All of them are essentially stand-alone stories. They don’t have to be read together or in any order, but for those that want to journey with this special orb through the galaxy, this is the trio. It also introduces Moonhunter and Balthier in Mystery of the Stardust Monk.
The “reading order” to follow the orb is:
Mystery of the Stardust Monk
This is a good place to start if you want to jump into my books but haven’t known where. This is an introduction to the Wells of the Onesong and the novihomidraks (new humans born of the dragons).
I wrote about how ties and carpets have inspired ideas before, but here’s another thing that spurred an idea. You may actually recognize him from the cover of Mystery of the Stardust Monk.
This little monk statue was in the courtyard at the Anchor in Lincoln City, Oregon. Look at him closely and you’ll notice that he’s been cleaved in two it looks like. I always wondered how the split came about and what was holding him together. I think that’s why he sat in the back of my imagination.
Correction: I had 2 stories accepted into a Kobo promotion!
Considering the number of times that I’ve tried, this really is an accomplishment I feel proud of. Believe me, when I saw the email I thought, “Oh, here’s my rejection again.” Then, in the preview of the email I saw the word accepted and nearly choked. I was in a state of disbelief for a couple of hours.
So what’s the deal? From August 1st to the 8th on Kobo, they are running a 3 for $9 deal for readers in the U.S. and Canada. (The links above take you to the complete promotion – at least for the U.S. I did have to dig around for the promotion a bit, so I apologize to my Canadian readers for not being able to get them a better link and wish them the best of luck in find the promo.) The ebooks have to be in their promotion to get that pricing, so make sure your chosen selection says that it’s eligible for the deal.
This novella is meant to come before Stardust and further introduces the characters of Moonhunter and Balthier. I wanted to share this story with you before I start running the next story, which is going to be Dragons of Wellsdeep. I think it will be a good interlude for you.
I promised you a first look at some of the covers I’ve been working on. I’m still not happy with what I’m coming up with for The Missing Thread — I just can’t find what I want. But, Mystery of the Stardust Monk is the next story I hope to have out, so let’s talk about that one instead.
So this story is a sort of prequel to Stardust. When I have Dragons of Wellsdeep out, Mystery of the Stardust Monk will actually fall in-between the two. The story is about Moonhunter find the orb that they give up in Stardust.
I had fully intended on posting my progress yesterday as scheduled, but when I sat down to do it, I really felt I needed to say something about the tragedy in Las Vegas since Nevada is my original home state. I soon found myself on a mission with that post and felt it wouldn’t be right to finish it with a, “Oh, and here’s the fun I had last week,” kind of thing.
I really do mean what I said: people need to read more, read for fun. We are a planet losing our imaginations. We take what others so readily want to spoon feed us without ever really thinking about it.
I hesitate to go on. I have a prime example, but I really don’t want to go down that trail. Not now at least. I don’t want to put myself in a funk. Let’s go back to what I was originally going to post.
So, last weekend was Snake River Comic Con. Let me just say that it was an exciting adventure. If you missed it, you lucked out. It was their first comic con, so several people,