The Silence In The Song By Robb Wallace
Death is not the end. The immortal King and his legion of otherworldly beings have made sure of that.
The immortal king’s empire expands southward, consuming everything in its path.
A young nomad, born of prophecy, comes of age, plagued by visions of the King’s brutal conquests and the strange etheric beings that consume the souls of the dead left in the Kings wake.
This is the story of an uncommon boy who dares to believe that he can be the difference, that he can challenge the immortal King for the freedom of every soul on the planet.
The story is set in a human-like world and has a heroic/epic fantasy feel. A mix of barbarian tales, worldview building, magic, spiritual dimensions, philosophical curiosity, ancient myths, psychedelic visions, conspiracies, martial arts and questions about the nature of life, death and reality.
This is an epic fantasy novel with science fiction elements. A firm cross over between the two disciplines.
Join Arran, the silence in the song, as he discovers himself and what he is capable of.
Themes Covered In The Silence And The Song
The Silence In The Song By Robb Wallace is a classical epic fantasy. However, at its core, like most classic epic fantasy novels, it explores many ideas and themes. I have listed these key themes that weave through the book below. This is a book for anyone who loves..
This is for sure a classic epic fantasy, set in a human like world with magic, barbarians, swords, battles and more.
If you love Conan the Barbarian (Robert E Howard), Wulf The Barbarian, Claw The Unconquered, Slain etc then you will hopefully love Nanoc and his barbarian ways. He is a classic barbarian in every respect.
A rich and diverse look at culture, religion, landscapes, geological features and more. The Silence In The Song borrows from my extensive traveling and love of the many vibrant and diverse cultures of this world. Both our present cultures, peoples, langues and those of our near and distant past.
Like all good Epic Fantasy Novels, magic is firmly a part of the book. However, it is looked at from the lense of real magik. Once could say through the lense of the occult or hidden knowledge. It is not the classic, says some words, command some element and boom. More of an expansion of the classic magical powers associated with humans who dedicate themselves to developing their innate physic powers. Mind reading, telepathy, energy healing, enhanced physical strength and more.
The individuals path to a one-on-one connection with the divine within. What is spirituality and how do we, as individuals, learn from those who have walked before us? Before we walk the path for ourselves, I explore many facets of today’s spiritual paths.
The nature of reality and more. The many cultures of this world (earth) have produced many, many ideas about what reality is, what truth is, what wisdom is. I explore some of these ideas through my characters as they face life, death, bravery, courage, success and more.
Ancient structures and myths:
From the great pyramids of Giza to the Kailash temple, megaliths of the world to origin stories of their creators. I have traveled to many ancient sites, with many more on my to-do list. Every one I have ever visited has left me in awe and full of questions. Who built this and why? Where did the lost knowledge go? What are other folk not completely blown away by this? Etc. I try to weave a little of the awe that fires up my curiosity every time i visit one of these magical places.
Over the years of my youth, I dabbled with psychedelics, the insight and experience of which has stayed with me for life. I explore some of the ideas, and experiences in The Silence In the Song. The main character Arran’s rite of passage explores such a theme.
Tin foil hats are sometime required! The world is not always as it seems. Conspiracy, by definition, is simply a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. Anyone interested in history will know that powerful people often do unlawful and harmful things to their populations under secrecy. History shows us that power does indeed corrupt the soul. I explore some modern day conspiracy themes in the book.
As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I have brought my passion and experience to the novel. hopefully writing realistic yet fun combat and fight scenes. As well as bringing the fighters’ mindset, the warriors’ mindset to the table.
Questions about the nature of life, death and reality:
Reincarnation, heaven, life beyond death, spirits, entities, rebirth, life purpose, destiny and more. I love these kinds of ideas and make it a central theme that weaves throughout the various characters, cultures and stories in the book.
Pseudo science, genuine science, fringe science and more. I explore genetic origin stories of the ancient Sumerians as well as the idea of Galactic gold miners.
So if anything above tickles your fancy, please consider buying a copy of The Silence In The Song.
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Digital map completed.
Map almost complete, CGI visuals for promotion being created (example below.) Marketing ideas being planned. Book formating and ISBNs secured.
First draft feedback and improvements are done. With editor for final mistakes.
The first draft is now complete. 145 thousand words have now been printed and shipped out to my team of experienced beta readers.
Revised first draft sent to Development editor for feedback.
Developmental edit was returned around the summer of 2021