Excerpt & Giveaway | The Venerate Order by Troy Dukart

About the Book:
Author: Troy Dukart
Pub. Date: February 26, 2018
Publisher: Creativia
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 217
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Strafe Rocknus has suffered hard losses in his life, but now things are looking up for the college graduate. 

He has a sizzling girlfriend, good friends and a bright career ahead of him. But one day, Strafe awakes in a mysterious cavern, discovers an ancient artifact, and unwittingly ignites a war that spans two worlds: his own, and one he never knew existed. 

With the abyss of the unknown before him, Strafe enters the swirling darkness. Desperate, he must navigate a new and hostile world on the brink of catastrophe, and learn the truth of who he is, while facing a darkness with the power to destroy everything Strafe has ever cared about. 

Soon, he will discover that his greatest strength comes from those he fights for.


When we walked in, I noticed that the sword was in the same spot where I had put it the day before.

“Professor, why didn't anyone put this away? What if someone were to take it?” I said to him.
He smiled at me, looked at the sword and said, “I tried to move it. Nobody could steal it if they'd wanted to. You see, it won't budge an inch. It might as well weigh a ton! Also, it glows white and blue around non-violent people, like the nurses, but when a gang member was brought in with a knife wound, I was told it glowed bright red as they passed by. That is why I am truly intrigued to see this cave you have found.”
The sword wouldn't budge? It reacted to a person's nature as well?
“Please take it with you Strafe. The Mayor has requested our presence at his office,” the Professor informed me. When I went over to grab it, I picked it up with ease. I could see curiosity in the professor's eyes when I did this.
We exited and drove across town to the Mayor's office. When we were escorted in, I noticed there were many men talking with the Mayor, wearing unusual uniforms that I didn't recognize. And, they were all wearing the same pendant as Mayor Chiller.
“Gentlemen, please come in and sit down,” the Mayor gestured toward some vacant chairs. The room felt hostile, as though it were full of wolves.
“Pardon my curiosity, but who are these people? Are they FBI?” Professor Sighter asked. One man with slicked back, blonde hair stepped up and offered to shake his hand. The professor noticed the man's eyes had red-colored irises. He declined.
“Please allow me to introduce myself and the others. My name is Tiras Strand. I am the United States representative of the Federation of Worldwide Ancient Societies or FOWAS, based in Oslo, Norway. It is an honor to meet you, sir. I believe you are familiar with us Professor?”
“Yes I am,” Sighter responded, “Your people have quite a history, I might even say a reputation. My colleagues have heard of priceless artifacts going missing under your trust, suspecting they had been sold on the European Black Market.”

About Troy:
Troy Dukart is the author of the Venerate Saga (The Venerate Order, The Venerate Redemption, sequels to follow).

Troy grew up outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. Troy is recognized by Toastmasters International as an Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze.

He's lived in Japan as well as California. He loves to travel.

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Giveaway Details:

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