The sua: spirits from another realm, summoned and infused into objects since time immemorial. Once they were subjects of worship; now, they toil for humanity’s sake. But not for much longer, as the human race finds new technologies to replace them and the sua themselves clamor for liberation.
Jahya, a bodyguard-for-hire, knew too well about both sides of that struggle. She and her partner Teşkul, a sua sword, can barely make a living. Then comes an assignment that changes everything: Protect a woman fleeing the last remaining institution of sua summoning and control.
Because it’s not just the human masters of sua who want her. It’s the rebels as well, who’ve set in motion plans that could finally give the sua a place on earth to call their own.
Assuming it doesn’t destroy them all first!
The soundtrack for my new novel "Unmortal".
With each book I write, there's almost always a soundtrack of some kind to go with it — music to match the mood and tempo of each scene. That said, I find I almost never listen to the music in question when writing or editing the scene in question, as I find that too distracting; there's other music I have specifically for the writing process.
Odds are you can find most, if not all, of these by way of your friendly neighborhood music streaming service.
Note that the scene descriptions may contain spoilers!
A discussion of the themes in my new novel "Unnmortal", and how they are embodied there.
Last time I posted in this series, I talked about the characters, major and supporting. This time around, I'll run down some of the major themes in the story as I saw them.
A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel "Unmortal", and the roles they play.
Last time I posted in this series, I introduced a few of the main characters: Jahya and Teşkul, the sua-wielder and her sword partner; Othei and Runak, an ex-officer of the authority that brings sua into the world, and the sua codex she's stolen from them; and Fioka and Azual, the sua revolutionaries who each have very different plans about how to bring liberation to their people.
Along the way, they encounter a slew of other important folks:
My new novel, "Unmortal", eighth in the Infinimata Press lineup, is now available in both paperback and ebook editions!
Here's what it's all about:
An introduction to the roster of characters for my new novel "Unmortal", starting with the main characters.
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about how the major influences on my forthcoming novel Unmortal came together to create the story. Now, to talk about the characters that populate that story, beginning with the main cast.
Goodbye, "Unmortal"; hello, "Shunga-Satori" - or whatever I do work on next!
The final, and I do hope I mean final, proof copy for Unmortal landed on my doorstep late today. It's more of a formality than anything else; all the really heavy lifting on that book is finished. I still plan to give it a breeze-through before signing off on it, though.
How everything from 'The Battle Of Algiers' to 'Soul Eater' fed into the making of my new novel.
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the major influences on my forthcoming novel Unmortal. Here, I'm going to talk about the way those influences came together to form a story.