Erabon Prophecy Trilogy By Randy C. Dockens – Pump Up Your Book Tours

An astronaut, accidentally thrown deep into the universe without hope of getting home discovers he is part of an ancient alien prophecy that, although so foreign to him, also feels extremely familiar…

By Randy C. Dockens

An exciting trilogy where an astronaut, nicknamed Nuke and working on an interstellar gate, is accidentally thrown so deep into the universe there is no way for him to get home. He does, however, find life on a nearby planet, one in which the citizens look very different from him.

Although tense at first, he finds these aliens think he is the forerunner to the return of their deity and has been charged with reuniting the clans living on six different planets. What is stranger to him still is that while everything seems so foreign from anything he has ever experienced, there is an element that also feels extremely familiar.

He has to gain the trust from each alien clan and demonstrate through various acts that he is the one they have been waiting for so each culture can fully accept him and follow him. But for the aliens to accept him as the prophet to their deity, Erabon, he has to first accept it and believe it himself.

Book Information

Release Dates: Book One: Myeem: 23-Dec-2020

Book Two: Sharab: 06-Apr-2021

Book Three: Qerach: 01-Oct-2021

Publisher: Carpenter’s Son Publishing

Number of pagesMyeem/271; Sharab/249; Qerach/347

Link to books on Amazon:

Book One: Myeem: Myeem: Book One of the Erabon Prophecy Trilogy (Erabon Prophecy Trilogy, 1): 9781952025129: Randy C Dockens: Books

Book Two: Sharab: Sharab: Book Two of the Erabon Prophecy Trilogy (Erabon Prophecy Trilogy, 2): Dockens, Randy C: 9781952025136: Books

Book Three: Qerach: Qerach: Book Three of the Erabon Prophecy Trilogy (Erabon Prophecy Trilogy, 3): Dockens, Randy C: 9781952025143: Books


As Nuke sat on the beach, he saw Ti’sulh coming up through the lagoon once more and walking toward him. Without saying a word, she came and sat beside him. They both sat and watched the sunset without exchanging a word. As the sun went below the horizon, the sky filled with brilliant golds and reds—truly a spectacular show.

“That was beautiful,” Ti’sulh said.

Nuke looked at her and nodded. Evidently, this was the first one she had seen. “Worth the trip?” he asked.

She nodded. “But that wasn’t my main reason for coming. Although . . . ” She gave a big smile. “I’m glad I came before sundown to view it.”

Nuke laughed. “Two birds with one stone?”

Ti’sulh scrunched her face. “Two birds? One stone?”

Nuke looked down and shook his head. Trying to explain wasn’t worth the effort. He would have to get her to understand the concept of a bird and then why a person would want to kill such a creature. No, that was too much to try for.  “Doesn’t matter. You came to talk to me about the prophecy. Didn’t you?”

Ti’sulh nodded. “Yes. I have been talking with Y’din for the most part of the day.”

Nuke leaned back on his hands. “That’s why I came here. I thought being out of the way was best until you and he came to some type of decision.”

Ti’sulh dug in the sand with her toes. “Y’din thinks you’re a fraud.”

Nuke gave a sigh with a small chuckle. “Fraud?” He looked at Ti’sulh. “I’ve never claimed to be anything but lost.”

She shrugged. “True. But you can’t deny how you fulfill the prophecy.”

He raised his eyebrows. “It seems Y’din can.”

Ti’sulh cocked her head. “Yes, that is true. He feels there is one additional test you must pass before he could be convinced.”

“Just one?” Nuke laughed. “What does he want me to do? Breathe underwater or something?”

Ti’sulh didn’t laugh; she just looked at him. Nuke stopped laughing and looked at her, his mouth open. “You’ve got to be kidding.” He shook his head. “How does he expect me to do that?”

“I don’t think he does.”

“Oh, so he’s looking for a way to kill me off?” Nuke drew in the sand with his index finger. Why did that upset him? It wasn’t as though he thought he was a forerunner to Erabon. He paused. I don’t. Do I?

Ti’sulh put her hand on his shoulder. “Are you all right?”

“If this is not part of the prophecy, why is Y’din bent on me passing an additional test?”

Ti’sulh put her hands together and intertwined her fingers. “I have to agree with him.”

Nuke’s eyes widened. “Why is that?”

Ti’sulh’s “hair” moved more than normal. “It’s implied in the prophecy. You’re supposed to be able to open all six sides of the talisman. The talisman is in the temple, and the temple is underwater.”

“How long would I be underwater?”

“About an hour.”

Nuke coughed. “An hour?” He shook his head. “OK. I concede I’m not your prophet.”

She grabbed his arm. “Don’t say that. I have confidence in you even if Y’din does not.”

He put his hand on top of hers. “How . . . how can you say that? Your anatomy allows you to breathe underwater and on land. Mine doesn’t.”

Ti’sulh shook her head. “Erabon does not make mistakes.” Her eyes locked onto his. “He sent you to us. He knew what was required, so he will make his prophecy happen.”

Nuke took a deep breath. “I appreciate your vote of confidence, but . . . ”

Ti’sulh put her index finger to his lips. “Have faith. Erabon does not make mistakes.” She stood. “Now come with me. We have to prepare.”

Nuke wanted to protest, but doing so seemed useless. Instead, he followed her back to her home under the water. As soon as they emerged in the observatory where one could either view the underwater spectacle of fish and coral, or enter the sea, Y’din was there—waiting. He looked annoyed.

What a surprise, Nuke thought.

“Come,” Y’din stated. “We need to prepare.” He turned and walked off.

“Imaginative…creative world-building…page turner”

Take Advice from Others with a Grain of Salt

Guest Post By Randy C. Dockens

When I first started out on my writing journey, I knew I did not know a lot about how to be an author. Therefore, I took everything I read as gospel and tried to follow what I read to the letter. I began to discover many “professional” writers, editors, agents, and publishers have a lot of pet peeves about writing requirements and I told myself I was not going to offend any of them. I tried my best to ensure my writing met all their requirements so when they received my manuscript it would not end up in their wastepaper pile. Yet, when I attempted to comply, I found my writing became worse and not better. This is why my novel Mercy of the Iron Scepter went through so many revisions before it was ever published. I was constantly changing how I wrote due to the next pet peeve I read about. I then began to see that some of these “experts” contradicted other “experts.” I was then in a quandary until I began to look deeper. Let me give you some examples and I think you can better understand why I gave this piece the title I did and the reason for why I ended up in my quandary.

Here are some of the things I read, took to heart, and tried to comply completely: (1) the word that should never be used because it is superfluous, (2) the word was should be avoided because it is too vague and imparts passivity to the text, (3) exclamation marks should never be used because good writers can write in a way that will indicate the emotion rather than having to show it with an exclamation point, and (3) dialogue tags should not be used because they can be distracting and are a sign a writer has weak technical talent.

What I came to realize was that these were just pet peeves of certain writers, agents, editors, and publishers. They are not absolute requirements. Granted, each of these points are useful and can be taken to heart, but they are not gospel. These individuals should have clarified that one should be aware of these pitfalls and not overuse these writing elements. It is the overuse that is the faux pax and not their use itself. Actually, it is impossible to avoid each of these altogether. Well, I shouldn’t say it is impossible, but definitely there is no need for one to avoid them all together.

Let’s look at these pet peeves just mentioned. It is true that many times the word that can be omitted because it is superfluous. Yet, that is not always the case. It is true that was can often be passive and a better expressive word can be substituted, but not in every case. Regarding exclamation points, yes, one should write a sentence that a reader can tell it is an exclamatory sentence. Yet shouldn’t one use an exclamation point if the sentence is an exclamation? I think the point is that an exclamation mark does not make a sentence an exclamation if the tone of the sentence is not written that way. And, finally, yes sometimes dialogue cues are not needed, and dialogue can be written without them. Yet, if there is any chance of a reader getting confused as to who is talking, then a dialogue tag is needed.

My conclusion from my initial struggle in this area is that one should take to heart what others say about writing tips and tricks, but realize they are just that: tips and tricks. You need to be sure your writing style and emotional content comes through loud and clear but in a way that uses good sentence structure, correct spelling, and proper grammar. But, if an element or emotion is needed that dictates not to use spelling, grammar, or sentence structure in their traditionally accepted way, then that is okay if what you write and the way you write it is intentional. Your reader will be able to tell if what you did was purposeful or not. So, you can do anything, just know you did it and that it was a purposeful change to accomplish something special for your reader.

So, yes, study all the proper ways of writing and proper writing techniques. Yes, try to avoid all the pitfalls writing experts warn you about. Yet, remember that the most important thing about your writing is you. If you get lost in your own writing, then your writing is lost. Your writing will be different from that of anyone else, and it should be different—unique to you. It should also be as good technically as you can make it and not lose the essence of you in the process. Even more importantly, you need to be purposeful. Your writing is to engage your reader, so be purposeful in your writing. Ask yourself questions about your writing. Why did I use that word? Why did I use that punctuation at that spot in the sentence? You don’t have to follow traditional methodology, but there is a caveat to that statement. You need to know that you did not follow traditional methodology and that you purposefully chose not to follow traditional writing techniques. Every sentence, every word, every punctuation should be purposeful—chosen by you as the author for a specific purpose, to elicit a specific emotion, feeling, or ambience.

Study. Learn. Write. Enjoy the process. But most of all, be purposeful. Your readers will thank you for it.

Dr. Randy C. Dockens 
has a fascination with science and with the Bible, holds Ph.D. degrees in both areas, and is a man not only of faith and science, but also of creativity. He believes that faith and science go hand in hand without being enemies of each other.

After completing his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Auburn University he went on to graduate school at Auburn and completed his first doctorate degree in Pharmaceutics. He began his scientific career as a pharmacokinetic reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration and later joined a leading pharmaceutical company as a pharmacokineticist, which is a scientist who analyzes how the human body affects drugs after they have been administered (i.e, absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted).

Through the years, he has worked on potential medicines within several disease areas, including cardiovascular, fibrosis, and immunoscience to seek and develop new and novel medicines in these therapy areas.

He has also had his attention on the academic study of the Bible. He earned a second doctorate in Biblical Prophecy from Louisiana Baptist University after receiving a master’s degree in Jewish Studies from the Internet Bible Institute under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Congdon.

Randy has recently retired from his pharmaceutical career and is spending even more time on his writing efforts. He has written several books that span dystopian, end-time prophecy, science fiction, and uniquely told Bible stories. All of his books, while fun to read, are futuristic, filled with science to give them an authentic feel, have a science fiction feel to them, and allow one to learn some aspect of Biblical truth one may not have thought about before. This is all done in a fast-paced action format that is both entertaining and provides a fun read to his readers.

Randy’s latest books are in the Christian science fiction series, ERABON PROPHECY TRILOGY.

You can visit his website at or connect with him on TwitterFacebook and Goodreads.


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