day, November , 2021
Announcing the November issue of Dead of Winter!
Thanks for your patience this month. Allow me to present the latest novelette in Dead of Winter — Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment I know you’re wondering how many installments are left. Don’t hold me to it, but I think there will be two more Journeys. Lucky 13 — I always insisted that 13 is a lucky number.
Though she went across continents in moments, Emlyn is out in her wide world. The twelve-year-old sees and experiences places, customs, and foods that are beyond her expectations. One custom is so foreign that she thinks, “It’s like a dance.”
She’s in for another new experience — the art of deception. Trust and betrayal were themes in the previous Journey. In Journey 11, the theme may be deception, or perhaps a better word is illusion.
In Dead of Winter, I use details like household items or architectural details to evoke richer depictions without writing multiple pages to describe a new location. In this novelette I gave particular attention to the characters’ clothing to achieve that result.
Dead of Winter: Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment
Meet a new character in this Journey of Dead of Winter. She is a Deae Matres whose encounter with Gethin Gwilym has an unexpected result. Next in Pergesca, we get better acquainted with a noblewoman or a “HaDritak,” who is an old friend of Zasha. She has a few tricks up her sleeves.
Emlyn sees and experiences places, customs, and foods that are foreign to her. One of her gifts is growing.
As the conclusion of Emlyn’s “Journeys” draws near, we see that our heroes are underdogs. They are out-manned, “out-spirited,” and under-powered — physically, magically, and politically. With no other recourse, they make use of deception and manipulation. Although, how can that possibly be enough?
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.
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 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment
Journey 10, Pergesca
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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