It’s been a long time since I updated everyone about how things are going. I’m chugging along on my next project, The Instrument of Omens. That’s the series name, and book one is A Testament of Steel. I’ve managed to churn out around 50,000 words of a book that should be around 150,000-160,000 total.
I also have a Patreon account ready to go, and I’ll likely kick that off in November. I might send a second early newsletter next week to let everyone know about it. For now, I plan on releasing about 1-2 chapters a week of the new book on Patreon, and once I’m done with the first novel, I’ll shift it over to Amazon and in time, over to Audible.
So what’s the book about? Ah, that’s a good question. I don’t have a cool blurb, so I’m spitballing here.
Cinder Shade never remembered his past life. His memories began the afternoon a snowtiger killed his parents. And possibly him. He awakens, bruised and battered, trapped in a well, and bereft of all memory.
All he knows is that he was meant to protect those who can’t defend themselves, to be a warrior worthy of the name.
Cinder discovers within himself a strange ability to wield a sword as if he was born with it in his hand, to speak the language of steel as fluently as a master.
When he earns a place at a presigious elven warrior academy, Cinder has a chance to further that knowledge and perhaps even humble the proud elves who believe no human is their equal. All of his hard-earned skills will be needed when strange rumblings emanate from deep in the heart of the Dagger Mountains. Some say it is the twisted zahhacks causing carnage. Others that it is the monstrous spiderkin.
Cinder discover something far worse. A dead god who has risen. Shet. And he remembers his enemies all too well. Even if they don’t remember themselves.
One last thing, if you click around my website, you’ll discover that there is now a merchandise section where you can buy T-shirts and even phone cases featuring the cover art from The Castes and the OutCastes.
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