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Sumo-Wrestling On Ice.

The Devil always appears as an angel of light.

Satan always comes in the name of compassion, or mercy, or tolerance. He plays to the pride of the dead soul and the ego of the reprobate mind. Ironically, the more intelligent his prey, the easier it is for him to deceive and destroy them. The unsaved are no match for this celestial.

He’s not your friend. He’s not your ally. He’s not the answer you need. He’s not some cool, hip, angelic James Dean who tried to free Mankind from the oppression of that omnipotent bully Yaweh and got kicked out of class for it.

Don’t fool yourself: he never, ever set anyone free.

Whatever version of heaven he’s promised you, or whatever utopia his followers are trying to build — yeah, I’d read the fine print if I were you. These false disciples look at anyone still standing in the Light  — man, woman, child, unborn — and think: “What’s one more body amongst foundations?”

History teaches us all about the children of Cain. First, the burn flags. Second, they burn books. Then they burn everything and everyone else. Atheist or religious, conservative or liberal, us or them, here or there  — these terms are irrelevant: Sumo-wrestling on ice.

And here’s something else for free: everything you’ve heard about Satan is wrong — but that’s his game.

Let this particular elohim anywhere near your life and he will run you in a circle so big you’ll think you’re going straight…

until you end up right back where you started, except now you are the monster you originally started out to stop.

 

Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son Available on Kindle Unlimited

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When young Allesson follows his father to the time-wrecked country of Nymiria, ancient forces wrestle over the young man’s fortune and future.


Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son is the first novel in an epic high fantasy series now available on Amazon Kindle here.

Elsuon is a 10-book fantasy series with each book (250+ digital pages) being released every four months or so. The series will be available as 10 separate Books.

These 10 Books will be divided into 3 Volumes, and eventually 1 Master Edition upon completion. 

The Ghosts of Saarke website is dedicated to the epic high fantasy series Elsuon, its sequels, and other collections now available.

Visit Ghosts of Saarke for further details and dates for the Elsuon Series.

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Style

By writing Elsuon, I wanted to present a richly textured, sophisticated, and stylish reading experience readers could enjoy not just once, but over and over and still discover new gems.

Point of View

All of Volume 1 (The Stonecutter’s Son, Came Synralia,

The Vantage of Danlayer) is written within a radius of Allesson or Third Person Limited Point of View. When Branadan travels to the west to inspect the bridge over the Ligarias, we do not follow that action because Allesson does not follow that action. All characters reveal and limit themselves within this radius — except one. Once they leave Allesson, they leave us as well. Volume 2 and Volume 3 are told in traditional Third Person Omniscient Point of View.

The Glossary​

A Glossary has been provided in the back of the book to help with relevant details, explanations, and pronunciations.You


​Excerpts

Palodamia

‘How is a country like a woman?’ Go ye to Nymiria, all ye mighty and unfallen! There the King’s Bride doth trim her wicks — Lost in time.

Palodamia
She Who Shakes the Arrows

The Knights of the West

​In the western transept, the Knights of Sideleer had gathered. Known as the Knights of the West they were all in their plates except for their helmets and gauntlets, which they disregarded indoors for many reasons, but today more for a round of Crooks, also known as Six-Wickets. The game was known as croquet in Liorganda. Given their cross-blooded pedigree, varying by broad sweeps between the logic of men and the passions of their long-souled ancestors, each of the First Families of Nymiria integrated an ancestral tree into their motifs. For the Sideleers it was the Soft Maple, sometimes called the Shang Mapel or Blood Maple, whose bright red hue appeared in their flags, their murals, and field banners often bordered in black. In honoring their premier pact with those secretive burrowers, the Lowering Folk, and as a dividend of it, the Nymirians used a peculiar lacquer that gave anything treated with it the appearance of stone. Variations in the formula, called marlandring, along with coloring, created the many looks of rock: speckled, glazed, glinting, grained, glassy, streaked or whatever appearance one desired. It was favored in armor and shields and always fascinated guests who mistook most of the country’s military metalwork for stone. For the Sideleers their armor, their shields, and sometimes their weapons, were lacquered like black-flecked red marble, scarlet to cerise, complemented with scripted trim, tassels or hems, and discreetly flared to reflect the daggered leaves of the Shang Mapel.

A Lament for the Young

​“You forget you’re old until something young and beautiful walks by you. Like the first flowers of spring: always faithful to their yearly appointments, but always in bloom before you expect them. This proves the fault lies with us. She smiles, if only because she is too young to know how unfortunate the days are. The young are decades from dread,” Suleon gave Allesson’s shoulder a parting squeeze, joking, “And you, young man, could be that dread.”

The Lowering Folk

“Giants: what a grand impression you have of yourself.” The Duke recalled, “The Lowering Folk, those grumpy old chiselers of the mountains, were said to be giants in high and far off times—the Towering Folk: the lake-striding Tiothanai, born of angels.” The Duke gestured to the many ivory blocks that decorated the room. At a glance, they appeared as giant cubes, three feet per side, and polished to a shine. They were, in fact, giant molars that had been hewn down to simpler purposes, such as chairs and end tables, enchased with elegant runes. “As penance for their pride they were reassessed, this time according to what they lacked—humility—and retrenched in proportion to their wisdom; scaled down to the small and irritable tunnelers they remain to this day,” the Duke remembered. “Chased into the depths by the ringing hours, when an iron star broke and turned the sky into a trumpet for a thousand years: ‘…angel-struck, did all the Yorm thence swoon.’”

The Blue Astor

Among all others I find no master:
Blackthorns alone may take me up—their Blue Astor.

​The Impiety of Urnloris

“Peace and rain aren’t worth praying for, boy,” Urnloris jeered. “Didn’t you know? The sky’s empty. There are no mansions behind the sun, no iron stars. Nobody is listening. And if they are, they’re as likely to throw lightning as sunshine. Plagues and firebolts, they are the currency of heaven. A Cloak of Tatters is better than all that, lest we eat bread by weight! Come to it: if you want to beg—beg to me. Pray to the Hiss of Witches!”

Elsuon – Amazon Review (★★★★★)

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This is an epic fantasy with a different, fresh prose. Unapologetic in his exercise of the English language (another reason to be thankful for the Kindle Dictionary) the author educates as he entertains. Regular readers will appreciate the sentence structure and word choices enhancing the story and a deeper immersion into this world. Unique and artistic would be a fair summary.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book though the end is unexpectedly abrupt — understanding the story is multiple volumes helps to both forgive, and generate anticipation for the next book!

Full disclosure: the author is an old, close friend who has honed his gift, weaving tales and illustrations both verbal and visual, since we were youngsters. I’m relieved David has finally “formalized his gifts” so to speak… we’ve begged him for years.

Discovering D&D, creating worlds and wonder (this book being a small fraction thereof) – the nostalgia of reading our adventures is heavy and sweet.

I’m giddy with anticipation for the unraveling tales of our youth and we are definitely out of the gate at a spirited pace! One request – we need a map of this world in a future book!

From Amazon buyer PraeValien


A great review from an old friend.

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Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son is the first novel in an epic high fantasy series now available on Amazon Kindle here.

Elsuon is a 10-book fantasy series with each book (250+ digital pages) being released every four months or so. The series will be available as 10 separate Books.

These 10 Books will be divided into 3 Volumes, and eventually 1 Master Edition upon completion. 

The Ghosts of Saarke Website

The Ghosts of Saarke website is dedicated to the epic high fantasy series Elsuon, its sequels, and other collections now available.

Visit Ghosts of Saarke for further details and dates for the Elsuon Series.

Amazon_Kindle

Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son on Kindle Unlimited (90 Days Free)

Elsuon Offer

Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son is the first novel in an epic high fantasy series now available on Amazon Kindle here.

Elsuon is a 10-book fantasy series with each book (250+ digital pages) being released every four months or so. The series will be available as 10 separate Books.

These 10 Books will be divided into 3 Volumes, and eventually 1 Master Edition upon completion. 

The Ghosts of Saarke Website

The Ghosts of Saarke website is dedicated to the epic high fantasy series Elsuon, its sequels, and other collections now available.

Visit Ghosts of Saarke for further details and dates for the Elsuon Series.

Amazon_Kindle

Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son on Kindle Unlimited

Epic Fantasy Series

Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son is available for free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.

For 90 days until November 4th, 2019, readers can enter the World of Elsuon without paying a toll, bribing the guards, sneaking through the wicket, or teleporting.

Shortly after this introductory phase is over, the sequel Came Synralia will be available (November 15, 2019).

Elsuon is epic fantasy book series that follows the adventures of an architect’s son in the time-wrecked country of Nymiria.

Acclaimed for its style and celebrated for its rich imagination, Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son is a bold new entry into the fantasy genre.

Read Elsuon – The Stonecutter’s Son today for free through Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.

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