Of Mythology and Tragedy

I am currently on my fourth book of a nineteen story mythology.  I have already completed a trilogy which by itself stands alone as very entertaining and though provoking read.   This fourth book is an expansion of the history contained in the first nine chapters of the first book of the trilogy, Rise of the Fallen. In the compressed history subtle clues are given that are only revealed in the final book of the trilogy, Last Stand of the Living.

In book one the reader is exposed to the creation of ten heavenly worlds and the subsequent destruction of nine of those worlds by the influences of evil.  That’s about all I provided, because to expand upon the detail would have spoiled the conclusion and reactions I wanted the reader to feel in the final story. Again, without spoiling the ending what happened on those nine worlds, and in the first six ages of the first heavenly world, Allivar, affect the outcome of the final battle of good and evil, where one crescendo after another keep the reader guessing what is going to happen next.

As was in The Fellowship of the Ring, a story had to be developed to connect the readers emotionally to the characters.  I will say this much, in the final battle I will rip your heart out, with the express intent of having you think of the loss of life and of all existence.  How the end of times is determined, well, this is why I will go no further.

However, a mythology is truly great when multiple stories exist explaining the interactions of mortals and immortals.  The first book in this history expansion of the tragedies of the nine fallen worlds is titled, The Fall of Helloria.  In this story I create the detail of the fall of the first mortal, Gahar, and his rise to promised power.  Gahar is in fact a pawn.  This story and eight more in the series I call The Rise of Evil series, will play upon mortal weaknesses and the seven deadly sins.  As I write this post, I pause at 85,000 words in total.  Yet, I have at least 30,000 or more to complete the story.

One of my young adult female readers proclaimed:

“It took a while for me to truly get into the book, but after the first few chapters, I was hooked! I loved how detailed the first few chapters were. The author gave me a great view of the history of the wonderful universe. I’m a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan, but I have to say that this was 100 times better than the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion combined!”

As I read the Silmarillion, it helped me to understand all of Tolkien’s world, the origin of Sauron, Elves, Balrogs, Orcs, Dragons, etc.  With that in mind, the next sixteen stories in my mythology goes into that much detail.  So far this fourth story is just as exciting to me as the ones I have already written.  It is character rich with a valiant heroine. It is full of romance, epic action, and is a complete tragedy.  I guarantee this story will touch your soul and hopefully help you realize we have so much to lose in our own and very real world.

I can play the destroyer of nine worlds, nine paradises, but we have only one.  What will be our fate? Will we fall to our mortal weaknesses and join the forces of darkness, or will we have the courage to stand for what is good.

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