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We have something a little different for you all today, rather than posting about Good Friday and the symbolism of Easter, the Mightier Than the Sword UK blog is being taken over not by one of our authors, but by one of the characters.

We are handing over the blog to Cassandra, guardian of the wilds from the Chronicles of Celadmore series for a look at the downsides to being immortal, at least as far as she is concerned.

Something that all mortals seem to yearn for is a way to cheat death, to live beyond their years and often trying to gain immortality. There are some who spend their entire lives seeking eternal youth combine with eternal life, and others that come to the conclusion that they need to live longer when the autumn years of their life descend.

But no matter how they try to cheat death, they cannot escape it. But living forever is not all that it seems to be. There are several reasons that I have found that make immortality particularly unpalatable.

  1. Finding the armour you had 300 years ago is back in style and you have no idea where you left it.
  2. Keeping large amounts of gold in one location invariably leads to adventurers trying to either rob you, battle you for your gold hoard or creating grandiose myths that cause armies to try and storm your home.
  3. Keeping gold in multiple locations leads to you having to draw a map to keep track of where all of it is kept. after 100 years, people steal it thinking it is a treasure map.
  4. Being a great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother not only is a bit of a mouthful, but the only other person that can relate to how old it makes you feel is your mother.
  5. Trying to keep the same waist line over the millennia is a lot harder than most people think.
  6. Watching mortals bicker is funny at first, but after 2,000 years it becomes rather boring when the same arguments keeping coming around. You begin to wonder how it is that they haven’t worked out some kind of compromise.
  7. When someone finds your diary from your teenage years and they start gushing about discovering an ancient manuscript in a dead language that must hold the knowledge of ancients is actually quite hurtful.
  8. You have to spend your entire existence watching those that you love wither and die before your eyes. No matter how many times it happens, the pain only seems to grow as you carry more loss in your heart. It keeps growing until you stop caring and will death to take you.

Curious as to why Cassandra is so concerned with making immortality sound less attractive? You’ll be able to find out on Monday when When Darkness Falls, book 7 in the Chronicles of Celadmore is released.

WDF Coming

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WeDoNotKillChildren

Join local author Penelope Wallace for the launch party of a book that gives fantasy a facelift.

Released in November 2016, We Do Not Kill Children was heralded as the hot pick in Amazon’s Christian fantasy genre in the run up to Christmas and finally the book is getting a local not-quite-a-release party.

We Do Not Kill Children is the debut novel from local author, Penelope Wallace and published by the local publishing house, Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications. “It’s a fantasy book for people who don’t really like fantasy,” said Ms Wallace, “It’s a story without elves, it doesn’t end on a cliff-hanger and it’s free from misogyny. However it does have several murders plus a sprinkling of torture and dismemberment of corpses – which all adds to the intrigue.”

Penny Release Party PosterThe launch party is being held at the Middle Street Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston on 26th May 2017. The doors will open at 7pm, with talks starting at 7:30pm. Entry is free. There will be refreshments on offer for all those that attend, with the chance to meet the author and talk to her about her book (and the second Tale from Ragaris, which is due to be published later this year) as well as the opportunity to purchase a copy and have it signed. The illustrator for the books, Ian Storer of Scipio Design will also be in attendance with more examples of his work. C.S. Woolley, the founder of Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications and another local author, will also be there with some of the other books in the Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications catalogue available for purchase.

We Do Not Kill Children Blurb

“We do not kill children; we do not commit rape; we do not take pleasure in torment.”

Dorac Kingsbrother was one of the King’s Thirty in the kingdom of Marod. That was before he was found guilty of the murder of Lord Gahran’s three children. Though Gahran was a traitor, his children were innocent. The code of the King’s Thirty leaves no room for such a barbaric act, and for this heinous crime Dorac faces a life in exile.

The shame of such a sentence is something that Dorac can’t brook, and so he sets off on a journey to the Old Stones, the place where those that seek death meet their end. Followed by Gormad, a child in search of adventure, Dorac is not alone on his final journey.

But not everyone believes that Dorac is guilty. Gemara Kingsister, head of the Six, investigates the murder of Gahran’s children; though there is more at stake than the life of a lone warrior in this, the first of the Tales from Ragaris.