For all of recorded history, the Old Gods ruled the world of man with an iron fist, manipulating and enslaving them as they drew power from their subordinates. In time, the Dragon Aspects rose up and fought to free mankind, pushing the Old Gods back and banning them from the world.
It's been nearly a thousand years since the 'Dragon Wars' freed the kingdoms of man, and for nearly a thousand years, a 'mist' has crept across the world, withering and destroying everything in its path. As man struggles to learn the secrets of the Mist, their Dragon Protectors lie dormant, keeping the Old Gods at bay.
But as the Mist begins to creep into the heart of man's new world, something dark begins to stir. From the greatest depths of Kel Doran, something...has awakened.
The Mists of Kel Doran is a medieval fantasy series that tells the story of man's historic inhumanity towards man. Set in a fictional world, this 'Dark Ages' epic takes you to man's darkest era where religion rules the land and barbaric acts are king. Follow along as an unsuspecting group of adventurers discover a twisted, supernatural plot to destroy mankind.
Hello, and welcome to the Mists of Kel Doran online novel...a project several years in the making! This is a creative endeavor that has me incredibly excited and I look forward to hearing from you as the story unfolds. Essentially, I'll be publishing pieces of my MoKD world for free on this site. I'll do my best to provide an easy to navigate interface for those joining us further down the line and will do everything within my power to keep the updates regular and often.
Each 'Season' will represent an overarching story, which will be broken down into episodes...much like your favorite television show. Within each episode, I will be releasing chapters. Think of each chapter as a scene segment, with multiple scenes composing an episode, and a series of logical episodes composing a season, with high level story arcs weaving each season together. Sounds simple, right?!
The Mists of Kel Doran story covers several arenas set in different parts of our fantasy world, with several parallel arcs between each. As such, the episodes will alternate between these arenas, hopefully in a relatively smooth fashion. While each arena could probably stand on its own as an independent series, certain details and events will become more clear as I attempt to weave them together in order. The different arenas will be divided up in the Table of Contents, so you can choose which method you prefer...the chapters, however, will be released in chronological order.
Dictionary.com describes 'epic' as:
noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style:
These days, the word 'Epic' is used to describe a wide array of things, but at the heart of the word is a story. The story of Mists of Kel Doran is set across 3 generations spanning nearly 60 years. The first Season, 'Dragon-Touched', is on pace to exceed 850,000 words...and there are around 18 seasons scheduled. So really, it's all about the math. If you're looking for a story that you can grow with and truly immerse yourself in for years to come...you've found the right place!
As is the case with most things in this world, nothing is ever really 'free'. That being said, I fully intend to continue posting the Mists of Kel Doran story in Episodic Format on this site for as long as time and funds will allow. Anyone who's hosted their own site knows there are costs associated with maintaining domains, hosts, servers, etc. Anyone who has a family knows that spending a large amount of time on a project of this size has its own significant 'costs.' So, needless to say, although I'm making my novel available to you for free, it's by no means 'free' for me to maintain it.
To put it simply, if you like my work, thank you. If you appreciate what I'm trying to do while maintaining a full-time job and raising a family, thank you. If you would like to show that you are supporting my creative endeavor, please visit my PATREON site and help make my dream a reality. I'll do my best to reward your loyal support. And......thank you!