The Prisoner of Chillon and Scattered Short Stories

      Erik D Weiss
The Prisoner of Chillon and Scattered Short Stories

A collection of varied short stories that range from a fictional account of Byron's prisoner of Chillon, a totalitarian allegory set within a factory, a conceptualized description of baseball, a daring robbery caper in an historic Scottish castle, a futuristic advancement of Dante's Comedy, and a whimsical skit in an English club.When Sara left home for school that morning, she had no way of knowing that by the end of the day she would lose her earthly life, and would ascend to the Afterlands, a parallel world full of magic, excitement and danger. Sara was a Whyte ascendant, the first to ascend for over a thousand years and she was soon to discover that the people of the Afterlands believed her to be the Whyte foretold of in a prophecy, the Whyte in whose hands would rest the fate of their world. The Afterlands are part of a world where two forms of human life exist, mortal humans (the natives), and the ascendants. The Ascendants are magical, immortal beings whose life cycle takes them backwards and forwards between Terra Coram (Earth) and the Afterlands. When their earthly human form dies then their spirit vapor ascends again to the Afterlands taking on their ancient magical form once more. For over a thousand years, since the Great Dragon War and the death of the infamous Lord Ka the Afterlands had been in a state of relative peace, despite there being great prejudice and inequality between the casts (races). Three of the four casts still remained; the Golds, the Bloods and the Muds. The ancient and powerfully magical Whyte cast, were no more, the race having been wiped out by Lord Ka during the war. The Prophecy of Eldwyn the Whyte however, predicts that should the Afterlands ever again be threatened, then a Whyte would ascend once more.This is the story of how Sara, now known as Rose of the Whyte, adjusts to her fascinating and magical new life, makes friends and very quickly learns that she must seek out the incantatio, a powerful magic spell, in order to rescue the people of the Afterlands from Lord Ka, the Djinn of Erebus and their terrifying fire casting winged army of Afreet.Ascension of the Whyte is a tale of magic, evil, intrigue, injustice, dragons, friendship and courage, where the newly formed bodies of young ascendants become the vessels for magical, wise and ancient souls.Ascension of the Whyte is the first story of The Afterland Chronicles series.What readers are saying....“I haven’t been this excited about a book since I first read Harry Potter”“Intriguing, full of action and mystery it really makes you want to turn the pages, over and over again.”“Karen Wrighton has created a new exciting and fresh fantasy world, which rivals those of the great classics.”

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