Set on a planet far from Earth, The Gods in the Jungle is an investigation of the drives and desires, fears and beliefs of the various peoples and classes of a crumbling society, through the eyes of those immediately involved in events which threaten to bring an Empire to its knees.
Introducing The Gods in the Jungle.
Purchasing the book
Independently published in a variety of formats for your reading pleasure:
» Hardcopy version from lulu.com
(approx. £7.99 sterling + p&p)
» eBook versions from Smashwords
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Short of time, but still want to check out the book? Take a peek at the synopsis to get the gist of the story.
Read the book online
The first 5 chapters:
» The Story Keeper Tells of Beginnings
» The Naming of the Parts
... and because I know you want to read the back of the book, too:
Maps and appendices
No book is complete without them:
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The Vreski warding system is an old method of predicting potential misfortunes. Based on the flood and flux of ten elements, you can work out the most likely daily threats to your health and happiness.
This story takes place in a much wider world. The Kalieda Encyclopaedia includes details about the geography, biology and history of that world, and of the peoples who live there:
» Physical Kalieda, including maps
» Living Kalieda
» The Lands and Societies of Ewlah
» The Vreski Empire
» The Gevey language
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