Over the next few days, chapters from a few of the books I’m writing will be up on Wattpad.
By doing so and getting some feedback, I can prioritize which ones to focus on and wrap up!
As of the now; on Wattpad, you can read the first chapter to a parallel novel to Exhumation – the saga of a character you briefly met in Exhumation, but of which little is known! Let me know what you think and if you think it’s worth continuing 🙂
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.
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.
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!
All Sailors and Sailoresses of the Hydraen fear Rakers. The sheer thought of encountering a thrash (group) of Rakers at sea would be enough to make them bunker down at the Tangled Kelp Tavern for another brew or two – and leave that cargo shipment for the next Step.
The Raker’s taste for ‘Land-Flesh’, whether that flesh is wood or human – is insatiable. So a tasty wooden ship, full of tasty squishy humans, is a smorgasbord on the high seas for these voracious predators.
But fortunately for the Seafarers Union – the Raker, like all Shadefiends, only venture out and hunt after dark. Rakers emerge from their vast submarine caves into open waters once the darkness of Tenebrae has descended upon the face of the waters.
Pray that you don’t encounter these ‘scummers’ during your travels!
They say that “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover”. So, keeping that in mind – I decided to not have an illustrative cover for my pre-publishing advanced copies for friends, family, etc. I instead opted for ‘tomey’ and ‘tomish’ feel for the hard-cover and soft-cover versions respectively.
I like to believe it adds a certain element of mystery.
I am currently seeking a number of people to provide criticism and feedback on the manuscript. A free eBook awaits those who wish to partake in the review! You will get a mention and thanks on this website for your involvement.
Please leave a comment with your intention to read the manuscript and I will contact you with further information.