Authors: Ross M. Kitson
Dreams of Darkness Rising
(Prism Volume 1)
Ross M Kitson
Copyright © 2012 Ross M Kitson
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The Prism trilogy
Volume 1: Dreams of Darkness Rising
Volume 2: Echoes of Empires Lost
Volume 3: Whispers of Worlds Reclaimed
Find more about the world of Nurolia at
Firstly I would like to thank my family for all their support in the creation of this trilogy. Amanda, Charlie, Evelyn and Henry—I love you loads.
Secondly a big cheers to Nik, Giles and Dan for reading the drafts. It wouldn’t be half the book without your input.
Prism Volume 1 Dreams of Darkness Arising
Table of contents
Prism Book 1
The City of Mists.
Prism Book 2
Prism Book 3
i. Map of North-Western Nurolia. c 1920
ii. Map of South-Western Nurolia. c1920.
iii. Map of North-eastern Nurolia c1920.
iv. Map of South-Eastern Nurolia c1920.
v. Map of South Goldoria and North Thetoria c1920
Prism: dramatis personae.
The house staff of the Keep
Sandila—her close friend.Housemaid.Azaguntan.
Abila—another friend from the Isles. Scullerymaid
Gelia—maid at the Keep
Annre—maid at the Keep
Tarn—maid at the Keep
Gedre—maid at the Keep
Quellik—maid at the Keep
MotherGresham—housekeeper at the Keep
Halgar—maid at the Keep
Torm—footman at the Keep
Captain Ris—Captain in the Garrison of Coonor
Sarik—a guard in the Keep
The inhabitants of Eeria
Hirfen—chief valet & butler to Lord Ebon-Farr
Tremen—head of Greypeak preparatory house
Talis Ebon-Farr—Lower Lord of the Eerian council and Warden of the Garrisons
Heler Ebon-Farr—his wife (born of the Farvous house)
Jular Farvous—nephew to Talis and son of the Farvouses (by Heler’s brother)
Elik Farvous—head of the Farvous family and Orla’s father
Hulgor Farvous—eldest son of Elik Farvous
Karak Ebon-Farr—eldest son of the Ebon-Farrs
Geldir Ebon-Farr—second eldest son, to join the Priesthood
Uthor Ebon-Farr—third son. To join the Knights
Erica Ebon-Farr—daughter to the Ebon-Farrs
Inkas-Tarr—Arch-mage of Air (gold sash)
Ekra-Hurr—Air-mage (brown sash)
Lady Orla Farvous—Knight of the Air (captain: 3rd lance. Silver wing)
Highlord Cranston—Highlord of the Eerian council
High Cmmdr Taros—Commander of the Knights of Air
Sir Risstan Helminth—Knight of the Air (sergeant: 4th Lance. Silver wing)
Lord Hinteron—Lower lord on the council and mining magnate
Shkris—Netreptan envoy on the council
The Denizens of Kir
Jurges Innsman—proprietor of the Rose Tavern in Kir
Alfra’Te—merchant from Kâlastan
Olix—an Azaguntan assassin from Kir
Jelbettio—a Feldorian mercenary
Malik—apprentice assassin in Kir
Hunor—a thief and adventurer. Thetorian
Jem—his friend. Goldorian. A Wild-mage
Linkon Arikson—Guildmaster of thieves in Kir
Scarseye—thief and enforcer in the Kirian guild (West Avenue Boys)
Thintor Lemon-bite—Wild-mage in the employ of the West Avenue boys
The Denizens of Bulia
Igred—Northridge Guildmaster in Bulia, Azagunta
Hegris Grach—Azaguntan merchant and criminal
Olthik Slanteye—Inn keeper of the Lamb Inn
Varix Aol—East side guild master in Bulia
Vrhin—a guard at Grach’s villa
The Knights of the Air
Sir Ronen Unhert
Sir Iyri Minrik
Marthir—a druid hailing from Artoria