March 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
Just to whet your appetite, here is the synopsis for volume 2.
The Usurper is volume 2 of the adult fantasy series The Azhad: Elgir.
7 years have passed since our hero Elghios acquired the power.
A series of tragic events provoke a power struggle in the kingdom of Atelia, and opposing factions intrigue to gain control. Elghios will have to forge unexpected alliances, and wage war to protect the throne, but what exactly are his motives? Will the Royal Army, faced with fantastical creatures and the cruel forces of nature, reach the city of Arkis in time to save it? Whom can Elghios trust, and can his old friends in Gallisport, Hederick Grunwald and Eremides Karamanis, still trust him?
A philosopher once said, “Only the puppeteer can see our strings”. Is this part of a greater story? If so, who is pulling the strings?
And what of the mysterious power, does Elghios control it or does it control him?
February 27, 2014 § Leave a comment
Well, finally I have finished my revision of volume 2 of our fantasy series: The Usurper. For those of you who have been patiently waiting – my apologies. I’ve been very busy wearing my tutor’s hat and that has slowed me down. There’s just the final proof-read to go now, plus writing the synopsis and then it will be on Amazon Kindle. As soon as we have the publishing details and the synopsis I’ll post them on this website.
I have to admit that I prefer this volume to the last, so it will be interesting to see what our readers make of it. Mick is busy with volume 3 and it will soon be time for my input on that one too.
February 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Vispadjinn is free today and tomorrow on Amazon Kindle: download your copy now!
February 12, 2014 § Leave a comment
On February 15th and 16th you will be able to download The Vispadjinn, Book 1 of the series, free from Amazon Kindle.
Make sure you take don’t miss out on this special offer. Volume 2 will be out later this spring so make sure you’re ready for the next instalment!
Don’t forget that you don’t need a Kindle to access the book – there is an app that can be downloaded free so that you can read on your laptop or PC.
February 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
I am now about a third of the way through my revision process. Once I’ve made any changes/suggestions Mick will in turn review these and a decision is reached whether to include them or not. Once that process is finished I will do a final read through to check for typos and punctuation. Then we’ll be ready to submit this second volume to Amazon Kindle. The cover is also close to being finalised and it will have a link to an important theme that features throughout the series.
As we’ve mentioned before the emphasis in this volume is quite different – more intrigue and political machination. Readers will recognise many characters from volume 1, but there are also plenty of new, interesting ones too!
January 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
We’re getting very excited now as we move into the final stages of revising volume 2 ‘The Usurper’.
Our system from volume 1, ‘The Vispadjinn’, is that Mick revises the complete draft first and then hands over the draft for me to go through. We then discuss my suggested revisions and incorporate them (or not!). The final stage is my proof reading where I check just for typos/punctuation etc.
Have a look at this new map of Atelia where most of the action of ‘The Usurper’ takes place.
Hopefully it will whet your appetite! We’re still hoping for a spring publication date.
January 9, 2014 § Leave a comment
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