This website is half fantasy, half reality.
It is home to Wilf Jones’ epic fantasy project The Song of Ages - a lifetime of invention. But on the other side of the equation you will find a blog site ranging through the adventures and interests of daily life, and the best of his poetry and song.
The ancient book will lead you off into the realm of imagination, the pit head will keep you in the here and now, and a bit of then.
The strange thing is that there’s an awful lot of reality on the fantasy side, and an awful lot of fantasy running through the more mundane.
A Song of Ages
The Song is a three volume epic fantasy concerning the Return of the Exiled and the War with God.
It’s the story of the wizard Seama Beltomé and a mystery discovered in the pages of a burning book. The truth behind the mystery will eventually lead to confrontation beyond the confines of the earth with the author of all evil, but Seama has plenty of murder, mayhem and war to get through first. Along the way, there are monsters and villains to be faced, there is loss to be suffered and joy to be found. It is not a journey for the faint hearted.
History - the history of Earnor, the known and the hidden, and the lost history of all the Ages of the Earth - lies at the root of everything he has to contend with. The material posted here provides some of the historical and geographical background to The Age of Final Hope.
The Episodic Chronicle describes the rise and fall of civilizations upon the continent of Asteranor. It reveals the influence of the Magi - True or Black or Blood - in the making of Seama’s world; it traces the curse of the Gift of Ah’remmon through all the generations. All without giving you too many spoilers of course.
The geography of Asteranor in particular is expressed in the form of maps - political, historical and topographical.
The glossary is intended as a quick reference for anyone reading the book itself.
Clearly, a fantasy novel cannot be properly introduced merely by providing incidentals - no matter how extensive - and so the Preview pages give you the opportunity to discover whether or not The Song of Ages is a good read. .
The Verse Pit - for my sins I’m obsessed with writing poetry that people can read and understand and be entertained by. Whether I achieve my aim is not for me to say. The Verse Pit is full of poems and songs and even (Gods help me) the lyrics for a fantasy musical.
Monkeying Around - this page has a couple of entries that explain what on earth I think I’m up to producing a site like this. Blogging Around is the blog proper. I’m hoping I’ll occasionally come up with something worth reading here - and that I’ll manage to avoid sounding like an arrogant, opinionated curmudgeon when I do.
You can also find a few pages on the novel The Ministry Rat.
That’s all. Hope you enjoy it.
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