You take off into space and somewhere on the far side of the Milky Way you find a planet, a bit smaller than earth, but on the whole very similar and livable. There you find a civilization that is not too dissimilar from ours, but it's different. As you walk among the people there, you begin to understand their histories, their languages and their spiritual thinking. It's all different, but elementally the same in many ways.

There is a creator, but he has a different name. Truth, honesty, love, grace, forgiveness, greed, selfishness, division ... are all part of the cultures but the words for them are different and they are not perceived exactly the same way. They had no Gengis Khan, Hitler, or Nero, but they had their own pantheon of villains. What do they call the personification of evil? There was no Ghandi, Moses, Zoroaster, Abraham, Buddha, Abraham Lincoln, Constantine or Luther, but there were leaders and spiritual giants among the people throughout their history.

Sacrifice is held as a high virtue, and self-sacrifice was honored by many, but they do not have sheep so the idea of sacrificing a lamb is impossible to comprehend. Crucifixion was invented by the Syrians and adopted by the Romans as a horrific means of death, but there never was a Rome so a cross is meaningless to them.

There is religious division and chaos of belief systems, each claiming to be right, but what would the true followers of the creator look like? How would they live? How would they think? How would they think about how they live? ...

Welcome to Tessalindria! A world where everything can be different, but the universal remains the same. The tales in the books in the Portals of Tessalindria Collection come from the rich history of this small world. Enter if you dare! Be ready to be challenged to think differently about things you think the same about all the time as you enjoy the stories.

The books in the Portals of Tessalandria Collection are full-length novels telling histories from this tiny world. They are each a story in their own right, related to, but not dependent on one another.


"Why I Read and Write Fiction" - An article about reading and writing Christian oriented fiction.