Monthly Archives: October 2014

Will he come home?

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A second extract, enjoy. 🙂

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Delicate, silken curtains were fluttering in the gentle wind, allowing streams of sunlight to illuminate Cresadir’s spacious sleeping quarters. The bed was unmade, the sheets crumpled and she was weeping into her hands. After three tiring days her butterscotch hair looked as neglected as the bed, hanging disordered and unwashed down her nightgown.

A young, fair-haired boy, no more than nine years old, appeared in the doorway, looking sorrowful.

“I’ve brought you some milk, fresh today,” he said, stretching his hand towards her. “Please take it.”

A few moments passed before the sniffles ceased and Cresadir lifted her face. Tears were smeared over her oily skin and she ran her fingertips across her cheeks.

She stared vacantly ahead for a second or two before muttering, “You’re staying strong through this, Oeradon”

“I’m trying, Mother.”

Lethargically, she took the milk from his hand and placed it on the wooden bedside table before opening her arms to her son. He fell into them without hesitation. Oeradon began to sob as he buried his head into his mother’s arms.

“He will come home, won’t he?” he asked, his words barely audible.

He felt his mother’s hand running through his hair, listening to her heavy breathing as she held him tighter.

Settling her chin on Oeradon’s crown, Cresadir felt hopelessness weighing her down.

“Yes,” she finally replied. She knew that as his mother, she was expected to be strong for him, but as they both knew, he was the strong one. “Yes, he will.”

Her calm reply came more from maternal instinct than from actual conviction. She knew she must give Oeradon hope.

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Discontinuing first edition…

I’m discontinuing the first edition of Scripture from the Past, as I don’t want anyone reading that version now. Those who have it are very lucky (especially signed)! Anyone who doesn’t have it will have to wait for the second edition which incidentally is an even better book. ^.^ I don’t have a launch date yet, but hoping for the end of this year / beginning of next year.

The first edition got 5 star reviews, how can the second edition be better?

The first was self-published and with hindsight wasn’t quite ready. The second has been fully revised and edited with added polish, and is being published by Cosmic Egg Books. Some great changes have been made and it even has a new professional cover!

In production…

I’ve not blogged recently as the re-publication of the first book is still in production and may not be released until next year. I’ll update the blog more frequently with extracts from the book. 🙂

I’ve picked a new cover and have 3 images for Cosmic Egg Books to design a new cover with.stock-photo-vintage-landscape-84504856stock-photo-scientific-background-big-lightning-hits-planet-earth-in-dark-dramatic-sky-109258355stock-photo-abstract-architectural-white-abstract-wall-with-shiny-cubes-128708819

The first one reflects the down to earth attitude of the Alkoryn people with their respect for nature.

The second one depicts the control of the Amunisari.

The third represents the intricate architecture of the Amunisari citadel.