A Single Volume

Hello all!

I would like to start off with mentioning another work that means a lot to me: the Lord of the Rings.

Despite often being called a trilogy, the culmination of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary work is a novel split into six books (often times published in either a single hardcover volume or three paperback books). It makes sense when you think about the tale the professor told, how sequential it is, and the common thread woven through the entire narrative.

I see a similar thread woven through my own work.

There are so many characters in Ancient Vestiges — some are emphasized and de-emphasized in particular books — but it really is a collective whole. The plot, themes, and message from start to finish is also cohesive. In essence, I do not believe my debut work is much a trilogy as it is one long novel.

So it shall be.

When I publish this November, I will be offering all three novellas in a single volume, and it will be listed as a novel. It will publish under the title Ancient Vestiges: Darkness Rising. When you pick up your copy for the first time, you will see the novel split into three parts (or books): Awakening, Sea of Storms, and Heart of the Sand. Readers who have been following my work since the beginning will notice two of the three as existing novella titles. That is on purpose. They serve really well as guiding points or spring boards.

This will also be the last time I will use the word ‘novella’ to describe my work. It is a novel.

That is all I have for today.

Release Date Announced

Hello readers and first time visitors!

I am very, very pleased to announce that I will release my debut work on Wednesday November 23, 2016. This will include all three books: Darkness Rising, Sea of Storms, and Heart of the Sand. I will be self-publishing through Amazon and so there will be physical and e-books available. The price will be announced in the coming months (it will fall in line with other independently published works).

Here is the synopsis:

Three years have passed since heroes from the Theocracy of Dalia and the Isilian Imperium joined arms against the Kingdom of Trecht, and pushed them back across the sea. The war, however, took its toll: brave warriors became villains, homes became ruins, and the mighty yearn for power that was taken from them.

Then, one day, from the shadows of the Mount Cimmerii, a stranger appeared, bearing a powerful gift, and everything changed.

When shadows swell in the hearts of the powerful, and the Darkness rises from its depths, will the realm rally against it, or become part of it?

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The journey is almost over. I will be spending the last few months fine tuning my manuscript, getting it ready for mass consumption.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me. Who has asked for cameos. Everyone, everywhere, thank you.