Wednesday, February 3, 2021
February is here & so is the 2nd monthly installment
Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn
January 2021 actually began one good thing — monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.” Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released a month ago.
I actually wrote Dead of Winter ten years ago, as a huge epic fantasy novel. Late last year when I decided to edit it into a serial/series of novelettes, I did some posts explaining what held me back for a decade.
Some readers missed those posts, and asked about my use of “the Game of Thrones tagline.” …I had been writing Dead of Winter for two years — all the while weaving the prophetic warning Winter is coming! throughout my 800+ page book. If you want to know my reaction when suddenly a promo aired for Game of Thrones that used that integral element of my story as a tagline, then please read this post. Yes, screaming was involved.
Now it’s February, and Journey 2 is here. This second volume is considerably longer than that first, introductory episode. However, it is still novelette-length.
I call the installments “journeys,” because the characters travel across the complex world I built, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. These journeys will publish approximately monthly. Length will range from 30 to 60 pages, or so. Forgive me if you’ve already heard that part.
Here’s a little something about Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 2, Penllyn picks up where the first installment, “Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak” stopped. The supernatural warning, “Winter is coming!” continues to haunt Emlyn. Her father has heard her utter those words, and he is displeased to say the least. In fact, her family situation in general is becoming more perilous.
As if visitations from ghosts weren’t enough, another entity has started coming to her. She isn’t sure whether he is a spirit or something else, but he gives her the same prophetic warning.
Now Emlyn’s father has begun to behave strangely.
Join Emlyn on this strange journey to the neighboring village of Penllyn. Try not to look over your shoulder…
Universal Purchase Links for Journey 2, Penllyn
This is where it began: Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak!
Universal Purchase Links for Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
Some of you have seen this video with me narrating the prologue to Journey 1, and thank you so much for listening. It took half a bottle of throat spray, but I did it. The recording lasts fewer than three minutes and there are lovely images to entertain you. If you haven’t already, then I hope you will stop to listen.
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