Wonderful to tell a story! But did you ever ask what happened before that story began?And so to answer that question–the birth of the Prequel. Surely a trilogy deserves a prequel or two. Here are four prequels to The Trilogy of Remembrance.
Alexander Wainwright is Britain’s finest landscape painter and the star of this trilogy.
But just how did he become that landscape painter who was the talk of the London art scene? Wealth and fame came early to Alex, but fortunately it did not in any way destroy the man or his art.
Novelists would have you believe that the person [character] never did a thing until the author came along and breathed life into him. Worse still, that person might not even have existed without the imagination of the writer. That thinking is born of a serious god complex! With The Trilogy of Remembrance, those questions are answered in four blog-sized short stories which are prequels to The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing. They’re an attempt to show what led up to such magnificence in one painter!
ALEXANDER AND RINALDO
Have you ever had a friend who ridiculed and provoked you? Annoyed the hell out of you? Made you argue endlessly about nothing? And yet— you remained friends throughout although neither of you knew why.
Meet Alexander Wainwright and his so-called friend Rinaldo. One of them believes this world has secret meaning hidden everywhere. The other takes a dismal view that the universe is just a meaningless dance of molecules. Both are very different men and very different artists.
Here’s a story told by James Helmsworth about his first meeting with Alexander and Rinaldo.
ALEXANDER AND PETER
Have you ever met a man who seemed to have never grown up? The eternal child and a nasty tempered one at that. Some would call Peter Cummings a spoiled brat. But he’s a brilliant novelist and winner of the Man Booker Prize. Alexander is his closest and most loyal friend. Come with James as Alex introduces him to Peter. See what you think? At the Pub
A VISIONARY LIFE
Very early in his career, Alexander was represented by an art dealer, James Helmsworth. Other painters were starving in their garrets while Alex was exhibiting in the London’s finest galleries. How could this be–to have such maturity at such a young age? What was so extraordinary about his work that he would find fame so early?
James saw it right away—this very special quality of light which caused viewers to sense they were glimpsing the beyond. It was Alex’s search for this light which drove him through the trilogy. In the next two prequels, you will learn just where this amazing talent came from. How did Alex attain such an ability at such a young age? Read these prequels and find out.
Now the writing of these prequels has led me to believe that the world of The Trilogy of Remembrance is not yet dead. In fact, there may be much more to come.
FIND THE NOVELS RIGHT HERE
These stories are developed from the novels of The Trilogy of Remembrance [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing] and are designed to entice you to read them. Alexander Wainwright, Britain’s finest landscape painter and visionary artist, is the star. Think of them as delightful appetizers. Enjoy and respond!
Mary E. Martin is the author of two trilogies: The Osgoode Trilogy, inspired by her many years of law practice; and The Trilogy of Remembrance, set in the glitter and shadows of the art world. Both Trilogies will elevate the reader from the rush and hectic world of today and spin them into realms of yet unimagined intrigue. Be inspired by the newly released and final installment of The Trilogy of Remembrance, Night Crossing. Presently, The Drawing Lesson is a Wattpad Featured novel which you can read in it’s entirety right here Wattpad.com