Excerpt from The Golden Age Dawns


Susan put her slippers on and reached to the chair for her dressing gown. She noticed a bright swirling blue light enter the bedroom. The blue light moved in a circle at a fast pace and then revolved slowly around until a figure began to emerge. The figure was in a human shape and she could just make out that it was a man. He was encapsulated by a white light which ran along the edge of his body. His body was huge and it was covered in different shades of blue. It was muscular and appeared to be at least ten feet tall. He had a long gleaming white sword in one hand and a bright blue shield in the other. He wore a purple tunic that covered his upper arms and covered him as far as his lower legs. White light shone from his body. This made Susan feel threatened. She also felt outraged that this being had invaded her home.
The figure began to speak in a soft voice. “Hello Susan, I am the Protector.” Susan gulped and she began to shake a little in anger at this being’s intrusion.
Susan moved away from the being and said “I don’t know who or what you are. What are you doing here?”
The Protector slowly lay down his shield and sword on the floor. He took one slow step forward towards Susan. He held out his hand in an attempt to hold Susan`s hand. Susan drew back from his hand. “I am here to help. Please don’t be afraid,” the Protector said.
Susan replied in a high pitched voice “Help me? Help me? Damn it, Damn it!! Do you know what I have been through lately? Do you know how terribly afraid I am for the future?”
The Protector replied “Susan, yes, I do know. You fear for yourself and your family. You are afraid because you do not understand this gift that you have. It will help you in the events of the future in which you will play an important role for all of humanity. I am here to help you and protect you. That is if you wish me to.”
Susan`s hands were in the shape of fists and she shook them at the Protector. “Why the bloody hell should I trust you? Why should I trust you? You tell me that then!” ……………………….

The Protector said “Susan, in the next few months your skills as doctor will be needed. Many, many people will require your help. I am here to assist you and to protect you as you carry out your mission.”
Susan stared directly into the eyes of the giant figure bathed in blue light sitting at the end of her bed and said “So you barge into my home, and now you talk of some mission I have to complete. This just doesn’t make sense!!!”
The Protector said softly “In time, Susan, this will make sense to you, it is difficult for any mortal to comprehend. I can guide you to understand this; I can guide you with anything you ask. Watch out for signs that I am near you. A sparkle of blue or white in the air, the feeling someone is walking behind you or a voice in your mind that will be me.”
Susan began to rub her eyes; her lack of sleep was catching up on her. “Listen whatever you are, I shall have to go to work in five hours. I need to think about all of this.”
The Protector picked up his sword and shield. “Goodbye, Susan. I will ensure that you sleep well tonight. We will talk soon.”

Susan is a consultant in Accident and Emergency in a hospital in London. She knows how to handle every situation, always in absolute control of herself. She develops a talent that scares her and other people. She doesn`t know what`s happening to her and neither can anyone explain to her, no one understands. She is in the darkest time of her life and she has never been out of control of her own body.

The Protector, a supernatural immortal charged with protecting humankind and the individuals who need his help, has come to her aid. He tells her he will guide her in learning about this talent. He also tells her of a mission she must complete, one that she feels ill prepared for but she must do. In the darkest hour of her life she has received the help she needs and has discovered her fate. That night she is on the threshold of a part of her life that will change her and the rest of the world.

I got the inspiration for this piece of writing in my book through similar experiences. There have been several time`s in my life where my life fell apart, where everything I knew was no longer in my life and I had to start a new life. I was scared but, almost miraculously, I met the people I needed to meet and found what was necessary to put my life together again. I know many people can be and are afraid of the future. If they believe they have what it takes to overcome all difficulties people would be less afraid. Imagine a world without fear!!


Published by:

Gabriel Woods

I am the author of The Golden Age Dawns, a fantasy science fiction book.I have traveled to many countries around the world including India, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, America, Amsterdam, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. I have worked in mental health and disability for most of my life. I have an honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aid-work Management, a Certificate in Counseling Skills and I am a certified coach. I have written my first novel, The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in Amazon at the end of April. I have a Kindle book available in Amazon Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom which is very popular and has achieve high ratings. I have always aimed to help and support people all my working life. Much of my learning from this is in my book, some of the ideas I share on this blogging site along with beautiful places I write about that I have traveled to. I am concerned about world politics at the moment and hope that my new book will go toward making the world a better place and helping individuals feel better about themselves. I am living in Ireland near Dublin. Apart from writing my book I have been working as a volunteer on a helpline for people with depression, bipolar and depression. What I love most is traveling and sunny countries. I love to visit important spiritual, religious, or historic places when I am in holiday but I also like holidays on the beach. I have a wide variety of music that I like from pop music to dance music and rock music. My hobbies are social commentary, politics, reading all kinds of books, the gym, gardening, D.I.Y. I love to socialize and meet new people. I like to learn new things. I am the author of: Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom My Novel The Golden Age Dawns. Gabriel Woods achieved a degree in psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. He then studied a postgraduate course in UCD which focused on the management of humanitarian aid work. He learned about African culture and the issues aid workers face in Africa. Gabriel Woods has travelled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. Gabriel Woods also spent time exploring important aboriginal sites in Australia and the lessons aboriginals have for humanity. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has travelled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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