And so Tharan-Tul, Great Shaman of the nomadic Thrun of the planet Eirdon opens the journey to that world. He is speaking of a prophecy, where three children are born who will have the potential to change the endless warfare on Eirdon to peace - if and only if they, unaware of their power to change history, make the right choices and sacrifices throughout their lives.
This constellation of three potential saviors has occurred may times during Eirdon's troubled and violent history - but never have the right choices and sacrifices been made. As the Thrun say, "the circle has yet to turn."
Weaving Man is the first of the Eirdon books, and has just been published.
On a midwinter night on the planet Eirdon, a young man who is the greatest assassin of his time is summoned to the Royal Palace of Erdahn. He expects to be rewarded for completing a difficult and dangerous mission that has ensured the future security of his country, Mordania.
Instead, he is given a newborn baby princess, second in line to the throne of Mordania. By the orders of the Queen, he is sent to a distant royal estate to raise her according to the severe and pitiless standards of the Royal House.
The Queen didn’t count on a man who would defy a Royal Command.
Or did she?
As I began to weave the story of a young assassin being given a newborn princess to raise in obscurity, sketching in the background that made Menders the choice for this mission, Brian suddenly said "you should write a book, Menders, The Early Years".
Seeing a four book story arc in your head in a split second is quite an experience, I can tell you - but that is what happened. I saw a story of love, courage, sacrifice and danger, spanning generations, in a flash - and began to write.
Life has taken many unexpected turns since that moment, including a move across the world, starting life over in my fifties and having day jobs. Sometimes writing has taken a back burner, though inspiration raged - or inspiration went on a holiday, though I had time to write. I never let that stop me - if inspiration was absent, editing was done. If inspiration burned, I wrote and re-wrote the story my mind until I had time to transfer my mental "movie" to the page.
And now, after more years than I like to consider, Weaving Man has come to be. The characters are here for readers to love or hate or anything in-between. The story is here to intrigue, to amuse, to provoke thought, to inspire.
Weaving Man is available on Amazon.com at Weaving Man by Tove Foss Ford. It is available as an e-book as well as in print. It is free if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited or you may borrow it from the Kindle Lending Library if you are an Amazon Prime member.
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Weaving Man will be closely followed by the next book in The Prophecy Series, Love and Sacrifice.