The World of Anaxantis

This is very much a work in progress.

The aim is to give you some background information and a means to look up certain thing which may have occurred, mentioned or otherwise referred to in the books.
I’ll be adding more information over time.

Please be careful:

These notes, lists and maps may contain spoilers. I’ll do my best to indicate them wherever they may occur.

Randamor begins his tale starting with events taking place in March, 1454 aed.

The time reckoning aed means After the Ending of the Darkening.

According to oral traditions and some documents in the secret vaults of the High Priestesses of the Great Goddess, in times immemorial a disaster, of man’s making, almost wiped out the whole of humanity.

A long period, of unknown length, followed, called the Darkening, in which mankind slowly rebuilt. Nothing very much is known about the Darkening, except legends, and again, some facts purportedly related in secret documents of the Order of the Great Goddess.

Sometime after 200 aed, an arbitrary date was chosen to retroactively mark the Ending of the Darkening.

By the time the events related by Randamor take place, mankind has crawled back to a society that is reminiscent of our Middle Ages. But there are some differences between our medieval period and the world of Anaxantis.





6 Responses to The World of Anaxantis

  1. Ray Labonte 2016-04-22 at 05:43 #

    Forget about explaining your incredibly amazing books. What you should be doing instead is writing the continuation of what happens next. 8)

    • Andrew 2016-10-11 at 23:40 #

      Hi Ray,

      Sorry for this late reply. I haven’t been well lately.

      Thanks for your compliment on my books.

      Actually, readers have asked me to elaborate a bit on certain aspects, like list of characters and relationships between them, timelines, and so on. They also asked for larger maps.

      Once I’m completely well again, I’m certain I can do both. ;)

  2. Tony Novak 2017-02-12 at 00:58 #

    Hi Andrew,

    I hope this finds you on the mend.

    The World of Anaxantis: have greatly enjoyed the books. When I first read them I just considered them a ‘light’ read but on subsequent re-reading I have increasingly appreciated their depth as regards to subject matter. They are also well-crafted, particularly, the way characters are redeemed, i.e. not fully good or bad.

    I have also noticed how you writing has bettered as the series has progressed (my apologies if that sounds like damming with faint praise,please take it as the compliment that is meant to be). The series has gotten me to read your other books and have liked the variety of subject matter.

    Given your recent illness it would be rude to ask if we are going to be treated to any additional World of Anaxantis, but we can live in hope!

    All my best wishes and many thanks for all your hard work,

    Tony Novak

    • Andrew 2017-02-14 at 23:48 #

      Hi Tony,

      Thanks for writing, and thanks also for the compliments. I’m glad you enjoyed the books.

      Several writers have said, in one way or another, that the first million words you write are crap. The Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series, up until now, is ±1,062,200 words long. So, one can hope the best is yet to come. And yes, I most certainly will take it as a compliment that you can discern progress in my writing. :)

      As to your main question. The good news is that I’m feeling much better, the bad is that I need to get back into the routine of daily writing. As much as I love Anaxantis, Ehandar, their world and all the other characters, I needed a break, besides being not well. But I definitely plan to write more books set in the World of Anaxantis. Don’t ask me for a time frame just yet. You could keep an eye on this website or subscribe, if you haven’t already, to my blog (4th item on the right sidebar of the home page).

      Again, thank you for writing and for your support. I really appreciate it.

      • Curt 2017-02-16 at 16:26 #

        Hi Andrew,

        So glad to hear you are feeling better.

        I just want to add my encouragement to your continuing writing of the World of Anaxantis.

        I, too, appreciate the depth of characters involved.

        These stories are unlike anything I have ever read. They encompass so many different genres.

        Thank you for writing them for us.

        BTW: Any chance of getting a little more background on the author? I have searched and there is very little background information out there…of course, this may be by design.

        Best wishes always,


        • Andrew 2017-08-31 at 23:43 #

          Hi Curt,

          I noticed — by sheer accident — that I forgot to reply. I’m very sorry, and such a nice comment too… :oops:

          The lack of information about the author is indeed intentional. No offense, but I have my reasons.

          While I have a lot of ideas for new stories and continuations, it will be a while still before anything materializes, I’m afraid.

          Thanks again for your kind comment and best wishes.

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