So close, I am so close to finishing the manuscript for The Path of the Stone – Time Travel, Harpies, Pirates; Fantasy Adventure Books for Teens and Adults.
The Path of the Stone is a story I started writing last year, based on a dream I had. As soon as I woke up, I sat down at my desk and wrote down everything I remembered from my dream, eager to turn this into a book. And here we are now, April 2021, it’s nearly ready, currently in the editing process.
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A Stone that knows good, and punishes evil
When Eva leaves a party with a stolen jacket, followed by her ex-boyfriend, Darryn, she has no idea what dangerous item is hidden in its pocket.
When her hand closes around it and its heat sears her skin, the ground splits open, whisking her and Darryn away into an underground time tunnel.
Daniel, who is Darryn’s brother and the only witness to the strange event, retrieves the Stone, unwittingly unleashing its owner, Aeron.
Aeron, a creature of darkness, weakened by the loss of the Stone, is set on killing Daniel and recovering his lost power, but Calliope, a wayward harpy, puts a stop to his plan, snatching Daniel out of his grasp.
While Eva and Darryn land in the year 1708, in a strange village that is run by Zora, an evil witch, Daniel and Calliope remain in the 21st Century, doing their utmost to outrun Aeron and his minions.
Eva and Darryn have no choice but to team up with Azure, queen of the Forest Harpies, and Captain Green who commands a pirate ship and is somehow allied with the harpies.
Azure finds Aeron’s loss of the Stone propitious and takes the opportunity to start a rebellion against him, to achieve the harpies’ freedom of his harsh rule.
Eva has no desire to be stuck in the 18th century with her ex-boyfriend who has betrayed her in the past, but events force them to stick together and she slowly begins to understand her own role in previous events that have kept her and Darryn apart.
When Zora forms a reluctant alliance with the harpies, pirates, and Eva and Darryn, no one knows who to trust anymore in their quest to find the Stone.
Still stuck in the 21st Century, Calliope takes it upon herself to protect Daniel, whom she considers a weak human, but in the short time they spend together a strong bond grows between them.
Two parallel stories, two different worlds, even two different centuries, both with a common purpose: find the Stone before Aeron does.
If Aeron gets his hands on the Stone, all will be lost and harpies and pirates will be shackled to his tyranny while humans will be subject to his whims, but if the harpy- human- and witch alliance retrieves the Stone before Aeron does, their world will be safe.
Well, as long as Zora doesn’t betray them.
Given Zora’s history with Aeron, how much can they truly trust her?
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8 thoughts on “The Path of the Stone – Time Travel, Harpies, Pirates; Fantasy Adventure Books for Teens and Adults”
What an awesome story. I actually like that you have two storylines running at the same time and you describe them so well that they are easy to follow. I will be wondering now if the harpies, pirates, and kids are able to stop the evil Aeron and save the world. This sounds like a lot of fun, I’m sure it will be popular.
The ground opening and sucking in people is something I was afraid of as a kid. This sounds like a thrilling story to be enjoyed by teenagers and grown-ups alike. And the play upon time is something I have always enjoyed. Being able to go back and also being able to go ahead into the future. You have got me interested.
This is a very interesting storyline and I can’t wait to read the book! I have a friend who is very knowledgeable about mythology and how the characters and stories interweave into out everyday live. For this reason, I’m fascinated with the way you put them physically into this story that spans over centuries. When do you expect the book to be published?
The book will be released on 11 May. This is the Amazon link where you can pre-order if you’d like 🙂 ==> The Path of the Stone
Interesting storyline Christine. I’ve just started writing children’s fantasy (requested by my grand daughter). Something I never thought I could do. It feels channeled so I find it interesting that this work started with a dream 🙂
Yes, it’s amazing that a book came from a dream 🙂
What fantasy story are you working on, what fantastical creatures are in it?
Hi Christine, it’s fascinating how you wrote down all you remembered from your dream and decided you should turn it into a book. And being in the editing process implies that it is almost ready to publish. Dreams can be puzzling at times, you wake up and don’t remember all you had been dreaming of. The Path of the Stone is really interesting, thanks for sharing.