From the Author
First of all, welcome to the world of Acadia--a world much like ours with rich cultures and diverse people. I originally started working on this project during my junior year back in 2001; a project which was nothing but notes, drawings, maps, and timeline. Then around 2003 I had devoted much of my time, and with the help and praise of many friends and family, I began working on this book.
My original 'Book I' soon turned out to be well over 1400 pages, with a road map to have this series conclude in the sixth book--a plan that has changed much since 2003. Breaking down the first book, I have turned it into a trilogy, with this book being the first part.
Also I have promised many that I will get to make a large glossary and other notes for all foreign languages spoken throughout Acadia--a promise that will be fulfilled in the third book as a part of this trilogy's conclusion.
So, until next time--hopefully by the summer of 2012! (No promises!)
Ali M. Naqvi
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