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LoHI_JT_GoC_Cover_frontGames of Chance
by William L. Hahn
Judgement’s Tale, Part One
published: July 2014
Amazon
approximately 42,498 words
Language: English

Setting: 1995 ADR

Description

For twenty centuries the Lands of Hope prospered from their Heroes’ peace, but suffer now from their absence. Chaos slowly grows in the central kingdom of the Lands of Hope known as the Percentalion. It no longer permits safe or reliable travel in or out. Even the bravest adventurers, who for centuries made a living foraying into its midst after lore and treasure, seem unable to do so anymore. The sundered populations of the Percentalion are trapped there, beyond communication and without hope. Worse yet, the liche Wolga Vrule plots escape from his extra-worldly prison to unleash a tide of undeath, and enlists the Earth Demon Kog, who ruled the Percentalion millennia ago, as an uneasy ally.

On the western coast of the Lands of Hope, Solemn Judgement comes ashore, having journeyed with his father for two years across an ocean. His father died in bringing him here; Solemn Judgement steps onto these Lands both a stranger and an orphan, driven to complete the lore his father died to give him.

In a world beset with increasing chaos, the bravest Children of Hope must take mortal risks. A young woodsman’s spear-cast, a desperate bid to save his comrades; the Healers Guildmistress’ cheery smile, hiding a grim secret and a heavy burden of guilt; the prince of Shilar’s speech in a foreign tongue, a gambit to avoid bloodshed or even war. As a new generation of heroes, scattered across the kingdoms, bets their lives and more, Solemn Judgement- soon to be known as The Man in Grey- must learn to play… Games of Chance

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Strength of ConvictionLoHI_JT_SoC_cover_web
by William L. Hahn
Judgement’s Tale, Part Two
published: July 2014
Amazon
approximately 36,898 words
Language: English

Setting: 1995 ADR

Description

As the central kingdom of the Lands of Hope languishes without rule or reason under a worsening pall of chaos, most Children of Hope stand by and do nothing. The few who would dare are outcasts and strangers, either too high up, or too far inside, or still too young to help. Worse, all their scattered mysteries seem unconnected.

Treaman the Woodsman struggles to guide his companions through ensorcelled wildlands to safety. The poorest knight in the city prays by Conar’s statue for weeks without ceasing, as though his life depends on it. The young scribe Anteris copies histories for his master by day, dreams of adventure till sunset, and searches the stars by night for the riddle of his future. A noble Conarian heir seeks to join a lost legendary Order, putting his duty before his life. A gentle Elvish sage confronts the greatest of puzzles, the closed door barring the way to friendship with his greatest, and most dangerous pupil.

For Solemn Judgement, the Man in Grey, is learning that names are indeed important when he shows… Strength of Conviction.

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The Plane of Dreams

by Will L. Hahn
published: September 2012
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approximately 114,000 words
Language: English

The greatest tales begin when the adventure ends. The Tributarians have won fame across the Empire, but also triggered a threat from beyond the bounds of reason to tear the waking world apart. Will newfound wealth sunder their company and remove their last chance? Or will they sacrifice fame and fortune, and risk their lives, to become the unknown saviors of the Lands.

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The Ring and the Flag
by Will L. Hahn
Shards of Light, Part One
published: June 2011
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approximately 31000 words
Language: English

Description

In 2002 ADR, the Empire of Argens is still reeling from the usurpation of its centuries-old throne by a landless adventurer. A ferocious dwarven warrior named Yula and his sorcerous human allies not only defeated the flower of elvish knighthood, but exposed the former dynasty as nothing less than demons in disguise. Now a young captain, ruined by his loyalty to the old regime, has one last chance to redeem his family name in the officer training corps being established by the hated new emperor.

Captain Justin gets much more than he bargained for, however, as he is sent on a secret mission to the North Mark, hotbed of disloyalty even in the old days and now on a trip-wire for revolt. Given only days to assemble a company, march north and defuse the conspiracy, the new captain will be tested too often, too hard and far too soon.

“The Ring and the Flag” is the first story in the Shards of Light saga set in the Lands of Hope, the creation of Wm. L. Hahn. More than twenty years in the making, the Lands hold tremendous adventure, a sense of history, and a strong theme of the difficult choices heroes must make when faced by the power of Despair.

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The Book of Tales

BoT1 259x400by Will L. Hahn (Illustrated by Teddy Newby)
published: December 2012
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approximately 18,000 words
Language: English

Description:

A collection of short tales told by the Children of Hope. Some are Animal Tales, others are Legends of the Heroes. An indispensable resource to understanding Hopeful culture and customs. This book recounts the work of the young scribe and Sages Guild aspirant Anteris of Trainertown, who has annotated these brief illustrated tales with his own notes on history.

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Shards of Light II - 259x400Fencing Reputation
by Will L. Hahn
Shards of Light, Part Two
published: August 2011
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approximately 46000 words
Language: English

Description

When the elven lords, preachers and merchants of Cryssigens need wrongs righted without clues, they look for the stealthic Feldspar to solve their problems. But the legend without a face is hard to find: and when Feldspar takes a commission from the most famous, and beautiful, priestess in the city, he finds problems of his own piling up, and is forced to choose between Hope and safety.

This tale is the second in the series “Shards of Light” which began with “The Ring and the Flag“.

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Three Minutes to Midnight
by Will L. Hahn
published: July 2011
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approximately 46000 words
Language: English

Description

Never call Trekelny a thief, he’s the greatest stealthic since Astor himself. It’s true, just ask him. He won’t end the night a coin richer, instead exchanging mortal risk for a hero’s reputation. But on this night, TMM-croppedhe won’t succeed to live in song, or even survive, without the help of a woman who hates him above all others. If he is to despoil her temple, he must also take her love with him.

In this sword-and-sorcery novelette, a young hero named Trekelny hungers for the greatness of his hero, the stealthic Astor. Like him, he plans to take on mortal risk not for gain, but in the service of Hope. Like him, he plans to invade and despoil the impregnable temple-tower of Khoirah, the Betrayer of Hope from days of legend.

The action of the story is set in the City of Heroes, a place no one in the Lands of Hope has ever seen since its founding. Trekelny believes he will be the first to leave the city in centuries, if he succeeds in his act of stealth- but he finds that his carefully-laid plans must change, as true service to the cause of Hope means more peril than even he could imagine.

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  1. I like these stories a lot. I had the honor to proof-read them, and I couldn’t stop reading. Although it’s heroic Fantasy, which isn’t my favorite, they are stories well told with lots of intriguing twists and turns. I like the way Justin, the main character of Ring and Flag, stays true to his code of honor against all odds. He’ll be an asset in his new Emperor’s army — let’s hope we’ll see (I mean read) him again in another story. And I love the craziness of the stealthics Feldspar and Trekelny — may they live in another tale.

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