The Godhunter and Imril have reached the shores of the Bast Sea. While the Godhunter plans his next move against the Sky Lords, Arin and the Dirge move ever closer, the seer Casia guiding them. I apologize for the lateness of this one. Computer crash and schoolwork formed an unholy alliance against my once-a-month timetable.
With Bacht and the Saints of Battle destroyed, the Herald takes command of the Sacred Campaign and leads it deep into the heart of the Ahnnish Empire, burning as he goes.
In the windswept shadow of the Fallen Moon, two forces prepare for battle.Broon the Immortal marshals his cavalry against the Gifted horde of the Apostle...but the Apostle has no intention of playing fair. With the Seer blinded by his wards, he seeks to end the battle before it begins...This is the second-to-last part in the Fallen Moon series, not including the epilogue. Almost finished! I'll try and post the last two parts more quickly.
Sorrowdale itself has come under attack by agents of the Moon Lord; but the soldiers of the Rebellion, alongside the Women's Council, hope to catch the Acolytes by surprise...Meanwhile, Broon the Immortal crosses the Fields of Glass, seeking counsel from the Sundered Goddess...and perhaps, something else.
With Arin, Ysdril, and the captive Casia in pursuit, the Godhunter begins a continent-spanning path of destruction...but not without purpose. As the war among the gods draws to a close, Asgath is eager to strike at G'rell, and Casia's prophecy of the Moon's Fall seems about to come true...
The Godhunter breaches the defenses of the Temple of the Cold Lady, looking to finish his challenge to the Sky Lords. But already forces are converging; Arin and Ysdril are on his trail with Casia in tow, and all the preparation in the world wont prepare any of them for what is about to happen.This is the final chapter of the Godhunter series. To think I initially planned for five parts, then ten...and then I gave up planning. I have no discipline. Oh, well. Enjoy!
Now but two days' journey from the Moon, Sorrowdale's army has become increasingly demoralized and despondent. Broon gathers his captains around the Seer, hoping for some last-minute intelligence. What he gets is not exactly what he had in mind...
The city of Herettica has rebelled against the rule of the Emperor Tibidosis II. In response, the Imperial Fist has been dispatched to crush the city and enslave its people. Harild Onestar, leader of the rebellion, can see little hope in fighting the powerful Runic armies of the Empire. This story is set on the continent of Goddsfall (a very different world from my Arsenal stories). It was originally part of a novel I was working on as a kind of historical backstory. While the novel is on hold for a while, I feel the character and snapshots of Goddsfall's history are worth developing as a series of short stories. Enjoy!
The Godhunter, reeling from his memory storm and desperate for a god to slay, advances upon the Season Wheel at the heart of winter.Meanwhile, St. Arin has plans for Casia Onestar, the Godhunter's sister. But as always, winter has its own agenda.
The Godhunter and Imril arrive in Zar'zuduk, an isolated southern city where a god of orphans dwells. Neither Imril nor the Godhunter suspect, however, that Saint Arin is paying a visit to the Great Library, where her research is leading her to the Godhunter's origins... Special thanks to Cecily, for reminding me of a character I forgot.
Ark Thanh's betrayal of the Rebellion could not have come at a worse time. Gregg finds himself helpless, with no choice but to continue his campaign against the Gifted, leaving the Landing to the Moon Lord. Sorrowdale's survival hinges on the successful activation of the Rune-barrier, and Gregg's patrol must clear the woods at all costs.Broon, however, follows his instincts north to the ruins of Saint's Landing...
Imril leads the Godhunter to the ruins of Erlazatz-Bern, an ancient place that may hold the secret of the gods. Meanwhile, Saint Arin trails them still; but her demon servants have begun to make her uneasy, and the message she bears for Imril makes her uneasier still... I'm not super happy with this one. There's something missing in it, I think, not to mention that it contains some exposition, which I'm trying to avoid. This is mostly a bridge story, an information dump, if you will. Be free with criticism, I think this one needs major work.
The Godhunter, along with Imril the Blind, have crossed the Stepped into Ifarla, at last hunting worthy prey again. But they themselves are hunted, by a smoky nightmare of bone and stolen flesh...
The Sacred Campaign stands now before the walls of Ahnn, heart of the Empire. Weakened by starvation and plague, the city is ripe to fall. But the Godhunter cares not for plunder, only for the prey that lies within.
G'rell's apostle welcomes Ark Thanh and his unfortunate people to the 'hospitality' of the moon, on behalf of his god. Meanwhile, G'rell's divine rivals prepare for the final clash they know is coming... This one's more of a roundup of different storyline threads before pusing on into the endgame. It's mostly build-up, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!
A short epilogue, following the events of the last part of the Fallen Moon. For those of you unsatisfied by some of the loose ends...tough. Life has loose ends, and let' s face it, they're incredibly convenient for continuing the story with sequels. I probably won't continue this right away - and if I do continue it, it won't be totally focused on these characters. I'll be writing a few stand-alones for the next bit while I compile and edit the Godhunter and Fallen Moon into proper books.
Sorrowdale, at last, prepares to march on the Moon Lord. Broon feels on the cusp of recovering all that he is lost, while others are not so optimistic. Sylva struggles with a secret intuition: that her patron, the Lady of the Stars, may be seeking to control her...
Casia, Seer and Brother to the Godhunter, has betrayed the Dirge and now guides the Godhunter on his ruthless journey. With his sister at his side, the Godhunter embarks on his most ambitious hunt of all...one with the goal of bringing down the Sky Lords.
After the attack on the Grimhand farm, Broon the Immortal follows the Preacher to the chapel, hoping to foil the rest of G'rell's plans. Captain Gregg and Sylva Grimhand head back to Sorrowdale, completely unprepared for what they might find there...Like the last entry in this series, this one reads more like a chapter than a short story on its own; I'll be trying to update more frequently to avoid too many cliffhangers!