Plan of The Four Ancient Books of the Prophet Merlin

Contents of the Four Ancient Books of the Prophet Merlin:   Note on the discovery and translation of the Four Ancient Books   Prologue  I. The First Ancient Book of the Prophet Merlin: The Book of Taliesin   II. The Second Ancient Book of the Prophet Merlin: The Black Book of the Weapons of Magic … Continue reading

Garden of the Great Rift – end

    Chapter Twenty     There are few places that show the immensity of the earth like that plunging rift, tearing the East African highlands in two. Mountainsides within mountainsides, continents of vast twisted terrain, whole fields and forests distributed among them – all dwarfed by distances that would exhaust even the eagle who … Continue reading

Garden of the Great Rift chaps 17-19

Chapter Seventeen     Gabra’s jeep veered through city traffic and raced into the parking lot, just as a sleek Lear jet glided down out of an overcast Ethiopian sky. “That’s not the plane, is it?” said Eldana. “It could be,” said Janet. “That is not the big blue and white Boeing liner you told … Continue reading

Elegy in the Fire – for Stephen Cramer

Elegy in the Fire for Stephen Cramer   1.   Under the broken spine of the wild Sierra are graves that have been forgotten, fantastic boulders scorched and sculpted by ages, poised near falling. Some were broken by wind and fire, some by madmen looking for gold.   The men that are buried there are … Continue reading