Journey to the Flame by Richard Monaco, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, is his standalone historical occult fantasy adventure, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1985 by Bantam Spectra, and was strongly inspired by the works of author H. Rider Haggard, containing appearances by him and fellow author Rudyard Kipling, and other literary and historical figures of the time period. The story is set in the era leading up to World War I, with the premise that the lost kingdom of the immortal Ayesha in Haggard’s classic novel She is actually real, the truth of its existence having been protected by an occult secret society, starring the wandering aviator who comes across it and must help protect the kingdom from a nefarious rival society’s forces who would seek to use its secrets for evil purposes in future wars.
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The war had already begun…
In the days before the Great War, forces of light clashed against the dark order of Thule in a war of shadows.
Darkness covered the land, and the kingdom fell into the annals of time.
Inspired by H. Rider Haggard’s novel SHE, Richard Monaco weaves a tale of a young aviator who rediscovers the lost kingdom that belonged to the mystic and immortal goddess Ayesha.
He and the beautiful goddess must defend her home and its secrets from evil men, whose ideas would help found the Nazi regime.
The world may not know it, but the war has begun, and it is coming for us all.
A unique merger of historical fact and imaginative fiction, Richard Monaco’s Journey to the Flame is a gripping historical fantasy adventure.