Stories, Legends, and Truths From The Blighted Earth - eBook

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Stories, Legends, and Truths From The Blighted Earth:

By: R.M. Tembreull


About the Book

Stories, Legends, and Truths from the Blighted Earth is a book of fictional narratives and artifacts which progressively knit together a hidden world existing outside what humans perceive as our reality. Earth Mother is sentient, and all manner of life on our planet are Her children to whom She gifts sentience of their own. The “spirit essence” or soul is immortal, and all beings progress through many lives. Within this context, sentient life occupies a hierarchy, where the highest tiers are occupied by elementals and Guardian Spirits who are responsible for preserving and maintaining the Natural Order; while those affiliated, coopted, and corrupted by Chaos are continuously trying to disrupt, and ultimately destroy, the balance. There is no such thing as good and evil, just the continual struggle between order and chaos. 

The Blighted Earth’s sentient existence, where all life on the planet is connected, reveals a hidden realm and provides a new understanding of our world through the provided stories and artifacts. These tales are described within the context of real-world events and historical conflicts as told from the perspective of various characters occupying the numerous tiers in the Hierarchy of Sentience. Many commonly understood theories of existence and spirituality are reimagined within a new model of the universe where humankind’s place, and our importance within “the All” is very different from what most of us interpret it to be, including the definition of life and lifeforms.


About the Author

R.M. Tembreull spent his childhood roaming the pastures and forests of rural Michigan. He was exposed to the wonders of the wilderness through a variety of experiences including camping, canoe trips, hunting, and fishing. Later, he would experience much of the world during his twenty-six years with the Air Force. His greatest appreciation for the wonders of nature began when he became a certified scuba diver while stationed in Guam. There he met the love of his life, and they began exploring the underwater world together. Tembreull found the courage and time to start writing during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The author hopes his work will ignite the reader’s imagination, instill a new appreciation of the natural world, and inspire others to act in preserving and protecting the life and natural resources of our wonderful Earth.

(2023, eBook, 338 pages)



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  • 5
    Great New Book!

    Posted by Andrea on Aug 29th 2023

    Great for all ages! This is a wonderful book from a new author. The concepts are based on world events, & how our environment is being shaped by human (& possibly other-than-human) activity. The stories progress from short, creative tales, to longer chronicles and antidotes. The characters are well developed & personable. I hope to see more from this author!

  • 5
    Worth the Buy!

    Posted by Drea Tem on Aug 29th 2023

    Even as a child, I have always loved to read, and every day I would read for a few hours. I have read the classics, Trevanian, Steven King, Barbara Kingsolver, Fredrick Bachman, and sooo many other authors, and enjoy them all for different reasons. This new author has really captured my attention and imagination! The short stories are a joy to read, & I hope to see more from R.M. Tembreull!

  • 5
    A very Unique take on the Fantasy Genre

    Posted by Alexander T on Jul 17th 2023

    I have found that you discover more under appreciated titles when shopping either in a used book store or online outside of the big vendors like Amazon and Barnes & Noble; this is how I found “Stories, Legends & Truths From the Blighted Earth”. This book is written by an author who I hadn’t previously heard of, and after doing some research this seems to be his first published work. This collection of short stories surprised me. For a first-time author, Mr. Tembreull’s writing style is very unique. It’s hard to describe but there are certain parts of the various stories that are written in a very ambiguous manner, where the reader is charged with untangling the author’s vision. Anyone who reads this book will understand what I mean when they read it themselves. The short stories take place both on Earth and among the stars, in the very universe itself. We are treated with the creation of the universe and how life came to be. Many of the stories take place on Earth as we know it, but there is another world just beyond ours, a world invisible to most but unknowingly dangerous to all. I read lots of fantasy and sci-fi so books like this are right up my alley. It’s clear the Blighted Earth short stories are merely an introduction to the world the author is attempting to craft so I’m hoping we get a series of novels in the near future that continue the story. I really enjoyed what I read here and praise the author for his first work.