The Heroic Villain chapter 1

Hello readers,

First off, let me thank everyone for the amazing feedback we’ve gotten from War Aeternus: Harbinger of Ash. Every comment and correct we receive is feedback that we take to heart. Trust me when I say that we still bring up rather specific things we learned or were told when writing The Bathrobe Knight years ago. We’re always striving to get better at what we do, and feedback is the best way to let us know what you like, what you hate, what works, and what doesn’t work. Never hesitate to throw out a comment if you have something to say.

Secondly, we’re going to deviate from our regularly-scheduled War Aeternus for just a little while. While we’re hashing out what we want to do with the fifth book in that series, Charles has started working on a new book that is operating under a working title of The Heroic Villain. I’ve intentionally kept myself in the dark so far, but from what little I know, I think this is going be a somewhat unique spin. I know we’ve discussed some pretty crunchy and pretty in-depth skill trees, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this world grows.  All I can tell you for certain at this point is that we’re going to see a spellcaster put his brains to work for the righteous side of villainy for a change.

Keep in mind that this is a rudimentary, preliminary attempt at the first chapter. We have a habit of going through the first chapter of our books multiple times, and sometimes the tidbits and information change drastically between when we start and when we reach something that we’re satisfied with. We nitpick every little detail and fine tune every little aspect so that we get the exact feel we’re looking for. I know we’re not there yet, but this is honestly a good first attempt.

The Heroic Villain Chapter 1

Let us know what you think!



11.29 – 12.1

The remainder of Chapter 7 has been posted!

For anyone keeping tabs, Charles is finished with War Aeternus 4, and we’re in the process of cleaning up everything and smoothing out all the wrinkles.  We’ve set a tentative publishing date of December 9th, but I hope to beat that.

The working title for the fourth installment is now:

War Aeternus 4: Harbinger of Ash