It’s finally time for an announcement! The second novella-length episode of Arcana Universalis (subtitled Danse Macabre) is finished; it’s over 23,000 words (as compared to 15,000 for Terminus), and will be released this Thursday, March 29th. This comes only 9 short months after the last part, so I’d fully understand if you’re concerned about me rushing myself. “How could a mortal man possibly write so quickly?” you’re no doubt asking yourself right this instant. “Wouldn’t his fingers bleed, or perhaps spontaneously combust!?”
And the answer is: Yes, my fingers absolutely did both. They bled and spontaneously combusted… one then the other, really. There were charred fingernails and bits of bone everywhere. Terrible mess. Now I’m typing with the assistance of some very expensive (and dangerous!) cyborg fingers which allow me to write so fast that plot twists often take even me by surprise. While reading this startling new installment, several of you shall surely faint, or worse, simply perish from the shock.
But we must press forth. Our commitment to story demands it.
This is precisely why I’m giving you a few days warning, to steel yourselves and make sure your earthly affairs are in order. In the meantime, take a gander at the cover art below, which will give you some small taste of the horrors in store.
See you all on Thursday!