Archive for December, 2010

Endtimers’ Legacy Short #1: Head of State

Posted in Updates on December 7, 2010 by chemiclord

And now, the lead-in to The Endtimers’ Legacy begins in earnest with the first short story bridge.  We get to see a little insight into the inner workings of the bureaucracy of the Galactic Alliance, for good and for ill, from the eyes of the current Premier of the Galactic Parliament, Robert Datson.  Find out what is going on in his headspace here.

Turns out that everything isn’t still happy and pretty in the galaxy… and that in some ways, the collapse of the Erani nobility has caused more harm than good in the short term.

I’ve really come to like this short story lead-in format between full length novels; it allows me to flesh out the perimeter of the setting without burdening readers with as many jarring tangents in the novels themselves.  When you have novels that push 400 pages as it is, anything that streamlines the process is welcome, I am sure.

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To First Time Viewers

Posted in Grumblings on December 6, 2010 by chemiclord

I understand that I’ve been picking up quite a few new readers lately; and in lieu of me rearranging the site to help these people (something I seem completely incapable of doing, the time I tried today I managed to crash the entire site and blog), I’m going to make a more temporary solution.

For all those stopping in, I would first recommend reading the first five short stories listed here.  These shorts help fashion and shape the background for the first novel.  It’s not vital, but I think it helps.

From there, you’re ready for The Second Gate.  It’s honestly not nearly as daunting as it first looks.  Sure, it’s nearly four hundred printed pages, but I have been repeatedly assured that it reads very quickly.  Besides, it’s not like you have to absorb it all in one sitting.

After that, you can return to the Short Stories section, and read the next clump of shorts that serve as the bridge for the upcoming second book of the series, The Endtimers’ Legacy.

But if after all that, if you want more to read, you can always check out unrelated stories I have either done on my lonesome or in conjunction with other writers at the page here.

Thank you for your patronage, and I will keep doing my best to put together a more reader friendly site… if I can do so without breaking the Internet.

~Thomas Knapp (chemiclord@gmail.com)

The Endtimers’ Legacy

Posted in Updates on December 2, 2010 by chemiclord

Work goes on in my world; still tooling around with Megatokyo: Endgames (a small snippet of what I’ve been tooling with could possibly be ready for a sneak peek sometime later this month).  But that doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned my own IP!

Got a handful of short stories in the works, for example, as a bridge from The Second Gate to the second book in the series.  I’m looking to publish the first of them, Head of State, within the next week.

But at the same time, I’ve been working on Book 2 itself.  Unlike the first book in the series, I’ve taken the wishes of the readers into account and am going to publish it all at once rather than a chapter a week.  That suits me well enough, and if that’s the way you all want it… then that’s how you’ll have it.

Nevertheless, I want to give you all something to sate your appetites in the meantime, and so I am proud to reveal a preview of Book 2 of the Gate Series; The Endtimers’ Legacy.

If you don’t want to be spoiled in any way, do not under any circumstances click here.  If you do want to be spoiled, or are otherwise indifferent, click here.

Thank you for your patience, and I’ll have more ready for everyone soon.  I promise!