Tales of a Blood Drenched Hero: Gospel of Solitude
by Daniel Nieto
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Most treasured younglings, sufferers of the day and the night, which is to thee perennial.
With this, my most sincere address, lies a warning, which is as follows:
For better of for worse, this is a corpus -or saga if you will- that will not go unnoticed and will not disappoint. It may eventually surpass you in many ways, but I warrant that it shall not disappoint you.
What you are to witness is not new -mayhap- but is most certainly original. If Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Friedrich Nietzsche, H.P. Lovecraft, JRR Tolkien and Akira Toriyama -amongst many other Masters of yon and now- were to fuse their idiosyncrasies then perhaps this would be the resultant mess, a Gruesome Fantasy that is Dark, perhaps, but also High -also, in more meanings that one.
Fantasy is nothing but the next step in Aristotle's continuum, thus it is: Epos - Tragedy - Fantasy. And as this is how it must be, then this is how it is expressed.
"I am Soren, prince of Krates, the kingdom of my father, King Ingstad XX; thus I am also prince of the nation that serves it, Antroporiom.
Yet I am not an heir -that would be my brother, Roderick.
That does not mean I am not blessed. I am blessed with destitution, with darkness and an inner power that whispers, with the voice of a dark man, promises that my own desperate nature cannot ignore -even when the good in me tries.
I am also cursed -and accursed; for my father banishes me from my home due to my excesses. He does this by proclaiming an old mandate within the legislation of my people: the Agon, a series of trials I must surpass if I ever wish to return.
Under the scrutiny of Arl Lovren, Lord of Arlstad -our loyalest province as much as the Arl is my father's best friend- I learn to bleed like I had never bled -and my heart, that suffers the direst fates... I shall fight Centaurs, fiends of eerie blood and enemies that assault from the shadows; but nothing can compare to the fight against myself, for I am my worst enemy and, for this inner ...
Length: 514 Pages (2,584 KB)Lending: Not EnabledAdded: Apr 3rd, 2020