Learn the Truth about the Solaris

Issue 04 of the Candle and Quill is now complete and includes an exciting side-story from the Gemsong Saga world. In this issue, the short-story “Last Flight of the Solaris” tells the tale of the fateful day the Lutian slave ship Solaris disappeared into the abyss. Were its passengers truly lost to the depths of the abyss? What of the brave flyer and soldier who disobeyed their captain’s orders to save them? Continue reading “Learn the Truth about the Solaris”

Announcing the Candle and Quill

Starting this November, I am launching a monthly writing compendium called the Candle and Quill. This monthly, digital publication will feature a new collection of creative writing, short stories, and sample novel chapters each month, as well as first-draft sneak-peeks of upcoming works.

The Candle and Quill will be hosted on Patreon, and patrons can look forward to a variety of extra rewards in return for their patronage.

In the Candle and Quill’s first issue, there will be a sample chapter from A Boy Named Zephyr, as well as background articles on Lutia and the Rubbards. Gemsong Saga fans can also look forward to the first part of an exclusive short story that fleshes out the truth behind the Blackstone Butcher and his reign of terror. Was he truly a monster possessed by demons? Or was the truth behind the events covered up by the nobility?

Expect the first issue of the Candle and Quill the first week of November!

Ardzen Manor of the Lutian Outer Arc

See a glimpse of Zephyr’s childhood home, Ardzen manor, with the final Gemsong Saga Atlas entry for book one.

This entry marks the completion of content for the main characters and places featured in A Boy Named Zephyr. From this point forward, entries to the website will focus on illustrating the various factions, supporting characters, history, and lore of the Gemsong Saga world.

There is still plenty to do before A Man Named Zephyr is released, so I hope you continue to stop by and learn more about the world of Gemsong Saga.

Website Downtime due to DDOS Attack

On Thursday, August 24, between 12:36 and 15:00, we suffered a period of website downtime when our hosting service was targeted by a large-scale DDOS attack. This attack resulted in intermittent access to the Gemsong Saga website, as well as nearly 400,000 other websites.

Future Website Downtime

As the cause of the attack has been identified and resolved, no future website downtime is expected. This is the first time we have had significant downtime with Dreamhost, and thank them for their quick response. That said, it wasn’t really their fault.

I apologize for any inconvenience this outage may have caused, and to any visitors who tried to visit the website during this time. Things should be working normally now. Please, enjoy the website as well as our latest atlas entry.

Segment 07’s Redbrick District

The last entry to the Rubbards section of the Atlas has been added! Learn the origins and the sad history of Segment 07’s Redbrick District. As old as the segment itself, a small portion of this district remains, untouched and seemingly abandoned. In a place as desperate for space as Segment 07, how is this possible?