Sunday, 2 February 2014

Short Story Prequels to the Bloodline Trilogy




I've been quite enjoying the challenge of various internet short story competitions. In particular it has been fun to try to work within the constraints (word length and theme) of the competitions but use them to deliver prequels to the events of "Lady of the Helm" and "Wrath of the Medusa."



Most successful authors seem to start with the short story before going on to the full fledged novel, but I find myself working in reverse! All the various back stories which build to the main trilogy have given me plenty of material for a variety of stand-alone short stories.




So you can click on the titles below as links to the four stories I have posted so far, listed in chronological order.


"Desperation" 

1500 words 
fantasy faction competition submission board.
on the theme of Betrayal
A glimpse into the life of King Chirard III Kinslayer and madman. 
500 years before Lady of the Helm begins 


"The Three Vows of Marvenna" 

5000 words
SFF world competition, story submission
on the theme of Broken Vow 
A story about Quintala's mother Liessa and her aunt Marvenna. 
250 years before Lady of the Helm begins


"The Battle of Bledrag Field" 

2000 words
Fantasy-faction competition 
on the theme of Battles
Niarmit is 18 years old. 
5 years before Lady of the Helm begins.


"A New Start" 

1500 words
Fantasy-faction competition 
on the theme of Underdog
A tale about Kaylan, the thief. 
5 years before Lady of the Helm begins

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