Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Scribes Work V

So, after a delay, I am finally sitting down to write about another short story in my upcoming book, boc vol2.  This is titled The Scrolls of Recondite, and it is the third, and final, serial story.  It continues the story of a young magi named Devlin as he tries to uncover the secrets of an ancient artifact known as, oddly enough, The Scrolls of Recondite.

I won't delve too much into the character of Devlin himself, but to give just a quickly back story, Devlin is a young magi, who instead working to gain greater power, he works to discover ancient artifacts.  While his elders consider this a worthy task, they still believe him to be somewhat silly for going after a set of lost scrolls, that most of their order do not even believe exist.

They are said to contain an ancient and great pwoer.  Devlin searches out of pure academic interest.  However, there is another that searches for them for a more insideous reason.  Both of these men want the scrolls, for two totally different reason, despite the fact neither of them are sure what power they, or like, if Devlin's elders claim, they simply are not real.

Anyway, the story starts off with young Devlin following up on some clues from the previous story (if you want to know pick up my book, link is to the left, shameless plug).  Anyway, his journey takes him to a set of ruins near his own home city. 

While there he stumbles upon a secret chamber and makes a discovery in a long sealed tomb.  The problem is, why is there always a problem?  The problem is, he too has been discovered by the necromancer, again refer to first story.  He is saved by a mysterious figure, who is obviously a mage themselves. 

This is where the story ends.  I know exactly where I am going to take this, and I also want to mention that many of my short stories, including this one, are set in the same place.  I am planning a massive cross-story arc that will involve characters from many different stories, but that is not until sometime in the future.

I have been told by several people that the "scrolls" stories were their favorites and they could easily see this set of of stories turned into a full blown novel (hmmmm maybe).  Anyway this was one of the first stories I created for my first book, and while I like the Atonement serials more, these are a close second.

I hope you will check this story and all the others in my second book when it comes out.  I hope to have it done soon, but unfortunately my timetable was thrown off, but I am close to getting it done, and when it is I am going to do a simultaneous launch on Amazon for the bocvol 2 and on Smashwords for both volumes of my short story book. 

Until then, please pick up my first book, boc: A Collection of Short Stories, that is already available on Amazon, and for only a paltry .99 cents.

Thanks for all your support, and I hope to have an poss launch date for my second book very soon!

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