Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The April Journey is finally here!
Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road
I never intended to do much writing when I decided to convert this epic novel into an Amazon serial of monthly novelettes. It was already plenty long. However, this Journey gave me the chance to tell part of the backstory of two characters — Boabhan and Hallgeir. To do so, I added an entire chapter, titled “Dig.” There was already one segment told from Boabhan’s point of view.
The Boabhan character also designed the wagons in which the Deae Matres travel, hence the wagon wheel in my image. I suppose it would be fair to say that this novelette features her.
Journey 4 is notably longer than 1, 2, 3, or 5 (coming in May). However, it is still novelette-length.
As most of you know, 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.
For those who weren’t around for the beginning of Dead of Winter, this post tells the story of Winter’s Nightmare — or Why It Took 10 Years for me to publish the epic.
Here’s a little something about Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 4, The Old Road picks up where “Dead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever Field” stopped. That episode left Emlyn on the run. Will the Society of Deae Matres be willing to help? After all, in Journey 1, they rejected her father’s plea to take her away.
As I was saying, Journey 4, The Old Road features Boabhan, the Society’s most enigmatic adherent. We’ll get personally acquainted with her.
Emlyn finds herself in another kind of danger when the archvillain from the prologue of Journey 1, Forlorn Peak returns to the story in this installment. Plus, she still has not outrun the Brethren. Meanwhile, Emlyn isn’t the only one at risk. This Journey finds many of our friends in harm’s way.
Come, be a part of the Journeys of Dead of Winter.
Update April 15, 2021, Paperback now available
Purchase Links Journey 4, the Old Road
All the other Journeys so far…
I hope you’ll visit the review links with each journey to marvelous blogs.
Universal Purchase Links for Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
Review from Olga Núñez Miret
Universal Purchase Links for Journey 2, Penllyn
Review from Anita Dawes
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Review from Roberta Eaton Cheadle
Review from D.L. Finn
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