Wednesday, August 11, 2021
The August issue of Dead of Winter is here!
Welcome everyone. Thanks for visiting my sanctuary. The “lost library” is one of the mental places where I like to relax. Although, in Dead of Winter, it may not be a safe harbor. Our characters definitely need to proceed with caution. In Journey 7, Revenant Pass they had reached the ruins of the lost Library of the Deae Matres, if barely. Then several of our favorites just “winked out” of sight.
The promotional image above represents Osabide (the healer is often shown collecting herbs or flowers and in working clothes), Zasha (who is in grave peril), and Haldis. Emlyn stands in the foreground, pondering a choice that lies ahead.
Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library
Throughout the previous volumes, the fantasy aspect of this epic built gradually. In Journey 8, that fantastical element comes to the fore.
Emlyn and her companions searched for the fabled Lost Library. The entire world is at risk, so they hope answers will be there. However, a new complication arises, and the fate of one Deae Matres hangs in the balance.
Meanwhile Arawn, who tore the Veil between the worlds of the living and dead, tries to make an evil alliance with a long dead king who was known for his ruthlessness.
Remove the limits from your imagination and join Emlyn and company on this extraordinary adventure.
Since these journeys are only novelette-length, it’s hard to share excerpts. However, I thought I’d share a bit of imagery to whet your appetite. It doesn’t give any of the story away.
Her hair stirring in a chill draft, Emlyn stepped into the chamber. The room was vast. Every wall was covered with bookcases packed full of bound volumes. Up and up, she looked. The shelves reached so high that her neck craned all the way back. Her gaze traversed the incredible number of shelves which reached all the way to the ceiling, at least fifty spans overhead.
The ceiling high above was painted with something that looked like it might be real gold. It shimmered softly in the early morning light. Emlyn gazed in openmouthed wonder as the ceiling arched in the center of the broad chamber to an elaborately vaulted stained-glass skylight.
“There’s a break in the glass. That explains the chill air,” she murmured.
Thanks for spending part of your day here. Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump. I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
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Journey 8, The Lost Library
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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