dinsdag 29 januari 2013

Editorial Letter for The Haeven of Punyal

These are some of excerpts from the second editorial letter:
"The manuscript is imaginative from the start, causing readers to wonder what sort of world they’ve entered and what sort of creatures inhabit it. Language and technology are used to great effect in the story."

"The story unfolds at a very crisp pace, each chapter proceeding generally in the pattern of flashback/news article/obituary/interview, Chalina’s story, Capa’s story/present day, then commentary from “dead” Punyal. This order is both logical and comforting in a way, as the reader is guided through the ebb and flow of the action at a measured rate.

In Punyal’s musings after death at the end of most of the chapters, he seems to be addressing his sister and then the reader, sort of like a chorus in Greek drama. He offers analysis of what has taken place as well as some foreshadowing of the events to come."

dinsdag 1 januari 2013

Cover text for The Hæven of Punyal

In a Mediterranean steampunk world Capa finds that her brother Punyal has disappeared, and most likely has been murdered. She investigates what has happened together with her partner Velas, one of the best engineers outside of London. They uncover the mystery that other forces want to keep shrouded and Capa can no longer remain an observer.

Today I finished formatting the interior of "The Hæven of Punyal". It is currently being checked by CreateSpace for issues, and at the same time I worked on the cover. I already had most of the work on the cover done (my name is likely to lose a fraction at the top, but I don't want to reduce the size of the image, as Marlon did such an awesome job on it, that that will just have to be. It all depends on CreateSpace's cutting, and I find it more likely that the name will be fine. We'll see when the proof arrives. The only thing missing is the text at the back of the novel, which is why I'm writing this post. Let me know what you think about the above... Should I add more about Chalina? Should it be longer? More elaborate? I have a tendency to not want to give away anything in the cover text, but I usually find other novels describe half their content.