You heard that right!
In March 2016, there will be a new book on the shelves with my name on it-
The Clouds of Escalion, the long-teased sequel to 2014’s Children of the Crater.
She could sense it, out there in the greater world. A power so large and horrific it sent chills down her spine to even think of it. It was manifold darkness, two faces that screamed into the night as they awoke. She could almost feel the storm brewing on that distant horizon, the clouds blacking out the stars one by one.
I will be officially unveiling the cover of my new dystopian adventure right here on Cadellin.net next Saturday (24th October); Phanuchanat and I have worked many a long hour on it. For now here is a poster to keep you salivating.
For a long time, the progress bars on cadellin.net have featured a project simply marked “????” which I am pleased to announce has in fact been The Clouds of Escalion in disguise. The text is pretty much finished; I got it back from Magic Oxygen’s wonderful editor Izzy recently and I am in the midst of the final proof read. I started writing this one back in April 2014, just before the launch of Children of the Crater, and I think it really benefitted from the additional experience I had by that point.
I hope you folks will have as much fun reading it as I had writing it!
Doodles from my sketchbook while waiting for Leah to take her turn at Civilization V. Fenrir is looking bad-ass, as always.
Work in progress on a statue of Odin, the character from my books. I used to imagine him with a much larger beard, but I think this look works better. Considering expanding this into a larger statue, perhaps with his predecessor, Tyr?
Working on a painting at the moment in celebration of the upcoming book… Thought I would tease you folks with a small portion of it.
Oh, this is gonna be a good ‘un.
I’ve spent the last week or so working on the ending of the book, sculpting wonderfully gritty fight scenes and who knows what else. Hang in there, ladies and gentlemen; this book will be somewhat of a bumpy ride.
While sifting through some old paintings of mine, I came across some real gems. I have artwork going way back to when I was fifteen or sixteen; it is incredible to think of the progress I have made as an artist since my teenage years.
It was fascinating looking back; you could see the big jump in quality when I started going digital, and again when I started using a Cintiq rather than a cranky old tablet. Five years is an awful long time, when you think about it.
In other news I got ahold of a draft cover for the new book from Phanuchanat this morning, it is incredibly exciting.