Sunday, March 5, 2017

New Empire Trilogy Book 2, Weekly Update (3/5)

Do you see the cover?? Do you see it?? Not finalized yet but this is the one I'll be using for Army of The Nameless which, yes, is now the official title. No more generic Book Two.

Now, onto progress. The second draft now consists of 18 Chapters drawn from 12 First Draft Chapters. If I was writing the first draft, I'd be 50% complete. I really can't accurately say how much of the second draft is complete. Storywise, still about 30-40%. And May draws ever closer.

I hate to dole out a commercial right now but seeing how Army of The Nameless is drawing ever closer to those  store shelves, some of you may want to check out the first book in the trilogy, Children of The Forgotten. I could best describe this first installment as a roller-coaster ride of action and emotion. I've tried to bring the reader the reality of war in several different environments. It's gritty, gory, heartbreaking, funny (I hope), scary, and intelligent. I've tried to project the meaning of war from all sides: the soldier, the politician, the activist, the average person, the opportunist. There's sex, there's naughty words, compassion, betrayal, and the search for the answer to the ultimate question: what is the meaning of existence? Army of The Nameless expands on this and digs ever deeper into all these points.

Was I successful in my mission? Only you, the reader, can say. And it all starts with the Children. Links and blurb below.

Children of The Forgotten (Kindle)

Children of The Forgotten (Print)

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war.
The three front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything.
Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.

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