Flight of the Lilims

Update to “Older Stories” is a lengthy story, the first one written following a lot of day-dreaming waiting for my Organic Chemistry class to start. It was the first in a series of stories I lumped together as “The Chronicles”, and as my first, on my re-read of it, I can’t help but call it rough. My goal was to write an action-packed story that was reminiscent of the simple “we’re good, they’re bad, so we get to blow them up” story-telling of ’90’s Saturday morning cartoons, because those were awesome.

As the first of these stories, it winds up in the middle of the Chronicles’ timeline, with the lead character, Samuel, having mastered his abilities and quite capable of dealing with any challenge sent his way. His world has become one where very frequent incursions by “demons” have finally tapered off, allowing him and the others like him to finally rest. The Morningstar’s influence has grown quiet. But the Morningstar introduced the world to a new form of terror and biology, and those who can best capitalize on these new possibilities are the ones most willing to test their technologies. Those who first unveil the means to defeat Samuel are the ones who can market the means to own the world.

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Another weekend down

We spent part of the weekend cleaning up and cleaning out the office, so I took the opportunity to do an inventory: 100 soft-cover and 24 BookStub (digital copies), and the hard-covers are gone. Well, there’s one, but it’s not in very good condition. So! Website is updated to reflect that. Soft-cover copies are still $16.99 and access to a digital copy is $5.00.

Meanwhile, I’m still going through a separate series of stories, loosely titled as a whole as “The Chronicles”. They’re unrelated to House of Torunthane, and I’m adding just to add something else to the website. With a new semester starting this week, I hope to finish one story. By that I mean, make sure there weren’t any overt errors or things that just absolutely don’t make any sense at all.. which I’m sure there will be even after going over them. In my mind, “The Chronicles” played out in segments, almost episodic, and I think they would have been much better served as a comic book. If I could draw, I would have definitely gone that route. Definite influences from Paradise Lost and “Dragonball Z”. Seriously, not joking. I’m sure someone else can come up with a lot of other comics/cartoons that have similar themes, but I’m just not “hip” anymore. Posting “The Chronicles” is catharsis. I’m airing out dusty tales of things that made sense 17 years ago of a simplified “they’re bad, we’re good” sort of world to provide that mental escape from the complexities of real life. Because the villains aren’t always clear in reality, but if they’re a demon that’s just out to eat people, there’s no question that sucker’s gotta go. Stay posted.

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