By A.J. Hartley
Act of Will is a boisterous myth experience that introduces us to Will Hawthorne, a medieval actor and playwright who flees the gurus merely to discover himself inextricably certain to a gaggle of high-minded adventurers on a dangerous undertaking. Will travels with them to a far off land the place they're charged with the research and defeat of a ruthless military of mystical horsemen, who look out of the mist leaving dying and devastation of their wake.
In the process Will’s uneasy alliance along with his new protectors, he has to get his pragmatic brain to just accept selfless heroism (which he thinks is absurd) and magic (which he doesn’t think in). Will needs to finally come to a decision the place his loyalties quite lie and what kind of he's ready to do--and believe--to rise up for them.
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These gallant viragoes, it is said, not only ravaged all this part of Africa, but passed the Isthmus of Suez, and carried their victorious arms into Syria and Asia Minor. What foundation there may be in fact for this story of the western Amazons it is not easy to conjecture; but the Tuaricks, a numerous race still found in these regions, treat their females with greater respect, and allow them more liberty than is usual among their neighbours. Nor were these the only fierce and warlike women who spread terror through Africa.
Sometimes it converts the soil into a naked desert, and sometimes overspreads it with a noxious exuberance of vegetation. The land, when not watered by copious rains or the overflowing of rivers, is scorched and dried up, till it is turned into a dreary waste. Hence the vast plains of sand form a feature truly alarming. The Great Desert, with the exception of the narrow valley of the Nile, reaches across the entire continent, exhibiting an expanse of burning surface, where for many days the pilgrim finds not a drop of water, nor sees the smallest vestige of animal or vegetable life.
It is not said how or by what route they returned; but, since they supplied this relation, they must by some means have reached home. Herodotus concludes this great river to be the Nile flowing from the westward ; while Major Rennell, and more lately M. Heeren, conceive it to be the Niger of Park, and the city to be Timbuctoo; but since the late discoveries of Denham and Clapperton, it has appeared more probable that the stream was the Yeou or river of Bornou. The distance from Cyrene thither is not very great; and nowhere but in the Tchad can we find those mighty lakes which make so prominent a figure in the narration.
Act of Will (Hawthorne Saga, Book 1) by A.J. Hartley