Update: Vignette 1

This week’s update brings us the first in a series of all-new short stories related to the trilogy! This first vignette tells the tale of the formation of an unlikely partnership about three weeks prior to the beginning of Enduring Chaos.

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The Agaesi. The dragon knights of Hesperia. The name invokes awe, wonder, and sometimes fear into the hearts of all those who hear it, high lords as much as commoners. They are a relic out of history, surviving since the Time of Gods and Magic and ever with rumours circling about them. They possess strange powers, yet no one outside their order knows what these gifts are or where they come from. The Agaesi are a mystery, as much an apparition as men in the flesh.

We are trained to handle things beyond the comprehension of most people. And then there’s me, with my unique instruction and experience with the underhanded intrigues of court politics. I have been taught how to face things that would drive a normal person mad.

But I wasn’t sure how to handle this.

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Click here to read the full story.

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Update: Magic

This week’s update is on magic.

As written in a royal edict spread throughout Faneria:

My loyal subjects,

In the evening of Eran’s Day on the fourth week of autumn, we all suffered from the catastrophe now known as the Century Storm. I am still receiving reports from across Faneria of the damage inflicted by that terrible storm. What we have learned is that the clouds spread even over the Orthys Mountains and into Zahn, and scarcely any land in Elderra was not touched by this storm.

After weeks of research, our brightest scholars have been unable to determine the cause of the Century Storm. Rumours abound that the storm was divine in nature, that it was sent as a punishment or a warning for various reasons, and that if we do not heed its message that greater dangers await. Men and women of Faneria, I implore you not to give in to such superstition. This is the first time in recorded history that any such weather pattern has occurred and we have no indications that anything similar to it is forthcoming. Further, even the Grand Luminary, overlord of all Seers and closest to the divine in all the land, has received no sign that this storm was caused by the actions of the gods.

What we can all agree upon, however, is that the Century Storm was unnatural. How exactly it was involved, we may never know, but the sheer scope of the storm makes it clear that it was caused by magic.

Only a handful of people throughout Faneria can truly claim to be magic users, though they keep this disguised from others. Those who would ignore the message of the true gods that magic is to be spurned will find no refuge within the Light-blessed lands of our fair kingdom. However, mages have been hidden from sight for generations and no display of its evil power has been seen in centuries, so that there are places where mages may find demand of their power.

But no longer. Henceforth, the use of magic is a crime punishable by death. Anyone who knowingly harbours a mage will face immediate imprisonment and seizure of all property, and all items magical in nature must be surrendered to your local reeve or lord. Rewards will be offered to anyone who assists in the apprehension of a user of magic.

We are a nation of Light, and the time has come for us to finally cast off the darkness of ages past.

Signed, King Julius II and Queen Emra, from the City of Albrith

For more information on the world where Sisters of Chaos takes place, visit the World of Elderra section.

Hope to see you at the Pirate Festival in Milton this weekend! I will be at the Local Authors booth all weekend and will be giving readings on the stage every day at 2:30. Monday will bring a new advance reading from Enduring Chaos along with the first sneak peek of the cover art!

Indiegogo campaign complete! The verdict…

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our campaign to raise funds for production of a live action trailer for Enduring Chaos. I really appreciate everyone’s support and I am pleased to say that we made our goal! I’m really looking forward to seeing how this trailer comes out, and of course, I’m quite eager to share it with you when it’s ready.

As a reminder, I will be at the Pirate Festival in Milton, Ontario this weekend, Saturday through Monday. I’ll be giving readings on the stage each day of the festival from 2:30-3:00 p.m., and on Monday I will have a new advance reading from Enduring Chaos. In addition to that, I will have a special treat for attendees: a first look at the cover art for Enduring Chaos! This has not yet been shared anywhere else in the world, so please come out and take a look on Monday.

Next site update coming on Friday. See you then!

Trailer campaign almost over

Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Indiegogo campaign to create a live action trailer for Enduring Chaos! There’s only two days left to help us bring Enduring Chaos to life. Please visit the campaign page today and help me make this dream come true!

We’re also one week away from the Pirate Festival. Come out to Milton, Ontario next weekend and look for Brain Lag in the Local Authors booth. I will also be giving readings each day of the festival on the main stage from 2:30-3:00 p.m., including an all new advance reading from Enduring Chaos! Hope to see you there!

Update: Faneria

We are two weeks away from the Pirate Festival! I will be sharing a booth with two other talented authors all weekend and will be giving readings on the open stage from 2:30-3:00 each day of the festival, including a new advance reading from Enduring Chaos. Hope to see you there!

This week’s update is Faneria. This section gives information on more of the political history and current state of affairs in the kingdom where most of the trilogy takes place. Come back in two weeks for the next update!

And finally, we are ten days away from the deadline for our Indiegogo campaign. Please help us reach our goal and fund the production of a live action trailer for Enduring Chaos!

Site updates

Various updates have been made across the site! These include:

  • Removal of static “home” page and addition of sidebar to news posts.
  • New “History” section under “World of Elderra.” This new page contains information about the major pantheon in the world of Sisters of Chaos.
  • Addition of “Media” section and “Videos” page, including an author interview and an advance reading of Enduring Chaos at Faery Fest in Guelph June 22.

New updates will be coming every other Friday up until the release of Enduring Chaos with more information about the world and trilogy and even brand new short stories! Be sure to subscribe using the links in the sidebar so you get the latest updates delivered straight to your inbox or RSS feed.

Finally, please don’t forget about our Indiegogo campaign to produce a live action trailer for Enduring Chaos.

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We’ve already made some great progress to reach our goal, but we still need your help! Contribute today for exclusive pre-release copies of the book and spread the word!

Welcome to Sisters of Chaos!

Welcome to the official website for Sisters of Chaos! Some sections are still being polished – as might be the overall design – but feel free to browse around and read up on this upcoming fantasy trilogy. This site is maintained by the author, so if you have any questions about the books or the world in general, feel free to leave a comment and ask!

First, thank you to everyone who came out to Faery Fest for the first readings from Enduring Chaos! My next appearance will be at The Pirate Festival in Milton, Ontario August 3-5. I will be with Brain Lag at the Local Authors booth and am planning to give 20-minute readings each day of the festival, so come on out for a much bigger taste of Enduring Chaos!

Also, please visit the Indiegogo campaign page to help us fund the production of a live action trailer for Enduring Chaos! We’re already over a third of the way to our goal with just over a month to go, but I still need your help. Visit the campaign page for more information and contribute today – advance reader copies are available for contributions over certain amounts!

Thanks for coming to check out Sisters of Chaos. The next few months are going to be very exciting around here as we gear up for our November launch!