008.The Magic of Dashkir: Leaving
In ages past, after the city of Dashkir was destroyed, two strangers walked away. Rex and several of his friends managed to save themselves from the flood waters, staying afloat clinging to broken branches. As the water carried them towards the city walls, they managed to climb one of the guard towers before the rising water carried them over the walls. The nightmare of seeing their city destroyed...
The Magic of Dashkir: The Prophet's Tale (shorter)
In ages past, when the desert of Gabir was far smaller than it is now, the Ra’uf lived under the oppression of the Wa’il. Between the desert and the armed guards patrolling the high protective wall, escape was nearly impossible. Most escapees were captured and hanged. Others got lost and died in the desert. But the Ra’uf still tried at every chance. An opportunity for escape came on the final...
007.The Magic of Dashkir: Strangers
In ages past, before the spring of Dashkir went dry, a stranger was lost in the desert. Govan didn’t know how long he sat in the sand trying to get his bearings. Everywhere he looked there was more rock and more sand. Everywhere he listened, the songs of rock and sand were the same. He noticed the sun was rising and from that knew his directions, but he didn’t know where he was so he...
006.The Magic of Dashkir: Govan
In ages past, when the Hidari and the Somer were still at war, a child was born to hear Magic. Govan lived with his father and brothers on the outskirts of the Somer lands. Together, they tended the Somer flocks. None of the nearby clans had written language, so what little they knew of The Ways of Magic had been passed down as bedtime stories mothers told to children. Because Govan’s mother...
005.an Excerpt from The Ways of Magic
FIRST LIFE In the Valleys of Javed were Air and Earth and Water and Fire, And there, first life. Created by Magic, In the shape of trees, FirElves first were made to be, In the green valleys, under skys of blue, Though sleeping ‘til the others came. And the ring shadow fell and all was well. Then through the rushing waters fish did play And in quiet pools they found their rest. ...
004.The Magic of Dashkir: Rex (he needs a better...
In ages past when the springs of Dashkir sustained life in a sea of sand, a baby was left at the gate. There were no unaccounted for births within the city. Guards patrolling the perimeter hadn’t seen anyone approach from the outside. A trail of foot prints leading to and from the gate was quickly lost on the rocky ground. As a result, Rex never knew his parents. Never knew why he’d been abandoned...
003.The Magic of Dashkir: The Prophet's Tale
In ages past, when the desert of Gabir was far smaller than it is now, the Ra’uf of Bardu lived in the grip of the Wa’il, working land they could never own for profits they would never see. The Wa’il controlled housing, jobs, trade, education, and even arranged marriages amongst the Ra’uf. A high wall and forbidding desert to the north prevented the Ra’uf from leaving that way. Soldiers of Bardu...
002.an Excerpt from The Ways of Magic
‘In the beginning, There was the land, The sea, and the air. And before the beginning, there was Magic. Two suns lit the world by day, And a single moon by night. But it was Magic that breathed life Into the plants and animals Over the lands and in the seas. It was Magic that moved wind through the air. Magic was woven into the essence of everything, Like a melody is woven into a song.’
In ages past, life on Coldorn was much like life on Earth. At times embracing their place in nature, at times rebelling against it, the people of Coldorn struggled to find purpose in their existence. Were they at the mercy of an invisible, all-powerful force? Were they created by such a force to live in harmony with it? Had they themselves created or imagined such a force? At times in Coldorn’s...