#WIPJoy is a month long celebration of novels in the process of being written or edited. Today I'll introduce you to my WIP Rise Of The Shadow Lord. It is the first of four novels in the Tales From Crigmis series. Check out the photo at the bottom of the post for the schedule. :)
A century of war.
A deadly curse.
A marriage that could save them all.
DOTTIR OF THE TAJ, Sihara Dayel is torn between duty and happiness. An alliance with the violent steam driven kingdom is her country's last hope against the new Empire of Animalia. Half-man, half-beast, the Animalians are without mercy.
SON OF THE LORD AMBASSADOR, Jaden of House Calstein is hot on the trail of a weapons smuggling ring suspected of selling to the Animalians.
CHILD OF EXILES, Awesome Possum struggles to recover a priceless artifact while protecting others from his curse deep in the unforgiving Outlands.
Enter the Euro-Asian fantasy world of Crigmis filled with nerve-racking battles, political intrigue, and blossoming romance. Where shadows of an ancient darkness linger, destroying one evil may awaken something far more dreadful.
I wrote the first draft in 2010 during NaNoWriMo, but it all started when a friend asked me to share an excerpt from story one of my characters might read. Over the last few years I have been busy writing and revising the first two books in the series.
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Today's prompt is to name one thing from my WIP Rise Of The Shadow Lord for each of the five senses.
Sight: Paper lanterns floating in the sky during the Twin Moon Festival.
Touch: A handful of sand...Read more
Tales From Crigmis: Rise Of The Shadow Lord, the first novel in the series by Amelia Nichole, follows the events leading up to the fall of the Golden Era, birth of a new empire and, of course, the rise of the Shadow Lord. Crigmis is an inhabitable planet in the Triangulum Galaxy some 3 million light-years away from the Milky Way.
On this website you will have access to:
- Journal entries from a few characters in the series. Their journal entries will provide insight into their day to day lives as they progress through the series with information you won't find in the novel.
- Short stories about the past, the present and the future of the planet of Crigmis. These are stories set on the same planet, but often about completely different characters.
- Character bios will be available as characters are introduced in the series. Read more
I was given the opportunity to review the second issue of a new science fiction e-zine. The free short story that they have on their website is a great example of the quality of the other short stories contained within the May issue.
There is definitely something for everyone, whether you like the light philosophical science fiction, the emotional coming of age story or the darker science fiction.
There will be spoilers ahead! You can't say I didn't warn you.
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