Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Vast Asleep: an exclusive epilogue

This post is part of a series to augment the Chronicles of Mother's Gate available for free download. Start with Part 1 here.

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Vast Asleep

Epilogue of Book 2

The story of Kingard the Binder
in the aftermath of Broken

This short story is the epilogue of Broken, Book Two of the Chronicles of Mother's Gate series, and is best read after finishing the second book. It's a great follow-up to Book Two, a bonus story that adds extra layers but is set apart from the full-length narrative.

Vast Asleep follows the story of Kingard, who finds himself caught in a world called Mother's realm, bathed in glowing light but strangely stuck in place.

He encounters his greatson Varyan there, and learns that his experiences are likely dreams.

As he grows more accustomed to the loving realm around him, Kingard remembers fear and trepidation about the face of the world, and he loses contact with his companion.

This story answers the question, Is Kingard really dead? with a tentative no, and new mysteries brewing. It also raises the question, What's happening while he's awake? and includes an excerpt from the sister story Ride Awake, about Kingard's situation with the Colkh'rak.

Praise for Tales of the Known World Bookends:
Loved it. The difference between the two stories is great!

The difference between the epilogue and prologue is astounding. So much light and love in the first story. You feel safe reading it. Healing.

The second, so much darkness, pain and despair. The choice of vocabulary is awesome and makes an impact.

And this set of short stories ties the two books together so well.

-- Dana V. of Texas ★★★★★

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