I seem to have trouble finishing blog posts this week. But you know what I didn’t have trouble finishing this week? The first story of the new Sword of Dragons web series!! :D
For those who haven’t heard yet, due to the delay in the release date of book 2 of the Sword of Dragons series, Burning Skies, I am going to be release a series of free-to-read short stories online for all to read!
Bridging the six-month gap between when books 1 and 2 take place, this new series will follow not just Cardin and his friends as they fight against the invading orc horde, but also will follow several new characters as they try to find their place in an ever-changing world.
The Orc Campaigns
Without giving away too much of a spoiler, book 2 picks up at the end of the campaign to hunt down and end the orc threat for good. But that is only at the beginning of book 2. What happened during the war against the orcs? Why did the kingdoms decide to invade the Wastelands and hunt down the orcs?
That question and many more will be answered in this new series. Answers I could not adequately give in book 2, as it immediately sets off in a new direction, story-wise.
And quite surprisingly, several people have asked me to go into more detail about the orcs, their culture, who and what they are. So that is an aspect I actually intend to spend at least one entire short story exploring :)
Also, what of supplies for the war? Weapons and armor? The Blacksmiths of Halarite have quite a job ahead of them to keep the Allies’ war machines going. But how does that work? How does magic work with the weapons and armor?
That was actually a question that came specifically from Wayne from VtW Productions, and is one I am looking forward to exploring a bit in the stories :) (So yes, I actually do pay attention to and respond to comments and questions from readers :D lol.)
Would You Like to Know More?
(Kudos to anyone who gets the Starship Troopers reference there ;) )
I’m debating whether or not to post little character bios for the new characters to the series. Is that something you all would like to see as a prelude? I don’t yet have a date for when I’ll start actually releasing the stories, whether or not I want to finish them all before I post the first one or release them as they finish. So it could be a little while yet before the website is up and the stories posted…
This does mean, of course, that I need to design a website for the stories :)
PS: do you think it’s time for me to redesign this blog webpage?
Thanks for reading!