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?
Lore of Reaume. as with Arcana, has more to it than the obvious. Yes, The Kallanon Scales is about dragons (‘scales’ gives it away!) and The Nemisin Star is indeed about a particular star, while The Sleeper Sword reminds of other legends where a sword awaits a particular hand, and The Dreamer Stones will enter dream territory.
But there is more:
- the dragon legend is about prophecy and time
- the star shining so bright on one night only is about connection
- to succeed, one needs a helping hand, even a hero
- enter the labyrinth of the mind … and heart
Just posted this on my Writing World Blog, and then thought how it fits for the Lore series. If you’ve read The Kinfire Tree, you will know what I mean”
Here begins the final volume in the LORE series, with a scribe and his mission …
THE MASTER MECHANISM
So much darkness in this book; even our heroes succumb …
THE NOWHERE SPHERE
What does a Bluebell have to do with a labyrinth? This is Lore of Reaume in microcosm: from mythical Dragons in The Kallanon Scales to the Temple of Stars in The Nemisisn Star, and from bluebells in a strange place in The Sleeper Sword to Mazes of the mind, heart and reality in The Dreamer Stones, the pace is swift and takes you to the oddest spaces.
Lore of Sanctum starts with The Nemesis Blade and in a dungeon of all places!
This is the only LORE book that begins with a dream sequence, but by now, as reader of the Lore Series, you know how important dreams are!
The Nemesis Blade
And then there is a twist in the tale! Perhaps THE KINFIRE TREE‘s Prologue will give you an idea …
… and the story goes on … what will Averroes find in the wasteland?
THE KINFIRE TREE
Lore of Arcana kicks off with THE INFINITY MANTLE. below is the Prologue and Page 1 – have a read 🙂
… and the story continues …
THE INFINITY MANTLE