You may have noticed that the site has undergone a few changes just lately, gaining a distinctly cloudy tone. Well, this is why:
Now that Icarus Child is done and dusted, I’m taking a break from the Aekhartain for six months or so. While they’re gone, I thought I’d introduce a different world of mine, one that’s quite different from our own – The Overworld. A world covered by clouds, where the elite soldiers ride giant eagles and monsters fly out of the West.
Wingborn is the first in the series.
Lady Mhysra Kilpapan was blessed from birth with a distinguished family, a glorious home and a giant eagle miryhl of her own. Fully aware of her luck, she wants for nothing in life – except a chance to become a Rift Rider. The elite force of the Overworld has been closed to women for over one hundred years and not even the legendary Wingborn are allowed to join. Until now.
Women are being admitted to the Riders again and Mhysra wants to be first in line. Except her parents have other ideas, and there are plenty of others who are less than pleased about the change. Yet if Mhysra can find a way to reach Aquila, she will let nothing stop her.
But the Overworld is in trouble and the vicious kaz-naghkt are destroying Rift Rider bases one by one. The Riders need help. Can Mhysra and her friends really be the difference between survival and destruction? Or will they fail before their first year of training is through?
Rather than release the complete novel, I’ve decided to serialise it for free instead. I’ll be posting it in installments of between 1000-1500 words at a time, breaking up chapters for ease of reading. It is already finished so you don’t have to worry I’ll lose interest halfway through and stop posting (not that I’ve done this before… much).
It all starts tomorrow with the prologue, followed by the complete first chapter over Saturday, Sunday and Monday, to kick things off in style. After that I’m aiming to update a chapter a week, on Fridays and Sundays, with the occasional Wednesday post thrown in for when larger chapters need to be split into three.
You can read along here, on Wattpad (starlightmagpie) or on my Livejournal (saiena). I’ll be including and updating link posts both here on the blog and on LJ if you’re following on those places, and I’m completely new to Wattpad, so we shall see how it goes.
I hope you’ll join me for the ride and that you’ll enjoy taking a look at this whole new world. Feel free to follow and friend me, and if I don’t add you back, throw me a comment to wake me up.
See you tomorrow!