Saturday, May 8, 2021

Retro GA: 6-4-ME

 




The Retro GA robots come in many shapes and sizes and are important in the Mythlande Universe...at least to me.

In the main series, readers may remember this particular robot having a conversation with Bryllin MacGregor.

6-4-ME asks Bryllin, "Do you think I'm pretty?"

Bryllin responds sarcastically, "For a can of soup."

Many Retro GA are less than knee-high, 6-4-ME is not very big. I think Retro Ga surprised Bryllin with their resilience, fortitude...and most importantly their backbone.

I am currently working on a short story about Retro GA. These particular GA are quite large in comparison to their brothers and sister. Not sure I will share that story very soon. It broaches Mythlande topics not covered in our book series yet. We are working on two more series. One Series does run parallel to the Harpers storyline for a little bit, that series is now over one thousand pages long.

We are also working on the Second Harper Series as well. It will take a while. I hope everyone is doing well!

KG


Sunday, February 21, 2021

New Series

 


So what is going on in the MYTHLANDE universe lately?

Lots of writing. We are currently writing a short series based on A Mythlande Tale called The Eleventh Token. This tale has a lot going on: powerful adversaries and one of the side characters from the Eleventh Token. Raleigh is in for a real shock as she discovers her past and braces for her future.

Also working on another Mythlande Tale with a Dwarf and a Gnome. The poor story got put on hold as we write the newest series. 


Hope everyone is surviving the chaos of this world.


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Another short story coming.


Hello, Mythlanders!

I have been working on a short story for the blog about a gnome and a dwarf, and like so many things that have a mind of their own, my keyboard keeps adding more words to this adventure. 

The Deeble & Shalli tale is about two friends that entertain communities in a region in Te'ir Huud, back in the land of magic. Shalli is a Lefern trained entertainer with an interesting history that goes back many centuries. Deeble is a young gnome that is apprenticed to his mentor and best friend, Shalli. The adventure is really about Deeble discovering that Shalli is something much more than he appears. When Dwarven bounty hunters show up to drag Shalli away, Deeble begins a lone journey that will require all his skill and luck to find a missing Talisman and Magic Tome. If he fails...Shalli will die.

This will be a short Mythlande Tale for this blog. It will be out soon, whatever soon means in 2020.

KG

 

Friday, October 16, 2020

In The End

in the end, it was just me 
until I saw eternity 
where I go 
I don't know 
in the end, it was just me 

on the street, a battered row 
full emptiness, the shuttered glow 
all darkness 
burned out bliss 
on the street, a battered row 

long ago, a nightmare passed 
broken road, two fingers crossed 
feet stumble 
dreams crumble 
long ago, a nightmare passed 

lonely path, a force of will 
every step a sacred hill 
shrouded trees 
sudden breeze 
lonely path, a force of will 

~ Found after the Rip War Treaty
Unknown soldier's poem 
Mythlande, 5th Realm.

News: New Series Coming

   

👻News! October 16, 2020

The year is crazy...glad I got that out of the way. Whew!

Hope all the Mythlanders are doing great!!

We are working hard on a new book, and somehow it is turning into multiple books. These silly keyboards just keep putting words on the page. It is a spin-off series from The Eleventh Token.
The Eleventh Token is now becoming a stand-alone series that will connect to the first series with the Harper family in a very indirect way. It will bridge some story arcs in the Between The Smoke & Flame books. This new Eleventh Token series can be read before the First Series or after. 
This story connection will then be used in the second series of the Beyond The Smoke & Flame, which is currently being outlined and has many exciting chapters already written.

We had a clarity issue with book one: When Doorways Open. 
The first book is a discovery for the authors and for the readers. We think a few adjustments will make the first book more enjoyable and easier to understand. 
There will be a new Book One edition when the second series Mythlande: Beyond The Smoke & Flames, hits Amazon's bookshelves. Nothing drastic, just a new first chapter to ease New Readers into the complex world of Mythlande. It will not change the story but make it easier to understand what is coming. We will post the new chapter on our blog, so everyone can read it for free.




Sunday, March 22, 2020

Nakas and Oraks

Twysters and Skrachers use the same essences, but they are on the opposite ends of the Coire magic spectrums. Some say, "pure vs. taint," some say, "positive vs. negative," some say, "good vs. evil"...but really it is how the magic-user intends to use the magic when they initially submit. Since habit reinforces intent over time, the magic-user develops an affinity for either the Hona Coire or Mala Coire at almost the very beginning stage of magic use. Both magics can be used in ways that defy their polarity. Both Hona and Mala can be used in good ways and wicked ways but only to a point. It is effortless to slip and fall into the Mala Coire. If a Twyster decides to boost their power with innocent blood, or negative emotions like tears from pain or harm; or hurt or kill innocents in rage, the Twyster will find that the Hona Coire is blocked. Once blocked, even if the Twyster never uses these negative energies again, it could take many years to ever submit to the Hona Coire. The Twyster is now a Skracher. Now, a Mala Coir user can still decide to do good with their magic, but because of initial intent or their core value system. They will be stuck using the Mala Coire. The Coire itself decides who can use Hona or Mala. 

There are eight types of Essences used: Breath, Mind, Eye, Heart, Tears, Skin, Bone, and Soul.
Whatever Essence a magic-user feels strongest in, that will become their Orak of Naka group. Most magic users can use more than one Essense, but most will use one type most frequently; it is where they're the strongest and most confident.



Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Scavan

In Mythlande: Between the Smoke & Flame book series, there is a nasty group called the Scavan. They are a cybernetic race of mech and flesh that live in a place called the Laterys. Bryllin MacGregor spent some quality time with them once...These are some art panels I did for the story. I never used them anywhere. 

Scavan chasing MacGregor to
  the monorail. 
MacGregor setting a trap
 for the Scavan.
 I created these so I could picture some things we were writing. My wife calls these Bryllin chapters morbid, but humorous. The Scavan are not the sweetest smelling scum either.


Be Well Mythlanders!



Hoping everyone is safe and doing fantastic in this craziest of times. Remember to stay on the positive road...it will lead you to great things in your life. Thanks to everyone that reads our stories, it means the world to us. We currently have book one of the Second Series outlined and many chapters in the draft form...the Harpers are in for one hell of a ride! KG

Sunday, March 1, 2020

RETRO GA Trivia

Welcome, Mythlanders!
It is a beautiful day today even with all the snow in Idaho.
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TRIVIA: Dr. Monsuu Jon was the scientist that developed the techniques and procedures to create the Ami, the 'Evers and the wet-chip technology that all GA robots are based on.
**WINK—WINK**  This is not in any of our Mythlande books…yet.

Ideas for Retro GA in color.
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Three Book Proofs


Three book proofs arrived today from Amazon. We will check everything page by page...fix anything we find and BOOM...the books will be available to read on Kindle or paperback.