AB has decided to retire, certainly for the present, from authorship. His writing career here has been excellent, the more so since he writes in a language which is not his mother tongue. Long ago we forgave some unusual spellings and phrasings, none of which have affected the enjoyment of his imagination and his tales.
His two remaining tales will run to conclusion, one after the other
His personal circumstances are his property, but his retirement has been caused by joy and happiness. He may tell you more if you email him, but he has the right not to.
As owner and editor of this site I think I speak for all readers in wishing him well for the future. I also thank him for telling me at the start of January 2018 rather than just fading away. I would have worried about him otherwise as I worry about many other authors who have simply gone dark.
12 January 2018
[All chapters complete]
Four Brothers, now orphans, find themselves making a fresh start in a new place. What will life throw their way? Friendship, love, sorrow, all and much more is in store for them in Brave Lake Manor.
An interview and review of this story appears here.
A three volume saga
[Volume 1 has 16 chapters]
Two boys from Manhattan, NYC, a prophesy and more adventure than they could bargain for when they discover they are not really from Earth but from a land full of magic, deception, lore and mystery. Their story is but a short excerpt from the Chronicles of Valana.
[Volume 2 has 15 chapters]
Forty years have passed, there have been no news from Dara for over twenty years, the humans of Elaria, the continent to the south, are petitioning the Kingdoms of Valana for a war against the Orkhavocs and the Orkhavocs seem to be amassing to the desert sands east of the Serpent's Bastion. Darkness stirs to the south and the Dark Generals are out and about and Aer'andil has decided to visit an old friend. Little does he know of what awaits him in Dara as Oghelle beckons him to go south.
[Volume 3 has 11 chapters and the Epilogue to all three volumes]
Ten thousand years have passed. The church of ascension growing out of Oghelle and Elaria after the last great war is now trying to expand into Valana. A Bishop of the Church, chosen of the Immortal Spirit has been sent to Gel'anr to request permission from High-King Aer'andil to open a chapel in the Elven isles. Dara has closed its borders for the past ten thousand years, the Orkhavocs have been silent for more than half that time and Aer'andil's youngest has run away from Gel'anr.
[A story in 11 chapters]
Young Andronicus had trusted the wrong person, when young. Romanos was betrayed by the townsfolk and his nephew Vasilis wants to help both. their stories wait for someone to listen to them as their fates converge.
[A story in 27 chapters]
The New Republic has stood for three thousand years but now the Sith Order launch a new attack under the command of Darth Solus, apprentice to Darth Incendius, The Republic falls after losing fight after fight, lost in their bureaucracy. When Tython is attacked young Padawan Tern Amargo has to escape the temple and find a way to survive in a galaxy full of treachery, deceit and conflict. Tern must find new friends, make alliances, unite the Republic remnant Factions and finish his training in the ways of the Force or the Sith onslaught will bring about a new age of darkness and despair upon the Galaxy.
[A story in 16 chapters]
When Triton sees the hooded boy for a second time he decides to follow him, something about the boy intrigues him, his mysteriousness, his weird messenger's bag, his shy yet confident pose. Triton follows him off the tram and into an event that changes both their lives.