Tangled Roots and Broken Branches

The Mother’s Three

(Below is an excerpt from Book Two of the Phantammeron) Beyond the fringes of Phantaia’s farthest frontiers, past even ancient Avaras with its twisted trees and forelorn cliffs, there had swayed since ancient days the cold and countless waves of the Dreaming Seas, that watery waste where Ana was first conceived. Here the the seas […]

The Secret Meaning of the Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone. On this strange day, for thousands of years, our Western ancestors in Europe, England, and Ireland celebrated the darkest night of the year with both joy, sorrow, and hope. They sought to celebrate the Earth Mother whose child, the Golden Sun, had died. Then for 5 days his soul would travel […]

The Many Secrets that Lie Hidden In The Phantammeron Novels, Part 1

I have said this many times, but the Phantammeron is essentially a large fairy tale. But in writing this grand epic I also have sought to make the series something more. The first book was intentionally designed to encompass a Creation Myth about the making of my fantasy world and the birth of the first […]