I am not a fan of prologues. As an author I want a story to unfold and the reader to grow into the story. However I understand their purpose to assist readers in a purchasing decision. Below is the first draft of the prologue for the upcoming release of the 4th book of my 19 story mythology. It is my hope to have this book released no later than July of this year. We are in editing phase and then onto eBook conversion. The title of this fourth story is the Fall of Helloria, the first chronicle of Allivar. Many readers of my trilogy stated they wished the story never ended. So I purposely crafted in the trilogy the possibility of a line of stories that brought to perspective a different viewpoint which can only be understood by grasping the complexity of the trilogy.
In the trilogy I gave a compressed history of the falling of nine heavenly worlds and of six ages of history before the main character was introduced. This chronicle and the next fifteen will go into the telling of the nine tragedies and the six ages of defiance on Allivar. These stories are of the heroes and heroines of those world and ages, the origin of monsters, and the plots and rebellion of the forces of evil. Those that read the trilogy know the armies of the seven races appeared on the last day of battle and that the Unseen also unleashed the armies of light. These stories are about their perspective up to the moment when they arrive in the final battle of good and evil. In the trilogy I left hints and clues about them. Now you will know the full story.
Let the journey begin, again.
Melin awoke in complete darkness, frightened and in severe pain. She could taste the thick steely blood on her lip and the smell of death in the air. At first she had to clear her mind and think back how the best day of her life had become this nightmare. One moment she was the talk of Peartown – she wore a lovely new tunic and was turning the heads of eligible young men. One man of a prominent family was even eager to introduce his son. She had come of age and was more alive than ever. All she dreamed about seemed within touch. Now, she sat silent and still for fear of what would happen next. Above her was a monster and he had taken children in his delusional state and in that darkness they called for rescue. Her mothering instincts came to life and she vowed she would not let evil harm them again. She went from fear to defiance.
Above in the daylight was the young man Gahar, once shunned by his father for the unjust cause of his mother’s death at his birth and then shunned again unjustly by the one he had loved all his life, Sondria. After a long struggle in his mind between good and evil, he succumbed to the darkness, for Haggarfuse, the immortal steward of Helloria, promised him all his desires – immortality and power. He was now the monster Melin feared, fallen and separated forever from the light of life and love. For his perceived torture, he now set upon the path of destruction against all for the source of his pain – all living mortals. Here in this world his path of vengeance began.
I am Arimar, the Chosen One of Allivar and you know of my story, but there are stories of worlds and ancient times that must now be told and never be forgotten. Our future is not yet certain and all depends on what we learn from our history. Come now and take your seat for the telling of the first tragedy of the heavens is about to begin. This is the chronicle of Helloria, the first fallen world, where by evil’s influence the lives of a young man and woman shall cross and the first battle of the heavens shall rise.
Do not fool yourselves, this story does not have a happy ending, yet where there is tragedy, there is also hope. One shall exit darkness to enter the light and be protected forever. The other will be separated from the light and enter an eternal darkness. Here on Helloria the first mortal judgment has taken place and the battle of good and evil both in the living and ethereal realms begins, with consequences that will span millennium and the heavens. Here on Allivar is where the fate of all the forces of good and evil collided for a final confrontation. Now you shall know the entire story of the rise of evil and its rebellion against the heavens… and the gathering and defiance of the good armies of light.
Well, what do you think? Are you eager to return to Allivar?