Excerpts from a Dusty Tome

The Secret Spring

The following is an excerpt from Phantammeron Book One by author Mitchell Stokely. As Ana looked through the haze, there beside the tree stood a young woman. Even in the dim light she was beautiful beyond words, with eyes blue as the shining waves of the sea, and skin white as the foam of the […]

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 […]