REBELLION & TYRANNY
Rebellion & Tyranny is an upcoming volume featuring Talëmar, son of Melandor, who is arguably the darkest and grimmest of all Matthew Roland's characters. Embittered after his banishment to the Stone-lands by Gabaranath, the cruel and traitorous governor of Nârac, Talëmar returns many years later for revenge and to reclaim that which was stolen from him. But even those with the strongest of wills cannot for long avoid their doom, and Talëmar's tragic destiny eventually leads him to the realization only too late that one's fate is inescapable.
Roland has stated that the story which constitutes Rebellion & Tyranny is the original forerunner of what would eventually become The Mighty Shall Rise. This is seen clearly in the person of Talëmar, who at times resembles the disillusioned, down-beaten hero of Endurian Stonehelm. This volume shall be published with an appendix containing a selection of the author's initial plottings and draftings directly derived from the source itself.