The Never-Dying Man
The Never-Dying Man is the second part of The Wolves of Vimar. This continues the story begun in The Wolf Pack. While I was writing this, I changed the antagonist from a cleric to a mage and put him in a different country. Very little of this book bears any resemblance to the scenario except for the fact that the Sword, found in The Wolf Pack, is needed to destroy the enemy.
Somehow, it evolved in the telling, and grew and grew until I decided that I would have to make 2 books out of it. This I did. The Wolf Pack becomes split in this book, and so I followed one group in The Never-Dying Man and the other half will be seen again in the third book.
Again, as with The Wolf Pack, the story evolved and took turns I had not anticipated. The characters often dictate what is going to happen. This surprised me when I first started writing, but not any more. I don't know what happens, but these people I've created definitely take over from time to time.
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GENRE: Epic fantasy
PRINT LENGTH: 453 pages
PUBLICATION DATE: October 8th, 2014
FORMAT: Kindle, paperback
Excerpt from the book
Carthinal sat working at the table in the rooms that he and Yssa shared in the Mage Tower of Hambara. He had moved in after their wedding, but they both knew they would have to move out soon after their child was born. It was due in a couple of sixdays and they had decided that they would have to find a house in the city as soon as the birth occurred. He glanced over at his wife who was sitting before the fire and sewing a blanket for the child’s crib. It was a cool day at the end of autumn, and so they had decided to light a fire. The Winter Solstice was in four sixdays and they were hoping to join in with the celebrations, assuming the birth of their child allowed it.
He was working on a translation from Elvish to Grosmerian, set for him by Yssa. He wanted to be able to help her in her work of translating the ancient spell-books that he, Basalt and Randa had found in a secret room in the Duke’s Palace. Although he was a half-elf, his parents had died while he was still very young, and he had not learned much of the language of his father.