‘Where in the world am I?’- You are not in this world anymore.‘Magician, Man and Beast’ is a mythic story of life and death. It is separated into three, philosophical parts to represent the trinity of life: youth, middle age and old age. As a spiritual journey, it represents birth, death and rebirth.In the first book – Man: The Hero Within, we meet the main character in the prime of youth, that unique mix of innocence and arrogance. Here, in the first book, he makes common mistakes. He is…See More
Dark fantasy writer, comic book writer and artist, Daniel Williamson explores the ultimate existential mystery in his debut novel: The Hero Within, taking the reader on a magical journey that will lead them beyond the last frontier.
Williamson is currently working on the next fantasy in the Magician, Man and Beast trilogy: Psychic Odyssey.
Book One Excerpt: Armoured knights trampled the village green to mud. To those caught in their path, they appeared to be bizarre monsters, their humanity hidden beneath hard, chitinous shells; razor-sharp swords gilded red in the most precious of substances–life’s blood.
All around, the air was thick with despair as the wounded reached out to one another with open hearts. The dead pretended to ignore their fate. Some lay with their ears pressed to the ground, as if listening to the slow heartbeat of the earth. Others directed their eyes upwards, watching cinders trace a lazy arc through temperate skies.
A shrill cry cut through the clamour of battle as an Arch-Mage, dressed in bright ceremonial robes, gave a renewed call to arms. The animalistic scream took to the air: a symbiotic blood cry fashioned from a living soul, savagely pried loose from its corporeal holdings.