Literrater.com is a web site that allows authors to share their work as they are writing. I decided to give it a try and uploaded Chapter 1 of Sting of the Scorpion to it today.
I had mocked up a simple black and white cover so I had something on the page, but the nice folks at Literrater threw together an alternate one for me to try in almost no time at all. The cover I did is to the left, and the one they did is to the right.
I always wanted to do a series of short stories about the history of the world and characters found in Shaper of Stone.
Vatrale – Shaper of Stone – Origins is the first of those stories.
For a summary of the story, Click Here
I’m Devin Symms, the last of the Shapers. I possess the power to alter the world by will alone. At least that’s the theory. It hasn’t quite worked out that way. It might be easier if I was actually from this world. I’m not. A crazy old man opened a portal to Earth and pulled me through. He held me prisoner while siphoning my power to create an even larger gateway, one that would allow him to restore the souls of the dead.
Yeah, that didn’t quite work out either. He’s gone, but I’m still here with no way home.
Others came through the second portal before it collapsed. Dark shapes that scattered across the land in a mad scramble for human hosts. They are embraced as gods by some and feared as monsters by others.
With the aid of my friends, I’ll travel the kingdom and beyond to discover the secrets of these creatures.
I have to. They made it personal.