- January 24th, 2013
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Burning Castles, marionette knights, doppelgangers, and medieval combat in slow motion set to a score of Gregorian Chant.
“Ripples in the Chalice” is the sequel to “Echoes of Avalon” currently under development and follows shortly after the events ending in Echoes.
Again the setting is largely in Avalon, utilizing elements from history, legend, mythology, and sweeping human themes. Chiefly, living with the consequences of one’s choices.
Patrick is an Avangardesman now, but has left briefly to visit his family in Ireland and takes Aimee with him. He has agreed to leave the cup he brought to Greensprings from the cave temporarily in the care of Father Hugh so that it may be venerated as a holy object. He fully intends to return it to the cave on his return as he promised the cup’s guardians.
However, others have different plans and enemies old and new set forces into motion that will shake the foundations of time and history.
Overcoming your demons to fight monsters is one thing, living with your choices is quite another.
Two chapters will appear on this website and Goodreads. The prologue will act as a teaser, depicting events taking place towards the end of the story where Patrick stops to reflect with the “Other” (aka the “Apparition”) as to how things could have gone so wrong. And all indications in the prologue are that things have gone horribly wrong. Patrick’s reminiscing are the beginning of the story. Chapter One: King, Queen, and Bishop will set the stage for the primary antagonists whose plots will turn Patrick’s world upside down and force him to make some hard choices and show him that taking a stand comes with a price.
I hope you read and enjoy the sample drafts. Feel free to contribute your thoughts on them, as now is the time to let your influence be known while the metal is still hot and malleable.