Ambercaast Chapter 15: Cooperation? is Live!

Ambercaast Chapter 15: Cooperation? is Live!.

Patch decides the Black Hats can get them to Ambercaast faster than traditional research methods. Lapis is pissed, but has no choice but to go along. Their detention is short-lived; her estranged uncle confronts the mercenaries, and with an offer of cooperation. Lapis joins the preparations for an infiltration of Ambercaast–but not everything is as it seems.

Also check out The Glass Volcano: The Wellspring Dragons Book 3. It’s live on Kindle on October 30th.

The Glass Volcano. The Black-shine Mountain. Jo khade maja. Vedellesse Sava. All refer to the lair of Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak. Shiobe and Sikode have arrived at the mythic Seari monument, their goal to find a way inside, defeat dragon-created trials, and reach the Flame Stone, the artifact of the legendary beast. Sikode has dedicated his life to defeating the magickal challenge held within the object and becoming a dragonmaster, the first in a thousand years. Shiobe, with her historical knowledge of the volcano, vows to help him succeed. 

Luckily, a local climber, Ceten, knows about a secret entrance and will lead them inside the mountain. Unluckily, complications arise to make traversing the already dangerous lair more difficult. Kitta and Rien, Shiobe’s ex-friends from the Soline royal court, vie for the stone. They believe it is an ancient, abandoned dragonpriest artifact that will help them protect their country from a potential Illenan invasion. Following in their wake are bloodmages who want to capture Shiobe. She still possesses the sylf-blessed river rock she stole from them, and they want it back, at any cost. 

Shiobe realizes the bloodmages will hound her until they attain their prize and return it to its purpose of magickally imprisoning the butterfly sylfaone she stumbled upon in the twilight mists. Their success seems guaranteed because of the personal involvement of their deity. She and Sikode believe a dragon fighting with them will overcome the bloodsylf’s touch and help them eradicate the bloodmage threat. They just have to reach the Flame Stone first.

You can check out Blood’s Stone at World Anvil for a bit of background for The Glass Volcano. It’s also a good Halloween read!

And the newest addition to the Lapis of Nicodem world, Fools and Ghouls Day.

Yeah, I’ve had a busy October. And on to November, when I’ll be setting up my audio studio!

New Book Ad

Finally got the second Shiobe Rising book ad up, which has the new cover!

Shiobe Rising Book Ad

I’m working on the Trouble in Tindrel ad now. It’s a bit difficult, to come up with music! I’m more of a “put presets together” than a “write your own theme” kind of composer–though I have done that on occasion.

And yep, still working on the Wellspring Dragons world site revamp.

I’m also writing the end the first Lapis of Nicodem book and looking ahead to starting book 2 within the next three weeks. I need to draw a cover, come up with a title, and then write the first chapter. Patch is going to be on the second cover, with his tech eyepatch ablaze with techie color.

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Shiobe Rising: The Wellspring Dragons Book 1 and Trouble in Tindrel: The Wellspring Dragons Book 2 are available in Kindle format. Lapis of Nicodem, a serialized dark fantasy, is available for free at World Anvil. Follow me, Kwyn Marie, on Facebook and Instagram. Check out my author website, and the Wellspring Dragons book site as well as the Lapis of Nicodem book site. And if you like what you see, buy me a KoFi!

A December of #worldember

Happy New Year, all!

Whee! It looks like, if I don’t write anything today, that I’ll have written 25,765 words for #worldember2020. That’s 25 articles during the month of December, in both The Wellspring Dragons world and Lapis of Nicodem world, complete with illustrations. Check out the What’s New at each site for links to the new content. After #NaNoWriMo (that was over 65,000 words in November) and #worldember, I’m kinda feeling written out. Heh.

Lapis of Nicodem Chapter 8: Unwelcome Surprises is now up for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

FYI: For the new year, I will be taking The Wellspring Dragons Books 1 and 2 off Barnes and Noble and opting into the Kindle Select program for exposure. I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while, because I need reviews, which are not forthcoming so far.

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Shiobe Rising: The Wellspring Dragons Book 1 and Trouble in Tindrel: The Wellspring Dragons Book 2 are available on Kindle and EPUB formats. Lapis of Nicodem, a serialized dark fantasy, is available for free at World Anvil. Follow me, Kwyn Marie, on Facebook and Instagram. Check out my author website, and the Wellspring Dragons book site as well as the Lapis of Nicodem book site. And if you like what you see, buy me a KoFi!

Original Wellspring Dragons Music

So I’ve been wanting to do original music pieces for my stories. This is Twilight Mists for The Wellspring Dragons. I was focused on creating a piece that represents Sikode (hero2), but the song was more in line with the twilight mists and the sylfaone (deity) who uses them as a haven. I wanted a more “painterly” artwork to go with it, though I’m not certain I like how it turned out.

The characters are Shiobe (hero), the unnamed sylfaone she meets in the twilight mists, and one of the wondrous blue butterflies that keep him company. Twilight mists are a magickal and mysterious place which provides a way to transition between the sunlit realm and twilight, and they play a significant role in The Wellspring Dragons series.

I play cello, tin whistle and recorder. My music reflects those influences, in that I have a more melodic style. I want my music to be more dance-y and stomp-y, but it doesn’t seem to want to turn out that way!

If you want to hear a couple more pieces, check out my Wellspring Dragons and Blood’s Stone trailers.

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Shiobe Rising: The Wellspring Dragons Book 1 and Trouble in Tindrel: The Wellspring Dragons Book 2 are available on Kindle and EPUB formats. Lapis of Nicodem, a serialized dark fantasy, is available for free at World Anvil. Follow me, Kwyn Marie, on Facebook and Instagram. Check out my author website, and the Wellspring Dragons book site as well as the Lapis of Nicodem book site. And if you like what you see, buy me a KoFi!

Lapis of Nicodem: Chapter 3 Available

Lapis of Nicodem Chapter 3: Unexpected Ghosts is now available at World Anvil. It’s free to read, so check it out!

Blood’s Stone: A Wellspring Dragons Story is also up and free to read at World Anvil.

It’s been a busy week! Not only did I publish a short story, a book chapter, I created a video ad for Blood’s Stone, which is up on my YouTube site and have added to the Lapis of Nicodem site. I have a feeling I’m not going to be as productive next week (it’s also the start of the Witches Festival in ESO, and I plan to make the most of that).

Shiobe Rising: The Wellspring Dragons Book 1 and Trouble in Tindrel: The Wellspring Dragons Book 2 are available on Kindle and EPUB formats. You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Check out The Wellspring Dragons and Lapis of Nicodem at World Anvil. And if you like what you see, buy me a KoFi!