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These have now been unpublished, and covers, blurbs and links have been removed from this site.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!
Promised for 2019, an unexpected event meant the second book of the Ancient Terra series was put on hold, but now writing is flowing once more. Around 20k words to go! Of course, then it’s edit and proofread time, but it’s close, so close now.
EURUE: The Forgotten World is already live and soon FAROCHIN: The Terraformed World will be, too. Here’s the cover inspiring the tale:
All going well, FAROCHIN will be available March/April.
As for What lies below: Arcana and What lies below: Reaume, Lore of Sanctum has more to it than meets the eye (or what the covers and titles reveal!). Yes, The Nemesis Blade is certainly about a special sword named as Nemesis (Elianas in Valleur, and if you’ve read the lore to this point, you will know how important Elianas is), while The Echolone Mine definitely deals with the ramifications of a particular mine on the world known as Echolone. The Nowhere Sphere is exactly what it says – a place that is nowhere, where everything is possible – and The Master Mechanism reveals there is a master clock keeping time for the inhabitants of the Lore universe.
There is more, as the image above tells:
Nemesis is also about ultimate change, the kind as intense as a lightning strike
a mine may have more than gold in it, and one must connect those golden dots to discover the secret
everything is possible in Nowhere, even creatures of myth
a master clock must be old, considering how ancient time is, but is it about a device counting the hours, round and around?