"The Childe...More restless than the swallow in the skies..." -Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Preview of My Upcoming Novel

Updated Synopsis - October 26, 2011


One December evening, Evan Morgan is struck with the most pessimistic thought a human can have. Plunged into mental darkness, he sets out on a night journey. Evan leaves behind fractured memories of a charmed past, his dubious association with Freemasonry, and a troubled bond with the daughter of his deceased mentor. He takes along a prized relic willed to him by his fallen brother—a failed scientific device nonetheless coveted by members of the local Masonic Lodge.

As he ventures toward an isolated volcanic landscape, Evan notes the suspicious reappearance of a stranger whom he first saw the night his forebodings began. Step by step, thought by thought, Evan draws inexorably closer to a life or death encounter. And facing a future seemingly devoid of hope, he seeks guidance from the angel Friend—an entity he has always been certain is just a figment of his imagination.


Working Synopsis of Retrograde, Wanderer - October 15, 2011

Evan Lawrence Morgan inadvertently has the most pessimistic thought a human can have. This realization, compounded by fallout from ill-fated associations, propels him onto a night journey. As the stars come out on an early winter evening, he ventures from the reality of his small-town existence toward an equally real volcanic landscape.

While grappling with the turmoil in his own mind, Evan notes the suspicious reappearance of a stranger travelling the same road. Step by step, thought by thought, Evan draws inexorably closer to a life or death encounter. Along the way he seeks assistance from the angel Friend—an entity he has always been certain is just a figment of his imagination.

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3 comments:

  1. It's good....The feelings of Evan are really deepx I Likey...:0) Leslie

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  2. As the stars come out on an early winter evening, he ventures from the reality of his small-town existence toward an equally real volcanic landscape.

    While grappling with the turmoil in his own mind,

    I like those lines and the imagery and feelings of those line!

    Plunged into mental darkness, he sets out on a night journey, while grappling with the turmoil in his own mind.

    We all have our own voice though and our own way of telling a story. I really like both the working and updated synopsis and I am intrigued!
    ~Wrylon

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  3. Thanks Leslie and Wrylon. Odds are, despite an earnest attempt at prepping, that I don't fully appreciate what this next month will be like. So it is great to hear encouragement like this!

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