Two (The Godslayer Cycle Book 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books by Ron Glick:

 

Godslayer Cycle

One
Two

 

Chaos Rising

Tarinel's Song

 

Oz – Wonderland

The Wizard In Wonderland
Dorothy Through the Looking Glass
(January, 2014)

 

Trivia Books

Ron El's Comic Book Trivia Volume 1
Ron El's Comic Book Trivia Volume 2
Ron El's Comic Book Trivia Volume 3
Ron El's Comic Book Trivia Volume 4
Ron El's Comic Book Trivia Volume 5
Ron El's Comic Book Trivia Volume 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Godslayer Cycle

 

Two

 

by

 

Ron Glick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Dedication

 

To John,

You are my Geoffrey.

 

&

 

To Vera Jane,

For standing by me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright
© Ron Glick, 2013

Cover Art and Design by Laura Gordon (www.bookcovermachine.wordpress.com)

ISBN #:  1490589872  -  ISBN-13 #:  978-1490589879

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Foreward              5

Map  of  Na'Ril
              7

Glossary
              9

What has come before...
              15

Prologue
              23

Chapter  1
              42

Chapter  2
              61

Chapter  3
              75

Chapter  4
              91

Chapter  5
              105

Chapter  6
              119

Chapter  7
              134

Chapter  8
              148

Chapter  9
              164

Chapter  10
              178

Chapter  11
              194

Chapter  12
              208

Chapter  13
              223

Chapter  14
              237

Chapter  15
              252

Chapter  16
              268

Chapter  17
              283

Chapter  18
              299

Chapter  19
              313

Chapter  20
              328

Chapter  21
              344

Chapter  22
              360

Epilogue
              372

About the Author
              387

 

 

Foreward

  
One of the most unique aspects about writing an epic fantasy story is the concept of world building.  As a fantasy author, I am forced to not only create new characters, but I must manufacture a world in which these characters exist and interact.  It can be challenging, certainly, but even moreso is the necessity to convey this world to my readers.

Unlike the majority of fiction – with the notable exception of science fiction – the world already exists around the writer, so there is no need to provide too much detail on how it looks.  We all know what Paris looks like and what it's given geographic location to London is, for instance.  A writer of historical fiction might have to give a little more background, but the overall context of the world is already there for them to insert wherever it is needed.

However, when I set out to create the Godslayer Cycle and its companion series, Chaos Rising, I knew that this was not going to be Earth – the fantasy concepts I imagined do not exist in our world.  So I created the world of Na'Ril, a reality dominated by magic, Gods and mythical creations.  In doing so, I hoped to be able to convey imagery and descriptions necessary for my readers to easily delve into this world along with me.

I stepped away from the Godslayer Cycle for about a year while I worked on other books – first
Tarinel's Song
and then
The Wizard In Wonderland
.  In the interim, I have had a lot of great reviews that have applauded my ability to create a rich and detailed world.  When I set back on the path to write this sequel, I reread what I had already written and had to agree that it was a very sophisticated and complicated world I had created.  In fact, it was so complex, that what had originally been so clear and vibrant in my mind now necessitated notes to keep track of details between the books.  And if I – the world's creator – felt I needed notes to keep track of all the characters, locations and circumstances, how could I possibly expect my readers to follow?

So for this installment, I decided to create some crib notes for my readers.  I am no cartographer, but I endeavored to create a crude map to help give the lay of the land for people to get a relationship to where major events in the books are happening.  I also created a categorized glossary so that my readers can track the characters, locations and concepts introduced in the novels so far.  I will also endeavor to create a counterpart of these in my next installment in Chaos Rising.

I am hoping these added resources will better help you to better enjoy and immerse yourself into the world of Na'Ril.  I welcome any suggestions any of my readers may have for future installments, too.  If I left anything out, or if you would like to assist in improving the Na'Ril map, I welcome the input.

Once again, I sincerely hope you enjoy where this story is going.  I am committed to making this as easy a transition from our real world to the fantasy world of Na'Ril as possible.  But I am, in the end, human, so I am equally hopeful that you will forgive any shortcomings I may demonstrate.

Thank you for your loyalty and fellowship.

 

 

             
                                                        Ron Glick

             
                                                        June, 2013

M
ap  of  Na'Ril

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Old Gods – The Pantheon

 

Airek             
              God and Goddess of Charity and Greed, Master                             and Mistress of Benevolence.

Charith
              God and Goddess of Life and Death, Mistress and                             Master of Mortality.

Dariel
                God and Goddess of Truth and Deception, Baron                             and Baroness of the Dark.

Elgoth
              God and Goddess of Knowledge and Mystery,                             Steward and Stewardess of Learning.

Karmel
              God and Goddess of Magic and Chance, Lady and                             Lord of Fortune.

Lendus
                God and Goddess of Bounty and Famine,                                           Guardian of the Grail.

Malik
                God and Goddess of War and Peace, Lord and                             Lady of Strife.

Naris
                              God and Goddess of Love and Hate, Maiden and                             Champion of the Heart.

Sarla
                              God and Goddess of Land and Sky, Empress and Emperor of the Day.

 

The New Order
The Greater Powers

 

Anlar
                                          God of the Hunt, aka, the Hunter.

Alana
                                          Goddess of the Moon

Ava
                                          God of the Sun, aka, the Sun God.

Corus
                              God of Knowledge

Davini
                              Goddess of Soil
, aka, Maiden of the Soil

Elevan
                              Goddess of Death

Faetious
                              God of Deception

Galanor
                              God of Harvest
, aka, Knight of the Fields

Galentine
                            God of Honor

Imery
                            Goddess of Truth (deceased)

Kalrios
                            God of the Sea

Kartar
                            God of War

Kelvor
                              God of Justice

Mastron
                              God of Storm
, aka, the Stormlord

Urlock
                              God of Mountains
, aka, the Mountain King

Zantel
                              God of Merchants

The Lesser Powers

 

Ankor
                              God of Mischief, aka, the Prankster.

Daerma
                              Goddess of Dreams

Enuchek
                              Goddess of Mystery

Laer
                                          God of Darkness

Seree
                                          Goddess of Charm

Srell
                                            God of Shadow

Wronri
                              Goddess of Seduction

The Mortals

 

Aaron
                              Officer in Carland Army.  Marshal of Justin                                           Surelake.

Aliban
                            Father of Mariabelle.  Grandfather of                                                         Geoffrey.

Alsen
                                         
Mercenary.  Derek's younger brother.

Aris
                                            Captain of
The Gull-Griffin.

Avery
                                          Self-Proclaimed God.  First bearer of
One.

Bracken Hillfire
              Dwarf.  Proprietor of Wyrm's Fang Tavern.

Brea
                                            aka, Lillian.  Priestess of Imery.

Derik
                                          Mercenary.  Alsen's older brother.  Rendered an                                           imbecile by Brea.

Faerun
                            Avery's former apprenticeship master.

Geoffrey Goodsmith
  Son of Nathaniel and Mariabelle.  Grandson                                           of Aliban.

Gravin
                              Mutineer.  Wielder of
Two

Hamil
                                          Avery's scribe.  Ankor in disguise.

Justin Surelake
              aka, Justin I, aka, Lord Justin.  King of                                           Carland.

Mansel
                            Innkeep in Scollhaven.  Father of Viola.

Mariabelle Goodsmith
Wife of Nathaniel.  Mother of Geoffrey.                                                Daughter of Aliban.

Mariel Goodsmith
                   Nathaniel Goodsmith's mother.  Druidess.

Nathaniel Goodsmith
  Pantheon's Avatar.  Father of Geoffrey.                                                Husband of Mariabelle.  Son of Maribel.

Olsef
                                            Of the first men.  Made covenant with the                                           Pantheon.

Rantell
                              Priest of Anlar.  Murdered Faerun.  Branded                                           Avery.

Viola
                                          Daughter of Mansel.  Avery's lover.

The Immortals

 

Constant (The)
              aka, El'ba Ilitro.  One of the trinity of                                                         powers in addition to the Eternal and                                                         Infinite. Recently came into his power,                                           physical form resists any change.

Dart Herasdaughter
  aka, Alalya Mirnette.  Demi-God with ability                                           to teleport anywhere on Na'Ril.  400 years                                           old.

Eternal (The)
              aka, phoenix, fenhuang, aka, garuda.  One of                                           the trinity of powers in addition to the                                           Constant and Infinite – Guardian of the                                           First City, moving backwards through time.

Witness (The)
              Demi-God, awareness of all things destined                                           to happen.  600 years old.

 

 

 

Locations

Amber (The)
                           
A crystalline mass encasing the First City.

Carland
                              Kingdom bordering Wildelands to the                                           west, founded by Justin I twenty years ago.

Eastern Reach
                Military zone bordering eastern side of                                           Wildelands.

Ecelor
                              Seaside town.

First City
                              Legendary genesis of where all mortals'                                           existence began on Na'Ril.

Kellenburg
                              Avery's hometown.

Levitz
                              Coastal community.  City taken by Gravin
.

Loru
                                            The Constant's homeland (somewhere in                                           the Western Realms).

Na'Ril
                              World's name.

Oaken Wood
                Nathaniel's hometown.

Purtsy
                              City-state in Welshire, hometown of                                                         Gravin.

Scollhaven
                              Township in Wildelands.  Avery's initial                                           base of control.

Surenport
                              Capital of Carland.

Welshire
                              Territory south of Carland, occupied by                                           city-states.

Western Realms
                Sealed society on another continent.

Wildelands
                              An area of largely unsettled, heavily                                                         forested, mountainous lands.

Wyrm's Fang
              Tavern formerly owned by Bracken                                                         Hillfire (destroyed).

 

Miscellaneous

 

Artices
                              Varied texts of Pantheon faith.

Codex Imeretia
             
The scriptures of Imery.

First Men
                           
Mythical group of people said to be the first                                           humans on Na'Ril.

Gull-Griffin (The)
                Ship which Gravin attempted to mutiny.

Oraclice
                              Parable depicting the consequences of                                           defying the Gods.

Rules of Divinity
                1)  A deity must name him or herself when                                           asked.  2)  A God cannot take               a mortal life.                                            3) 
A God is always bound by his or her                                           word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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