For those of you who have gone off and peeked at my website, you may have noticed that there has been a WiP announced there named The Golden Eagle.
Now! With around an eighth of the work done and 25k words put together in a fairly coherent manner, it’s time to reveal some more details about it and give you fine folks a peek at what I have been doing while waiting for Best of Us to go through the rigours of Hosted Games.
Before anyone begins comparing the first chapters to the Infinity series by @Cataphrak - or find a quote from the Lords of Aswick thread where I say I would never be comfortable going into the musketry era so as not to step on toes and because I simply don’t think I could do the era credit - this is not a story about Napoleonic warfare despite the first couple of chapters. While the opening chapters feature good old rifle-muskets, the meat of the story takes place in a very rapid period of change, comparable to the Victorian era of the British Empire, or the post-Civil War era of the United States.
It will be a story of a changing culture pushed along by rapid industrial mechanization of everything from daily lives to warfare, and will be much more concerned on the reader’s decisions along the way that will not only shape what the central Soradour Circle is, but how the dawn of a new era is welcomed.
Will it be fought into existence with bloodshed, internal turmoil, and wars of independence? Or will it be ushered in with intrigues to strengthen the Imperial institutions and gain rights by use of political leverage?
UPDATE - June 1st
The Golden Eagle is now officially on hiatus. Development will continue, but I have switched my focus over to the sequel for Lords of Aswick. Once that has been finished, The Golden Eagle will be restructured and continued.