Dragon World: Dragon Hunt.

Dragon World: Dragon Hunt.

Originally Dragon Hunt started off as a short story about one point in James Purcell’s life, but after I published the story on Amazon I realised that something didn’t feel right about it,the whole point was to Introduce the Black and Silver dragons into the story line, but it didn’t quite fit the job.
I pulled the short out and started to research the background and realised that I hadn’t explained how they got there and why they really was there. I also had a few other questions also crop up, Why is the silver back fox around and how did the professor know that the dragons were here.
It’s hard to explain things without spoilers, but I believe that those who read the original may be surprised to connections growing in the backgrond and how a certain person keeps inserting herself into these stories in an attempt to turn the fate towards the prophecy of light.
Dragon Hunt is the first side novel to be set around the dragons, the next will be Dragon Rider but won’t be due till late 2016/early 2017

Book 1: The End Synopsis.

The Diaries of James Purcell

Book1 : The End

He was due to be one of the great professors, James Purcell is a specialist in the subject of Mythobiology. Prodigy of the eminent professor Isaac Theologian and due to be married to the professors daughter Eleanor Theologian, life was looking great. On the night that they were to celebrate the engagement, the young couple are attacked by a monster and Eleanor is killed. With no other witnesses, the police suspicions fall towards him. Disowned by the professor who believes him responsible for the death of his daughter, James Purcell returns home to rejoin a life he had left behind. Unable to explain what really happened that night, James must live with the knowledge that unless a miracle can happen he will have to face a one way trip that no one has ever returned from. In the shadows, other forces stir eager to restore a past believed to be nothing more then horror stories. Is James’ life his own to live or is he nothing more then a pawn of a darker power.

NaNoWriMo Begins.

So, its the First day of NaNoWriMo, the 1st of November 2013 and I have started my NaNoNoval.

What is it called?
Un imaginatively, it is called the Diaries of James Purcell Volume 1 and is the start of what will become the story of how an Irish boy with an interest on mythical creatures becomes the captain of an airship, one of the few specialists of Mythobiology and hero, a wanted man and then one of the most feared men for over 100 years.

This was going to be a prequel but as I said, It has been pushed to the front of the line. 

Currently my word count is a low 700 words so I better get cracking. 

Happy NaNoWriMo everyone especially those of the UK Bath, Bristol and Somerset regions!

Colt Navy 1851 Steampunk Prop.

Colt Navy 1851 Steampunk Prop.

 

When Idea’s for my book lag I start working on making things. My latest project is a Colt Navy 1851 which I am building out of acrylic and wood. It won’t be a perfect clone as it will get a Steampunk treatment to it.

Acrylic Colt Navy parts.

This shows a few of the rough parts placed together.

I still have polishing, engraving and staining to do on the grip and find two identical gears to place in the grip. The barrel still needs trimming, shaping and drilling to finish.

Today’s project on the Colt Navy was the centre section of gun.

This image shows the trigger guard added to the centre (would receiver still be technically correct for a gun like this). I’m not sure if my plans are abit under scale or the soldiers of that time had small fingers, but I can only just get the finger into it!

The finished gun will have some special decoration to match the gun carried by Captain James Purcell in my books, The Diaries of James Purcell. Still a long way to go but once it’s finished I will start work on a proper mechanically (but non firing) version.

It’s now raining so I can’t do any more on it today and I need to send the barrel away to be drilled (I have no Idea how to get a 10mm diameter hole squarely down a 190mm barrel!) but on closing.

How on earth did they do these things without power tools, I have no idea how they managed it!.

Well that’s all from today’s Diary of James Purcell. See you in port next time, Airship Pilots.