Sometimes there's just not enough room in a novel for all the stories. The Vault of Heaven, Story Volume One, provides a deeper look at the lives of some of the characters from Orullian's award-nominated epic fantasy series. Some of these tales relate important historical events. Some provide poignant back-story. Others are sheer fun! If you've read the novels The Unremembered and Trial of Intentions, you'll find hidden gems here. If you haven't, you'll be ready to do so, and have those wonderful "a-ha" moments when you come up references in the novels to these stories, all of which also stand on their own.
About the book:
A mother considers the unthinkable to stop a war. A husband may
Fanlose everything to watch over a world. A scrivener learns the terrible risk in the words she's translating. A group of friends realize the power of may sacrificing as one. These and more are the stories collected in this volume. Stories of people. Stories of war and sacrifice and friendship. They help weave the rich fabric of Orullian's epic fantasy series, The Vault of Heaven, deepening the resonance of the world he's created.
Praise for Peter Orullian
"Fans of George R.R. Martin or Robert Jordan will love Orullian's intricate yet nonetheless immersive story." —Booklist
"Trial of Intentions is a grand novel, with a sweeping cast of distinctive characters ... I look forward to seeing where Orullian takes us next!" —Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times Bestselling author
“Trial of Intentions is a story of music and magic, of daring and sacrifice, in an intricate and believable world, where characters face difficult and heartbreaking choices. Orullian is doing things I haven’t seen in other books, including an original system of magic. This tale will resonate with readers long after the cover is closed.” —Robin Hobb, New York Times Bestselling author
"A sprawling, complex tale of magic and destiny that won't disappoint its readers," —Terry Brooks, New York Times Bestselling author
“Peter Orullian is a master of dark chocolate fantasy; bitter, harsh and sweet at once. Trail of Intentions grabs us firmly by the breastplate and challenges us to face a world of moral contradictions, stunning characters and harsh choices. An unflinching fantasy.” —Tracy Hickman, New York Times Bestselling author
“Peter Orullian’s Trial of Intentions is a book enormous in scope and in intricacy, with a welter of political, cultural, and magical intrigues, behind which lies the role of song in preserving a myriad of cultures, all of which disagree with each other to some extent, even as it becomes apparent to the reader that, without some degree of cooperation, all will suffer, if not perish. A challenging story about challenged cultures, and one well-told.” —L. E. Modesitt Jr., New York Times Bestselling author
"This is one huge, powerful, compelling, hard-hitting story ... The Vault of Heaven is a major fantasy adventure." —Piers Anthony, New York Times Bestselling author