Thursday, September 2, 2021
The September issue of Dead of Winter ready!
Welcome to my sanctuary. Try not to let that giant eye worry you. During the past ten days, I’ve put in so many long hours each day, but I’m on track and here to announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter.
To make Dead of Winter suitable to this series format, I’ve made lots of revisions. Although, I have not added many new scenes. One the few new scenes is the prologue for this volume.
The character Lucetius, or Luce as Emlyn nicknames him, has been part of the Journeys since the beginning. Although he was not identified for quite some time. Now that he is taking a larger part in the story, I decided to write a scene from his point of view. You’ll get to know Luce better in the prologue of Journey 9, Doors of Attunement.
Maybe it’s because I’ve long dreamed of this epic novel becoming an anime series, but this song and video fit the mood of my Lucetius character. Well… he has a lot of moods, and they can change erratically, but it still feels appropriate.
Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Emlyn, Osabide, and Fotia (in Zasha’s body) traveled to a third world, which is so little known that it is only called the Other Realm. They hope to restore Zasha, but will Fotia willingly relinquish her new life in a young body? In that realm the trio meets unpredictable, but vastly powerful beings known as the Listeners. One of them is a new enemy. Another might be friend or foe. Either way, he is dangerous.
Her family betrayed Emlyn by not shielding her from the Brethren of Un’Naf. Now she faces issues of trust. She is not alone in her distrust, as several characters must confront similar concerns.
Arawn has grown stronger. An army of the dead gathers near the Lost Library. Hallgeir faces one of the biggest decisions of his life.
Come and journey with our travelers. Adventure awaits.
A Dead of Winter Outtake
As massive as this manuscript is, you might find it hard to believe I’ve deleted anything. I’m sharing a snippet that I removed from the section that became Journey 9. Even though you won’t have context for it, I hope you enjoy this vignette.
The legendary king, or Cu, Cassiveon and Thyrus tensed, ready to join the fight. Then Cassiveon drew back. He also forbade Thyrus from joining the fight.
“It is against the rules of this realm and of time itself. The evil Listener will be severely punished, at the least, for getting into it. Regardless of whatever the outcome might be,” Cu Cassiveon told him.
Emlyn watched worriedly as Thyrus’ eyes swirled to colors of red and black. She was sure that meant he was angry. The Cu noticed too, and raised perfectly formed eyebrows. Thyrus’ eyes finally settled to black. Emlyn knew he was irate, but believed he had gotten control of his temper.
Thanks for spending part of your day here. I’m grateful to everyone who is reading this story. If you aren’t already, I hope you’ll be part of the extraordinary, layered world of these Journeys. If you are just starting out, check this amazing review from Jan Sikes! She includes Journeys 1 and 2.
I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
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Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Journey 8, The Lost Library
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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