Monday, December 17, 2012

Crescent City

Ad Parare brought it to my attention that there was a formatting error in CC - dashed lines were showing up between the dialogue in his copy.  I think I have this corrected.  The corrected file should be processed by Amazon tomorrow.  Amazon will provide you with a new edition of the file if this is something you would like.


  1. I've purchased and read everything you have on Amazon. A note on my most recent purchase, Crescent City.

    I was fascinated with the character of Ariel and the almost mystical presentation to the main character regarding the end of civilization. However, I found myself strongly wishing for more. The story arc finishes without any further mention of him, nor the mysterious rescuer of the two National Guardsman.

    Strategically, I think it's not the best to mention Ariel (who was fascinating) and then let him go without comment. However, the entire story line is supposed to be in a "real", not fantasy world, and further exploration of him and his abilities/backstory may take you well into the realm of the fantastical.

    Just a thought.

  2. Anon,

    I can agree with your thoughts.

    ~~ some spoilers ~~

    I do have more plans for Ariel, and I struggled with mentioning him again in CC, and decided against it. If you read Flashback, you know this isn't the first time I've used a mysterious "messenger" in my stories.

    I certainly don't want to write a fantasy novel, but I can imagine in a situation as dire as the events in TWF and CC, some people could be urged along by the Divine - ala Lot in Sodom.

    The mysterious rescuer of the Guardsmen (completely unrelated to Ariel) is the "man with the blue eyes" Go back to the Western Front and look for who is described that way, prior to being name.

  3. Hint - blue eyes is in Chapter 15.