Childe Rolande to the Dark Tower Cometh.

This is perhaps one of the first story I’ve ever written. I based the book upon, not the work of Robert Browning, Stephen King , the knight of Charlemagne named Rolande, nor The Waste Land a poem by T. S. Eliot. Although, I greatly admire each of these authors. They are some of my favorites.  (Well, the knight of Charlemagne was not an author.)

Many years ago I was fortunate enough to read the original epic. The original epic is nothing like that which we read in later years. In my book I tried to follow the original epic as closely as possible.

The original story, no one is sure how old is. It sounds more like the Epic of Gilgamesh and The Voyages of Captain Sinbad but in many ways it is totally different from each of these. It’s believed the original story perhaps was written in cuneiform.  The description given of these people fits no known group of people I’m aware of and I have managed to meet someone from just about every nook of the global.

The original story tells about the people migrating to an area called Gilead from the Tower of Babel after God scrambled the languages.  Even the landscape is described as vastly different from what we know it as today. They didn’t describe it as hot and arid as we know it today.  It’s described as plush, fertile land that was a balm to the weary travelers looking for a homeland away from their warring, crazy relatives. I assumed it was sometime during the last Ice Age from the author talks about some areas being snow covered and others were not.

No, the original Rolande of Gilead was not a Viking, Northman, Druid, nor a medieval knight, nor a gunslinger. The original one is where all these other accounts came from. This history far predates the finding of Norway or perhaps any nation as we know it today. 

It must had been a very long time ago if people were living as long 400-700 years back then and they called a twenty five year old a ‘childe‘. Well, I guess if you’re 500 years old a 25 year is a child to you.

But get this…after writing my book. I was curious as to how much the old book was worth so I researched it. I later learned the original translation is worth over 6- 25 million dollars.  Yes, I nearly fell out the chair when I realized the person trusted me; my clumsy 12 year old hands with a very valuable treasure. I had known the lady all my life and by I loved to read as a child she brought it over and told me to be very careful with it. It took the help of my parents to help me read it because so much written in gibberish to me but truthfully it was Greek.  Parts were written in Latin. The English part was written without vowels so you can imagine how difficult that must have been. 

So the book was written from the notes taken long ago. The only other place I have been able to find another copy is at a national library in Sweden and you have to get so much clearance in order to read it that you probably would feel you were applying for a government job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About unholypursuit

A. White is a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly who has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga," which should be finished this year. She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book came from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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One Response to Childe Rolande to the Dark Tower Cometh.

  1. This one will be a long time before it is published. It is not part of the “Unholy Pursuit Saga.”

    On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 2:40 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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