“Tares among the Wheat”
By “H. Melvin James”
This second volume concludes the two established primary framed story-lines that traverse the entirety of the novel. Herein, mysteries of mysticism, religion, and ancient legend, as introduced in the previous book, are granted explanation and plausibility. As the story lines converge toward simultaneous conclusion at the end of the novel, other mysteries arise and are resolved.
Events and experiences described in this volume include extremes of sorrow, horror, joy, and romance. In this saga, as in life, there are those who meet more suffering than comfort, but the balance of the aggregate, inevitably and eventually, tilts toward triumph, justice, peace, and contentment. Redemption, as in reality, is both compromised and realized.
Episodes herein expose the cruelty of humanity as the torments of warriors and the crimes of civilians. Ultimately however, the unconquerable collective of human decency, determination, and faith prevails. Senseless murders punctuate the merciless decade of the horrific Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. In this volume those murders, as well as other crimes, fraud, assault, and theft, are brought to the justice of mortals, while the non-statutory transgressions of greed, power, vanity, and selfishness are left to the infallible and certain justice of the Almighty.
Surprises for the reader, pleasing and teasing, are unveiled in this volume. These story lines also reclaim the obvious axiom, our predecessors often do not succeed for themselves, in their own lifetimes, but they plant the fields of wheat for their descendants to reap the harvest, and since no soul takes anything from this earth in his departing, is not one’s legacy the only true tangible success?