A Gaslamp Fantasy novel
Daniel is a young writer living in London in the year 1869. After falling ill with consumption, he strives to complete the piece he's been writing: a collection of stories for his deceased lover Helena. Death comes closer and after an argument with his wife Rebecca, Daniel finds himself in an opium-induced coma. When he awakens, however, it's not in the world he once remembered. Helena is alive and well and the landscapes and villages from his stories have become reality. For a short while, he feels at peace trapped within the pages of his mind with the woman he once loved, neither having to fear Death. But there's a darkness on the horizon creeping closer. Daniel soon realizes that not everyone in this world is as hospitable as they seemed. The deeper he falls into his dream, the more he realizes that there's less hope for waking up and that Death in his fantasy may be more vicious than in reality. Awakening is his only chance for survival against the shadows in his mind. What he needs to understand, however, is that waking up means closing the book and losing Helena forever. It's his choice to give in to Death or finally learn to let her go.
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Between the Sword and the PenI heard there was a battle,Between the Sword and the Pen by XMajutsu-shiX
between a pen and a sword.
Between a few deathly strikes,
and one simple word
The sword could not defeat
a few thousand men,
A thousand worded lecture
was written by the pen.
The lecture drove them all,
to temporary death.
Its words dragged on like lullabies,
and stole their very breath.
The sword was not able
to bring tears to ones eyes,
Without striking love
and telling many lies.
The pen however knew how
to make ones insides melt,
when composing a sonnet
so powerful and svelte.
The sword ended up covered,
with blood and salty tears.
It's blade getting heavy,
from battling all those years.
And I hear that they still battle,
the sword and the pen.
Words clashing, sword smashing,
Again and again.
If you stop- and listen closely,
You'll hear the pens words.
You'll hear them calling out,
against the metal swords.
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