Hello from Joe Lyon ~
Speaking of writing, I wrote (and continue to write) my three part Epic Fantasy series called Astar’s Blade.
The first installment is called The Provenance – the book that establishes the world, the legends, the gods, the relationships, that go on to form my “sandbox” for the rest of the series.
“How the smallest of things can change the world,”Aberfell, the Supreme Historian
The story is about a young man who is haunted. A ghost appears to him night after night, straining his sanity, showing him visions of the tallest mountain in the world. Unable to sleep and weary of the ghost, he decides the only way to stop the haunting is to go to the mountains. There he reasons, either the ghost will leave him alone, or kill him. So he books passage on the Endless Sea and travels cross land and enters the mountains.
For as much as he wanted not to believe,
he could only stare at what he knew was really thereAlmon, upon seeing the ghost for the first time
After a great effort, he climbs the highest mountain, only to find in its clouds an abundance of oxygen and a single tree formed in the shape of a woman, praying, with arms branches forming outstretched arms. Further into the mist he finds a little cottage, and asks “How is this possible?” Upon entering the cottage he discovers a dead man placed in a chair, his head wrapped in linens. Coming closer, the dead man moves.
The old man is not dead, but reveals himself as the oldest human being in the world. At 260 years old, the Supreme Historian is found, the legendary person who was born with a memory that cannot forget. That is why he sits on top of the world, his head wrapped in bandages, as to prevent himself from experiencing anything more that he will not be able to forget. He was born into the world in a famous blue comet centuries ago. His purpose now is to relay the legends to the haunted man, the tales of the gods, of ghosts, demons, witches, magic, wars, and kings. But some information, especially about the ever-watchful gods and unseen spirits, are not meant to be known by mortals, let alone passed on to others. There may be consequences in observing powers that are meant to be unseen: they are always watching.
The next book, Kilmer’s Ghost, is just days away. If you liked The Provenance, you will LOVE Kilmer’s Ghost.
Author of Astar’s Blade.