QUEEN_FINALThe Ontheibar Eimbori was given to me in a dream—or perhaps in a waking dream—as long and brief as a lifetime, and just as full of tears…”

It is by literature and culture that we discover the hidden heart of a lost nation in Akboritha. In its pages, the grandness of cosmology becomes intimate through the hidden history and songs of an alien people. Philologist, podcaster and Tolkien scholar Richard W. Rohlin guides the reader through story and song threading both sacrament and myth into an exquisite tapestry.  

Darkly Bright Press is pleased to share a sample of Rohlin’s epic vision in Akboritha, To Which Is Appended The Songs of the Seven Cities. While the storytelling is timeless, the opportunity is ephemeral. The upcoming volume will be available in a limited edition of 50 numbered copies. The first 20 books will be in hardcover format and signed by the author.

Kheithlahkarr was the last of the seven cities which Lanenomen built. It was also the last to fall…”

Late Summer


All illustrations: copyright 2022 by Richard W. Rohlin. All rights reserved.