Shine Cycle Character Profile: Honora

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

Honora – Knight and herald, in the King’s service in the Imperial Service. When she arrived she applied to the Academy nearly immediately, intending to take a purely academic route but finding herself unexpectedly good at every subject needed for the knighthood track. During her tour as a squire, when separated from her knight-master, she very quickly put together a successful investigation into a smuggling operation on her authority alone; when the news of this reached the King after her graduation, he made her a herald and one of his Voices and expedited her application to the Imperial Service, where she rose through the ranks quickly. Continue reading


Shine Cycle Précis: Feuding’s End

Last month, I finished my extended introduction to the “World’s-End” sub-series I plan in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy/SF series-in-early-development, with a précis of what’s still tentatively titled Revelation. Now we turn to the one sub-series I haven’t covered in such detail, which I call the “Alternate Universes” sub-series. I wrote about that sub-series as a whole in 2011, and listed the basic ideas in 2010. Today’s post is a brief introduction to Feuding’s End, the first planned work in this sub-series. Continue reading