Long ago, the Makers nailed the World Serpent to a great disc, creating the Wheel.
Ever since, the people of the Wheel have prayed for the Makers to return.
Now their prayers are
answered. But not in the way they expect…
Among the half-lion Sinhar, Karzai
was a hero, famous for his family name and honor despite his
human form. But when a stranger claims to be Karzai's brother,
Karzai gives up his homeland reputation to search for the truth.
Soon he finds himself caught in a web of magic and forced to
trade stories with a god - trapped on an island where nothing
is at it seems, not even Karzai's past.
The Lion's Word is the second book in the Wheel series, which
can be read in any order. It was originally told as an interactive
storygame on the City of IF web site.
Inside This Book
Sentence: The remains of a palace sprawled across
the beach, glinting pearlescent in the fading sunlight... Read the first page
Browse Sample Pages:
Front Cover | Introduction | Prologue | Chapter One
More About the Wheel
The Wheel is a set of related storygames
set in a fantasy world. In addition to The Lion's Word,
it includes The Archer's Flight,
another published novella, and the following web storygames:
Twin Prince - a rich prince discovers the lies and secrets of his father
Machine's Daughter - a young girl is forced to find
her identity in world of machines
White Queen - the queen of a dying people defends her
last sacred spot
Ram - a slave overthrows his masters and teaches his
people to fight
Fish that Walked - a prince dreams his life away, until
his island home is invaded
You can also view two Flash movies
about the Wheel (click here to get
Macromedia Flash) or read the world background: