Book One: The Black Stone
The Kalendar Series is a genre-disrupting fantasy/adventure mix of poetry, fiction, philosophy, and art. The nine book series starting with The Black Stone in the Spring of 2016, followed by The Red Jewel and then The Brown Sword. The story tracks the life and events of Kalen O’Tolan, an immortal being granted 3,000 years on Earth, starting at Year 0 CE through the Year 3,000 CE. Kalen is a warrior, a poet, and a magician who has been tutored in a magical language—the use of which, has the power to create or destroy Worlds. In each book, nine years of Kalen’s life pass as the wheels of history turn by more than 300 years. The hero’s journey is synchronized by a New Kalendar which brings forth a secret union to the hours of the day, the timetables of history, the sounds of language, and cosmology.
Space, Time, and Thought unite along Kalen’s epic journey in a mystical harmony. As Kalen’s journey unfolds from the site of the Oracle at Delphi, he heads into the East to fulfill his destiny in the Kosmic Wars beginning with the War of the Zodiac, the War of the Archetypes, and the War of the Deities … all before his 27th birthday. In order to defeat the powers arrayed against him in the Kosmic Wars, Kalen must first wield the Omphalos of Delphi, the Ruby of the Rubicon, and the Emperor’s Sword. In the process, the hero must advance in both consciousness and knowledge or face a devastating defeat. At stake is nothing less than saving All-That-Is from the relentless encroachment of the Entropy-creating Ro, an evil darkness which threatens existence.
Publisher: Integral Publishers
Toby Johnson wrote:
A sort of Lord of the Rings meets Integral Spirituality meets The Canon of Supreme Mystery. If you enjoy—and are ready for—sprawling epics built with spiritually integrated circuitry, The Black Stone is for you—brilliant, compelling, original, beautiful.
Wow! The Black Stone is a masterful and mind-bending act of world-creation—even universe and reality-creation. Perez’s tale of adventure moves the everyday world into a time-transcending parallel universe in which the archetypes of myth and the categories of mind and metaphor become the living actors in the action plot.