The protagonist of this story is a hero and legend in his own time, but was forced out of military service for hard choices he made. Now, with his loyalty to the queen as strong as it ever was, he must save his family's name, his mother's life, and unravel the mystery that will bring an unstoppable invasion to his home planet.
I have been really thankful to feel recharged and inspired during this project.
Today I started with some editing and revision to get back in touch with earlier chapters. This is something I have always done to a greater or lesser degree. It hasn't been as necessary, because I have been writing HMTQ much faster, which makes core elements of the story easier to hold in my imagination. However, going back for revision is a nice break from cranking out words.
More Than Steampunk
So why isn't this steampunk?
The premise (which will be explored in much greater depth near publication) is designed to cause worlds (of all technology levels) to collide. I actually began to write the second part of this story first, and the characters are less reminiscent of the steam age and more similar to the Greatest Generation. Basically, my imagination is all over the universe on this one. Good times! :)
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