Have you ever read an ancient tome?

First off – thank you to everyone that has bought a copy of Bad Medicine!  Sales in the first week are chugging along and awareness is spreading!  Our social media profiles, blog and newsletters, and a few fun ad campaigns are all up, and I’m getting loads of positive feedback about Bad Medicine (Book 1 in our Rules of Magic Series). Court of Fey (Book 2)  is also getting some rave reviews from the pre-launch and editorial team!

Today’s pic is me with the first Author Copies of Bad Medicine, received in the post!  Woohoo, very happy me! If there is something in Bad Medicine that caught your eye, and you’d like to know more about it, drop a message in the comments and I’ll squeeze out a response.




For now though, here’s more from Methuselah…


He opened the book and ran his fingers down a dense column of indecipherable curling text.  Methuselah looked up at the camera and smiled a quizzical smile.

“So where were we…aaah…the real history of the world, no better book than the Tome of Shakthuri. Hmmm… but where to begin? Maybe…no…yes…maybe…Aaah yes!  The book of genesis!

So then, In the beginning, it all began.  I Don’t want to step on your theological shoes here, but basically, everything began in one massive movement, a spark of creation, a universe born.  Let us, for the time being, leave aside the who’s and how’s, and at the very least acknowledge that this was the greatest act of magic that we know of.”

So the universe began, matter and time intertwined. Now it’s a fundamental rule of magic – nay, the universe – that time and matter are two sides of the same coin.  They are two conjoined twins, and so when matter is transformed, moved, or manipulated, then time must be stripped from it, and fed back into the system.  Much like squeezing water from a sponge because you want to use the sponge, and then you put the water back into the trough.

So the Universe began, and with the creation of time and matter, the cost of creation – that is, time which was conjoined to what came before – had to be sunk into a container, so that it could be fed back into the universe.

The Greeks called it Pandora’s box, the Persians the Tufaahatan, the Jewish books called it the fruit, and of course the Christians called it the apple.  But this dense artefact, that Telarmodious the elder described as a small, ornate black box, contains within it the seed of our creation, and the power to change reality.  It is the proverbial genie in a box!”

A smile worked its way across the old man’s face as he talked about the most powerful sink in creation….


That’s us for this session – More about the Tufaahatan and the Shakthuri tome in upcoming posts!




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