Excerpts from a Dusty Tome

The Spirit-Sword Vatavandr

In the beginning of Phantammeron Book One I briefly introduce the fallen son named the Limitless Void and his shining sword, Vatavandr. The term comes from my early exploration of artificial language, the word “Vatar” meaning “flesh” and Vatavandr meaning “flesh cutting” or “spirit-sword” in my books. The “Limitless Void” was a Primordial One, the […]

The Great Mother

The following is some sample writing from Phantammeron Book Two by author Mitchell Stokely. “The Great Mother whose spirit dwells far beyond this world looked down through the wasteful depths and viewed those ocean-pearls as upon a sky filled with many twinkling stars, reading in them many signs, knowing by those tears the time of […]

Phantaia Awakens

“The trees of Phantaia had awakened once more within the humid night that now embraced them. Mighty trees of beech and elm, oak and alder, stood lithe and erect within the shadowed heights, full in figure and foliage dense with leaves and limbs stretched and open to the skies. Wrapped by the Shade’s eternal night, […]