I have finally finished ‘Tales of Salvation and Damnation’ and it will hopefully be published in late May 14 once I get the cover for it.
Below is the forward to the book
Hi, and welcome to my book of short stories called ‘Tales of Salvation and Damnation’. All the stories can be read as stand-alone stories or as part of the Storm Series Trilogy. All the stories are set in chronological order. The stories are:
The Tale of Oakton
This story sets the scene and tone for the rest of the book. It also is my first proper vampyre story – well, having the vampyre as the main character, anyway.
This story continues the story of the ‘The Village’ from Tales of Solomon Pace. Don’t worry; you don’t need to have read the story to enjoy ‘The Guardian’. This tale introduces a powerful new force into the continent of Talocants – a breakaway section of the Church.
The Story of Safe Harbour
This story continues on from the previous story, and adds background and character to the new faction.
The Boy and the Broach
In the novel, ‘A Dark and Hungry Storm’, there was a scene at Castle Black involving Kimberley Pace killing a party of men. This will explain all.
Brethren of the Night III
The one constant in the Storm series is change; nothing and no one stays the same. This is a pivotal story in the development of the Brethren of the Night plotline.
This has to be my favourite story in the entire book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it.
I had the basic idea of what I wanted to write, but was having great difficulty putting it down in words. Then, all of a sudden, this story just started to flow. It was as if all the plotlines and subplots had decided to come together. Love is not always pure!
The Church & the Crown
If you take the Storm Series as a whole, then you will understand why this story needed to be written. As I have stated before – for me, one of the strengths of the series is that it constantly evolves and changes. For that to happen, sometimes you need to take stock of the current situation, pause, think, and then move on. That is what this story does.
What can I say about Tea II? It’s the last story in this book. It finishes the mini-series of Tea and Tea II, and it ends the Storm Series.
However, there is a problem with endings. When something ends, something else begins.
What if the Midnight Man did return? What if there were no more heroes? What if the only good left in the land was a small almost-forgotten cult? What if the only man that could save the world was a scruffy, foul-mouthed man? – a man who never ran from a fight – a man who stood when no one else would. What would happen if there was a prophecy?
That might just make a beginning of a second trilogy!!!