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Site updates

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to check in and let everyone know that the site updates I mentioned before are now live. There is one exception in that the new banner is not up yet, I am still batting around ideas for that section. The current projects, and About Hytrae are both updated. The most notable update was clarified geographical information about the five nations of Hytrae. The more detailed information will also be in the final installment of The Sage of Hytrae.

 

I hope to check in in the next week or two and get everyone an official title, and hopefully a release date! I hope you have a great week, and keep reading great stories!

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January Update

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to make sure I got in with everyone before it got to late in the month.  I have been busy working on Book 3 in The Sage of Hytrae trilogy.  Sadly I’ve not decided on a name yet, normally one becomes apparent to me around where I am in writing it though so I might be back soon with a name 🙂

Soon after I get the first draft done I will be getting the new artwork worked out, which will include a new banner on christopherjhillger.com at the least, maybe another site overhaul but I do seem to like the current layout right now. Exciting things either way, I will be updating some of the other pages on the site in the coming weeks and months as well. The more I write and develop this wonderful world the more I want to share. While this story will be concluded in the book I am writing, I do not believe that is the only tale Hytrae has for us. More to come in both departments.

I hope everyone is having a safe and warm January!

December update

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I am sorry that I have been pretty quiet lately. Life is getting busier as I’m sure it is with everyone around this time of year.  I have been making progress on the final installment in The Sage of Hytrae trilogy. I’m hoping to release the final name for book 3 in or before January, with a synopsis soon after. Just finding the time to buckle down will be the biggest factor in getting this third book out to everyone.  Thank you all again for the support, it would be so much harder without it! 🙂

October update

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Just wanted to make sure I hopped on and left a note of how things are going.  Book three is going well, I might be ready to announce the title late this month, but it is probably going to be early next month. I’ve been sick a lot the last three weeks, so that has definitely slowed me down some. I’m hopeful to have the manuscript in proof reader’s hands by mid November.

Thank you all so much for all the support during the free book promotion. After reviewing the total numbers it looks like it doubled the number of people who have my first book, which is very exciting.  I hope everyone who got to pick it up enjoys it, as many of the people I’ve talked to have.

Oh! One final announcement. I am planning on being at a book signing at Peebles’ branch of Adams County Library, (that is in Ohio if you don’t know). That event should be taking place on October 15th and I’m still working on finding out a time. I will update as soon as I have more details!

September Update

Hey everyone,

Just letting everyone know that we are still moving forward on the third book in my series. To help generate some excitement I offered that short story for free (it will always be free) last month.

This month we will be running a promotion on The Crystal Seal (the first book in the series). From September 12th through September 16th The Crystal Seal will be FREE on Amazon Kindle. This promotion won’t last long so be sure to check it out!

August Update

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I hope this summer has been going well for all of you. I have been busy these past few weeks, and I can happily say that some of the busyness has been working on materials for book 3! I am hoping to have a short story posted on my site here before the end of the month. It is written, but I am still working on reviewing it. It takes place between where The Candescent Vessel left off, and before book 3 begins.  I plan on having a title for book 3 for everyone somewhat soon as well, so stay tuned for more info on both these great things, and of course more updates on The Sage of Hytrae trilogy!

Caught off guard, but still moving forward

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So like much of the rest of the 90s babies and many more, I have been enchanted by Pokemon Go. It has been a bit of a distraction and its a distraction I was not prepared for (go team valor!). Games are a sizable part of my life, and I try to write either in replacement of gaming sessions, or when I have breaks in newer games.

This summer I have Overwatch (minor surprise since I approached it with skepticism), World of Warcraft: Legion is on the way and I am super excited for that, but I was not expecting Pokemon Go (which is what Pokefans have been asking for since 95!)

Anyway, back to what this Author Blog is about.  The final installment in The Sage of Hytrae trilogy is still underway.  Since my last two books have been told from different perspectives (one from Cyan’s and the second from Lucy’s), we will be doing something a bit different for book three.  It is my plan (and how I have already started writing) to tell this story from three different character’s perspectives. Two of which we have heard their voices as the narration of the first two books. Book three will be adding a third character (keeping with some themes mentioned in The Candesent Vessel if you want a sneak peek!) who we will meet very early in our journey to the trilogy’s conclusion.

Stay tuned for more news on The Sage of Hytrae trilogy!

Summer is arriving quickly

Hey everyone!

Summer is getting here quick, and with it much warmer weather. I just got back from a short vacation. We went to eastern and northern Ohio, so lots of things to see and do in those places. One place we went to was the Wilds. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a wildlife conservation group, that works with animals from many different places around the world, studies them and tries to help improve their lives in captivity and when possible return them to the wild. You can find out more about them at: https://thewilds.columbuszoo.org/

I’m back home and feeling more refreshed and ready to pour out more creative works.  I’ve been keeping my thoughts towards The Sage of Hytrae series lately, we are close to finishing the trilogy!  I’m hoping to have some more updates as the summer goes on. Have fun everyone, and don’t forget to use sunscreen!

Late May Update

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I hope everyone is doing well. I’m glad things are warming up, and I’m hopping this means that some of the illnesses that have been roaming around will start to end as well (I’m tired of catching so many little bugs, better than big ones though I suppose).

I am happy to let everyone know that The Sage of Hytrae Book 3 is underway and I have actually starting writing the first draft. I’m not ready to announce a title yet, hopefully by end of August I will have a title ready for everyone. I’m hopping that the third and final installment in this trilogy will be as exciting as I have been writing the entire series.

As always, a big thank you to everyone who has bought my books, it is very encouraging when people read the work you’ve put so much time into.

May is here, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

Hey everyone!

I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday! I spent a fair bit of mine with my mom (who has helped me proof my books along with my wife), along with a portion of my family.

Spring is in full swing, and lots of people are starting to put out their gardens.  Fun fact: gardens are popular with home owners in the realm of Hytrae too. While you might not have read much about that fact in the past, you would have met no less than three farmers in the first two books. See if you can name one of the farmers in the comments (without looking it up in the books, that’d be cheating 😀 ).