I did some research on the space opera genre and I discovered something stunning on Amazon. Apparently, the space opera genre is surprisingly popular because there are over 30,000 stories to choose from. The picture above is but one example that is available. A few of them were released this this month in November. Since I am writing my own space opera series, this gives me hope because I clearly have a big audience waiting when I am done.
Numen the Slayer got a five star review a couple days ago:
“I had recently taken a nasty fall in the basement, and I needed something to entertain me while I was resting in bed. This story fit the bill. It read like a Game of Thrones lite, with interesting characters, twists, and a tale that sucks you in. The author has a pretty good grasp on world-building and it was easy to imagine the fantasy setting.
Readers take note: The ending definitely leaves it open for a series. Also, be prepared for blood and headless corpses and the like.”
I have great news! Starting midnight tonight, both of my fantasy books, Numen the Slayer and The War of the Gilded Beasts will be FREE for five days. In addition, after those five days are up, both books will be discounted to $0.99 each for one month. I am conducting this giveaway and subsequent discount to celebrate the second anniversary of my first fantasy publication.
I recently discovered something amazing and unexpected. It turns out that Amazon will be creating a new television series that will be based on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It will not be three separate films like the Peter Jackson trilogy. Instead, it will be an ever expanding series with a currently unknown number of seasons. I don’t know how they can top the Peter Jackson trilogy because it set the bar so high. On the other hand, Tolkein’s original work included many beautiful things that were not in the films. Hopefully, we will see more of those beautiful things in this new series. I have my fingers and toes crossed as I await the first trailer.
This week, The Grand Tour had a new episode in which Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond went on one of their epic road trips. In this episode, they went to Nevada in RVs they had customized to fit their needs. I have watched the boys since they were on Top Gear and I was always a fan of two of their antics: road trips and customizing cars. As usual, everything went wrong with their modifications. With Jeremy’s RV, the engine was so overheated that it superheated the ignition key. He even made the director shut the engine off to keep his fingers from burning, burning the director’s fingers instead. Once the engine was off, the exhaust sputtered with flame and almost lit the cameraman on fire. Immediately afterwards, the engine gushed fluids. Later in the episode, the suspension on the left side of the RV collapsed and the brakes failed. I have seen the Top Gear boys make some outrageous vehicles over the years, but this RV was easily one of the biggest pieces of crud I have ever seen and it was super funny.
Great news! For the next five days, The War of the Gilded Beasts will be FREE on Kindle! Enjoy!
I am in the middle of reading a fantasy trilogy called The Pearl of Wisdom Saga. Like Game of Thrones, it portrays the story of a realm that is divided by infighting for the throne. Like The Lord of the Rings, it is about a quest that could save the world from a great evil. I have read the first few chapters and I am liking it so far. I have experienced shapeshifters, sea monsters, rescues, and attempted assassinations. All of that was in the first few chapters! The writer of this trilogy clearly knows how to start his stories with a bang! I will continue to read it and let you know when I finish it.