Latest Goodreads review – 4/5!

Hello folks!

Received a great review on Goodreads! It’s always good to kick off the week with some positivity!

“Pious is a brilliant character, in equal parts heroic and mysterious, determined and frustrated. His lack of consistent memory forms a very interesting part of the book, as he becomes a character who is not only seeking the truth of the world around him, but also of his own part in it. This journey of self-discovery is excellently written by Chapman.

The world of this story is also well created. Many aspects of it can be likened to similar fantasy stories–as with many books of this genre, it owes much to the books and authors who have come before it. However, I didn’t feel that this detracted from the world-building and atmosphere of the book, as it is still an immersive and creative world. Overall, a great book, and will appeal to mystery and fantasy fans alike. I look forward to reading the next of the series.”

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2194753792?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1
Thank you, Katherine! A few more reviews like this and I may have to finish some of the other books in the series (sooner rather than later)!

Questions on Artwork

Hi Folks! I need YOUR HELP!

The esteemed artist, Adam Edwards and myself, are trying to reach a conclusion…

For the print edition, what would you prefer, from an artwork perspective? What would you normally like to see in any good fantasy novel?

  1. An illustration for each chapter, from a scene within? 
  2. Or an assorted of character sketches, monsters, objects, cities, etc?

Pictures are time, time is money! We can’t go too crazy or we may as well just make a graphic novel!

Your thoughts are highly appreciated!

Friday the 22nd – the day of reckoning.

And just like a B’Astian creeps from the Engulfing Forest – so does Exhumation emerge from pre-order.

Tomorrow – Friday the 22nd of September – marks the day the public gets full access to the book.

Brutal book reviewers, hungry and bored readers, hateful cynics – arm yourself with a copy of the book and bite into the meaty fantasy that is the Exhumation – the 1st book in the Epics of Existentia series.

You can sink your teeth in earlier, by downloading yourself a copy of the glossary for Exhumation – a lengthy text that will be useful to have on hand while reading the main text. The glossary is extracted from the book itself – so no surprises there. Page link is below.

Glossaries and Legendariums


IMPORTANT NOTE:

An immediate update will occur to the pre-ordered book, upon the pre-order editing lock being released. This update contains some minor formatting changes.

 

Exhumation pre-order and release date confirmed! 22nd September 2017!

Well folks… It’s taken 7 years and an additional 15 kgs, but the time is finally here!

Exhumation, the first Act of the Sojourner, is a tale of treachery, sedition and intrigue set on the planet of Aurania, in the realms of Existentia. 

More importantly – Exhumation is a tale of fidelity, integrity and love. Fidelity, integrity and love towards those nearest and dearest and to an ideal of something greater than the self.

It is the tale of our protagonist Pious Argentum as he unknowingly embarks on a journey of unwilling self-discovery, where a subjective truth is buried deep in the recesses of a lie and manipulated like the softest of clays. It is a journey where even the idea of one’s self is thrown to the wolves of questioning.

You will first set foot into the impenetrable, walled city of Sanctuary – the secular and socialistic capital of the Elysian Concordat. You will follow Pious, the stoic Prime Prefect of the Praetorium – Sanctuary’s defence and policing force, as he foolheartedly pursues the enemies of Sanctuary’s ideals and becomes entangled in a web of pre-conceived deceit and betrayal, where both friends and enemies rise and fall like the tide.
Prepare yourself Sojourner. Will you foil the plot before it’s too late?

Because once it’s too late – harsh measures are required to make right the wrong.

To pre-order your copy now from Amazon/Kindle, Click here!


Exhumation Scheduled Release Date! 30th June 2017!

Alright, good folks. It’s time to party like its ’99 (Era of Purity). 

The time is nigh! Acts of the Sojourner – Act 1 – Exhumation, is about to hit digital shelves on the 30th June 2017. If you’re lucky – maybe even a physical shelf!

Get ready to follow in the footsteps of our stoic protagonist Pious Argentum, as he steps foolheartedly and headstrong into a web of deceit so thick, even you will become entangled. Threats arising from political power struggles, insidious cults, religious persecution, murder, child abductions, civil unrest, insurgents and infertility – lurk in the darkness of every corner and every shadow of Sanctuary, the grand and fortified capital city of the Elysian Concordat.

Can you follow the clues and solve the many mysteries that beg to be solved? Can you ask the questions that will require an answer? Will you come to understand the ties that bind? Believe nothing that you see and half of what you hear, and more importantly – trust no one.

Pre-Orders will be available soon on the Kindle/Amazon store!

Few things stand to be completed (but are not far off) before Pre-Order will become available:

  • Front Cover Art Work (to whet your imagination),
  • In book map (so you dont get lost),
  • In book timeline (so you know the difference between the Era of Truth and the Era of Purity [because that’s useful, you know?]).

Thank’s for reading – and I’ll meet you on the other side once you get a copy!