Sunday, 27 December 2009

Press Release already!

Concluding part of "The Eternal Watchtower" Trilogy published.

"The Hand of Baelar" is now available from Amazon.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

PR Log (Press Release) – Dec 27, 2009 – "The Hand of Baelar"... the much anticipated concluding part of D.W.Mace's epic fantasy trilogy: "The Eternal Watchtower" is now available from Amazon.com.


The Eternal Watchtower. Part Three. "The Hand of Baelar."
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: New Generation Publishing (December 20, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1907461744
ISBN-13: 978-1907461743

The plot of this book is a direct continuation of the first two books. The three books are so incredibly well written that the reader feels that they have been transported to another time and place, and are actually present among the characters, seeing what they see, feeling what they feel, sensing what they sense, as they struggle to prevail in the face of the overwhelmingly malevolent evil that is resolved to destroy them all.
As usual he delivers a book with wonderful characters, vivid, and vicious battles, and ordinary people who become heroes. As before, these likable characters stand a real risk of being killed.The complete trilogy is a big, epic story, with a huge cast of engaging, credible characters. As with the preceding books, such magic as is used, is constrained and believable.
The Eternal Watchtower trilogy is carefully crafted in order that each book tells a complete story, but can be linked together to form a seamless epic-length adventure. In fact, D.W. created it as a complete, 400,000 word High fantasy.

"The Hand of Baelar" retains the core of the original characters: introduces the second generation of Guardians, and follows their development until they are ready to stand with their parents... the original Guardians; as a bastion against the final onslaught of the Forces of The Darkness, which threaten to overwhelm the Kingdoms and Realms of Falanholme, once, and for all.

This onslaught will herald the onset of what has come to be known as "The End of The Shining Days"... the final, determinate conflict, which, if lost, will invoke the dreaded "Night of The Shadows Rising;" where all that is held as good and true will be torn down and returned to Chaos. The Dominion of the dreadful Dark Entity, Baelar will reign supreme, and all that ever was, will be destroyed.
The first hint of this approaching dreadful fate is the realisation that Baelar is systematically winnowing the Kingdoms of The Wiccen Rede. Each Sorceress, White Witch, and Prophetess is being methodically destroyed in order to weaken the Girdle of Enchantment that protects Falanholme.

If the Girdle fails, then Baelar's minions can breach the protection of the enchantment that has so far, held them at bay. Then; they can overrun the land, and destroy their main target... the one who is called "The Golden Child"... the daughter of The Lord Guardian of The Light... Calladhor. It has long been prophesied that "The Golden Child" will bring the aspirations of Baelar to ruin.
Another young, female Guardian... Beshlie of Calverstock will have a hand in this ruination, and Baelar is aware of this. He therefore creates an evil counterpart... the False Beshlie, who is mandated to lure the "Golden Child" to her death.

Having destroyed one of Calladhor's allies... the Thuvians; and utterly laid to waste their Realm of Khallis, Baelar brings forth from the depths of the Abyss his most terrible entities... The Necromancers. These beings possess unspeakably evil powers. They can raise armies from the dead. They proceed to do just that... plundering the charnel pits of the Khallis dead, to bolster the Forces of The Darkness.

The mighty, evil host is engaged by the Guardians and their assembled forces in the wastelands of Khallis. During this vicious conflict, the "Golden Child" is lured away by the False Beshlie to a place where she might well be destroyed... a place where Baelar manifests in human form. His resolve to destroy the "Golden Child" is thwarted by the True Beshlie, who has observed her false counterpart lure the "Golden Child" away from the conflict. In this covert confrontation, the False Beshlie and Baelar are destroyed.

An evil talisman remains, which must be removed from any chance discovery in the future. It is sealed into a solid block of metal and hidden away.

The Guardians appear to have saved Falanholme from its imminent destruction and the onset of the Third Age of Darkness... but, as Baelar perishes, he speaks of a final, catastrophic invocation that he has unleashed. It is assumed by the Guardians that this is merely a final attempt to instil a continuing fear of the unknown. The Darkness is defeated... it seems that all will be well. Then, comes the totally unexpected ending.

Overall, or in pieces, this is a great series well worth the time spent reading it. Each book stands well on its own, but together they form a superb storyline that makes you really feel that this is more of a true story then a fantasy epic.

D.W. has given a taste of what he is working on next, at his blog site: http://calladhor.blogspot.com/

I know I want to read it when it becomes available!

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I'm really going to have to find out who is publishing this... but thanks, anyway!

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