Wisdom of Ashael (iv)

Wisdom of Ashael (iv)

Uncertainty in life is not a problem to be overcome. Nor should a man wish to avoid it, even were that possible. No. Uncertainty is one of the keys of our existence in this world. For it is as a man traverses life’s many uncertainties that he is forced to make...
Wisdom of Ashael (iii)

Wisdom of Ashael (iii)

The most difficult lesson a woman must learn is that for succour to be given, her suffering must first be revealed. From the Wisdom of Ashael (Dreams and Shadows, The Aylosian Chronicles...
Suspension of Disbelief in Fantasy

Suspension of Disbelief in Fantasy

For most of us, the suspension of our disbelief is quite natural when we’re reading works of fiction. That’s not necessarily true for all genres and all books, of course, but certainly within the fictional world I inhabit, it is. Whether it’s paranormal, urban...
Sayings of Dathmiel (i)

Sayings of Dathmiel (i)

That which men call courage is oft little more than a foolish sense of invulnerability. At other times it is the pursuit of glory that drives one to dare the impossible. Or perhaps a man’s hero is one who seeks escape from the tedium of daily life, or even from facing...
Wisdom of Ashael (ii)

Wisdom of Ashael (ii)

As a man takes his first steps on a path never before walked he may be filled with excitement to learn of the trail’s destination, or with fear of what lies hidden along his journey’s route. These feelings may dictate whether he runs or crawls on his way, fear or...