Shine Cycle Précis: Calming the Dragon

Calming the Dragon is the seventh planned novel in the “Alternate Universes” sub-series of the Shine Cycle, and the first to venture into “alternate history,” being set in a world where Alexander the Great lived longer and his empire didn’t split after his death. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Character Profile: Eliezer

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

Eliezer is a native-born knight of the Shine and Wild Empire. As soon as he can get over his tendencies toward “textbook generalship,” he will perhaps be the best native-born general in the Empire—a military genius. However, that will probably take a while, since he usually achieves success even with textbook techniques. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: Lighting Camelot

Lighting Camelot is the tentative title of the sixth planned novel in the “Alternate Universes” sub-series of the Shine Cycle, set in and around King Arthur’s legendary court of Camelot. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Writing status update (#46)

For all that it feels in some ways more like a week has passed than a month, it’s been four weeks since my last report (on the second day of Christmas) on recent progress on the Shine Cycle, my fantasy series-in-preparation. In that time, despite the busyness that always makes Christmastide hectic, and despite being laid somewhat low by a cold last week, I did get some Shine Cycle development work done. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: Pax Nova

Pax Nova is the fifth planned novel in the “Alternate Universes” sub-series of the Shine Cycle. It will take place in and around the New Roman Empire, early in the starfaring phase of its history. This post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Writing status update (#45)

It’s the second day of the Christmas season, but it’s also nearly a month and a half since my last update on my work on the Shine Cycle, my fantasy series-in-preparation. I got a good bit done, not nearly so much as I would have liked, but I was worried about stalling entirely in December, so I’m at least pleased to have avoided that. For more specifics, let’s look at the goals I had set in mid-November: Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: The Snowmane Succession

The Snowmane Succession is the third planned novel in the “Alternate Universes” sub-series of the Shine Cycle, and the last of the three planned to be set in the same world as the main series. This post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading