EPISODE I: BLUE TRUTH – After Rhone fails to thwart the slaying of Astra Thuja Helix— the gigantic black beast with a golden horn, who is last of the unicorns— she then makes a vow to protect all remaining magical creatures from mankind’s blind destructiveness. Immediately is she captured, accused of witchcraft, and sentenced to death by hanging. Ultra-violent and unbreakable, the Grey Ranger Imogen Rhone uses her paranormal knowledge of nature to endure her hanging and free herself, a survivor forever.
Now it’s up to her-- the mysteriously hooded, redheaded and heavily-armed female Ranger known as Rhone-- to protect magic on earth by striking at the heart of that which threatens it: The Black Nothing, a dark force which sweeps across the continent of The Whisplins, consuming and decimating populations. On her epic journey through a Kingdom where magic is forbidden, Rhone is met by prophets, rebels, wildmen and young magicians alike who join her in her quest to take The Whisplins back from the control of King Nion, whose black heart is the source of The Black Nothing— before the darkness consumes them all.
Mythical, mystical, The Whisplins Trilogy fully immerses readers in a song of magic, and an antediluvian era from beyond history’s memory.
: : : : : : : : With the recent appearance of The New Yorker's first issue dedicated entirely to Science Fiction/Fantasy, The Whisplins Trilogy arrives at a perfect time for readers turning on to fantasy with a more literary-feel. The author blends studies of Tarot imagery with the classic atmosphere of Arthurian High Fantasy added to the newer milieu of Steampunk to create the world of The Whisplins. It’s fantasy at its ultra-violent Grimmiest, its enchantingly Tolkienistestmostness, a saga about magic, nature, truth, freedom, crowns, and the future. It's mega, sexy, psychedelic, written in a sort of sprawling stream-of-consciousness Beat Literature patois-- The Whisplins Trilogy is a post-fantasy wonder-piece unlike anything else.
- For audiences of Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, and J.R.R. Tolkien, The Whisplins Trilogy is an unforgettable read -
Includes full-world map kit
*trivia: The book's original title was FolkLores
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