August and September this year were the most hectic months of this year and I am sorry you did not get to hear from me as often. However, I did finish Forbidden Elemental and I successfully survived Comic-Con Africa 2018.
I took a brief hiatus afterwards and, for a short while, the question of “what’s next” hovered menacingly over my head. Once I got over the “I finished my trilogy” feeling, I realised there is nothing to worry about, as I still have three more Elemental Short Stories I am working on, one of which I am hoping to release this year still.
Next on my release list is my dystopian fantasy Resilient, which I have already started. This is to give me a small break from the Elemental Saga before I dive back into the world of the Life Planets of the Milky Way. There are five more trilogies on…
The first volume – The Kallanon Scales – definitely gives you a clue there are dragons, but all is not what it seems. On the one hand there is Neolone and on the other Abdiah, and it is quite the battle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So I’m sitting here and thinking about enemies. Not mine (hope I don’t have any!) but the enemies that populate tales of all kinds.
Having mentioned before how I deal with the classic concept of having a Dark Lord in my series, I thought I’d do a post about the antagonists in Lore.
A list, not a massive expose (an expose will take an entire book!)
The four Arcana books concentrate on Margus, the Darak Or, and his soltakin army, and Infinity, the dara-witch, and her darklings.
The four Reaume books are about Neolone, Dragon, and the return of an enemy believed killed in the Arcana series.
The four Sanctum books are a little more complicated, but the main antagonists are the Warlock of Digilan and the Timekeeper.
Enemies in fiction are great to write about! With them you are able to let go. We will be expounding (only a little!) about each of these, but meanwhile grab yourself a copy of THE INFINITY MANTLE for only 99c and begin this epic journey!