Excerpts from a Dusty Tome

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 […]

The Philosophy of the Spirit Divine in the Phantammeron

The Phantammeron Novels follows the tradition of mythopoeia set down by J.R.R. Tolkien when his son Christopher finally compiled the Silmarillion in 1977. In that single work, Tolkien finally revealed his original intentions; that of using fiction to express a deeper, internal spiritual framework for his religious beliefs through story telling. When I started my […]