I don’t write on the blog here terribly often as I let the story speak for itself, but I wanted to say hello to the recent spike in new readers. It’s great to see the story gaining traction and I enjoy reading all your comments. Since Mire is a labour of love, it’s encouraging and motivating to see such nice feedback.
I’d also like to reveal an INCREDIBLY BITCHIN’ ‘cover’ art done by George of Cotronis and Sons Illustration. There’s a Riss and a Calay variant, and they are so cool my heart basically stops every time I look at them.
I’ll be re-tooling the website some to incorporate the new art over the next few days, so don’t be alarmed if you notice any sudden changes.
I wanted to share a little bit about my upcoming plans for the series, since I’ve had some free time to do a lot of juicy outlining lately. I do intend for Mire to be ongoing after Adventure #1 continues. As well as the continued adventures of Riss & Co. as their mercenary reputation grows and their clients grow stranger, there are also volumes planned for party backstories.
I’ve completed outlines thus far for the following books:
1. The story of Gaspard Marcinen’s journey from death row to the Inland Army, and how he grew to become one of its most notorious figureheads.
2. Calay’s rise to power in the Vasa underworld, culminating in the betrayal that led to his arrest and eventual outing as a sorcerer.
3. The formation of the mercenary company as told through a series of letters between Adalgis as he recuperated from his war wounds and Riss while she was still serving on the southern front.
4. The actual Adventure #2, which involves a legendary outlaw being chased across the continent by a murderous postal worker, and how they both attempt to enlist the help of our favourite mercenaries to take the other out.
I’m so thrilled with the response this story has generated online. Thank you sincerely to each and every one of you who has read, commented, voted on TopWebFiction, left a review, or just shared the link with friends and family. It’s great to see people are enjoying reading this story as much as I’m enjoying writing it.
To celebrate how jazzed I am about the cover art, I’ll be releasing an extra bonus chapter tomorrow. 🙂