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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Archimage Wars is finished! Sibyl of Terra has been published!

 

The Archimage Wars is finished!

Well, I did it at last!  After five long years (and over two million typed words) I have completed The Archimage Wars by finishing Sibyl of Terra, the tenth and final novel in the series!  Whew!

Of course, you may find all 21 of my novels by going to my personal website, here:

http://www.PhilipBlood.com

Now that the entire series is complete, here is a little description:

The Archimage Wars is an urban fantasy series comprised of 10 novels. The story follows the adventures of Nicholas, a wizard who has lost his memory and with it the way to use magic.  He must discover his past, his powers, and why everyone is out to do him in!  To survive, Nicholas must go on a journey of redemption and growth as he evolves from an angry and obtuse man, with no memory or magic, into a powerful wizard and, more importantly, a good person.  He must travel to each of the ten worlds to uncover what is behind The Archimage Wars.  Join my wizard as he journeys with a group of wizard and sorceress friends. They go on amazing and often quite crazy adventures as they attempt to uncover truths that will surprise, amuse, and astound them... and you!


If you are new to The Archimage Wars series, go there on my website and then look for Wizard of Abal (it is ‘Book 1’).  The ebook download link from that page will take you to where you may download a free copy of the book.


As for Sibyl of Terra…


In diabolical book 10, you join our hero for the conclusion of his epic tale.  At long last, he must face his past and then prepare the Houses to try and survive a dastardly attempt to kill their whole race off with a mage plague.  Should that fail, the enemy has a million-mage army, ready to wipe any survivors in the final Archimage war.  Finally, our wizard must return to where it all started and face his most difficult challenge of all, the architect of all his woes. Join our wizard on his final diabolical journey where he will conclude this twisted tale and wild adventures.  He must navigate through deep plots and shocking twists if he is to succeed!  Do you dare find out the truth?

So, what is next for me to write?

Now, after five years and well over two million words written, I have finally finished both my zONE series and my The Archimage Wars series.  Therefore, I am moving into the initial stages of world planning and writing backstory for a new, more traditional, epic fantasy.  First, though, I have to create the entire world and get the history, religions, politics, etc. up and running.  All that, and more, has to be done before I put down any words in the first novel of the real story. 

The preparation stage will take me a few months, so, you won’t be seeing any posts for new novels from me for a while.  Just to put this in perspective, I expect to write over 1000 pages of backstory, which will never be read by anyone except me, before I start the first book.  Expect the first novel, Weapon of Destiny, part of the Red Band Tales in the Kingdoms of Magic series, sometime later in 2021.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Book 9, Warlock of Sheol, of The Archimage Wars series published!

I've been working very diligently to try and finish The Archimage Wars series in 2020.


With the publishing of book 9, Warlock of Sheol, I'm close to achieving my goal.  I finished book 8 early in 2020, then wrote the end of the zONE series, Brethren of the Ark, at which point I got back to working on The Archimage Wars.  After Warlock of Sheol, there is only one book to go and the series is finished!  I should have that final book done by December 2020, at the latest.

Appropriately, for 2020 (which has been the year of hell around the world) Warlock of Sheol mostly takes place in Hell.  My group of adventurers must go there to stop the other Houses from obtaining the cure to the mage plague and then using it to make themselves immune, thus allowing them to wipe out the other Houses by releasing this deadly plague.

There is a lot more to this story, I just don't want to add any spoilers here ;)

Anyway, since this is book nine in the series, if you are interested in joining my lead wizard on his crazy adventures in hell, you need to go back and start with book 1, Wizard of Abal, which you may read for free by going here.   That will get you started on this tale of redemption on the ten magical worlds.  Each book in the series takes place (mostly) on one of those ten mage worlds.

Of course, if you are already reading the series, then go straight here to get the ebook or to Amazon for the print version.

Either way, have fun reading them, I sure did while writing this wild tale.


Without wax,

Philip Blood

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The final book in the zONE series published!


zONE: Brethren of the Ark finished!

OK, so zONE was supposed to be a standalone book and then I went and had an epiphany (while asleep one night) and woke up with a sequel all stuffed into my head.  However, when I finished that monster of a book (about 1,000 pages).  A third story came drifting into my brain while I was writing that second installment of the zONE saga.  I couldn't possibly include this in the second book, which was already very large!  So, I wrote an outline and stuck it in my 'get to you later' book folder.

Well, after I finished writing Magnus of Niburu, I decided to take a break from the ten novel, The Archimage Wars, series and write something else... so I opened that folder and took a look at book 3, for zONE.  Now, about 600 pages later, I finished writing Brethern of the Ark.

It is now available at ebook sellers everywhere, here: Brethren of the Ark

The paperback version should be out in about a day as well, on Amazon.

This novel concludes the zONE trilogy (no, really, it does).




Saturday, April 18, 2020

Cathexis Rewrite Completed and paperbacks published!



Finally, I finished rewriting Cathexis!

I am happy to report that my first Fantasy series, Cathexis, has been completely rewritten (I am a better writer now, or so I hope).  And, in celebration, I have published all four novels now in paperback (they have been available only as ebooks previously). Of course, I updated the ebook copies, as well.

If you haven't read Cathexis, give the first book a try; the ebook version is free, here: Necromancer's Dagger.



Cathexis is a fantasy epic, with a unique form of magic, multiple countries at war, plots galore, strange monsters, and a whole host of evil bad guys!  But, it is traditional fantasy, so you will find that the heroes are good while you cheer for the demise of the villains.  There is a simple to discover plotline that keeps you focused on that thread, but don't let that fool you!  There is a deeper and more surprising story hidden beneath which will unfold as the story progresses.  I wrote it this way so that you are eased into the larger story while following the simpler and more obvious one.

Give it a try; in the end, the main characters (and there are a lot of them) will become your friends.  Come join the adventures of the Ardellen family in a magical world, where there is a special metal called Cathexis that has some very strange properties, not to mention, it is so rare that a single object made of it is worth an entire kingdom.

Monday, September 2, 2019

New book in The Archimage Wars finished



Magnus of Nibiru, published!

This is the eighth novel in The Archimage Wars series.  Frankly, it was the one I was dreading writing the most of all ten in the series, right after worrying about Divinity of Elysium.  This was for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, both Divinity of Elysium and Magnus of Nibiru were in that 70-80% of the overall story area.  This is always the hardest part of a story for me.  The early parts always flow easily, and once I get into the last 20%, I can really fly.  But, that other part, well, it can be a slog.  Secondly, Divinity of Elysium took place in a religious world, I thought that wild adventures might be hard to pen.  I was wrong, things went very well in that book.  Then I was facing a world based on hedonists, Nibiru.  How was I going to handle a bunch of booze-drinking, drug-consuming, furry animals and make it into an engaging part of the adventure?  It worried me.  However, I had no choice, since (due to my sister and her damn ideas) I am basing each novel in The Archimage Series on one of the ten worlds... so ten worlds, ten novels.  Note that, originally, I thought this was going to be a trilogy until my sister heard there were ten worlds in the story.  Now, I didn't just stretch the story from three to ten books, I revamped it, adding a lot more so that there was material for ten books, not to mention, that in the three-book version, each novel would have been much larger (example, my zONE trilogy, where the books are 500, 1000, and 600 pages, respectively).  Books in The Archimage Wars are just over 300 in each case.

But I digress.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Nibirians are a hoot, and there was plenty of intrigue and fun to be had on Nibiru.  It went much better than I hoped and I am pleased with the finished product.  Hopefully, you readers are as well.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Necromancer's Dagger rewritten

2019 Writing update

Just an update on what I have been writing in 2019.  First off, I decided to go back in time and do a new edition of my very first fantasy series, Cathexis.  As a young writer, I had a lot to learn, and though I love the story of Cathexis, I have become a better writer over the years (when it comes to grammar and word flow).  Can I get better, of course!  Writing is a never ending journey.  However, I am significantly better now than I was when I wrote Cathexis, so I thought I'd update the series to make it easier to read.  After all, the Ardellen family and their epic adventures deserve some writing love!

So, I have republished Book One, Necromancer's Dagger, in the Third Edition.  I also published a print version at the same time.
Here is a link to the new edition, ebook: Necromancer's Dagger
Here is a link to the new print copy: Necormancer's Dagger



Over the next year (or two) I will take the time to re-write the other three novels in the Cathexis series as well.  However, I don't want to hold up my new novels so I will space out the time between novels.


Which means, now that Necromancer's Dagger has been updated, I'm currently working on a new novel in The Archimage Wars series, which will be Book 8, Magnus of Nibiru.  I will post again when the novel is finished (give me a couple months or so)  :)

Monday, December 17, 2018

It's been a long time... I know, four years in fact, but the next ebook in the zONE series is finally done!

zONE
Book 2
Pirate Code


Yes, the second novel in the zONE series took a while to write. However, I hope it is worth the wait! It is my largest novel, by far, taking the characters on an epic adventure on Earth and in the wonderous Zones. It has intrigue, betrayal, romance, space pirates, adventure, battles, and all the fun of visiting some of your favorite stores as our heroes sail the Zone oceans on their amazing pirate ships.

The reason for the large size is that this is actually two books in one.  It even gets to the point, about midway through, when it will say, "Book 2".  The reason for this is that the two books are so symbiotically connected that I didn't feel the story in the first book would be satisfying enough unless you also read the second book about these characters.  So, I put both books inside one cover.

If you haven't already, I highly suggest that you read the first novel in the series, The End and the Beginning (this is a link to it) before you start Pirate Code, though it isn't absolutely required.