I have collated all the LORE short stories into one volume! And it’s available in paperback too 🙂
Every great story has hidden depths. Discover in this OMNIBUS EDITION the insights and the fantastical woven from the Lore of Arcana/Reaume/Sanctum Series. From natural rainbows to portals into other realms, from worlds off the track to giant planets swerving in space, these are the extras compiled into one volume:
The Rainbows of Pilan
The Life-Wheels of Pendulim
The History of Ardosia
The Wolves of Valaris
The Tower of Stairs
The Glittering Darkness
The Beyond for Vannis
Rainbows & Portals
Nothing exists in a vacuum. What this statement means has little to do with the likelihood of life in an airless space. It means all is connected, that function results from mutual reliance.
‘Does the physical universe actually exist; do tangible objects speak of touch or imagination? Would it not be more accurate to suggest that what we feel and how we act and perceive is the creation of everything around us?’
In a letter to Nemisin from Lord Sorcerer
LLETTYNN, leader of the Siric in the Dome, is a dour, emotionless man. Small, humanoid and colourless in appearance, Siric seem harmless. Only a fool dares make that assumption.
And one’s breath is snatched away in awe when Siric unveil their wings; all beauty, colour and nuance is contained there, spectacularly. Llettynn is master of arcane sorcery, and it is to him the Guardians turn for major feats. One of the Siric’s greatest talents lie in the ability to tell truth from lie, even in obscure ‘what-if’ statements.
Llettynn is ambivalent over Rayne. Highly suspicious of the man, he also senses in him great power, as if Rayne is ages old, this before anything of Rayne’s ancestry is revealed. Llettynn will not balk at removing him from the field of play, if Rayne is perceived as dangerous. The Siric, however, isn’t narrow-minded and is prepared to view the other side of the coin, so to speak.
I like this character, for he takes no nonsense and is a truth-teller, always.
Narrated by Thomas Bestwick, who brilliantly tells the Infinity story, tells this one too!
The Kinfire Tree
If you’ve read my bio, you’ll have read this:
Elaina lives in magical Ireland after leaving the surrounds of magical Table Mountain at the southern tip of Africa. Having lived in both Ireland and New Zealand, she now realises Ireland’s mists are close to perfection. When writing she puts into words her travels and dreams, because she believes there is inspiration in even the most outrageous tale.
Ireland’s ancient past has influenced her writing, gifting her work a Celtic twist, while the majesty of New Zealand has led her to mountaintops and extraordinary vistas. The vibrancy of Africa has had much to do with the inspirational side of Elaina’s work. The colours and diversity of nature itself fires her imagination.
Emphasis here, for this post, is Ireland and Celtic, because as St Patrick’s Day weekend approaches, the world is getting its Irish on!
Yes, indeed, as it states above, there is a decided Celtic element to my stories, from the Lore series through other standalone novels. You might have noticed that many images used to showcase the Lore settings are in fact of Ireland (and Scotland).
Soooo … if you’re feeling a bit of the luck of the Irish overcome you, then get yourself a copy of The Infinity Mantle to start your journey into lands green and misty, and magical and mysterious!