Encounter One “Damn horse! This one will not hold out much longer, tomorrow I will have to stop off at some village and get a new one…” The hefty horseman had not said this very clearly however, as he was not particularly inclined to conversation. Everything that came out of his mouth sounded more or less like “Haaa!” interspersed with slappings on the horse’s rump in an attempt to get the animal… Read More
A Shadow in the Dark If the previous events remained only a series of disrupted images for Senka, then the following moments remained an echo of vague noises utterly drowned in a dark sea of unspeakable horror. How could one describe what was happening in the soul of a twelve-year-old girl who was suddenly without her family, without her home, and without sight? For Senka was suddenly blind! The girl did not… Read More
The Flames of Change The scurry through the woods, that followed immediately, Senka would remember as only a blur of incomplete images; several scratches from thorns and branches, a slight tear in the sleeve of her white shirt, her scarf snared by a low stick that dragged it off her head, leaving it hanging from the knotted braid underneath her disheveled hair as she ran on in a panic. Her dog racing… Read More
Part I • A Strange Bunch • Senka and Vidra Senka was happy. It is not hard to be happy when you know so little. She could not know, as no one else could have, that her name was born out of a strange misunderstanding in the thick of a tragedy, but had firmly gripped her father’s story that her name was the last wish of her departed mother, the most… Read More
To nameless bards and storytellers whose words have been my guideposts. No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach the darkest depths. C. G. Jung, “Aion” Opening Notes There are many mythical beings in this book that are unknown in English and most other languages. It was a great endeavor to make them all conceivable. A good example is dragon, as there are three types:… Read More
Greetings, kindred spirits. Here you can read chapters of my books for free as I compose them, along with some special announcements. If the interest arises, I will set up my Patreon so you can read in advance, as I am quite ahead of the release schedule with the episodes. (October Update: The Club is now live here!) After a new chapter is posted, one will be released to non-members as well. You will be… Read More
I have been invited to check up the website, and I love it! Nearly all my wishes are fulfilled. It means that we are starting soon. Perhaps already next month? I have quite a few chapters set down, and the timing is right. I can feel it. Or is it that I sense that the time is dire? For the black horseman is drawing near – we should be ready when he arrives. Ah yes,… Read More
A day like any other. But on this day we are awakening something that was carefully planted a long ago, and grown for many years. Starting the site is but the first step of a new adventure. May our journey be long and prosperous!