUGUR OF SHADOWS: BOOK 1 OF THE DESTINED SERIES, Seventeen year-old Henri and his two friends, Etlina and Siméon, are burdened with the responsibility to bring about a cataclysmic event in order to save the entirety of existence from the primordial evil.
Through the guidance of otherworldly beings, Henri and his friends venture on
their paths to fulfill what is needed to ensure the survival of the universe.
With their intertwining endeavors, Henri and the others venture on exploits through
lands of myth and mystery. In the process of fulfilling their obligations, they begin to form a much-needed bond, which helps propel them forward to do what is needed to guarantee existence in the future.
Jacob John Rundle was born on September 27, 1985, in Galesburg, IL. He attended Knox College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Language and Literature. He served eight years in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Mechanic.
After finishing his time with the Navy, he moved to New Orleans,
and it is where he resides, pursuing his dream of being a writer.

“Henri,” a mysterious voiced whispered in his mind. Henri stopped walking to see who
was whispering in his ear. He turned around, but he saw nothing, which caused a chill
down his spine.
“What’s that?” Henri didn’t like the chilly feeling in the air, and he didn’t
appreciate the feeling like someone was watching him. He picked up his pace on the
sidewalk, avoiding any tiny obstacles in his way. His mind had one mission, and the
mission was to get home safely. At the present moment, Henri wished that someone were
with him in case something happened.
“Who’s there?” Henri waited for any sign of a response. He walked towards his
house, ignoring the increasing creepy vibe he felt. A sharp pain stabbed Henri’s stomach,
forcing him to run to his house. The pain became more intense as the seconds passed.
When he made it up his front stairs, he spun around to confront whoever was stalking
him. Henri saw nothing but his front tree, and the trashcans that he didn’t retrieve the
other day.
Henri panicked for that he didn’t know what to do. The area went silent, and he
heard nothing, but the breathing of an invisible force. He felt as though an unseen bubble
had formed around him and his front porch. His heart increased its output, and Henri’s
breathing became erratic.
The wind picked up loosened materials off the ground, and a sharp unexpected
breeze passed through his proximity. The wind flew through the open crevices of the
trees, creating an eerie howling. Henri quickly scanned the area again, yet he still didn’t
see anything. He tried to channel his frustration instead of terror.
“What is going on?” Henri mumbled under his breath. He glanced up into the
early evening sky, and he saw dark clouds were rolling towards his house as a tide during
a full moon. The branches and bushes’ tall blades bent over by an unseen terror. He
backed up against his door, trying to open his front door only realizing that he had left his
house key elsewhere.

The Characters of Augur of Shadows

Augur of Shadows is a story that involves a main character (MC) Henri, and his two friends, Etlina and
Siméon. The three have intertwining destinies that require them to make difficult decisions, and they will
be forced to push passed their physical, emotional and mental limitations in order to complete their task of
bringing forth a cataclysmic event, which will aide in the fight against the Primordial Evil.
Henri is a seventeen year-old boy who recently lost his father. He and his mother moved to New
York City to start a new life. In the process, Henri starts having prophetic dreams of a future evil. He is
set on a course of self-discovery and destiny by the guidance of many other spirits, gods and angels. He
will have to make difficult decisions on his path, and he will have to decide to either place the entire
universe above his own needs, or he continue on his mundane life.
Etlina is a strong, young, Latina who was abandoned by her family because of her unique talents,
and her persistent attitude to delve in her ancestral heritage. She is connected to the forces of nature and
mystery. She is a major powerhouse, and she isn’t afraid to protect whom she sees as family.
Siméon is a teenager, foreign exchange student from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is a wise,
powerful priest from Haiti, and he plays an important role in Henri’s life. Siméon’s experience in the
supernatural will aid Henri and Etlina on their journey into the lands of the spiritual and magical, so the
three of them may fulfill their destinies, and they may save the universe.

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