Blurbs and links on the Sanctum page.
Ancient Terra’s omnibus is now available in print, with the ebook coming soon!
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!
Having completed the Ancient Terra Series, I went back and reworked all five books. Fresh edit, updated formatting and cover tweaks. Essentially the same, only better, and only Lykandir’s cover was completely redone.
Now’s your chance!
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.
Life has certainly changed. hasn’t it? To think, when 2020 started all bright and shiny – and much ado about 20/20 vision – we all believed it would be a year of great things. We think this every year, granted, but ‘2020’ had a ring to it, right?
And now we’re headed into an apocalyptic kind of scenario, the stuff we loved to read about in dystopian fiction, the movies we gobbled up – who would have thought this as 01 January counted in??
Until a few weeks ago I was grappling with the approaching financial year end of the company I part-time for, while preparing audio manuscripts, writing when time allowed, and therefore had little opportunity to update here. Seems we will all have more personal time now, but for many, so many, it will be hard. We face much uncertainty, not only on the health front, but economically, freedom of movement, social interaction …
… kinda wish we could roll the clock back and restart 2020.
Still, despite the real challenges ahead, there is this:
Stay strong. Heal, in every way.
The world now is far different to the one at the beginning of 2020, but we can and will survive. Keep smiling!
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?
The four underlying themes of the four Lore of Arcana books are showcased in this one image. Yes, The Infinity Mantle is about the witch Infinity and Rayne of the Mantle, and The Kinfire Tree is about bloodlines, while The Drowned Throne is about the golden seat of the Valleur suffering deluge and The Dragon Circle, indeed, follows a dragon legend or two, but there is more.
- The Great Forest: a band of trees serving to divide north from south, becoming in the process something to be avoided, something evil. Yes, it offers succour, and protects the Well of Crystal Sound.
- The ruins of sacred sites: unexplained ruins populate Valaris, until they are uncloaked to reveal something extraordinary.
- Fire: great flames and ash is unleashed on Valaris for the first time since before the people arrived, and the result is catastrophic.
- Ice: after epic fire, of course, come winter, but this cold season will not be kind.