I have made a massive change regarding the Lore Short Stories. You may recall that a number of shorts were published (and collated into Rainbows and Portals):
These have now been unpublished, and covers, blurbs and links have been removed from this site. Rainbows and Portals is still temporarily available in print.
Why the changes?
Because there was more to add, and too many short tales were not streamlined.
To create a holistic read, which includes the short stories above, along with a number of extra excerpts that certainly flesh out the whole, Song of the Spaces is now live as an eBook and in paperback. It’s a far larger read than before, because pertinent notes create a more seamless story, and the order allows for readers who haven’t yet read the LORE Series to understand more.
Grief-stricken over losing his wife in childbirth, Karydor commands that his son be drowned. Carers choose to hide the new-born instead. The child, when his father realises his terrible mistake, vanishes without a trace.
Ages later, suffering cycles of rebirth to walk in the same time as his son, Karydor discovers the identity of the man his son becomes and, in need of atonement, sets out to ease his path through life, hoping for a future when he will be able to look him in the eye without guilt.
On Farochin, a world where the terraform is about to fail, Karydor, Kristyn, Echayn and Fletcher team up, hoping to save the world from the influences of FARA, the godhood responsible for the failure.
A god, however, is not easily undermined.
A world is not effortlessly rescued.
A father will step into that arena, though, because of the love he bears his son. This is Karydor Danae’s atonement.
Life has certainly changed. hasn’t it? To think, when 2020 started all bright and shiny – and much ado about 20/20 vision – we all believed it would be a year of great things. We think this every year, granted, but ‘2020’ had a ring to it, right?
And now we’re headed into an apocalyptic kind of scenario, the stuff we loved to read about in dystopian fiction, the movies we gobbled up – who would have thought this as 01 January counted in??
Until a few weeks ago I was grappling with the approaching financial year end of the company I part-time for, while preparing audio manuscripts, writing when time allowed, and therefore had little opportunity to update here. Seems we will all have more personal time now, but for many, so many, it will be hard. We face much uncertainty, not only on the health front, but economically, freedom of movement, social interaction …
… kinda wish we could roll the clock back and restart 2020.
Still, despite the real challenges ahead, there is this:
Stay strong. Heal, in every way.
The world now is far different to the one at the beginning of 2020, but we can and will survive. Keep smiling!