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Bronze Raiders: A Tale of Ancient Troy

Third Draft of Bronze Raiders Finished

For the faithful who have been following, the third draft of my story, Bronze Raiders: A Tale of Mythical Troy, is now finished. I thank those of you who encouraged me to get off my duff and just finish the thing. Lately, I have been distracted by my other stories, the Gideon Plan and Sphinx. Though I certainly enjoy working on them, I can’t forget to finish what I started.

After almost two years after finishing its first draft, I am considering Bronze Raiders to be in a true Beta phase. I am through changing plots, characters, setting, etc. At some point, you need to let the thing go and walk on its own legs. I am still looking for readers to just look it over and find any inconsistencies or minor details that may have been overlooked before I send it to an editor. If you are interested in reading it, I’d love for you to look at it! After that, I’m going to self publish it. I don’t expect to get rich or gain much profit (heck, I probably won’t even break even). I just wrote this for you, the reader, to enjoy and take a step into my imagination.

I’m putting up the prologue and chapter one here for you to enjoy. Just click on this cool image below created by aka maelstrom and it will link to it (Yes! there are minotaurs in the story!).

A story synopsis is here.


Bronze Raiders Beta Finished

Thanks to everyone who read the second draft of Bronze Raiders! I got some work cut out for me, but overall the story will be all that much better. Once I finish this draft, I’ll need to evaluate if I’m ready to send this bad boy on to be edited and then ready to be published.

In the meantime, I’m moving to St. Augustine, so I will be busy with that. Hopefully after that I can give an update on Metamorphisis of a Story and also write a little about another story I’m thinking about–a Steampunk-type story. Geezo, I’m going sci-fi! Who’da thougt?

Chapter 1

I’ve finished the second draft of Bronze Raiders. I’ve got different people looking at it now. I’m posting the first chapter here for those who are curious. It has not been properly edited, so please excuse the grammar errors.

Bronze Raiders-Chapter 1 Sample

Bronze Raider Update

The second draft of Bronze Raiders is almost done. I’ll probably send it out in the next few days or mid next week, depending on when people can read it. Once I send it out, I’m going to post a chapter here. I’m very proud of where it has gotten so far. Once the second draft is finished, I’ll give it a third draft and hopefully by then, I’ll be ready to send it to an editor. I am weighing options on how I want to get it out for people to read. I am most likely going to go the e-publishing route through Smashwords.

Bronze Raiders’ Map

I’ve been working on a novel called Bronze Raiders for the last year and a half. I finished the 1st draft almost a year ago and got lots of critiques on it. I had to put it down after the job loss, but I recently picked it back up and putting it through a second draft. I hope to be done with it in about a month or so. I’ll put up a segment in a little while. Meanwhile, I’m putting up the map.

Here is the story synopsis:

Set years before the fall of Troy, Prince Hektor’s fame is just beginning to rise. Fresh from a victory over Athens, Hektor is called upon to rid the southern Aegean of a magical band of taurus: half-man/half-bull-like creatures. Forced to ally with a hated rival, Hektor’s travels bring him as far as the fabled land of Lycia where he finds love and adventure in the most unexpected places.