The Resistance

    May the Leprechauns smile upon you

Blog

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes... That's the Irish for you!


view:  full / summary

Path of a Novice

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

 

About the Book

 

Title: Path of a Novice: The Silvan Book 1

 

Author: R.K. Lander

 

Genre: Fantasy

 

A land at war, a failing king, a light in the forest …

 

Bel’arán, land of mortals, immortals, and those that dwell in between. The elven forest realm of Ea Uaré is threatened by ruthless Sand Lords seeking water, and the undead Deviants who crave the mindless destruction of elves.

 

The powerful Alpine lords strive to dominate the leaderless native Silvans through power games, leaving in their wake a bereft king, assailed by grief and a family unable to forgive him.

 

As the king drifts in endless sorrow, the forest people are loosing their identity. Discriminated and belittled, they are the warriors but the Alpine lords are their commanders – until a child is born to the Deep Woods – an elf with the face of an Alpine and the heart of a Silvan, an orphan whose only dream is to dare become a Silvan captain in a world dominated by Alpines – Fel’annár, Green Sun.

 

A born warrior, to his friends, Fel’annár becomes Hwind’atór, the Whirling Warrior, and together, they will step upon the path of a novice.

 

Adventure, hardship and self-discovery will mould the warrior he will become. But destiny will not be ignored, and Fel’annár is confronted with the truth of his own abilities and the mystery of his past, one shrouded in sorrow and intrigue – one that may change the course of history.

 

From child to novice warrior and beyond, Fel’annár is, The Silvan.

 

Author Bio

 

R.K. Lander was born in the UK. Fantasy was always a central part of her life and soon began reading authors such as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Azimov, Ray Bradbury and J.R.R. Tolkien. Now living and working in Spain, Ruth runs her own business and writes as an independent author.

 

The Silvan is her first work, a YA epic fantasy trilogy revolving around the figure of a Silvan elf, Fel’annar. The first in the series, Path of a Novice is available for pre-order, and the second, Road of a Warrior, is approaching the editing stage.

 

 

Links

 

Blog: www.rklander.com

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/rklwrites/?qsefr=1

 

Twitter: @rklwrites

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7AdASfaNwWsuLQossCVbA

 

Grandpa Bernie's Bedtime Stories

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (2)


About the Book

Title: Grandpa Bernie’s Bedtime Stories

Author: Bernard Ditchik

Genre: Children’s Books


These delightful tales are sure to help your little ones settle down and drift contentedly off to sleep. Written by a grandfather for his own kids and grandchildren, these eighteen entertaining stories feature lots of talking animals, including a kangaroo who teaches a pony how to jump, a little bear who wants to play baseball, a coyote who learns to fly, a magic balloon that takes a little girl all the way to Japan and back, and some resourceful ants who build a swimming pool so they can play as well as work. It’s full of positive images and plots that inspire creative solutions to various challenges. A lovely read-aloud adventure the whole family will enjoy!


Author Bio


I didn’t begin my career as an author by writing stories. First, I was a storyteller. Let me explain. Many years ago, when our children were very young, I would sit on their beds at bedtime and tell them a story. Instead of reading a story written by someone else, I preferred to make up my own story right on the spot. They were stories about animals who learned to fly, children who talked to birds, alligators who were friends with elephants, and even one about a horse that learned to jump like a kangaroo. Our children loved them. So I made up lot of stories. Then there was a long period of time when there was no one who wanted to listen to my stories because they had all grown up!

But then, something wonderful happened. We had our first grandchild—and I became Grandpa Bernie. One day, one of my daughters said, “Dad, you have so many stories. I think other children would like to hear them.” That’s when I became an author.

At the age of 93, I am still playing tennis (doubles only) five times a week in a 60+ league. I have been married 64 years to my wonderful wife, Faigie, had three children, and five grandchildren. I continue to sit in my favorite chair, with a large pad on my lap, and a pen in my hand, lean back, and let my imagination soar.


Review


So Grandpa Bernie wrote some stories, they were first given to his children then to his grandchildren. I was thinking this should be like every other bedtime story, overly told and just tweeked just enough to be different. I WAS WRONG!! Grandpa Bernie you are amazing, I laughed and enjoyed your stories and so did my little boys. There was one story that really touched my heart, I stand before all of you at four feet nine inches tall; so take a wild guess at which story really got to me! It's Not So Bad to be Me, I loved this story so much!!! I give this book Five Pots of Gold out of Five! 

The Silvan Chronicles

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)



About the Book

Title: Path of a Novice: The Silvan Book 1

Author: R.K. Lander

Genre: Fantasy


A land at war, a failing king, a light in the forest …

Bel’arán, land of mortals, immortals, and those that dwell in between. The elven forest realm of Ea Uaré is threatened by ruthless Sand Lords seeking water, and the undead Deviants who crave the mindless destruction of elves.

The powerful Alpine lords strive to dominate the leaderless native Silvans through power games, leaving in their wake a bereft king, assailed by grief and a family unable to forgive him.

As the king drifts in endless sorrow, the forest people are loosing their identity. Discriminated and belittled, they are the warriors but the Alpine lords are their commanders – until a child is born to the Deep Woods – an elf with the face of an Alpine and the heart of a Silvan, an orphan whose only dream is to dare become a Silvan captain in a world dominated by Alpines – Fel’annár, Green Sun.

A born warrior, to his friends, Fel’annár becomes Hwind’atór, the Whirling Warrior, and together, they will step upon the path of a novice.

Adventure, hardship and self-discovery will mould the warrior he will become. But destiny will not be ignored, and Fel’annár is confronted with the truth of his own abilities and the mystery of his past, one shrouded in sorrow and intrigue – one that may change the course of history.

From child to novice warrior and beyond, Fel’annár is, The Silvan.


Author Bio


R.K. Lander was born in the UK. Fantasy was always a central part of her life and soon began reading authors such as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Azimov, Ray Bradbury and J.R.R. Tolkien. Now living and working in Spain, Ruth runs her own business and writes as an independent author.

The Silvan is her first work, a YA epic fantasy trilogy revolving around the figure of a Silvan elf, Fel’annar. The first in the series, Path of a Novice is available for pre-order, and the second, Road of a Warrior, is approaching the editing stage.

Links

Blog: www.rklander.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/rklwrites/?qsefr=1

Twitter: @rklwrites

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7AdASfaNwWsuLQossCVbA

 

There are no grand halls here, only cottages and flets, mighty talans even, but it is all wood and rope, stone and bone, feather and fur for these are the elements of this land.

Yet should we dare venture to the far North, all this changes, for there the forest converges upon the dry lands, the Sand Lands and it is xeric wood - dry and twisted, the ground no longer loamy and wet but dry and brittle. Here, the forest tapers away and the vast dunes of Calrazia extend into the horizon and surely beyond. The Silvans do not go there, for to do so is folly - there is more to those arid lands than sand, and its inhabitants are hostile, rich in all things save water.

The Sand Lords, we call them, not for deference but because their clothing is rich and opulent, their jewels ever on display, even in battle - a stark contrast to the humbleness of our Silvan warriors.

This enemy is cruel and vindictive, barren in all things spiritual and given to satisfying the most questionable of mortal desires. They do not take prisoners, and that is just as well.

Autumn is, perhaps, best experienced in the Great City Fortress of Thargodén King, ruler of the Silvan people, in spite of his Alpine origins. It is here, that the dying light of summer is best contrasted with the opulence of the king’s court. Bright fabrics and shining jewels of red and blue and opalescent whites and all things rich and expensive - an acquired beauty wrought from Aria’s creation by the hands of artisans and craftsmen. It is a different kind of beauty, artificial yet lovely all the same. It is the powerful lords and ladies, the politicians and councillors, merchants and commanders that swim in this colourful sea of silk and gems. Many are Alpine or Pelagic and few are Silvan, and yet it has not always been that way.

Autumn is indeed mild yet still beautiful with its myriad of browns and yellows and fading greens, but this, too, slowly yet inexorably fades, falls once more into frost, and then snow, until all sleeps once more.

All this I know well for I have watched the cycle of seasons for many centuries. I remember them all, and I remember the events that took place between them.

History is my delight, and reason is my need - I am Marhené, chronicler of the Silvan people - the native Silvans of the Deep Forest. I remember and I write so that others may remember and learn and perhaps, the mistakes that were made will not be repeated for surely they would lead to the same end.

And what, you may rightly ask, is the purpose of history, other than to record it? Here is my answer then;

I write history so that its inertia may be stopped;

I write history so as to change it.

Marhené

The Silvan Chronicles Book III



Rss_feed