Robert Stikmanz is the creative identity of Austin, Texas, author and artist Rob Lewis.
Prelude to a Change of Mind, Stikmanz’s first book in The Hidden Lands of Nod series, was released in February 2007. Blending fantasy, folklore, speculative science and social critique, this beautifully crafted novel introduces the world of the Dvarsh and their interactions with our shared reality.
Stikmanz’s new novel is entitled Nod’s Way. Nod’s Way, the oracle of the Dvarsh, does not fit handily into familiar categories. It can be read as an authority or guide, like the Tao Te Ching, or it can be consulted as a fortunetelling tool, like the I Ching. Fleshing out the fictional world of the Dvarsh, a non-human people who have developed in tandem with homo sapiens, this central artifact of their culture represents the ancient wisdom and distilled values of the Dvarsh way of life.
This fully interactive work comes as a boxed set including a wisdom book, a journal, and three custom dice that allow readers to divine deeper meaning from the book than what is solely printed on the pages.
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