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 🙂

Song of the Spaces

I have made a massive change regarding the Lore Short Stories. You may recall that a number of shorts were published (and collated into Rainbows and Portals):

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These have now been unpublished, and covers, blurbs and links have been removed from this site. Rainbows and Portals is still temporarily available in print.

Why the changes?

Because there was more to add, and too many short tales were not streamlined.

To create a holistic read, which includes the short stories above, along with a number of extra excerpts that certainly flesh out the whole, Song of the Spaces is now live as an eBook and in paperback. It’s a far larger read than before, because pertinent notes create a more seamless story, and the order allows for readers who haven’t yet read the LORE Series to understand more.

Do pop on over to look!

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SONG OF THE SPACES

 

Blue Bird

Of the Eagles and Falcons – normal-sized birds, not the massive Tolkien type – Guardians of the Dome, PHET is the significant character. While the others flit in and out with swift and pertinent effect, this little blue-plumaged Falcon becomes the perfect foil for Rayne, questioning and prompting him relentlessly.

Phet is a charismatic; he definitely garners attention wherever he goes. He is also open-minded and cares, really cares, about others.

In the fullness of the Arcana part of the LORE series, we discover there is something truly special about these birds … but to say more here will give far too much away!

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