I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on:  fairy tales, comic books, novels, dictionaries, encyclopedias, you name it.  They were worlds of words, little islands of imagination, places to explore.  Well, this is my island.  I invite you to explore it.  It took me a lifetime to write down this “map” of the terrain in my head, and I still don’t know what lurks under all the rocks and shadows.  Here there is adventure, and mystery.  Here there are monsters, and angels, heroes and villains. 

I want you to come see it.  I want to share the dream, the undiscovered country inside my mind.  A place of shadows and light, of rage and love.  I want you to decide for yourself what it is — a great fantasy story?  A spiritual journey?  A puzzling enigma? 

But I want you bear in mind that I call this an “experimental novel.”  Nothing is set in stone, it’s still in progress, and it doesn’t work like conventional books.  I revise what I don’t like, and I don’t have a linear plot.  I have a plotline that tells the story I want to tell, and what happens on the surface might not be what’s really going on in the depths.  I invite your comments and critiques, so the topography of this place becomes richer, so I can see what it means to other people.  Because I have lived here my whole life, and I finally found the courage to share the experience.  Give it a chance, and see where it takes you.

 The journey begins by clicking the link above for the Table of Contents, or in the Latest Update.  For the record, if you’re just starting the book for the first time, I really recommend reading until at least 3. The Middle.  The first two posts don’t tell you much.

 Hope you enjoy your visit!

– Gavin Williams

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