Today’s excerpt is drawn from the first chapter of the Strength of the Mountain narrative, the fourth installment in Prelude to Darkness. The tale centres on Andrew Dunctap—otherwise known as the Black Wrath—but before he serves as Imperator Argath Diomedes’ sworn sword, he was a reaver under the command of Shipp, beneath the dominion of Overlord Damian Dannars. Yet much had changed over Andrew’s servitude, forcing him to draw steel against the overlord. Read More →
Hello and good evening readers!
The current look of my website has served well for readers on mobile devices, but it has been a little irksome for those on desktop devices. So much of my time has been devoted to Prelude to Darkness, however, I have spent some time on a face lift for the website, and that will go live this Thursday.
I am also ready to talk more at length about features that will appear on the website in between book releases. The Chronicles feature will receive its initial content in August. Chronicles is a spoiler-light appendix feature that will explore chronology, characters, families, the kingdoms, and mythology. The goal is to have an entry every week, slowly building up a bastion of information that will not go past the furthest published book. All of this will be in addition to short story releases, which will resume in early September.
Today’s excerpt is drawn from Rise of the Corsair, and features a peak into the mind of a young Daniel Baccan whence he meets Damian Dannars for the first time. In this fated meeting, Daniel has just shared the tale of when he was stripped of lordship and cast out of his home, but not without a mandate from the Lion Throne.
It is the beginning of a journey that will lead the eldest son of the noble Baccan clan to the heights of the Corsair. Read More →
The third excerpt for Prelude to Darkness will be made available this Friday, and it will be drawn from the third serialized story in the series, Rise of the Corsair. That story follows the early life of Daniel Baccan, his meeting the future overlord of the Southern Nations, Damian Dannars, the crucible that transforms the young man into the Corsair, and Daniel’s uncertainty with the path that he chose.
I am also pleased to share that I am almost done with selecting the cover for Prelude to Darkness, and I should be able to share it with the next week or two. Which, if you are looking at your calendar, lines up with the release date of June 29. This does mean that I will likely take two additional weeks to complete the work. When the work is completely done and I am satisfied with it, I will release it earlier, but for now the new release date is July 13.
Today, as promised, I am happy to provide a lengthy excerpt from The Indomitable story, the longest narrative in the Prelude to Darkness collection. The selection is taken from the third chapter—titled The Mother—and is a dream sequence for the perspective character, Justine Duvan. While it does detail a tragic account of her very early life, it also opens up the mystical elements that not only shape Justine’s fate, but the very fate of the characters in Darkness Rising some three hundred years later. Read More →