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)
The short story about the history of the Dragon species is now available!
In another realm, scaled beings of might and majesty go to war. They are dragons and a Dragon is as nothing if he is not king of his domain.
This short story tells more about the great reptiles which appear in the LORE series.
The Glittering Darkness
The fifth short Lore story is live! Once all are published, I’ll update the reading order to include the shorts, slotting them in where they are best read 🙂
Waiting for a stolen spaceship to return to the Tower of Stairs, Caballa warns Cat about her burgeoning relationship with Torrullin Valla. Skye offers the same insight, but refuses to reveal her own feelings for one of Torrullin’s sons. The three women find themselves bound together by feelings dangerous to each of them.
The Tower of Stairs
This fourth short is short indeed, but it perfectly showcases Torrullin’s dilemma regarding his sons.
As two boys ask about wolves, their father wonders which twin will one day bay at the moon to summon the darkness.
Tristamil and Tymall are eight years old, but one day they will be men. This short tale is an insight into their father’s deepest fears.
The Wolves of Valaris
This short story was a ‘part’ in Lore of Arcana, which was completely removed, and yet it explains quite a bit about Millanu’s reason for returning to Valaris …
After ages of war, a Rift is opened between realms. The Valleur choose exile and peace over war and death. Choosing to rebuild and renew, they start over.
But, after millennia, the Rift opens and ancient loyalties are again put to the test.
This is what happened between their then and their now.
The History of Ardosia
The second LORE short!
This one did form part of the original version of The Dragon Circle, but I removed it after beta readers told me it detracts from the main tale. Some of this, in a truly shortened format, does appear, but what happens in the book is now different from what happens here, particularly regarding Augin, the Palace Guard who accompanies Torrullin to Pendulim. Augin’s fate in this short is very different!
Read, therefore as an aside 🙂
To ward Valarian souls against soul-snatching, Torrullin Valla, along with Augin, Palace Guard, journey to Pendulim. They need a flame-wright able to fashion a Life-Wheel, a device able to protect the innocent and their souls.
But there is more to the mission. A Champion from Pendulim is being prepared to invade the Dome of the Guardians, wearing a Wheel able to confer immortality. The Dome will not survive. The Champion must be stopped.
Together, Torrullin and Augin negotiate the dangers in the forests of Pendulim.
The Life-Wheels of Pendulim
This is the first ‘extra’, a short story that tells you more about Saska and Torrullin on Pilan.
Sometimes one needs to disappear. Saska’s psyche needs soothing, her soul requires difference and her heart desperately seeks distraction. Betrayal forces her into leaving. Amid the rainbows of Pilan she hopes for peace … but, on the eighth day, he comes …
The Rainbows of Pilan