The Chronicles of an Age of Darkness is a ten-volume series of cross-genre fantasy and science fiction novels created by English cult author Hugh Cook .

The Chronicles of an Age of Darkness began with an ambitious outline for a series of twenty novels. This would have been followed by two equally long series, The Chronicles of an Age of Wrath , and The Chronicles of an Age of Heroes . This sixty-volume scheme ended with the publication of the tenth volume because of disappointing sales [4] .

The novels are written in vastly different styles, which may have confused or alienated readers who expected continuity in each novel. Another theory is that the naming scheme, consisting of continual alliterative "W"-titles featuring unusual words put people off.

The Chronicles of an Age of Darkness is a ten-volume series of cross-genre fantasy and science fiction novels created by English cult author Hugh Cook .

The Chronicles of an Age of Darkness began with an ambitious outline for a series of twenty novels. This would have been followed by two equally long series, The Chronicles of an Age of Wrath , and The Chronicles of an Age of Heroes . This sixty-volume scheme ended with the publication of the tenth volume because of disappointing sales [4] .

The novels are written in vastly different styles, which may have confused or alienated readers who expected continuity in each novel. Another theory is that the naming scheme, consisting of continual alliterative "W"-titles featuring unusual words put people off.

Current age at the time of the story. It is a period characterized by strong monsters and a decline in human civilization. [2] In the past the eras where named after the strongest empire of that time. The Age of Darkness has no such empires. [3]

The Age of Darkness was started when a demon beast broke through to a realm beyond legend rank. When this happened it was felt by the top experts of the day. Three hundred of them attacked it, but all died in failure. In a rage the demon beast commanded its kind to attack humanity, wiping out most of human civilization within a few months. This is known as the demon beast riot and is what started the Age of Darkness. [4]

The Chronicles of an Age of Darkness is a ten-volume series of cross-genre fantasy and science fiction novels created by English cult author Hugh Cook .

The Chronicles of an Age of Darkness began with an ambitious outline for a series of twenty novels. This would have been followed by two equally long series, The Chronicles of an Age of Wrath , and The Chronicles of an Age of Heroes . This sixty-volume scheme ended with the publication of the tenth volume because of disappointing sales [4] .

The novels are written in vastly different styles, which may have confused or alienated readers who expected continuity in each novel. Another theory is that the naming scheme, consisting of continual alliterative "W"-titles featuring unusual words put people off.

Current age at the time of the story. It is a period characterized by strong monsters and a decline in human civilization. [2] In the past the eras where named after the strongest empire of that time. The Age of Darkness has no such empires. [3]

The Age of Darkness was started when a demon beast broke through to a realm beyond legend rank. When this happened it was felt by the top experts of the day. Three hundred of them attacked it, but all died in failure. In a rage the demon beast commanded its kind to attack humanity, wiping out most of human civilization within a few months. This is known as the demon beast riot and is what started the Age of Darkness. [4]

The Age of Darkness , sometimes referred to as three separate Ages of Darkness , refers to the time period of the first trilogy of Ultima games ( Ultima I , Ultima II and Ultima III ). This is also thought to include the events of Akalabeth (sometimes known as Ultima 0 ), Richard Garriott 's first published game.

This age revolved around a time of political turmoil in Sosaria , with the land comprised of warring city-states which lacked a unified leader. Monsters and murderous humans roamed the countryside and attacked unprepared travellers and known major dungeons and towers swelled with horrors. Portions of this time were later rewritten to form historical continuity, as the deaths of both Mondain and Minax were carried out in realms of the distant past, such as that events of the future were radically transformed.

During this era, the Eight Virtues had not yet been established by Lord British , with day to day existence frequently consisting more of basic survival between warring minions and kingdoms. Due to Mondain's connections with the mysterious "star-walking" race of the void and Minax's later alteration of the time stream, technology, such as time machines , space ships , and advanced weaponry often mingled with the medieval component of the feudal fiefdoms. All life in this era was darkened by the shadow of evil known as Mondain, Minax, and Exodus.

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