Shine Cycle Character Profile: Sibyl

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Sibyl – In the Empire, a Visiting Scholar and bard; her primary citizenship is in Elvida, where she is one of Scarlet of Elvida‘s most trusted advisors. She is also a valued Imperial advisor, and spends about half her time in each country. Continue reading

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Shine Cycle Character Profile: Reginald of Transylvania

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Reginald – Prince of Transylvania, which is a member of the Shine Council, a vassal state of the Empire, and famous among those in the Empire who know for its intelligence capabilities. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: Title Unknown

Title Unknown is the (obviously) placeholder title (that has somehow “stuck” in my notes for more than a decade) of the first planned novel in a brief sub-series of the Shine Cycle set near the end of our world’s future. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Shine Cycle character profile: Duncan

This is the latest of an intermittent series of character profiles; the others are linked from their own Page.

Duncan – Sky Knight (Knight of the Order of the Shooting Star). The last Sky Knight, he was poised to resurrect the order and make substantial innovations in other areas, but somehow he sabotaged his progress and contributed to the order’s destruction; it was revived without his help after the First Battle of High Powers. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Character Profile: Amanda

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something substantive, but here’s a recently-completed character profile. You can also read the others.

Amanda – Princess at large, in the King’s service in the Imperial Service. She has a record of consistent but not stellar excellence in academics and athletics but is well-known for having recommended others for the vast majority of promotions available to her. By the end of the War of Power she was writing many of the daily briefings for the royal family. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: A Calculated Wager

A Calculated Wager is the next planned work in the third arc of the Shine Cycle, somewhat concurrently with An Internal Conflict. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading