When a secret government project goes awry and breaches the time space continuum, ancient Korea meets the twenty-first century in an all-out martial arts battle royale. A fantasy vel inspired by the pulp fiction vels of the past, Phillip Allen Humphries's debut is a high-octane, cross-genre blast of anarchy incorporating martial arts history, contemporary pop culture crime drama, and action adventure. 622 AD, the Korean Peninsula. An object shaped like a brick comes hurtling out of the sky. Engorged in flame, it carries with it a strange feeling-a sort of vibration-that makes the villagers feel different than they have ever felt before. They are certain it is a message from their gods. 2049 AD, 800 feet below the New Mexico desert. A clandestine government project goes horribly wrong and a lunar satellite package carrying a sensitive payload...vanishes. As the scientists scramble to find out what went wrong, they are pretty clear on one thing: there have been special amalies that could be the blending of timelines. And as the pieces are set in motion, the future of our world and the past of ather collide with extraordinary force in an epic battle to see who is truly out of time. A n-stop, adrenaline fueled romp that highlights a range of martial arts and weapons, Humphries's brawl-filled adventure is a gritty, visceral, blood-soaked action thriller that is an ode to old school ir as it pings across the centuries. Filled with brash attitude and brutal glory, its unique, multi-layered pop culture story features everything from colorful Yakuza, velociraptors, and sword duels to futuristic war machines and trans-multiverse zombies. A pulse-pounding tour de force, Legend of the Four Dragons Sword is loaded with an unforgettable cast of dynamic Asian characters on a full-tilt boogie through history toward ultimate supremacy.
Phillip Allen Humphries is a recognized subject matter expert in martial arts who has a martial arts and self-defense column on www.AllExperts.com. A Black Belt in Kempo Karate, he has also studied a wide array of martial arts styles including Taijiquan and Kung Fu. Humphries has a multi-disciplined professional background of over twenty years in law enforcement, investigations and national security. Humphries is originally from Indiana. He and his wife live in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.