The Fallen Odyssey

A Parallel Universe Fantasy Novel

A teenager’s wish to escape his stressful life just came true—with otherworldly consequences.

Nothing is going right for Justin Holmes. Like many seventeen-year-olds, he sometimes wishes he could just run away and leave everything behind. But he gets more than he bargained for when he storms out of the house after an argument with his father and accidentally steps into a parallel universe of swords, shields, magic, and monsters.

Suddenly, Justin is desperate to find a way back to his ordinary life in small-town America. His search for answers takes an unexpected turn when a strange old man and a powerful mercenary recruit him to rescue a kidnapped princess. But their rescue mission quickly takes a disastrous turn and becomes a life-or-death flight deep into the unknown wilds. Justin and his unlikely allies are on the run from dark forces wielding deadly, arcane power—demonic beings that seem to have suddenly arrived from somewhere beyond this world... just like Justin.

Justin may not be a fighter, but he is intelligent and strong-willed. He soon realizes that nothing in this world is what it seems. Even his allies’ mission may have all been a ruse... to get to him.

Ancient secrets are revealed that could shake the foundations of this alternate world... and might unlock Justin’s portal home.


Corey McCullough is a writer, independent copy editor and proofreader, ghostwriter, and author. He lives in Pennsylvania with his amazing wife Vanessa and their two beautiful daughters. His favorite things to do are reading, writing, playing video games, working hard, eating too much pizza, hanging out with his best friend (Vanessa), and, most of all, being a dad. He spends most of his time in the middle of a sweet montage.

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