Forewarning!

Vandenita

Vandenita, this project's protagonist - copyright Theo Evans, 2011
Vandenita, this project's protagonist - copyright Theo Evans, 2011

Hubris

I've been running low on steam for writing these days. A combination of work and being unable to find the motivation to sit down and get my head into the game has really brought me to a halt. I'm going to start putting completed chapters in this here set of hubs in the hope that it brings back my motivation.

I'll be uploading the first chapter later on today, once I've read it over and it doesn't make me cringe too much.

But I'll give you a brief overview, so you know at least a little of what to expect.

The structure of what I'm working on is a trilogy. The chapters I'll be posting up are from the first book, titled Hubris. I class it as Dark Fantasy because there are elements of horror in it and one of the running themes is moral ambiguity. The other themes within it are religion, gender identity, sexuality, relationships, politics and war.

The first book follows Vandenita, a foreign national trying to make her name as a General in the Empire's service. She is married to a politician named Heart and throughout the opening of the novel, she struggles with her own morals versus what she sees happening around her. This leads her and her companions into conflict with the Empire and the Temple's ruling Necromancers, my antagonists, Daeva and Gatreich. All three are characters you will encounter right through until the end of book three, along with a host of other weird and wonderful folk, which include Darkhar the centaur Captain, Argo the camp explosives expert and alchemist, Mereavus the Advisor and Spy, Toxic the hermaphrodite slum-lord and Djack the crossdressing pirate. With any luck, you'll like them all as much as I do.

I will now take myself off to look over the first chapter, and soon enough, it'll be right here to view.

I hope you enjoy it. Feedback and comments are thoroughly welcomed to any piece of work I upload here.

Thank you for reading.

- L

Gatreich

Gatreich, the three-faced Necromancer. Copyright Desmin Williams 2010.
Gatreich, the three-faced Necromancer. Copyright Desmin Williams 2010.

Daeva

Daeva, Gatreich's wife and Necromancer. Copyright Desmin Williams 2008.
Daeva, Gatreich's wife and Necromancer. Copyright Desmin Williams 2008.

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Spock7418880 5 years ago from Canada

This seems like an interesting story. I found the first three chapters impressively written (especially for internet literature). Is this a series you'd like to see published some day?


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Pocketbrit 5 years ago from Doncaster, UK Author

Thank you! And yes, I'd like to take it to publication at some point. It just needs finishing first. :)


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Spock7418880 5 years ago from Canada

I know the feeling. Good luck going forward.

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