Song of Ages Previews -Wilf Kellehr Jones

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           A SONG OF AGES        Previews                                                             

      
     
    

 


A black stone stood at the head of the valley.   Letters of an antique script, weathered by time but visible still, cut deep into the surface. For common men the legend was unreadable, and yet the signal stone retained a power to daunt even the bravest. 
Seama followed the words with a learned eye. It was a form of Ancient Medean written here. The figures had  long ago been traced and studied and the script deciphered. A translation had been made by Captolinux of Thibes in 1336AF.
Seama recited the verse aloud as if it were a spell or a prayer. It served only to remind him  of the peril that lay ahead. He laid a hand upon the pillar. It was sharp cold to the touch, the warning thrilled through his fingertips, but the passing urge to turn and flee barely troubled him. 
It was not that the stone failed in its purpose, but for Seama Beltom, and he alone, 
this message from the far past had an alternate power. It was for him a summons -  and his response inevitable.
Seama stepped away from the stone and threw back his cloak, defying cold reality. Why should he not?  Welcoming the challenge, he strode onwards into the forbidden pass of Kentreth’s Grave. 

The gods of the Earth had another name for that valley. It cut through everything they knew  and everything they were.
They kept the name safe upon a time of choosing.

 
            I Cantaro
            Aetaticum
            en
            Haslem

 

 

Heed my words,
Chiefs of men!
Let not thy children,
Strong or frail,
Seek out my grave.

It is forbidden
To mortal men.
Death or damnation
Be their course
If my words are forgotten.

This is no curse,
Take heed of my warning:
Only the Sayoshant
Will pass unscathed
To say a prayer at my grave.
 

 

 

THE BEST OF MEN

SONG OF AGES
 v.1

An epic fantasy of monsters, gods, warriors and wizards, of heedless villains and decent everyday people.

Available as a Paperback Original
here
at 17.99 / $22

and as a kindle edtion
now at /$ 6.99
here

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COINCIDENT - The Best of Men Pt 1

is available as a kindle serial edition
at 2.99
here

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  Chapters available to sample
  are underlined:

          Coincident:

            Geografia

    The Burning Book

    Visionary
                          (a)   (b)   (c)

    Black Company
                          (a)   (b)

    Heartland
                          (a)   (b)

    Disorderly Behaviour
                          (a)   (b)

    Children of the Ruins

    Blood, Blight & Ballistics
                          (a)   (b)   (c)

    Feeding the Fishes

    Living Legend
                          (a)   (b)

    Living Myth
                          (a)   (b)

    Kentreth’s Grave

    Isolde

    Booty

    Trouble in the Market Place

    An Extraction

    A Trip Upriver
                         (a)    (b)   (c)

    An Island in the Sun
                         (a)    (b)   (c)

    The Kingdom of Halfi
                         (a)    (b)

    Passage 
                         (a)    (b)   (c)

    Demonography
                         (a)    (b)   (c)

    Intrusions:

    The Creation and Beginning
    of Strife

    Tea and Toasted Rabbit
                         (a)   (b)

 


    A Song of Ages

    is an epic fantasy presented in three volumes:

    The Best of Men

    The Twist Inside

    The Last Exile
     

    ON THIS PAGE ARE LINKS TO SAMPLE CHAPTERS OF PART 1 OF
    The Best of Men
    PERIODICALLY I’LL CHANGE THE OPTIONS

     

     FEATURED EXTRACT
     

    The featured extract will be a smaller selection that could be from any of the 4 parts of the book.
     

    Returning readers will remember that previously many more chapters were available free to read. As a consequence of the Kindle contract I have to allow Amazon 90 days exclusivity. ie no other publications permitted elsewhere whether at other retailers or on my own site. A reasonable quid pro quo for access to Amazon marketing options.
    So apologies if you were hoping for more than you found. The upside is that by the end of October you will be able to buy the entire book - all 750 pages - as a kindle download.

     

    If you want to contact me please use @wilfkell on twitter
     or
     wilf.jones@tiscali.co.uk

    Hope you enjoy it!

    wilf  jones
     

    Actually at the moment I’m deep into writing volume two of A Song of Ages.

    Just to show willing, I’ve posted the 1st draft of the prologue to The Twist Inside on the site. I’ll leave it there for a little while.

    It’s called Parley

    And periodically I’ll post pieces of new writing for The Twist on these two pages:  Twist 1 and Twist 2

     

Wilf Kelleher Jones
wkj fantasy
A Song of Ages