From the Author
Dreams have inspired much of the imaginative situations in The Infinity Mantle, and so too did a string of words written as an exercise serve to launch a series. I wrote this below (part of the longer Lore blurb) and it launched a host of ideas:
'From a Land of Skies isolated in space tocivilisations flourishing underground, from a chaos curtain to sacred sites, froma world deliberately forbidden to populous centres, from shamanic tribes tohigh-tech city-worlds, the Lore series delves from the deep forgotten past intoa speculative future. But Time cannot be measured; time moves between realmsand reality in a fashion contradictory to participants of this present, andexposes creatures of myth and legend and fabled figures thought lost toantiquity. From the realms of prophecy andreincarnation to the reality of Warlocks, Witches and Darak Or's, from dreamsto the scrying bowl, from thrones to forest clearings, the Lore series journeysthrough and finely weaves fact and fantasy.'
Thus was The Infinity Mantle born ...
About the Author
Elaina is a galactic and universal traveller and dreamer. When writing she puts into words her travels and dreams, because she believes there is inspiration in even the most outrageous tale. Born in South Africa, she grew up in the magical city and surrounds of Cape Town. After studying Purchasing Management and working in the formal sector as a buyer, she chose to raise and home-school her children. She started writing novels around 2002, moving from children’s stories, poetry and short stories to concentrate on larger works. She lived with her family for some time in Ireland and subsequently in New Zealand. Returned now to South Africa, she realises the vibrancy of Africa has much to do with the inspirational side of her work. Something happens daily, something to shock, something to uplift … and the colours and diversity of nature itself fires the imagination. The Infinity Mantle is the first LORE volume and is about Rayne being gathered to become something greater than he initially suspects. His journey starts as an unwilling sorcerer forced into action by the manipulations of an ancient enemy. How did Rayne’s journey come to light? It happened when Elaina paged through a book on Alchemy, a dictionary of terms. While she wishes she could remember the author, to thank her for the proverbial light bulb moment, she recalls the fourteen steps to alchemical perfection listed that started LORE’s creative process. To further add impetus to creativity, Elaina had a dream before said light bulb moment and she was convinced, upon waking, she possessed those volumes penned while upon a dream mission ... she simply had to find them ... or write them. And thus the journey began and continues with the support of her family. Come with her and share a vision.