Winner of Literary Titan’s Gold Award. Winner of Reader Views’ 2021 fantasy and YA bronze awards. Indies Today 2021 Book of the Year finalist. Multiple 5-star editorial reviews.
“The author’s world-building skills are enormous . . . Bagby’s imagination seems endless, delighting readers’ senses with textural layers. The conflict is energetic and tense . . . The plot feels original; the writing style is fresh and lively. As you read, you get the feeling Bagby just loves what he’s doing.” —Reader Views
As Giels reorients himself back to life after a disorienting adventure, his friends have a different plan. Everything that tortures him, inspires them.
Possibilities begin to open up and seem endless, but what route will Giels take? Will he reconcile with the council to fulfill his birthright as his tribe’s Lead Storyteller, or will the gods have their way with him, hurtling him back into the great machine?
This episode picks up where we left off from episode 1, delivering lush prose and mythology like Lord of the Rings and Mists of Avalon, strange worlds like Journey to the Center of the Earth and Ringworld, dark themes like Gormenghast, the mysteries of The Sixth Sense, and even a touch of the relationship depth of Jane Austin.
All that with tech that ranges from aluminum spears to that which rivals The City and the Stars and Star Wars.