Earl Blacke: A Complex Journey of Redemption in the Rifters Series #fantasy #Booktwitter #steampunk

In the richly woven tapestry of the Rifters series, a character of enigmatic depth and haunting past emerges — Earl Blacke. As integral to the narrative as the protagonist Daelin Long, Earl’s story unveils a complex journey of redemption, atonement, and the ties that bind past and present.

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Earl Blacke’s Twisted Past

Earl’s tale begins not in the present day, but in the year 1888, when he traversed the rift and emerged in the present as a man who defied time itself. In his former life, Earl was notorious — the infamous outlaw known as Black Bart. His reputation as a cunning and audacious criminal painted a picture of a man who reveled in chaos.

The Struggle for Redemption

Earl’s transition from a 70-year-old outlaw in 1888 to a rejuvenated 30-year-old in the present brings with it a profound desire to atone for his past. One of the most poignant threads in Earl’s story is his attempt to reconcile with the family he left behind, his wife and daughters. Among their descendants is Charming Moon Knight, a pivotal character in the Rifters series and Daelin Long’s missing sister. Earl’s connection to Charming goes beyond bloodlines — it’s a chance for him to make amends and find the family he lost. However, the intricate interplay of fate and legacy is fraught with complications.

Unveiling Deeper Truths

Earl’s journey towards redemption takes a compelling turn as he finds himself linked to the rift. His actions are guided not only by his personal quest for redemption but also by a higher purpose. A mysterious being from the rift utilizes Earl as a reluctant warrior, enlisting his aid to fend off the encroaching forces of evil that threaten to engulf the world.

Earl’s Evolution in the Modern Era

In a world where past and present collide, Earl Blacke’s journey is a testament to the power of redemption, the complexities of morality, and the unbreakable threads of family and lineage. The Rifters series weaves a story that challenges perceptions and definitions.

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Daelin Long: A Journey from Adversity to Heroism in the Rifters Series #fantasybooks #steampunk

Daelin Long, a resilient and courageous character who undergoes a transformation from a lost soul to a fearless defender of our world.

Daelin Long from the popular steampunk fantasy series


From New York City to Settler: A Fresh Start Amidst Mystery

Daelin’s life takes an unforeseen twist when she is fired from her assistant editor’s job in bustling New York City and falls victim to a robbery. Seeking solace and a fresh start, she relocates to the quiet town of Settler, Oregon, with the help of her sister, Charming. However, her arrival in Settler is marred by the mysterious absence of her sister, setting the stage for an extraordinary and suspenseful journey.

Adjusting to Small-Town Life: A World of Secrets Unveiled

The transition from the hubbub of city life to the tranquility of Settler poses its own challenges for Daelin. As she navigates the small town’s close-knit community, she discovers that it holds secrets far beyond what meets the eye. Daelin’s quest to uncover the truth about her sister’s disappearance leads her down a rabbit hole of strange occurrences, revealing a hidden world where monsters are real.

From Fear to Heroism: Embracing the Rifters’ Call

As the truth of the supernatural unfolds, Daelin finds herself drafted into the Rifters—a group of courageous individuals dedicated to defending humanity from the menacing creatures that lurk in the shadows. Despite her initial fear and uncertainty, Daelin’s unwavering determination to save her sister propels her to often take on a leadership role among the Rifters. Through her resourcefulness, bravery, and intelligence, she becomes a force to be reckoned with.

Unlikely Allies and Unexpected Bonds: Friendship with a Ghost

While battling monsters, Daelin discovers an unlikely ally in the form of a ghost—her best friend in Settler. This spectral companion becomes a steadfast source of support, offering guidance, friendship, and a unique perspective on the supernatural forces that surround them. Together, they forge an important bond, serving as a testament to the strength of connection even in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Follow Daelin’s awe-inspiring journey as she battles her fears, uncovers hidden truths, and forges unbreakable bonds. Witness the transformation of an ordinary woman into an extraordinary hero. Start this discovery with the first book in The Rifters series, which is free everywhere! Get your copy today!

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Meet Charming Moon Knight, the Rifter and Paleontologist who Disappeared from the Popular Steampunk Fantasy, The Rifters. #fantasybooks #Kindle #Kobo #Nook #iBook #GooglePlay More

Who is Charming Moon Knight?

The popular and fan-favorite steampunk fantasy, The Rifters, opens with Charming’s disappearance through the rift. Not only does she face the danger of the monster chasing her, but going through the rift is forbidden.

Charming from the popular steampunk series, The Rifters

Charming’s disappearance casts a dark cloud over Daelin’s arrival to the town of Settler. The phantom stealing heads, a notorious outlaw, is on the loose, and Charming’s neighbor, Earl Blacke, seems to know more about her disappearance than he’s saying. Come to find out, it’s imperative that Charming’s whereabouts remain a secret. But there’s more to Charming than her loyalty to the rifters, a myriad of secrets, and sudden disappearance.

Charming Loves Dinosaurs

Charming Moon Knight is a paleontologist who works at the Paleo Institute in Settler, Oregon. She has a deep understanding of the history of our planet, and she’s made several important contributions to the field of paleontology. Her work at the Paleo Institute has helped to advance its reputation on the world stage, and her expertise is highly valued by her colleagues. Recently, she helped find a new specimen of dinosaur out in the desert that the Paleo Institute is devoted to unearthing before winter sets in.

Her Dedication to the Rifters

Charming has been with the rifters since shortly after her arrival in Settler. Earl Blacke brought her to Settler, and hangs around like a stalker. When he confessed who he really was, Charming was shocked but accepted that a relative of hers traveled to the present from 1888. She doesn’t trust Earl’s motives, but knows he won’t let her down. Not without letting himself down. She knows going through the rift is against the rules, but she’ll do anything to protect her fellow rifters.

As one review put it, “The world created in The Rifters is like the Wild West meets Ghostbusters with some Stargate and a bit of Steampunk thrown in. Even though everything seems a bit familiar, it’s not, which is what makes it compelling.” Charming roles in the rifters and with the Paleo Institute are a key part of what makes the world of Settler so fascinating and unique.

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Daelin Long moves to the small town of Settler, Oregon, after her dream job in New York City comes to an end. However, Settler is no ordinary town. It is filled with secrets, from oddly fashioned devices to strange lights in the night sky. And when a phantom outlaw starts committing gruesome murders, Daelin begins to suspect that her own sister may have been a victim.

With her sister missing and no one to turn to, Daelin must navigate the town’s dangerous secrets and uncover the truth about her sister’s disappearance. But who can she trust? As the mystery deepens, Daelin finds herself drawn into a web of intrigue and danger that threatens to have her joining the ghosts.

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