Authors: Colin Tabor
Thought Stream Creative Services
P O Box 562 Mount Lawley
Western Australia 6929
First Published 2009
Copyright © Thought Stream Creative Services 2009
Colin Taber asserts the moral right to be recognised as the author of this work
Cover art: Shaun Tan
Copyright © 1994
Edited by Cheryl Bettridge AE
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-61397-040-9
Set in Goudy Old Style 11/18/36
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The Fall of Ossard
Dedicated to Dom Glenn
With thanks to;
Mum & Dad, Andre, Andrew & Heather, Andrew C, Andrew F, Basil & Jim, Brad & Iris, Brad H, Donna, Elizabeth, Gary, James, Jaycen & Peter, Jen, Jo, Lauren, Matt, Melissa & Brendan, Mike, Millicent & Simon, Nick & Karen, Samantha, Sara, Stefen, & Paul & Suzanne.
Three races of man separated by the ages;
The high, the
the numerous common-men of the
and the lowly
Three branches of magic, each with a league to control them;
Mind, governed by the women of the forbidden
Soul, wielded by the priesthoods of the faiths;
and Heart, regulated by the
Cabal of Mages
Three realms of existence;
Ours of soil;
of souls, gods, and magic;
Three stages of godhood;
, seeds within mortal shells;
, awakened gods upon our world;
, those matured and raptured to the next.
And all in a world forged by the goddess, Life,
in partnership with her husband, Death.
Yet now they are estranged and waging divine war,
a war that promises doom for us all.