Good afternoon! How ya doing? Good? Great!
After more waiting than I ever expected, I’m very excited to announce the latest chapter in Caleb Gedley’s ongoing adventures… Arcana Universalis: Danse Macabre
As regulars around here know, I’ve had a few setbacks over the past few months which resulted in this piece taking much (much, much) longer than I ever would have guessed. The good news, though, is that it’s finally out and ready for your consumption.
What exactly will you find in this episode?
Read on to find out…
Welcome to Arcana Universalis, a world where mystical starships pierce the endless dark in service of a millennium-old dictator, and weird creatures live in hiding from the hegemony of mankind.
Enter Caleb Gedley, a bright but neurotic apprentice fresh from the academy who has a beautiful fiancee and a respectable career as a researcher waiting for him back home. The only obstacle standing between him and that cozy future is a six-month externship aboard the Imperial Dragonslayer Ashkalon, an ancient and powerful military starship patrolling the lesser spiral arm.
But now his plans have stumbled off course. After a disastrous mission on an uncharted planet, Caleb awakens back on the ship only to find his entire world turned upside down. His externship has become outright slavery, and everything he knows about the Imperium is suddenly called into question.
Can he somehow come to grips with this new order? Will he ever find his way back home?
Danse Macabre is the second volume of the upcoming fantasy novel, Arcana Universalis: The Hanged Man’s Revelation, currently slated for release in Summer 2012. This novella-length release is the second of five planned episodes that will together form the final novel.
The first episode, Arcana Universalis: Terminus, is available exclusively through the Amazon Kindle Store.
Arcana Universalis: Danse Macabre is currently an Amazon exclusive. Click here to purchase your copy!
Now scram, I’ve got more writing to do. 😉