THE TALES OF MONSONIUS

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The Manthrian poet Mens Lorson, better known under his writer's pseudonym "Monsonius", lived in the 13th century after Santhros. His life was filled with tragedy, yet his works show unique approaches and at times re-define the ways of writing. However, it was only years after his death that he received first substantial recognition, and it was not before the 16th century of the Santharian Calendar that Monsonius was re-discovered by Santhalian scholars. Since then he is best remembered for his romantic lyrics and his groundbreaking approach of writing semi-poetic tales and novels. This tome comprises various stories written by Manthria's finest poet which he did before and during the work on his novels - they are often misunderstood and criticised for their inaccessibility, but therein lies also a fascination and striking beauty, if one's heart and mind is open for the mystery and the unknown.
 

The Tales of Monsonius

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Beyond the Rift 10 Download text Read introduction Read text
Ripples in the Dream Pool 7 Download text Read introduction Read text
Room With a View 10 Download text Read introduction Read text
That Fiend of Mine 12 Download text Read introduction Read text
The Journey 42 Download text Read introduction Read text

 
Beyond the Rift
BEYOND THE RIFT 10 PAGES
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This parable written down by the Manthrian poet Monsonius is said to be a retelling of an ancient elven tale of the Aellenrhim. Whether the events actually took place remains unclear, but the story supposedly was once used to introduce young elves to deal with the seemingly contradictory decisions that are made within the Dream that the elves say is the world. It is the story about an anomalous magical phenomenon which is discovered by dwarves deep down in the bowels of a mountain. Dwarves, elves and humans are challenged alike by the fact of its mere existence - and their interpretations on its meaning and ramifications are irreconcilable and split along racial lines. When the call for action comes, the question arises: Who will make the right choice and which one is it? Return to the top
 

Ripples in the Dream Pool
RIPPLES IN THE DREAM POOL 7 PAGES
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On the eve of battle a young wounded soldier is visited by a comrade, bearing expected news: He relates that an elven town will need to be defended from approaching enemy forces - and every hand is needed. Struggling with the inevitability of his situation the studied youth tries to find solace in the Gods, and lying on his sick bed he finds surprising parallels between human and elven faith. But by doing so he also discovers a fear in himself - that he might be just a ripple in a Goddess' Dream pool... Is he? Return to the top
 

Room With a View
ROOM WITH A VIEW 10 PAGES
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Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by all but gaping abyss you can find a house up a tree, a hotel to be precise. In the ever present raging storm a makeshift ladder leads up there, but first you need to cross a frail looking rope bridge to even get to the tree... A strange house, strange guests, so much is certain. Well, let's take a peek inside and learn more... Return to the top
 

That Fiend of Mine
THAT FIEND OF MINE 12 PAGES
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This is a story about dreams, nightmares and others. About monsters and people afraid of monsters, about hopes and fears, about darkness descending on us, and about confronting what threatens to devour us. It's a humorous tale too. And a compassionate one. And somewhat bizarre to boot. And a thought-provoking one, providing some food for thought - quite literally... Return to the top
 

The Journey
THE JOURNEY 42 PAGES
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With "The Journey" the famous Manthrian poet Monsonius created a highly influential short story that would reverberate many centuries in the future. And this even though Monsonius kept working on this rather short piece of literature until his death, never satisfied with the result. Only with Chyrán of Caelum this fascinating kind of incongruous, yet beautiful image-laden story-telling would find a new master, serving as inspiration for his famous poetic novel "The Ring".

Unlike other stories the extraordinary tale of the "Journey" is unique in the way this captivating text progresses and manages to hold one's interest by constantly changing perspectives. In the "Journey" we follow the invitation of an unknown person and are led to dive into a world full of mysteries, oddities, images and visions. Where nothing is what it is supposed to be, the reader soon gets lost and more and more entangled in questions, drawn into a dreamlike kaleidoscope of events that seem to lead even further away from the ultimate goal of finding that unknown someone. But will the journey ever end? And who's waiting on the other end of what might just be a dream? Or is it? Return to the top

 

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