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Posts by Jason McDonald

Phantoms in the Luminiferous Ether (Part 2)

Where the Spirits Live Science teaches that the heat and light from the sun pass through ninety-two millions of miles of space in which there is nothing that our senses could recognize as matter. Light and heat are transmitted by means of short electric waves in the universal medium known as luminiferous ether. This ether…

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Phantoms in the Luminiferous Ether

Stormy and I are cleaning up our new book, Phantoms of Ruthaer. Set in the same world as the Cayn Trilogy, it’s a different series with a different cast of characters. While the Cayn Trilogy was inspired by Beowulf and the story of Cain and Abel (check out our blog), this one was inspired by…

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Introduction to Dave and Hector

Hector gripped the hilt of his scimitar and strode into “the cage.”  The place smelled damp with a miasma of vomit and urine.  He passed the inmates.  Some he knew; some he didn’t. The acrid smell of vomit grew stronger the closer he got to the end – vomit mixed with alcohol.  Hector stopped at…

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The Tree of the Dead

“The Bloody Truth” on WGNO ABC website The actual story BY CHARLES GAYARRE From History of Louisiana (1866) In a lot situated at the corner of Orleans and Dauphine Streets, in the city of New Orleans, there is a tree which nobody looks at without curiosity and without wondering how it came there.  For a…

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City of Cayn – Cut Scene

An icy breeze rippled past the or and azure cloth bearing the Sabe family crest.  The smoke cleared a little, and Vityaz Dobrynya Sabe, dressed in steel plate armor covered by an azure surcoat, surveyed the horde outside the walls as he propped his large, kite-shaped shield, emblazoned with a seven-pointed star, against the parapet.…

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Xandor’s Sketch of the Monastery

Shouting caught Xandor’s attention, and he quickly brought the spyglass back up.  A quarter of a mile south of the city stood the ruined walls of a small estate, surrounded by several dozen orc warriors.  It was the only building still standing outside the city gates. Small knots of humanoids worked their way around the…

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