Shadof Wheels

Magic is harking to nature, and it is also listening to the inner self. One is able to train in the arts, but it is also true that one is able to forge magic into a tangible device. On Pendulim, Shyala continent, this is what the charmsmiths are infamous for. Read more about these Wheels in The Dragon Circle.

Time tells the true tale

Reader and friend, I’ve been meaning to write this for a while and yet, as my family says, I’m to humble to toot my own horn and therefore I remain silent. I’m talking about a story spanning eons and realms, referring to my LORE Series, a 12-volume epic journey. It is a journey, and if you prefer to walk the path less travelled, then welcome! The time has come to summon you near, to whisper in your ear of how much you will discover. Come with me to other worlds …

On my various blogs and pages I have spoken of the characters, artefacts, and magical tools, as well as prophecies and more to intrigue you into starting this absorbing journey, but I held back on other perceptions and maybe denied you entry into places and times beyond imagination. Truth is, I have wished for and still want you to be amazed without my prompting!

Is it not true that we all open our eyes to our greater purpose at some point in our lives? This has been my purpose, to connect with the spirit within, via my LORE. I feel that I offer an awakening experience to my readers. Come with me as we travel from thrones to forest clearings. Journey through the deep places to a city of stone in a forbidden place, as well as hunt for the ultimate clock.

Stating in one sentence what the Lore Series is about, is challenging. What to highlight? Dreams? Reincarnation? Myths? Shadowy spheres of influence? Symbology? Noble purpose? I weave fact and fantasy into a gigantic tapestry, with all these facets and more threaded in, but paramount is Time. I promise that you will ask the right questions having travelled Time with me.

And then there is the Valla family. This is a generational saga and Torrullin Valla strides through all of it. He is a walker through realms forgotten, obscure, and heartbreakingly familiar. He seeks sacred space, which is about sanctuary and truth. Sacred space, time, and family, twist together until they are indivisible.

Therefore, Time tells the true tale encapsulates the whole, for this journey is a mission and will ask of you also your time as you travel through time itself. I challenge you to embark!

Come with me now; our time has come.

Trawling the ‘net

You know how it is. You trawl the ‘net looking for an answer or an explanation, maybe an image or perhaps music, and before you know it, it’s ages later and you’ve entered the rabbit hole of interesting and intriguing stuff. Yeah, you’re not alone! One of my forays netted me the following images (they are free to use) and I thought I’d share because each yells some of the story of the Lore Series. Seems many of us are on the same wavelength! Find more from Sacha Stone here

Reaume Dedications

Time has moved on since writing the LORE Series, and thus it’s intriguing now to go back and rediscover the journey, and dedications form part of that. As discussed for the Arcana four, here, too, is a tale.

Again, as the journey commences in The Kallanon Scales, it is family that deserves praise:

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In The Nemisin Star, acknowledgement goes to the tools of magic, and those tools include you, reader, for it is you who feels the magic.

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For The Sleeper Sword, again family triumphs! While it is a truth that family doesn’t often read our stories, their faces and personalities serve as inspiration.

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The Dreamer Stones is the largest volume in the LORE Series, and in some way, for me, was the most intense writing experience. Guess that’s why it’s dedicated to all …

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The Parts of Arcana

Each LORE book is divided into parts, and tells the tale of a grand design.

For instance, The Infinity Mantle has:

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Part I – Darkness

Given that the tagline for this book is ‘There is a darkness coming’, it is self-explanatory.

Part II – Arcana

Yes, who and/or what is Arcana? This reveals the hidden truth, and it is the first section in the LORE journey that is essentially pre-history.

Part IV – Rayne

Rayne of the Mantle is the main character, and now readers find out more about him.

The we move on to The Kinfire Tree:

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Part I – Pathways

The players have to find the ways through the chaos uncovered in The Infinity Mantle.

Part II – Second Chances

Those characters who were doubtful or traitorous now discover different futures, and the solutions, too, offer second chances.

Part III – Lifegiver

It gets hairy, and someone will have to step up to become a saviour.

Moving to The Drowned Throne:

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Part I – Predators and Prey

It’s a game of cat and mouse, with both sides sometimes predatory, sometimes prey.

Part II – A World Without Light

This is the second section that goes into pre-history. Here we find out who Margus, the Darak Or, was and why he became a twisted soul.

Part III – The Darak Or

Margus sets his endgame in motion.

Then, the final book in Lore of Arcana – The Dragon Circle:

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Part I – Dragon’s Breath

The symbology of the dragon comes into play.

Part II – Forge Flames

In search of an amulet to ward souls from the Darak Or, a mission to flame-wright at his forge commences.

Part III – Dragon’s Fire

In the terrible cold of winter, the fires of manipulation flare up and burn.

Part IV – Final Fury

This is the Endgame.

Part V – Dragon’s Embers

What comes after? The story is not done, and thus are those furies banked … for now.

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Arcana Dedication

Amazing how much a writer’s journey evolves over a series. You start with a dedication to your loved ones …

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The Infinity Mantle’s Dedication

… because they are the reason you write. Not only because you love them, but without them giving you time and space to write, the words would not even arrive on the page.

And then, you, as writer, moving on to book 2, get more creative:

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The Kinfire Tree’s Dedication

By book 3, you’re on a roll! Now you want to dedicated your words to everyone!

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The Drowned Throne’s Dedication

Book 4 reveals how into your imaginative world you now are, and how much you wish readers to know that.

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The Dragon Circle’s Dedication

Writing is a journey, and the writer learns much about him or herself 🙂

What lies below: Sanctum

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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:

  1. Nemesis is also about ultimate change, the kind as intense as a lightning strike
  2. a mine may have more than gold in it, and one must connect those golden dots to discover the secret
  3. everything is possible in Nowhere, even creatures of myth
  4. a master clock must be old, considering how ancient time is, but is it about a device counting the hours, round and around?