Chapter 4: When the Cranes Return in Spring

Working on Chapter 4 has been taxing to say the least.

Chapter 4 is a collage of stories, centered around one character. The character’s name is “Golendor”. Golendor is what was once a dwarf. The character has become stunted, twisted, more like a spider now, than a dwarf. He lives on the dreams of others, sucking the life out of his victims one dream at a time. By the time he reaches 3 dreams, his victim is drained of life and dies.

Chapter 4 is set up like a ticking clock.

Magellan is trying desperately to save his friends. He is the only character who is not under Golendor’s influence. He is vainly attempting to gather what he needs to awaken his friends from a sleep that they are locked into. Meanwhile, each character is slowly being drained of life, via their dreams by Golendor.

Chapter 4 also gives me a chance to tell the back story of each character, sans Golendor.

Each character will be puzzled, because within the dream that they are having, the dwarf is also with them in the dream. Of course, they see him as he once appeared, not as he appears now.

Chapter 4 also focuses on the thread that each character has to Sahame.

My challenge throughout the chapter has been to not only extrapolate each character, but also illustrate how like a web, each character is intrinsically tied to the evil character of the story, Sahame. Think of Sahame as a bad dream that continually haunts you. Only Sahame affects all of you, either in the past or the present, in one way or another.

So the question is whether Magellan can reach everyone in time to save them from Golendor, or whether this is the end of the quest for everyone.

Getting it Together

Well, I’ve done it. I am pursuing a goal that I hope to accomplish before my time is up.


I’m writing full time.

I have a lot to prove to not only myself, but my dear wife and my friends who have known me for so many years.

From this point forward, I will be posting my thoughts or progress daily.

InnovateImageWeb.jpgWhat does this mean for you?

Something to follow…

You will now have the opportunity to look forward to the writing process (if you are curious). You will also have the opportunity to see how a website can be created (from scratch) and whether or not it can become successful.


I have over 23 book projects crying out to be developed:

  • When the Cranes Return in Spring
  • A Call to Answer
  • To Save a King
  • The Compound
  • Ink
  • Sword of War
  • Silverheels: The Story
  • Pereset
  • Colchis
  • Atlantis: Destruction
  • DreamMaster: Introduction
  • DreamMaster: Continuance
  • Guess They Just Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To
  • Shimmers
  • Who Cries for Gabriel?
  • The Shadowtrail Series
  • Shattered
  • Incomplete
  • Memoirs
  • The Developer
  • Hard-Pressed
  • Knock Out
  • Warbler

cropped-fci_logo_graphic-for-joseph1.jpgI am also going to be ramping up my efforts to make 5Artz a reality. If you would like to know more about 5Artz, simply follow the link that I have provided, or go to

R.M. Almeida