Ambrosia Poetry Anthology


This was given to me as a read and review. It is what I think is called an ARC copy. I do not like to read poetry, well not modern poetry as I love the classics and the huge overly long sonnets and romantic story poetry. Chaucer I am looking at you.

Though when this was offered to me I agreed, for two reasons. First I was asked without the expectation that I should do it. And secondly and more importantly it is in support of the American Suicide Prevention foundation.

So my thoughts as I read Ambrosia were very biased as being an English major in University I wrote some poetry on my own and read the classics and read the poems produced by my friends. I rolled my eyes as I thought about reading these sets. Still, as I continued to read the work I must say that I was impressed by a few and I was knocked to my seat by two.  I leave it at that and suggest you get yourself a copy if you want to read some poetry and even more if you want to help support a great cause in the American Suicide Prevention foundation.

 

Here is the link to the release party for  it.
Ambrosia Release

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Dragonblood Throne: Legacy, by Tom Fallwell


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Orphaned as a young child and growing up alone in the forest, Delina lives a life of isolation; her only companion a saber-toothed panther. Her strange eyes frighten those she occasionally encounters, so she keeps to herself, until a young, wounded warrior ends up at her doorstep. As she nurses him back to health, she discovers she is more than just a young woman with unusual eyes, she is a dragonblood, destined to become the ruler of Almar.

 

Now hunted by the dark sorcerer who murdered her father, usurped his throne, and killed all her kin, she must find out how she can release the essence of the dragon inside her to defeat him. Everything depends upon her willingness to embrace her legacy and reclaim the Dragon Throne.

Excerpt from Dragonblood Throne: Legacy, by Tom Fallwell

Copyright © 2017 by Tom Fallwell – All Rights Reserved

Ignoring the two scribes fidgeting nervously behind him, Kargoth anxiously watched the cosmic tableau of the moons unfold in the darkened sky from his balcony. The rare, lunar eclipse was only moments away from its apex, the new moon phase of Tibel almost centered within the bright ring of Sianor behind it.

While he would never admit it, not even to himself, Kargoth was fearful as he waited to see if the prophecy was true, if there would be a sign indicating a dragonblood still lived in Almar. The words of that prophecy played continually in his mind as he waited with bated breath.

Ring of the heavens,

Ring shining bright.

Darkness the lesser

Than greater moon’s light.

When the ring glows bright

As the moons above turn,

Blood shows the sign

Of the dragons return.

A dragon reborn

From an innocent child.

The power will grow

As emotions run wild.

The dragon will rise

When all hope seems lost.

All evil will pay

The dragonblood’s cost.

The dragonblood comes,

The darkness will die.

The dragon wings spread

And the dragon will fly.

Here it comes,” Kargoth said, never removing his gaze from the moons. “Now we’ll see if there is any truth to this prophecy.”

The scribes trembled, fearing their High Lord’s wrath, as Tibel firmly centered itself in front of Sianor. The light in the night lessened momentarily as Tibel covered much of Sianor’s full and bright splendor.

The slim circle of light around Tibel began to burn brightly, becoming a brilliant glowing ring in the night sky. For a moment, the scholars hoped that perhaps the prophecy was false, but a red glow began to fill the darkness of Tibel. It was as if some celestial being had poured a bowl of blood into the mold of the darkened Tibel, now glowing with a red, unearthly light. The eclipse became a white circle filled with a blood-red glow.

The prophecy was true! It was a sign of blood! Of dragonblood!

The scribes slowly backed away from the balcony in fear, anticipating the wrath of their lord. They could almost hear Kargoth’s rage brewing inside him as he suddenly turned on them, his steel eyes boring into their souls.

It’s true! That beast, Jeraldin, had another child!” His anger turned on the two robed figures. “You should have known this sooner! You impotent cretins!”

He raised both hands in front of him, palms outward. The terrified scribes turned to run, but it was too late. A dark fiery energy streamed from both his hands, as jets of black, searing flame engulfed the two men. Their horrifying screams of agony echoed throughout the chamber and into the halls beyond as their bodies were consumed by the deadly power Kargoth had loosed upon them. Within seconds, only smoldering piles of ash remained on the floor.

Dropping his hands in frustration, a deep and tortured frown peeked from the shadows of his hood. Kargoth stormed toward the throne room door. “Guards! Guards! Get my generals! Now!”

Whoever this dragonblood was, Kargoth had to make sure they never lived long enough to be a threat to his power. He would scour the entire kingdom and find this dragonblood. He couldn’t allow one of their kind to live.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Early in life, Tom Fallwell discovered a love for fantasy and science-fiction, delighting in the wonderful escape into realms undreamed of. Weaned on the greats like J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert E. Howard, Roger Zelazny, Robert A. Heinlein, and Michael Moorcock, just to name a few, Tom’s imagination was forever inspired by those marvelous tales.

One day, he discovered a simple book of rules called ‘Chainmail’, by Gary Gygax, and found a new love: the love of creating adventures and stories of his own. ‘Chainmail’ evolved into ‘Dungeons & Dragons’, and Tom played consistently with friends as both a player and a dungeon master (DM) for decades. Such activities helped him develop his ability to create worlds and stories for other players to enjoy.

Now retired from his long career as a software developer, Tom writes all the adventures and characters that constantly fill his mind and shares them with the world.

Website: http://tomfallwell.com

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The future


There are many things that we all tend to worry about when we think about the future. Money, friends, health, plans, plans yes plans. The idea that our plans will not happen tends to dwell deep within our very beings.
I forget who the quote comes from, but this idea that plans must be seen through, and that plans within plans keep us secure. Well, it went something like that.

I have plans. I have a great many plans, one of them is for happiness and I hope to have it someday. Yet, many are just for the security of the ones I love. Everything I work at and try tend to not be for my benefit but for the benefit of the people I love. And while I will stand by my integrity I will also call bullshit when I see it. I defriend and friend people depending on their integrity. I am happy to count the friends in my circles as friends because they are people with integrity. And well the ones that do not have integrity I toss to the wayside.
So when it comes to thinking about the future. I sleep well on it. I do what I can and worry about what I can’t but in the end. Well in the end the future comes and like the unavoidable train on the tracks I take it head on. As we should all.

Why


Purest thoughts. These have awakened me to a friends voice to which I can just say Sorry and hope for forgiveness.

Love Is The Highest Frequenzy We Can Emit

june arrived and im still alone in my apartmemt where i have been through enough hell for a lifetime. even so the universe helps me to stay calm and enlightned like a morning breaze without rain but with cloudy skies. the ones who believe they can get away with lies will soon be revealed in a way that this world will be shoked and scared for the unclean souls that realm this planet. thus i think we should look inside ourselves the misunderstanding is unbearable when it comes to the people who think they are me or can “be” me. the life up until now is somewhat something i cannot change but choose and have to accept. there is nothing we can do to change the past but we can all stand together and work for a better future together in peace and harmony.

the togetherness sharing and lives should…

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Alien Covenant was eh. Don’t worry no spoilers just feelings.


I love the alien movies. I grew up with them. I mean the first one scared me so much as a child that I use to hide under the kitchen table whenever I was alone in the house. Then Aliens came out and the space marines cranked it up another notch and I dove more into the world. My cousin got me into the comics and I was hooked. Though I must say that I was hooked on film from the very beginning.
I have even been told that my novels read out like films. Not screenplays but actual films. Which is why I think that my screenplay writing has improved so quickly. Now back to Alien. The third was also a movie that I liked. I know many do not like the idea of the third alien movie nor Resurrection which I also loved. But I loved resurrection because it had Winona Rider in it and like any male child growing up from the 80’s and 90’s Winona was a girl and now a woman that I love. She was the first to break my heart but I welcomed it as anyone welcomes a summer rain.
So Prometheus came out a couple of years back and it was horrible, but watchable. I mean it was the first Alien movie that I considered a B movie. And I love B movies as much as A-class movies. So there I was with a movie that was down in story quality but high on graphics and I thought this is not a good way to go. But then you get the cut out scenes and you see that there was so much more that would have made the movie better. So chalk it up to cuts that lowered the quality of the movie.
And not we get to Covenant. It is nice… I guess. There is enough to make you feel the film, what I find lacking is that the story seems rushed. Until I see the extended version I will have to say that this movie is barely above Prometheus but has not captured the core feelings of the first film. It is as if you went hiking and ran into some wolves and were struck in awe only to get home and hear that your friend is leaving their chihuahua with you for a few days. That kind of disappointment until the extended version is released and I can adjust my feelings of this film either in a more negative way or a more positive way.

But don’t get me wrong. Even though I felt the movie was eh. I would still watch it again and most likely I will watch it a few more times before the extended version comes out.