The Thread Skein publication funding has been secured. But, that doesn't cover as much as you'd think.
Thread Slivers has been scheduled for final release publication yesterday. This weekend in addition to finally putting away the Christmas lights (yes, they’ve been up this long) I worked on getting the revised edition of Thread Slivers…
Thread Skein is the 3rd book in the bestselling Golden Threads Trilogy an epic high fantasy and hard science fiction saga, over 400,000 words in length. Its launching with a Kickstarter campaign and will be available in hardback and pocket paperback editions as well as in ebook format.
Thanks to all out our outstanding backers we did it! Not only did we get the initial $2,000 we asked for but we also crossed the 200% funding line! My wife and I want to give you all a colossal thank you for your remarkable support. As…
Thread Strands is being prepared to be published as a hardback and mass-market paperback via a Kickstarter campaign. It is the second book of the highly rated high fantasy / hard science-fiction genre blending Golden Threads Trilogy, originally published in August of 2013 . Check out the updated first chapter excerpt for the new hardback edition.
Thread Slivers is being prepared to be published as a hardback and mass-market paperback via a Kickstarter campaign. It is the first book of the highly rated high fantasy / hard science-fiction epic Golden Threads Trilogy, originally published in February of 2013 . Check out the updated first and second chapter excerpts for the hardback edition.
Do parallel worlds or universes actually exist? In Thread Skein you discover I'm in the subquantum strings Many-Worlds camp. Parallel worlds is a common Fantasy and Sci-Fi theme. But, is it real or just pure fantasy? I leave that to you. Still here is a brief summery of the ideas and a peak inside of Thread Skein where I join the host of other authors that write parallel world fiction.
What is the Elracian mystery? This is a central element to the Golden Threads Trilogy, and in fact, answering this question helps to resolve many of the plot threads. Many powerful entities have tried for over five thousand years to suppress the knowledge. But, there are numerous hints about this mystery throughout the first two books.
Fan Fun is ... well FUN! In making progress in Thread Skein I ran into a problem. I had never named a particular technology. My brain was stuck in a loop so I called for help from my readers. Sure enough a lot of great ideas came rolling in, sadly only one can make the cut. If you want to find out what technology this was about, how it is used in the book, and more importantly who came up with the winning name...
One of the more interesting elements to deal with in the world of Niya-Yur is the mix of magic and technology. There are many moments in the books where readers wonder, "why didn't they just use <insert thing>?" The answer is because reality is complex and those that live in it plan, think, and act according to what they know.
In Thread Skein, I'm tossing around casualty numbers like candy. Being me, I stopped to make sure it made sense. In building Niya-Yur, I estimated the world population at roughly just under one billion for all the continents and races. Using real army statistics I worked backwards from Dagger numbers to population totals to be sure I wasn't far off.
Things are progressing steadily. Even though the current chapter is 8,000+ words it was still hard to find a real non-spoiler slice to share. Here is a rather interesting scene from this chapter which I am sure a large number of fans of Ticca and Lebuin getting together will enjoy. Note I'm not committing one way or the other on this subject. Still it is a fun moment for them.
The characters set the tone of any book. The character line up for The Golden Threads Trilogy are a pretty interesting crew, one has to wonder how so many lives could even meet, let alone working together. I've assembled many of the character descriptions, summarized size of each role, explain some of the POV, and even provide pronunciation audio clips.
Rhonia is a continent, a chain of islands, an empire, and the source of some tasty if annoying herbs. Here is the latest sneak peek into book three Thread Skein, in a scene where Illa is left on her own in-between. This sneak peek comes with a map and some background info as a bonus!
How about another update? After a week of being so sick I couldn’t even think to dream, I’m back on the work bandwagon. Managed to add just over 5,000 new words the 3rd book. I’ve also have lots of great stuff rolling down the hill. Here is a sneak peek at the latest new scene for book three, Thread Skein