And I start with GREAT NEWS … Asaric Sons WT (Book Four) is NOW READY for beta-readers! I’m hoping all my regular betas will again volunteer, plus some new ones!
If you’d like to lend your services, to read, to enjoy, to answer a few simple questions—could you understand that scene, did this or that grate, have I overinformed, underinformed, who did you like best etc—then please, don’t be put off by the fact this is the fourth in the quint and you don’t know ‘the story so far’. It’s especially betas like you that I want to recruit. While these books are not intended as a string of stand-alone stories, yet it should be possible to pick up the overall plot along the way. And that’s why I need you. See Contact Me
Asaric Sons, WT (Book Four) Blurb
The Spinner has tasked Kerrid to eradicate the snake-demon Neka, believed responsible for the Asars banishment from their high World of Divinities. It seems an impossible task. For if the Spinner can’t kill the demon, how can she? Yet Kerrid is convinced, if she can return to the World of Divinities, she’ll find the answer there.
Unable to use the pole of Book Three, Kerrid now tries a different strategy. There are holes in the sky, and one is above Black Mother Mountain in Gushan, familiar from her child-days. If she returns there, if she climbs the mountain … But there she faces an obstacle. Her sister.
Kerrid’s childhood nemesis, her sister has forbidden Kerrid access to Gushan, and her sister is the keeper of the demon in physical form. That demon has taken everyone Kerrid ever loved: her father, her foster-mother, the Linershunn who gave her shelter, Jedren her mortal lover, father of the child she now carries.
Now she must protect that infant, keep him safe from the demon. Yet also she must complete her task. Troubled times lay ahead for her.
The Spinner’s Child (formerly Asaric Lies)
As far as revisions, rewrites and edits are concerned, The Spinner’s Child, Book One, is now locked down. Happiness time, awaiting the day when I can release three together. Moreover, its cover is nailed, thanks to my brilliant critique partner, cover designer Lauren Willmore. But we’re not finished yet.
As the beta-readers will know, each of the five books comprise five parts. And each of the five parts has a title. And now each of the five parts are to have a title-page design. Part One: On Eagle Wings is now in my excited possession.
‘Any suggestions?’ Lauren asked.
And I answered, ‘Beardsley-esque.’
And Lauren delivered. Lo!
Lauren is now working on the remaining four page-designs for the book.
Asaric Skies WT (Book Three)
I had already snipped the opening chapters of this book to append to Lake of Dreams (Book Two) and am satisfied with the change. Now I’m changing certain parts of the ending to ramp the tension yet further, wrap an inclusive arm around key characters who I’d previously allowed to fade and, in my opinion, vastly improve it. With the rewrite completed, I shall need a trusty beta to check it out for me. Probably by Easter, so if you’re interested watch this space.
And I guess that’s all I can report for now. Several steps closer to that nail-biting day when I announce the launch.
The next e-book update will be … Sunday 6th April.