Three characters from The Grey Mage who are important to the backstory of The Ap’Lydin Chronicles have now had pages created for them under the “Characters” menu at the side. You can go there to check them out, or click on any of the below links:
The Slaves of the Horned God is due to be released later this year. It is now in the editing stage but in the meantime, I am going to post a series of lead-in articles, just as I have done for The Heirs of Lydin and The Grey Mage.
These articles will cover places, themes and characters encountered by Polnygar and Bellaydin as they continue their journey.
First up is Polnygar, whose journey takes her to Selvarial, the fabled oasis-city of the Selvara and from there to the vast Infinite Caliphate, the desert empire whose borders touch the edges of the known world.
During her travels, she will meet people such as Celine de Lerid, Captain of the Leridian Chevaliers, Emir Omar al’Dazhi, ruler of Qar Arrid and Samir bin Adil, wealthy trader and old friend of Aelzandar.
Look for articles on these and more in the coming months.
2017 will mark the release of The Slaves of the Horned God, the second installment in The Ap’Lydin Chronicles. Below is the cover and preliminary blurb: Watch for this book later in the year, and check back at this site for further updates!
The battle for Wishapton has been won but for Bellaydin Ap’Lydin, the victory has come with a deeply personal cost. He will need all his courage to survive the trials ahead; the capital awaits him, and he must navigate the treacherous politics of the royal court. The Horned God’s minions may have retreated but, as Bellaydin will learn, they do not rest.
Meanwhile, Polnygar Ap’Lydin, still on the trail of the fugitive spellweaver Lord Ivellios, finds herself in the mystical desert empire of Qarld. In this unfamiliar place, she must decide who to believe, even as her trust in her own companions is shaken by unexpected revelations. Do the Horned God’s followers still hunt her, or are there deeper and more dangerous threats beginning to surface?
Big milestone tonight, at roughly 93,000 words, the first draft of The Slaves of the Horned God is completed. But does that mean I can dust my hands off and say all done?
Now begins the long revision process…