Coming to terms with her grief and despair following the loss of Minervar in ‘A Twist of the Sands’, Nar'Allia seeks solace back home in the great wood. Many years pass and she thinks she is recovered, at least partially. She thinks herself happy at last; well at least she tells herself so. But when someone from the east, someone she once knew seeks her out wanting to return something that belongs to her, something from the past. Then when this someone begs her for aid and once more raises old hopes. Old and painful memories she thought were forgotten and pushed to one side float back to the surface and she finds herself once more deeply embroiled in adventure.
This time the whole family are involved, each having to go their own way, each having their own tasks to complete, their own answers to find, their own dangers to face. What awaits them shocks them all to the core, challenges their very beliefs. They must risk everything; even risk the world in which they live for this one chance to accomplish what must be done. To freely offer redemption and unconditional forgiveness for all the transgressions of the past. To right all the wrongs and show compassion to those who are fallen.
Will they find the courage to do what is required of them? Will they give up everything and face an uncertain future? Will they gamble the safety and security of the whole world to ensure the future benefit of all? Will they willingly face their nightmares and live through their deepest fears? Will they pay the required price in a currency based on their own blood, sweat and tears?
Then if they are successful in all this, if they should survive, then they know they must finally make the greatest choice of all. Make a decision they never in their wildest moments thought they would have to face. Will they be freely willing to give up everything they know? Will they be willing to pass beyond all memory and fade into history, passing finally into myth and legend?
About the Author
I have to thank my father and an uncle by marriage on my mother’s side, both of whom are sadly no longer with us, for my lifelong love of science fiction and fantasy. From my early childhood these two persons, whilst sharing their love of the genre had inadvertently seeded the passion within me. My early introduction was based mainly around articles and stories appearing in a magazine called ‘Astounding Science Fiction’. This publication came out monthly and I waited on the edge of my seat to be read, and then to read for myself, the stories in the latest edition. Contributors like Burroughs, Asimov, Vance, Harrison, Anderson and Bradbury all featured heavily throughout my early literary experiences. In primary school a teacher introduced me to a certain Mr. J. R. R. Tolkien and his book 'The Hobbit'. Once a week during the summer months my classmates and I would troop out to a grassy mound beneath the oak trees behind our prefab classroom and we would sit in the balmy summer warmth listening intently to the words being read to us. A spark had ignited within the recesses of my mind, the kindling was lit and my imagination was flaring up. But it was to be a long time before anything reached paper. My own discipline in writing probably owes much to many years of writing commercial contracts for a living. Back then it had not occurred to me to write a complete story, for life was in full swing, children, a mortgage and a career took up all my efforts. But now I have more time of my own, I finally have the time to actually write for myself and find a deep enjoyment in being able to concentrate on developing these past disparate scribbles into full blown narratives and hopefully finally into published books. I try to make my written images work in the mind-set of current culture, a parallel perhaps to our own scientific knowledge, the boundaries stretched a little to encompass imaginary developments in both known and unknown sciences and technologies, for after all we are very, very far from understanding everything about this universe in which we reside. I like to describe things in great detail, try and open up the imagination of the reader and my hope is that whatever you read and experience within the pages of my books shall be as immersive and enjoyable as it has been for me to write them. So thank you for reading my works if you have, it has been a pleasure writing them and there are more ideas on the way. Feedback is crucial to an author like myself, there is no way of knowing how the books rate unless I am told so. Therefore I ask that after reading each one you please leave a positive comment on the book page or alternatively if you would like to make contact with me, I would take great pleasure in hearing from you. Remember, encouragement from readers is beyond value to an indie author. You can get in touch with me at: Solin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read the series through. I loved it. The peoples, lands and computers were wonderful put together. It was one of the best stories I have read in a long time.