Updated graphic of all the LORE books as they are now. You will notice the Ancient Terra Omnibus cover is included, as is L O R E (the BIG book with all the tales in one volume) – those two will be published later this year.
I feel as I am starting over, given yesterday’s post – Time tells the true tale – and yet, truth is, there is an entire saga already published, just waiting for discovery. To that end, here’s a downloadable reading order, in the event you wish to start the journey. However, given this sense of new beginnings, each post from here on will have more depth, to share with you the perceptions I have held back on 🙂
One additional LORE short story went live recently, so it’s time to update our reading order 🙂
Lore of Arcana
Lore of Reaume
Lore of Sanctum
As promised, with the LORE short stories all live, here’s an updated reading order. This slots the short stories into the correct places in order to read sequentially, but the shorts can be read separately after finishing the entire series 🙂
- The Infinity Mantle (Arcana)
- The Kinfire Tree (Arcana)
- The Drowned Throne (Arcana)
- The Dragon Circle (Arcana)
- The Rainbows of Pilan (short)
- The Life-Wheels of Pendulim (short)
- The History of Ardosia (short)
- The Wolves of Valaris (short)
- The Kallanon Scales (Reaume)
- The Tower of Stairs (short)
- The Glittering Darkness (short)
- The Nemisin Star (Reaume)
- The Sleeper Sword (Reaume)
- The Beyond for Vannis (short)
- The Dreamer Stones (Reaume)
- The Nemesis Blade (Sanctum)
- The Echolone Mine (Sanctum)
- The Nowhere Sphere (Sanctum)
- The Master Mechanism (Sanctum)
(All links in the dedicated pages)
Coming soon: EURUE (World Series)
Currently in progress: FAROCHIN (World Series)
All them links in the sidebar!
Because most of us don’t have the patience for multiple posts (am admittedly guilty of this too), here’s the short version of Lore’s reading order:
1. The Infinity Mantle
2. The Kinfire Tree
3. The Drowned Throne
4. The Dragon Circle
1. The Kallanon Scales
2. The Nemesin Star
3. The Sleeper Sword
4. The Dreamer Stones
1. The Nemesis Blade
2. The Echolone Mine
3. The Nowhere Sphere
The Master Mechanism
As this is a no fuss post, we’re not adding links all over 🙂 but do go to the dedicated pages for more information, or click on ‘A for Reading Order’ in the category list for details.
Thanks, and here’s to you joining me on this epic and visionary adventure!
Okay, so you’ve read Lore of Arcana (Arcana’s reading order here) and Lore of Reaume (Reaume’s reading order here) and you’ve taken a mighty breath (because, hell, after the mighty Dreamer Stones you definitely need to!) and now you’re ready for SANCTUM.
Let’s get into it then 🙂
The Nemesis Blade
His name is Elianas
Yes, indeed, this is the era of Elianas. You’ve seen the same visions Torrullin has throughout the series about the mysterious Elianas … and now you will find out who he is as we travel an actual Time realm to potentially ‘fix’ an ancient crime.
Main worlds visited in Nemesis: Valaris, Akhavar, Luvanor and Sanctuary
The Echolone Mine
The Door to Truth
When prophets see an event and act upon it, it becomes a door covered by rock. When, ages later, mining uncovers it, everything is set to change. This is sacred space.
We move through the ‘verse here, from Valaris to Avaelyn, Luvanor to Sanctuary, and of course – Echolone.
The Nowhere Sphere
A Sphere of Manipulation
Folk should stay dead! But this is the multiverse and realms are travelled, and thus an enemy believed dead arises anew, and he has a bone to pick with Torrullin and Elianas. Prepare for a mighty manipulation in an absolutely nowhere place. Hold your breath too, because something huge emerges and it paves the way for the final LORE book.
From everywhere to Nowhere, the action moves swiftly.
The Master Mechanism
Time demands redress
The entire Lore series delves into Time, but a Timekeeper control the flows. The race for the master clock is on! For the sake of all, this Timekeeper simply must not find it first.
The dedication in this final volume is for the multiverse, because that is where you will find yourself 😉
The links for Nemesis, Echolone and Master Mechanism are in the sidebar.
Now that you have Lore of Arcana’s reading order, let’s move on to Lore of Reaume.
In Reaume, most of the characters you have come to know in Arcana are again present. As this part of the greater tale is set more than 20 years later, a few have died and others are relinquished to their own devices. New characters now step forth, as do new adventures. Many of the adventures take place not only on other worlds, but in other realms.
The Kallanon Scales
An ancient map points the way
Valaris is under attack from an ancient enemy, and a map folk die for in the seeing of it, points to the place of confrontation. Enter the race of dragons – the Kallanon. The defenders enter the Forbidden Zone, far from home.
From Valaris to Atrudis, expect mayhem as war erupts.
The Nemisin Star
Destiny stalks the twins
Someone believed dead returns, and sparks war on Valaris once more. Torrullin’s twin sons seek to end their symbiosis. Their father will be forced to choose on the night Nemisin’s Star shines. When ceasefire is elusive, he chooses to enter another realm, thereby forcing an end to hostilities.
The action takes place wholly on Valaris, with a brief visit to Celaver.
The Sleeper Sword
The Sleeper is Awake
Two thousand years have passed for some, while no time at all for others. Time’s conundrum becomes a player and a certain sword is the proof. A new and terrible enemy steps into the ring. Realms of time and place feature now as part of the milieu.
We are on Valaris, with visits to Scortas and Luvanor.
The Dreamer Stones
As the title suggests, we delve into realms beyond the known, particularly those of dreams, and ancient stones mark the paths. Torrullin vanishes from reality searching for answers, the means to ending the war with the Warlock.
This is a mighty book, the longest of all LORE books. Again, as with Arcana’s 4, there is an ending that concludes the Reaume part of the Lore Series, and yet there are pointers to what comes next in Sanctum.
Lore of Sanctum’s reading order follows Reaume’s