Where does the inspiration for our stories come from? Manifold sources, including dreams, other stories, a series on Netflix, a movie where the character delivers a line that raises hairs in the back of one’s neck, images both artistic and real-world photos. A word never seen before. Poetry. A conversation overheard. As I said, manifold! And each plays a part in creating the final product the reader then chooses to delve into. This is the magic. This is the reason we do it. For the story that simply must come out and for you.
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At the end of the Lore Series, Torrullin Valla and Elianas Danae vanish into the mists with their homeworld Avaelyn, but the story doesn’t end there. What happens to Tristan Skyler Valla, for example, about to embark on a Timekeeper journey with Alusin Algheri? Where is Karydor Danae, the reincarnate father Torrullin has yet to meet?
In EURUE: The Forgotten World, a century later, we find out about Tristan and Alusin’s future as they pit their talents against a man half-dead, half-alive lying in a hidden casket somewhere on Eurue. Gabryl embarks on a campaign to rouse the realms to Eurue’s forgotten status, using the strange spinning orbs known as daetal to further his ambitions.
In FAROCHIN: The Terraformed World, we meet Karydor as he wakes up to memory loss on Farochin ages before Torrullin has ever stepped forward as the power he will become. Karydor and Echayn Valla, his brother-in-law, soon find themselves racing to save Farochin from Felix of the Murs, who seeks to undo the terraform in order to become a god. Karydor seeks to atone before he meets his son.
In LYKANDIR: The Measured World, two kings look up to see a world on approach. King Androdin in the south and King Drakan in the north understand that it will lead to chaos, utter change. As clansmen, watchmakers and wer-men scramble for solutions, the kings find themselves face to face with the men from that world, led by Torrullin Valla and Elianas Danae. It seems Lykandir and Avaelyn seek to occupy the same space in the realm Avaelyn vanished into.
In AVAELYN: The Enshrouded World, the timelines align once more. A thousand years have passed, and Avaelyn returns to her designated place. However, many wish to keep Torrullin and Elianas at bay, and thus is their world wrapped in a shroud that blinds all to their presence. Meanwhile, the children of Reaume suffer to keep it that way, and that is simply unacceptable.
In AVIOR: The Mythical World, the true enemy is revealed, an Ancient Valla who seems hellbent on creating a seat of tyrannical power. To the world Avior, which most regard as a myth, all forces are summoned. The entire Valla family strides into battle, for only the Vallas can stop this Valla. What they discover below the surface is heart-breaking.
From the realms of time to the reality of lost souls, through hope and cruelty, we reconnect with familiar characters, and meet a host of new ones. An old sword with an agenda reappears, while a new talisman is forged from desperation … and so much more. An epic adventure, indeed!
Now’s your chance!
From The Nemisin Star
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:
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.
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.
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 …
Each LORE book is divided into parts, and tells the tale of a grand design.
For instance, The Infinity Mantle has:
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:
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:
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:
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.
Amazing how much a writer’s journey evolves over a series. You start with a dedication to your loved ones …
… 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:
By book 3, you’re on a roll! Now you want to dedicated your words to everyone!
Book 4 reveals how into your imaginative world you now are, and how much you wish readers to know that.
Writing is a journey, and the writer learns much about him or herself 🙂