Excerpts from a Dusty Tome

The Creation of a Fairy Tongue

When I started constructing the vast fantasy worlds and histories of the Phantammeron 25 years ago, I had come across the problem of naming schemes and languages used in my books. I found it might be helpful to create a so-called ‘fairy tongue’. With so many place names and characters I was quickly overwhelmed with […]

The Witch-Hazels

The following is an excerpt from Phantammeron Book One by author Mitchell Stokely. Ana saw that the trees appeared to have many strange faces wrapped about their trunks, like that of ancient seers tortured by some unending madness. Bearded and black, with crooked noses and hollow cheeks, the largest trees seemed to bear upon their […]

The Forest of Twilight

The following is an except from Phantammeron Book One by author Mitchell Stokely. “For many distant ages Phantaia had grown, alone and apart from the eyes of that evil, beyond even the Dreaming Seas, whose waves roared in the darkness along its forbidding and forgotten shores. Wild and free, the forest had thrived over many […]