Avior’s Doors

This is the final short story insert for the LORE Series and slots in between The Nemesis Blade and The Echolone Mine … and, yes, it’s about doors, special doors 🙂

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An ancient people uncover an even older door buried in an obscure place. This mystery leads to strange truths regarding magic and maths … and a host of doors.

A time comes when Avior faces annihilation. To save the future, they use what they learned of doors to create a truly special one. This door leads to a shadowy place, but the future requires those shadows.

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Forewarned is forearmed

On Fore-knowledge: There are various ‘states’ in which one may know something that may come to pass, among these:-

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Premonition; the state of anticipating an event

Precognition; a more neutral advance knowing

Telepathy; a distant feeling, and not to be confused with mind communication

Clairvoyance; a clear seeing- a seer is expert in this art

Dreams; where a visitation of an event occurs in the unconscious and may be recalled

Dream incubation: a deliberate state, preceded by cleansing rituals

Scrying; technique, of which there are many, to produce images of the future

Omens; a happening that precedes the vent by way of symbolism

Auguries; a form of divination based on ritualistic behaviour, a chance outcome

Waking imagery: visions

Borderland imagery; the state of semi-awareness between waking and sleeping

Lucid dreams; dreams within dreams

Oracle; person or persons claiming to possess the means to see the future

Eternal Night

The man stands uncertain before the precipice. He cannot trust, cannot take that leap of faith. It is dark below, black as eternal night, and he is afraid of what lies in those depths. She steps up to him, in the end the only one who truly knows, and takes his hand. His fingers are cold, deadly cold. Grey eyes, blue eyes.

Lowen’s vision, fourteen years after the Enchanter entered that other invisible realm

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Legend of the Sleeper

I had a vision, a little boy listening to his father tell him of the One, Torrullin was his name, the father said, the Immortal who lived long ago and brought hope and joy and peace, and would one day return when he was needed …

Caballa’s words to the Enchanter before the destruction of Torrke

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Take His Hand

Peace of the soul you may never find, Rayne, or, in finding it, find yourself unable to hold it close for long, but know you will never be alone, even when it seems that way, for your blood will take many forms, now, and far into the future. Some will cause pain and sorrow, while others will give you reason not only to live, but to hope. I speak in riddles, I know, but you will know whereof I speak when the time is right. You will forget now, but many tomorrows past my words will return to you. Trust this, reach out to him, take his hand, for he will make you whole and he will return to you the essence of the other; he whose loss you will know to the end of days.

Mantra’s cryptic words to Rayne, he would become The Enchanter

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The History of Ardosia

This short story was a ‘part’ in Lore of Arcana, which was completely removed, and yet it explains quite a bit about Millanu’s reason for returning to Valaris …

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Blurb

After ages of war, a Rift is opened between realms. The Valleur choose exile and peace over war and death. Choosing to rebuild and renew, they start over.

But, after millennia, the Rift opens and ancient loyalties are again put to the test.

This is what happened between their then and their now.

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The Worlds of Lore and the Author

A few words from the author today!

The Lore Series has been the ultimate mission, and to that end the main story is now complete. 3 separate series, yes, but all part of the whole, ending with the 12th volume, The Master Mechanism.

And yet, there is more to say.

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Firstly, much was taken out of the grander tale in the interest of a smooth reading experience, and those inserts served as a greater backstory to enrich the telling. I knew, and could therefore draw on them to flesh out the story. These inserts are now being collated as short stories, and will be published one by one. They are not integral to LORE, but you may find the extras intriguing.

The LORE Short Story Series! 

4 shorts stories are ready, the first of which has just been published (see next post!)

So far:

The Rainbows of Pilan

The Life-Wheels of Pendulim

The History of Ardosia

The Wolves of Valaris

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Secondly, having completed the series, I realised certain characters have their own tale, and the moment I thought that … an added new series was born 🙂

LORE Worlds Series!

One full volume is finished and the second is underway. As soon as the cover art is complete, I will tell you more.

So far:

EURUE – The Forgotten World

FAROCHIN – The Terraformed World

Here’s hoping you will come with me on these journeys also!

ejd