Saturday, January 1, 2011
The Canticles of Andurun Has Arrived!
Yet God (in my story He is called the One, or One God) does not leave them without a thread of hope. Ancient prophets foretold of a warrior-king who would be born in the north, and would hail from a mundane lineage. He would come to trample the Dragons beneath his heels and set up a kingdom that would endure until the time of He Whose Right It Is. This young northern man would be the ancestor of the Messiah, and would be a deliverer of his people.
The story is ultimately a clash not only between good and evil men, but a more cosmic struggle between our omnipotent God and our adversary, the Devil (known in my books as Azmodal). Book one is part of a trilogy that takes the reader through the trials and tribulations of Justias Eventine as he learns what faith and obedience truly entail. There are villains aplenty and twists and turns galore, with mighty battles and (what I hope) contemplative theology sprinkled throughout. But try not to read too deeply into Andurun. Though I have written this series to God’s glory so that believers might find some edification and enjoyment, and unbelievers might find a well-told tale with thoughts to ponder, this is not a theological treatise. Nor was it meant to be.
Oh, and for anyone interested I have supplied a pair of links to former posts that tell about my inspiration for Andurun, and what events in my life led me to it, and back to the Lord. These posts also comprise the introduction to Dragonsong, so readers can learn a little about me before delving into my fictional realm.
May God bless this novel, and may it bring Him glory; and to you, my friends and readers, may you be edified and may you simply enjoy Andurun. It has been a long time coming, and God be praised that the day has arrived.
If you are a reader, and have feedback for me concerning my book, you may certainly post it on my Facebook account, or email me at Canticlesofandurun@gmail.com. Good or bad, praise or criticism, I welcome the chance to grow both as an author and as a Christian. I look forward to publishing the next six volumes of Andurun (I am currently writing book five; yes, books two through four are finished). I have gathered the links below for your convenience. Keep us in your prayers, Ian and Gillian.
These first two links will remain to the right on my Blog’s main page, above my profile. The third link is my gmail address, which is also available if you look at my complete profile.
My Author Page
My Facebook Page
These links provide my Publisher’s website, along with places (other than my Author Page) to purchase a copy of Dragonsong. Dragonsong is also available on Kindle at Amazon.com!
Strategic Publishing’s Website
A Writer’s Journey, Part 1