Hello, lovelies! I’ve got three announcements for you:
First, I’m heading to YouTube! Starting November 1st, there will be a new video every week in addition to a written article. So keep your eyes peeled for a channel called Dragons, Zombies, & Aliens.
Second, I'm branching into self-publishing territory. Who remembers The Adventures of the Flying Cobras? I'm rebooting that epic fantasy and turning it into a graphic novel/illustrated novel series. The thing is, illustrators are expensive. As is marketing. And printing. And editing. And all the other little things that goes into publishing one book, never mind a whole series. So there'll be a crowdfunding campaign in the near future.
And last but not least, we have another Earth’s Final Chapter giveaway! Once again, we’re giving out 25 copies, this time of book three, Brother Leon (cover on the left). Fun fact: the illustrator for this one is also the illustrator for Homestead Hunts.
I’ve got a description and review for you:
A new empire emerges. Uncovering the past and forgotten history of a time before the Last War. Two monks embark on an epic journey, seeking the truth. A dark cloud hangs over the city of Fatima as the Emperor works to keep his people safe. The story of Earth's Final Chapter continues.
Review by Abby Adams
Book Three, “Brother Leon” brings a new writer and a darker tone. The narrative shifts away from the Planetary Council to a young and struggling European Empire. The fate of religion in the post-nuclear world is addressed for the first time, and the reader learns far more about the devastating wars of the past. The violence in the writing and illustrations is visceral throughout, but well-handled and never veers into unnecessary gore. This book brings in more humor as well, which is welcome alongside some of the heavier themes. “Brother Leon” readily delves into questions about freedom and terrorism, whether and when violence is justified, and what turns people into monsters. The illustrations are particularly rich in this installment and help give it additional depth.
This giveaway ends next Thursday, September 7th, at 11:59pm, so sign up quick for your chance to win!
The first Dragons, Zombies and Aliens blog was started in 2015. Somewhere between college coursework, paying rent with door-to-door sales, and keeping up with my sorority sisters, I wrote reviews, rants and commentaries on books, TV shows, and movies. Now, this blog has moved, improved, and the sky's the limit!