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The Astrologies, Part One: Learned Men of Old Blood

In Fiction on February 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm

“South of the Siltian peninsula there is a stretch of sea where the winds do not blow and the currents die. In these becalmed waters, ancient ships with long dead crews drift endlessly, preserved in the salty airs. Some say that beyond these doldrums lie fantastic new continents, others say the end of the world, but they agree that this place is death for a mariner.”

“I have heard tell of such a place.”

“I have seen it.”

Here are two new chapters of The Astrologies. If there are new readers out there– The Astrologies is a fantasy novel nearly ten years in the making. As eager as I am to get to all the new plot points bouncing around in my head, I have forced myself to go back to the beginning and do a systematic revision– rewriting in most cases– and I am posting chapters as they are revised. Here are chapters 11 and 12 (just 34 more chapters waiting for revision).

*NEW*
Chapter Eleven, in which the brothers move from one precarious position to another, and make a surprising find.

Chapter Twelve, in which Berekker meets a pair of very different navigators and prepares to receive the tax man.

Download these chapters for Kindle using Dropbox: Chapter 11, Chapter 12. Download Dropbox for free here.

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The project to date, in pdf format:
Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12

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The Astrologies, Part One: Learned Men of Old Blood

In Fiction on February 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

*NEW*
Chapter Ten, in which the Imperial Council addresses many important matters, and the Emperor struggles to stay awake.

Download this chapter for Kindle using Dropbox here. Download Dropbox for free here.

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The project to date, in pdf format:
Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10