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.
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.