I was delighted with the interactive dialogue style enabling me to involve myself by anticipating replies and giving me opportunities to mutter humorous asides to Mitchell’s droll wit and sarcasm. His intereactive [sic] style guarantees fast and energetic reading. Mitchell’s novel offers swirling action, specific descriptions, curious ethical dilemmas, and foreboding clues to his future work.
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As for Dragons of Andromeda, my next book, I’ve completed nine chapters so far. I’m in the middle of one of the longer story arcs which I think should be around 5 to 6 chapters long. Among other things, this arc will give me an opportunity to flesh out the Magna Supremacy a little more. We’ll learn more about their society and how they view the rest of the universe (spoiler alert: it belongs to them).
I’ve begun the next big story arc in Dragons of Andromeda, which I call “The Slave Pens of Oras Dracilor”. It revolves around Sylvia Flax, famous news anchor of VOX News. While investigating a story, she gets captured by Celadonian Corsairs, a race of “goblins” and rivals to the Pirate Clans. They attack ships, keeping the cargo and selling the unfortunate passengers to another race called the Ougluks (“hobgoblins”). These brutes are slave traders who supply the Magna with captives to be sold on their home planet.
The story arc will take Flax across the border of the Magna Supremacy and it’s up to the crew of the Wanderer (Ramus, Fugg, and Gen) to find a way to bring her back. I expect this to be one of the larger arcs in my new book so I’m glad to be finally working on it.
This is from a five-star review of Arks of Andromeda on Amazon:
My first impression of Arks of Andromeda is that it is kind of a blend of Joe Haldeman (Forever War series) and Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide). There is the revolutionary intrigue of Forever War with the irreverence and creativity of Douglas Adams. I did like the intentional and non-intentional sarcasm of the various robot characters. That’s an unusual fixture in most efforts at stories.
If you like some good old fashioned irreverent humor packaged with a story of bureaucracy and revolution, this is very much worth your time.
I got a shipment of my paperbacks so I’ve been able to hand out signed copies to those who’ve helped me along the way. It feels good to finally have something physical in my hands to say “I actually wrote a book!” It’s also nice to give people something as a token of my appreciation for all their help.
I now have both a Kindle ebook and ePub version of the completed Arks of Andromeda and I’m looking for people interested in writing a review. If you have a review site, please contact me if you’re interested. I will send you either the Kindle or ePub file to read.
The Imperium is in turmoil!
Seven centuries after the sleeper ships brought us to Andromeda, our human empire is plagued by war, intrigue, and a mysterious secret that may tear it apart!
In his debut science fantasy novel, W. H. Mitchell introduces us to the stories that are intertwined in the fabric of the Imperium, from the richest nobles of the Five Families to the lowest dredges of the Underclass. Their adventures will take us to every crevice of Imperial society and beyond.
In a galaxy where the strong rule the weak, it’s good to be strong!
Leading up to releasing Arks of Andromeda, I’ve posted a free sample (chapter 4) on a site called Instafreebie.com. Between now and when I publish, I hope to raise interest using freebies like this.
Last night I finished the fourth chapter so far of Dragons of Andromeda. That brings my current word count to 10,000. Of course, if I want a novel of at least 80k words, that’ll mean I’ll need around 32 chapters.
In the most recent chapter, Mel Freck meets Sir Golan (the Green Knight) and his robot Squire. Since the first book, Mel has become a little bitter after what happened with the man she loved, Davidson. Perhaps it’s ironic that she once again finds herself teamed with someone driven to help people (much like Davidson).