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WELCOME

 

BOOK ONE

Book one, AWAKENING is published and available to buy by clicking HERE  If you would like to read a sample you can click HERE or use the navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen.

BOOK TWO

Book two, NORTHLINGS is well under way and follows Banain into the frozen north to rescue his friend the wolf Bodolf, who has been taken by an army under the control of a powerful dictator. Banain will need all his skills and allies or he risks losing everything.

Horses in The Chronicles of Banain

Two Horses

In AWAKENING, horses, like all animals have developed in the five thousand years since the great freeze.

Most of the European horses that survived the terrible storms and tsunamis that accompanied the great freeze, were forced far to the south, away from the freezing polar icecap. Only stopped from going further, by the natural border of the Mediterranean sea.

Building their ability to communicate with each other, they slowly built in numbers using their intelligence and speed to escape most of their predators……Until man came back into the equation.

In the last thousand years they had  been hunted for meat, bred for cavalry mounts and faced being eradicated as a wild species and enslaved for life. Now they can choose their destiny again!

In  Banain’s dominion, no longer can a human enslave an animal against his will, if a human wants to ride into battle rather than walk, they have to convince a suitable mount to accept them. It is a symbiotic agreement, whereby both parties benefit. Inter-species communication between most animals and man had been enabled through Banain’s gifts, greatly enhanced by the Immortals.

The result, apart from most species being able to understand each other, is the realisation  of the needs of all creatures, which do not differ wildly from species to species.

In AWAKENING, the horse chooses its rider and once the breath of life has been shared, they are bonded for life.

Here is a short excerpt from the book, where Star bonds with Banain.

A short while later, the messenger arrived with his heavily armoured warhorse, both dwarfed by Star who walked alongside them. The mighty animal was impressive to Banain; he stood almost eighteen hands high and weighed over eight hundred kilograms.

“I am Star, formerly of Lord Erador’s cavalry. I thank you for setting me and my kin free, Banain. I pledge my service to you for life and share the breath of friendship with you.” Star trotted up and lowered his nose to within centimetres of Banain’s, and then he exhaled in the traditional horse greeting.

“I thank you Star and accept your pledge. I would be honoured to ride with you,” Banain said, breathing in the air of the big horse and returning his own. “You understand that this is a dangerous quest and that I cannot guarantee your safety,” Banain said, looking for any doubt in the horse. He found none.

“My kind welcome danger; it is where we differ from our wild cousins. We charge in, whilst they charge away,” Star said, a deep sense of pride evident in his words.

“Do you require a saddle and bridle to ride me, Banain?” he asked.

“No, thank you. I think I will be fine.” With that, Banain leapt nimbly onto Star’s back.

“I think you will!” Star said, amazed. He could hardly feel the well-positioned and balanced rider. “If Grindor is to ride me again, perhaps you could give him lessons, Banain.” Star gave the equivalent of a horse chuckle.

“I heard that, horse,” Grindor said, his sadness turning to indignation.

“I am only joking, Grindor. You rode well…for an ape!” Star replied as he disappeared from view, following the messenger.

What type of book is Awakening?

If you like “The Lord of the Rings” and “Merlin”  mixed with a healthy dose of  “Animal Farm”, then AWAKENING, the first in the Chronicles of Banain, is a book you should try.

Set five thousand years in the future it follows the life of Banain, a child born in to post apocalyptic earth with very special powers. Almost wiped out as a species by the terrible storms and freezing conditions in a world that is now half covered in ice, man is just starting to dominate the planet again.

But this time the animals are bigger, more intelligent, and can talk!

At just three months old, Banain is rescued from the jaws of death by an eagle called Krys. This event sets in motion the roller coaster adventure that is Banain’s life and sees him joining forces with the immortals, who train his mental and physical abilities.

Banain has to grow beyond his years quickly if he is to survive, and with the help of the immortals and his animal friends, save the world from destruction again. 

Why not read the first few chapters and if you like it download or buy AWAKENING. You can read the reviews here.

 

Immortal Creatures Do Exist!

Turr is one of the main characters in AWAKENING, The Chronicles of Banain and is based on a real sea creature.

It (they have no gender) represents millions of Turritopsis Dohrnii, better known as Immortal Jellyfish. 

In their linked collective memory, they have witnessed  the devastation wrought on the earth by man, and with the help of Banain, the child warrior, they are determined to stop it from happening again. 

Have a look at the video below from Epic Wildlife

Here is a short excerpt from the book regarding the Immortals.

“Please sit here.” Grindor’s deep gravelly voice pulled Banain out of his trance. He sat on the seat sculpted out of the floor of the cave as indicated by the ape.

“Banain, this is Turritopsis. It is your point of contact to the immortals. You are seeing a much-enlarged view of it provided by the magnification qualities of the water in the column. I will leave you,” Grindor said, turning to leave the cave.

“Why do you call Turritopsis ‘it’, Grindor, and how do I talk to it?” Bodolf enquired, mesmerised by the floating entity.

“The immortals have no gender, Banain; they are neither male nor female. Turritopsis will explain everything to you,” Grindor said, not pausing or looking back.

 Banain sat waiting for some time before the mesmerising chanting swelled, becoming louder, and then a strange sensation came over him. Unlike outside, in the cavern the immortals were able to create a time bubble which encompassed the whole area, allowing communication and movement to whomever was within. It required a tremendous amount of power, supplied by millions of immortals, linked together in an underwater chamber below the cavern.

“Welcome Banain,” a new, more focused, single voice sang in his head. “I am Turritopsis. Think of me as your connection to the immortals. You are very special, Banain, and we need you very much.”

THE CHRONICLES OF BANAIN Facelift

I have just finished updating the CHRONICLES OF BANAIN blog-site. I will be posting regular updates and information about the concepts behind the book .

Please let me know what you think.

Is your pet psychic?

A Cambridge scientist believes we have only seen the beginning of animals’ telepathic powers
Click picture to go to Mail Online article by DR RUPERT SHELDRAKE .

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