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The 2021 update!

Hey everyone,

Yeah, it’s march and I’m just now getting to releasing an update about what I’m up to. Well better late than never 😉 so let’s begin!

First, The Crystal Seal turns 6 years old this month! That book is truly the groundwork for the entire trilogy, and is worth a read if you’ve never have picked it up. As a fun aside: Children are about 4 years into their education at this point in Hytrae. Those kids will likely start spending time with the trade of work their family is involved in, and learning that trade themselves.

Next on the train of news, I am officially ready to announce the next writing project which will begin releasing later this year! Now I have made a bad habit of promising new titles in the springtime, and failing to actually finish anything that year in the past. I would love to provide you all with proof that this time will be different, but I am not blessed (or cursed) with such visions of the future. I can, however, tell you the book title, series title (yes series!), and when I am hoping to get this next title out to you all.

The next series will be set in the familiar place of Hytrae (familiar if you’ve read The Sage of Hytrae trilogy, if not you really should 😉 anyway). The first book of this series is titled (tentively) The Vaults of Belin. Yes that’s right, we are cracking into the borders of the elusive, and restrictive region in Hytrae’s south eastern kingdom. We will be exploring it and more in this new series which is titled Hytrae: Visions of Darkness. At least those are the names I’m going with for now. I don’t like to put out names too far ahead of release, so you can expect the first title as early as September 2021!

Ok, you’ve read the juicy bit now, so feel free to skip me rambling here at the end haha. Just weighing in to current events, which I’m sure won’t make me more friends unless God wills it. But anyway, here we go:

I hope every one of you have had a tolerable year. It’s been about one year since the pandemic started effecting us here in the states. A crazy and scary ride for the whole world to be sure. Mostly what I see now is hope that the collective nightmare may soon be over. With this crisis waning I remember the one that predated it. One that still exists and plagues our news and every day lives. I am of course referring to the accusations and continuous pandering of race and gender equality.

Now before I ignite more unnecessary flames. I agree and disagree with everyone on the topics equally. I’m of the mindset that every view and mindset is wrong from someone else’s opinion out there. My opinion (which I’m sure some disagree with) is God created us all, he sent his son to die for us on a tree. He did so to save us all from ourselves, and our self destructiveness and rebellion (Sin). He is, was, and has always been against discrimination, God loves us all equally no exceptions.

Which I can say is why I have left races out of my books entirely. Yep, it’s a fantasy world, on another planet, with an entirely different species, so race is not a topic of my books at all. I leave most of such imagining to the reader’s mind to fill in the blanks. In fact, one promenant character in the first trilogy I gave so little physical discription of, I doubt I could release a drawing or image of said person without someone thinking it was completely wrong. Bonus points if you know which character I’m talking about.

Oh I do describe regions, religion, social status, occupation, nationality, and culture. All important things for world building. Anyway, I’m sure what I say can and will be used out of context at some point to fuel a fire of hatred. Just please know it is not my hatred, nor is it of God.

Until next time, may God bless you and keep you.

SoH2: Title released!

Hi Everyone!

I am happy to announce that the second book in my Sage of Hytrae series will be called: The Candescent Vessel. Like the first title you won’t know the reason behind the name, until you have read at least part of the book. Speaking of which, The Candescent Vessel is coming along, I hope to be able to release more details about when it will be released, and other details soon. Until then, thank you for all the support and I hope to see you all in Hytrae again soon!

The Sage of Hytrae Book 2 (TSoH2) Update 1

Hi everyone!

I wanted to let everyone know how Book 2 was coming along. It is on schedule as of right now for the manuscript to be done well before the end of the year. My plan is to publish it first quarter of 2016. In the next few weeks I will be posting more details about this, as well as, the information that I released if you made it out to our booth at OTD. Stay tuned!

June update

Hello everyone!

It has been hot here in Ohio, and staying cool has been a task.  I had a long talk with some of the Hytrae scholars and we were able to translate the runic script (mentioned in The Crystal Seal) to English. We decided that this information should be shared for the good of all, so I am giving you guys a copy of the ancient runic script to English.

There are only 24 runic fragments (letters) so the translation for the letters I and Y are the same, as well as X and Z.  This script will find it’s way into Book 2, and I hope to get more related material out to you guys in the coming weeks and months.  😀

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Early May Update

Hi Everyone, I am sorry for the delay in this post.  I should have posted this last Monday.

The Crystal Seal (available all over now) having been released and the first Rev completed and approved, its time to begin posting information for the follow up!

The Sage of Hytrae Book 2 (that is the series title, the book title is still pending), is underway and I have been making good progress.  I was sick most of last week, and I am still feeling some leftover effects, but I hope to get some related materials or artwork posted soon.  Stay tuned!