THE MIGHTY SHALL RISE
Recruited out of his exile, young Endurian Stonehelm forges an alliance with the legendary warrior, Tyrelion Ivronwine, to retrieve the lost Sceptre of Anakämar from the White Tower in a move that will have long-ranging consequences for all of Pergelion. Drawn into these events is the usurper, Ir-Murazôr, whose mere presence promises a long-awaited end to Endurian’s desperate search for answers...
In Intriguing Inceptions, Matthew Roland unveils for the very first time, never before seen manuscripts: each an essay in the realm of epic fantasy or science fiction. The pieces were selected out of a wealth of others for both their unique composition and intriguing premises. Each and every "Inception" is the beginning of a story; each story is an endeavor, and each endeavor is an enterprise into another world...
They sought to change their destiny. But fleeing from fate only brought them that much closer to it.
In the cheerless colds of the Northern Wastes, a group of refugees led by Orendel Stonehelm and Aragonez Ivronwine, arrive at the village of Snowbourne in search of the key to their survival. But even those with the most formidable wills cannot for long avoid their doom, and the tragic destinies of Aragonez and his companions eventually lead them to the realization only too late that one’s fate is inescapable.
Also featured are two unique stories: The Wastrel Who Was, featuring Melandor the Street Urchin, who gets more than he bargained for when he attempts to rob an unsuspecting wayfarer; and The Dark Tree, in which one of Aragonez’s later descendants uncovers a deadly secret—one that if brought to fruition, could destroy all that he holds dear.
This volume is published with an appendix containing an epic poem titled, The Lay of the Fall of Endilyon, which tells the tale of Endilyon and his brother Turnour, who are betrayed in the Battle of Grimweld; and ultimately perish despite their heroic deeds.