The Legendary Journeys

by Jay P. Newcomb



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/27/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 678
ISBN : 9781546277576
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 678
ISBN : 9781546277583
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 678
ISBN : 9781546277873

About the Book

This is the exciting fourth volume of Jay P. Newcomb’s epic, Visigothic Saga. In book three, Adawulf Hister, the tyrannical sorcerer of Dakkia, had engineered the kidnapping (by the centaurs and the satyrs) of the four-year-old leprechaun child Liam O’Hurleyhune and imprisoned him in Mandraki Castle on Cyclops Island in the far-off Hellene Sea. Also taken was the faun woman Amberwose and her five-year-old faunling Rockwose. Hister demands that in exchange for the lives of the hostages, Molly O’Hurleyhune travel to Cyclops Island and hand over to his servants the Heart of the Sea, which is the all-important eighth piece of the All-Seeing Eye—a powerful device of magic, which, if Hister is able to reassemble, will spell disaster for the world. With the All-Seeing Eye in place in his new Tower of Babel, Hister hopes to accomplish his evil scheme of bringing about the Gotterdammerung (twilight of the gods) and his conquest of all Midgard! But the forces of good have risen to the challenge and have assembled a force of gallant knights, the Knights of Víðarr (Vitharr). This new order of knights are aptly named—named after the angel of vengeance from Asgard called Víðarr; for Queen Gwynnalyn Volsungsdottir (who is the grandmaster of the Order of the Knights of Víðarr) has vowed an oath of revenge against the sorcerer and his minions who’ve committed this outrage. But it is a race against time for the gallant knights on their legendary journey. They must travel thousands of miles o’er land and sea and, along the way, fight off barbarians, confront King Minus of the Cyclopses, as well an evil sea dragon in order to save the hostages—before Hister has them cruelly executed! Meanwhile, King Sigurd will take the Tervingian Army and all his thanes on a legendary journey of their own to strike at the minions of the dark powers within their own territory. To do this, he must traverse a vast forest called Myrkvidr, which is the haunt of a wicked dragon named Fafnir. Sigurd must confront Fafnir in a life-or-death battle for the survival of him and his army. The elves, too, have their own legendary journeys to accomplish, and the soul of the world is hanging in the balance.

About the Author

Jay Patrick Newcomb has been an avid fan of medieval literature such as the Arthurian legends and the great Icelandic Sagas for many years. Of particular interest was the famous Volsung saga from which his Visigothic Saga draws inspiration as well as Beowulf. He counts the German Opera Composer Richard Wagner and his Ring des Nibelungen, William Shakespeare’s historical plays such as Henry V, and J.R.R Tolkien works to be of great inspirations for him—and last but not in any way the least the Bible, the Books of Enoch and the Zohar. From out of this inspiration and thus building on the shoulders of these giants, Jay P. Newcomb has put together the great Visigothic Saga which is a multivolume epic worthy of the best which came before it. He is a fan of both English and German/Scandinavian history, in particular the epic time period from the year 500 to the year 1066. He has traced his own heritage back as far as the year 1166 in Saltfleetby, England and is very proud of his English and German heritage. In the 1980s Jay P. Newcomb was stationed in Fulda, Germany with the U.S. Army’s famous 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (The Blackhorse), and was assigned to Observation Post Alpha along the East German Border—during the final years of the cold war. In his off time and when not deployed on other operations he was able to see many places and many castles in central Europe. His one regret is that he didn’t travel to England while he was so close. From his memory of these old and famous places and their brooding structures complete with their statues of gargoyles and from the misty forests of Germany, Jay P. Newcomb has drawn upon many of those elements from his memories and incorporated them into his writing. In the last decade he received an ordination as a Messianic Rabbi. He continues to write his Visigothic saga with at least four unpublished manuscripts waiting in the wings as of this writing. He has built an entire world with this series with many colorful people such as Elves, Dwarves and Gnomes and talking ravens called Huginn’s Folk. His is also writing a prequel book to the series called Midgardsvolk—as well as a book of medieval style poetry about men such as Ragnar Lodbrok and King Alfred the Great called Middangeard.