Get More Hope (Will’s Tales for Sale)

I shall present the tales in chronological order on this page. Any except those in series can be freely read independent of each other. For more information on the history of the Lands of Hope, consult the Compendium on this website.

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Three Minutes to Midnight

Three Minutes to Midnight
Three Minutes to Midnight

by Will L. Hahn
published: July 2011
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approximately 13,760 words
Language: English

Setting: 1992 ADR

Description

Never call Trekelny a thief, he’s the greatest stealthic since Astor himself. It’s true, just ask him. He won’t end the night a coin richer, instead exchanging mortal risk for a hero’s reputation. But on this night, he won’t succeed to live in song, or even survive, without the help of a woman who hates him above all others. If he is to despoil her temple, he must also take her love with him.

In this sword-and-sorcery novelette, a young hero named Trekelny hungers for the greatness of his hero, the stealthic Astor. Like him, he plans to take on mortal risk not for gain, but in the service of Hope. Like him, he plans to invade and despoil the impregnable temple-tower of Khoirah, the Betrayer of Hope from days of legend.

The action of the story is set in the City of Heroes, a place no one in the Lands of Hope has ever seen since its founding. Trekelny believes he will be the first to leave the city in centuries, if he succeeds in his act of stealth- but he finds that his carefully-laid plans must change, as true service to the cause of Hope means more peril than even he could imagine.

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Judgement’s Tale

(the complete omnibus)

by Will L. Hahn
published: July 2015

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This is the complete novel available in either hardcover or paperback. All the events found separately in Games of Chance, Strength of Conviction, Reunion of Souls and Clash of Wills are now collated in the same volume.

Setting: 1995 ADR

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The Eye of Kog

by Will L. Hahn
published: October 2016

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Description:

The quest begun in Judgement’s Tale reaches a towering climax and gripping conclusion. The long-laid plans of a Despairing liche and rogue Earth Demon threaten to destroy the centuries-old peace over the Lands of Hope. How can a band of wounded adventurers, a runaway prince, searching wizard, pious knight and an orphan wanderer burdened with duty survive, much less save the kingdoms without even meeting each other?

Setting: 1995 ADR

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Cover art by Teddy Newby

by Will L. Hahn (Illustrated by Teddy Newby)
published: December 2012
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approximately 18,000 words
Language: English

Setting: 1998 ADR

Description:

A collection of short tales told by the Children of Hope. Some are Animal Tales, others are Legends of the Heroes. An indispensable resource to understanding Hopeful culture and customs. This book recounts the work of the young scribe and Sages Guild aspirant Anteris of Trainertown, who has annotated these brief illustrated tales with his own notes on history.

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The Plane of Dreams

The Plane of Dreams
The Plane of Dreams

by Will L. Hahn
published: September 2012 (e-book) September 2016 (paperback)

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approximately 114,000 words
Language: English

Setting 2001 ADR

Description

The greatest tales begin when the adventure ends. The Tributarians have won fame across the Empire, but also triggered a threat from beyond the bounds of reason to tear the waking world apart. Will newfound wealth sunder their company and remove their last chance? Or will they sacrifice fame and fortune, and risk their lives, to become the unknown saviors of the Lands.

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The Ring and the Flag

The Ring and the Flag -Shards of Light 1
The Ring and the Flag -Shards of Light 1

by Will L. Hahn
Shards of Light, Part One
published: June 2011
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approximately 31000 words
Language: English

Setting: 2002 ADR

Description

In 2002 ADR, the Empire of Argens is still reeling from the usurpation of its centuries-old throne by a landless adventurer. A ferocious dwarven warrior named Yula and his sorcerous human allies not only defeated the flower of elvish knighthood, but exposed the former dynasty as nothing less than demons in disguise. Now a young captain, ruined by his loyalty to the old regime, has one last chance to redeem his family name in the officer training corps being established by the hated new emperor.

Captain Justin gets much more than he bargained for, however, as he is sent on a secret mission to the North Mark, hotbed of disloyalty even in the old days and now on a trip-wire for revolt. Given only days to assemble a company, march north and defuse the conspiracy, the new captain will be tested too often, too hard and far too soon.

“The Ring and the Flag” is the first story in the Shards of Light saga set in the Lands of Hope, the creation of Wm. L. Hahn. More than twenty years in the making, the Lands hold tremendous adventure, a sense of history, and a strong theme of the difficult choices heroes must make when faced by the power of Despair.

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Fencing Reputation

Fencing Reputation -Shards of Light 2
Fencing Reputation -Shards of Light 2

by Will L. Hahn
Shards of Light, Part Two
published: August 2011
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approximately 46000 words
Language: English

Setting: 2002 ADR

Description

When the elven lords, preachers and merchants of Cryssigens need wrongs righted without clues, they look for the stealthic Feldspar to solve their problems. But the legend without a face is hard to find: and when Feldspar takes a commission from the most famous, and beautiful priestess in the city, he finds problems of his own piling up, and is forced to choose between Hope and safety.

This tale is the second in the series “Shards of Light” which began with “The Ring and the Flag“.