Mages of Wrystan, Overworld, Serial

Quick Question (and a Poll)

Is there anything I can do to help you right now? In reading/escapist terms, that is.

It’s a tough time for many, lots of people are scared and worried, others are fed up of being stuck indoors, and there’s never a bad time to read more books, right? So here are my plans or potential offerings. Feel free to add your own thoughts below. And don’t forget to vote in the poll at the end!

  1. Sale!
    This would be a sale on the Dragonlands books for two weeks, including making Blazing Dawn free for the duration (everywhere except Amazon). It should also, hopefully, tie in with the release of Book 5. After that I’ll do a two week sale on the Wingborn series. After that… we’ll see.
  2. New serial!
    While I would love to make this Aftermath, the bonus Wingborn novella, I’ve promised that to my Patreons. I would also love to make this the new Overworld series, but that isn’t close to being ready to enter the world. Instead this will be a new series, from a new world, but still hopefully every bit as enjoyable as the Rift Riders. Personally I love the characters in the Mages of Royas Bay, and I’m hoping you will too.
  3. Both is good!
  4. OR Something completely new and entirely fluffy!
    I can’t actually make any promises about this because I’m busy with editing right now, but wouldn’t it be nice to read something where nothing bad happens? I don’t write these sorts of stories often, except as very short things, but it’d be nice to give it a go. It would probably be a weekly update and I’m not at all sure what it would be about. I have been considering writing a Rhiddyl adventure novella to explain how she runs away from the Cleansed Lands to join the Rift Riders, but I’m not sure if I could spin that out for very long.
    If you have a suggestion/request, feel free to post below. It might spark an idea in the brain, although I can’t promise it.

All right, them’s your options. Vote, please! You have a week to think about it. And if there’s something else I haven’t thought of, please let me know.

And that’s it from me today. Thanks, everyone! Dhori’s Homecoming tale will be posted on Friday and Sunday.

Take care, my lovelies xx

Free Fiction, Mages of Wrystan, Overworld, Patreon, Updates

The End of World’s End… and Beyond!

In case you weren’t aware World’s End is done! No more Wingborn. Unless you’re a Patron and have exclusive online access to Aftermath, of course. In which case you have another 30 chapters or so.

For those of you who aren’t on Patreon, no worries, you still have two months left before you reach the end. However, if you sign up now, not only will you get to read the end right this moment, you’ll also have access to the follow-up serial, Aftermath, which won’t be serialised anywhere else. Everyone will have a chance to buy it when the World’s End ebook comes out, but it won’t be on here and it won’t be on Wattpad. Just so you know.

Anyway, brief sales pitch aside, I need to know what you lovely people will want to read next. As you may or may not know, I’m terribly behind thanks to the unplanned events of last year, so while I am working hard on a new series, I still have the last two Dragonlands books to edit and release, along with World’s End and Aftermath.

In other words, these next few months are going to be busy and I can’t guarantee the new series will be ready to go once Wingborn and Dragonlands are all wrapped up.

So I have a few choices to lay before you. Will you be patient or greedy? Will you want it all, now, now, now? Or can you wait just a little bit longer?

Here are your options. Please vote below – and leave a comment if you want to know more!

1. Misfits of Aquila (Aquila’s Own 1)
My current project. Takes place 5 or so years after World’s End and returns to Aquila with a bunch of new Rift Rider students. Including the first Ihran, an atheist Sutheralli, Lyrai’s little sister and a certain young dragon. Plus one or two familiar faces and several brand new ones. And a little miryhl called Milk.
(In progress. Expected Arrival: Late 2020)

2. Thief’s Gamble (Foundations of Aquila 0.5)
An Overworld novella about a thief and her miryhl stealing a dragon’s egg by order of a pirate. The rest of the series will include the creation of Aquila, and should include the thief, a disgraced royal and some sundry others.
(Completed. Expected Arrival: Mid-2020)

3. Mages of Royas Bay (Mages of Wrystan 1)
An entirely different world, with more of a Middle Grade feel. Still fantasy. Still a fantasy school. Has more magic. Includes young mages and their mage-beasts, which are not familiars or daemons, but sort of are. They don’t talk, but they have big personalities. I love this world, it’s probably my favourite of the many I write (even more than the Overworld) and I have three full books I could share with you while I work hard on building up my next Overworld series. So if you want to keep reading from me while I work on something else, this is probably the one that makes my life easiest.
(Completed. Expected Arrival: April)

Pick! Pick! Pick!

Thank you!