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And so is SkyBorn. Though, now that I realize how long it’s been, there’s been some legit close calls since my last update, including a falling house and car accidents—no worries all walked away from—but the year was a roller coaster, SkyBorn got slid to a backburner and put on simmer while I juggled life events; moving and remodeling a house is fun but…a lot. Skyborn is definitely behind schedule, but Draft two was completed last night. I need to tighten up a few things yet before my editor gets it, but it’s coming.
Here’s some aesthetics for ya’ll ;)
IronBlood’s paperback edition is on sale right now!
It’s a ‘zon thing, so I have no idea how long it’ll run. I just stumbled across it myself while doing updates. If you love steampunk/fantasy and the feel of real pages between your fingers now is the time to pick it up!
Nightvision, The Illustrated Edition!!! <3
AND, it’s in HARDCOVER! EEEE!
Ok, I’ll admit it, it’s actually been here since December.
But, I needed to see the hardcopy before I yelled about it, then, even though it was beautiful, I thought I could make it better, so I went back to the formatting board and talked it into accepting a few more pages of illustrations. There’s now character portraits in the back too. ;) I have a video of the inside that I’ll upload shortly to the blog on my website so I don’t weigh down ya’ll emails. Like a pokemon, this is the ultimate evolution of my first series. Since the very beginning, it’s always been the end goal to have an illustrated edition, and to have a hardcover option available about time I finished the sketches was just the cherry on top. It is a piece of my heart and soul and a long long time in the making.
Magic is what you create.
C. H. Knyght
And we’ve about cleared the level of 2021. Whether we’ve leveled up, or started a new character build we’ve reached the next stage. Yeah. Ok. I’m a nerd. But ya’ll knew that already. There’s an unlisted anthology I’ve got a shorty in yet too, but I’m not sure when exactly to expect it. Sometimes publishing is a process.
There’s been some good author milestones for the year!
The Illustrated Nightvision Trilogy
365 fantasy writing prompts
AND, I had my first real author table, and it went great! :)
Magic and iron don’t mix.
The balance is tentative, but in an era of peace comes progress.
Progress, success, is what Hezekiel strives for. Human through and through, his magic is that
of heated steel, the solid strike of his hammer, the rumble of a new engine. Hezekiel aims to
claim first prize at the expo with his revolutionary machine, the Crawler, and build a forge and a
name for himself; a name worthy of renown, and courting Ms. Baba.
But, an insidious darkness creeps through the night, leaving death in its wake.
When his neighbor dies, Hezekiel gets snared in the mystery as he tries desperately to protect his family, even from themselves, and find the source of the strange deaths before the city is crippled.
Read it now!
IronBlood is on the way! It’s doing a last loop of edits and then it’s back in my hands and aimed for publishing. Trying so hard to get it out and ready in time for my first book convention in Nov. I hope you all adore the cover as much as I do. ;)
IronBlood is off to the editor! Whoop! Novel Number four is in the final stages!
The cover is ready and waiting, I’m proud of it and excited to show it off. ;)
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The final stage of illustrations has begun. All of my concept sketches have been uploaded and sorted into their book files. I’m working my way through them cleaning them up and refining the sketches into something print worthy.
With my editor scheduled and waiting, IronBlood is on the front burner. I’m hoping to have both books (Nightvision Illustrated Edition, and IronBlood,) ready to roll out by Nov for the convention in Las Vegas I’m attending as a signing author. The the final day is a book sale open to the public and it sounds like there will be some major players there if you are all in the area and want to come check it out!
Care H Knyght
Magic is what you create
So excited to finally have something to show for myself this year. This spring has been chucking the curve balls, but one at a time I’m trying to catch them without dropping anything vital. The World Builder is in the finals stage and will be here very soon.
Sketchy illustration of Abekka Capra from Dawn’s Sacrifice.
C. H. Knyght. author of fantasy and paranormal tales. Magic is creation.