I had said the previous weekend that I would be posting some sections of the original novels that would make up the three-novels-in-one The Prodigal Band Trilogy published by Lulu. I’m a bit late, though. Sorry.
I will try to do this in chronological order as to the time-line of the trilogy. Since the trilogy starts (time-wise) in 1976 within the third novel The Prodigal Band, the first post in this series of posts will come from this novel, as will the next post.
Again, why were certain parts of the three trilogy books removed from the three-novels-in-one The Prodigal Band Trilogy? Mostly, because Lulu had a page limit over a bit over 700 pages and additional pages would pose an extra fee. So sections of the novels that could be removed without taking much away from the trilogy would be removed. Other sections were removed because they could for some readers only detract from the most important messages and were not necessary or could cause confusion…and the trilogy novel was already long enough! The posts in this series will only include sections that I would have like to have kept but I felt could be removed without taking away from the messages of the trilogy.
This post concerns the evil character Swami Negran and how he came to be associated with the evil societies run by the evil Baron Torquay-Lambourgeau and his Hellyon and Novordo Club ilk. Swami ran the satanic Church of the Circle of Unity whose god was the satanic entity known as Corion. Originally from Calcutta, India, Negran had set up a cult church in the American prairie mid-west.
Meanwhile, on an American prairie
Swami Rashnish Negran, Calcutta native and head of the Church of the Circle of Unity, stood on a grassy hill overlooking his burning whitewashed church building, holding two cans of gasoline. Hearing the screams, cries, and torment. Seeing the steeple crash asunder. Smelling the octane burned up in flames. Tasting the toasted flesh. Touching the souls who will serve the dark Lord Corion, a god of Evil, forever in Hell.
“My sacrifice for you, my Lord Corion, as I promised.”
Negran, wearing his patented white silk dragon-design robe, matching pants, and sandals, fell to his knees, laid the gas cans down beside him and prayed, cupping his hands together, knowing Corion would answer him. For he was Corion’s channel. “What do you wish now, my Lord, that I may do your bidding and have everlasting life?”
“Crynnwagg of the Crag-Dwellers you were, and the everlasting Crynnwagg you shall always be, if you deliver to me the souls of a six-man band of ill-repute. A band that will also deliver to me the throng of the world’s youth. A youth that will worship me for all time.”
“A rock n’ roll band, my Lord? Is that who you want?”
“Not just any six-man rock band, Crynnwagg-Negran. They will be the greatest rock band ever. They will drive their idol-worshipers to follow me. They will serve me forever. You will befriend this band, guide their spirits, and lead them to me.”
“Your will be done, my Lord. But how will I know this band?”
“Go to Britain, to my servant Baron Torquay-Lambourgeau. He owns the world’s largest banking cartel and controls through his proxies the world’s foremost entertainment media outlets. Ingratiate yourself to these earthly powers. Forget about merely building a church of followers for your sacrifice to me. You have bigger fish to fry.”
“Fry. Burn.” Swami laughed out loud at this pun. A demonic laugh.
But Corion intruded on his reverie. “My demons will help you. They will help guide you as well as the six. They have already contacted the leader of this band and they know this band wants fame and fortune more than anything. But beware.”
“Of the Creator?” Negran shook on his knees at the thought of the wrath of God.
Corion bellowed anger. “The Creator? Do not concern yourself with the One that I will overcome! Beware of the old woman. She is called the Witch of the Hovels of Walltown, where, by the way, this band comes from. She can and will try to stop you. But her powers are limited. She needs the angels of granite, the Tooters of Walltown, to give her strength.”
“Walltown?” Negran queried. “Where is Walltown?”
“In northeast England on the Tyne River.”
“She is only powerful in Walltown then?”
“Yes. She cannot hurt you anywhere else, Crynnwagg-Negran. But if you go to Walltown, she can stop you. Understand?”
“Yes, oh Lord.” Nodded several times in supplication. “I will now commence my mission.”
“Do this, my son, and complete it successfully. Or I shall gnaw your bones forever.”
The reason this section is posted is because when Negran meets with Torquay and company to recruit a rock band for their evil cause and agenda, Swami is told directly by Corion that Torquay’s son Joe Phillips will find that bad that evening at a south London night club, and to let Joe discover this band, Sound Unltd, from Walltown. Also, in Chapter One of Battle of the Band as well as an earlier chapter of The Prodigal Band, there are references to the early morning where band leader Jack was contacted by Corion’s Demons and told his band would reach success only if the band kept ‘the pact with the Demons and Corion,’ and paid ‘the price’–selling their souls to Corion. But the evil satanic Corion is not the only spirit entity having ‘contact’ with the band: the ‘witch of the Hovels’ and the good angels, The Tooters, are also referenced.
The Prodigal Band Trilogy © 2019 by Deborah Lagarde, Battle of the Band © 1996 by Deborah Lagarde, The Prophesied Band © 1998 by Deborah Lagarde and The Prodigal Band © 2018 by Deborah Lagarde. Permission needed to copy any materials off this page.