Monday, January 15, 2018

The Terebinth Tree Chronicles #1: Jacket Blurb and Title Reveal

About a month ago I announced my new indie-published short story series. I gave you a little bit of information, but not much. Partly because I like to keep my writing shrouded in mystery, but mostly because writing book blurbs stresses me out and I couldn't quite come up with a title for short story #1.

Well, I've finally gotten my life together ( least this tiny portion of it, anyway) and now am ready to give out more details on the first short story in this series. Ready for it? You sure you can handle all the awesomeness heading your way? Okay. Here we go:
The first short story in this series, Colors of Fear, will release on 02/02/2018.

Colors of Fear is roughly 9,000 words. That's about 30-35 pages (double-spaced, using the standard 8.5" by 11" page size) for all you non-writers out there. Yes, that is significantly longer than Skies of Dripping Gold. You can thank me in the comment section. The story is as follows:

One sorcerer. Four assassins. Uncover the stories of the warriors who will one day band together to kill the most powerful being in their world.

Fear. It is all around him. Wanderer sees it in the eyes of his fellow desert elves as they set out to fight a war that consumes countless lives. Hears it in his brother’s coughs as black magic slowly kills him. Feels it as strange colors appear in midair, seeking to suffocate him.

No matter how he twists it, he can only see two choices: Leave his sick brother and join a war where he will surely perish, or face his brother’s dying days and let his world be destroyed without putting up a fight.

To face one fear is to flee from another. Whichever path he chooses brands him a coward, but he cannot run any longer. Wanderer must make a choice: Will he allow fear to control him? Or will he find a way to reclaim his life?

There will be five stories total in the Terebinth Tree Chronicles short story series, each to be released roughly every two months. Yes, that means that you have an entire year's worth of stories to look forward to. You're welcome. 

As to your next question: Yes, I do have a cover for Colors of Fear. No, I'm not going to show it to you until next Monday. You'll just have to be patient. 

Have questions about Colors of Fear or the other short stories in the Terebinth Tree Chronicles? I'll answer them in a special video to be released alongside the cover reveal, so leave them below or ask them online using the hashtag #ChatWithHannah. 

What do you think? Does the jacket blurb catch your fancy? If so, please feel free to comment or share this article on social media! Or both. Both is good.

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Announcing The Terebinth Tree Chronicles Publication Date of 02/02/2018

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  1. This is so exciting, Hannah! Congratulations!

  2. Ahhh, I'm so excited! I love the concept you've come up with. Can't wait to see the cover!

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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  4. Can't wait to read all the Terebinth Tree stories!

  5. Sounds great! Nice work, Hannah.

  6. *Throws dollars at you*
    Can't wait to read them!! Great job!!

    Do any of the good guys have magicical abilities? What kind of weapons do they carry? Does the villain work solo, or have a sidekick? Do any of the 5 main characters die?

    Don't answer if you can't yet!! :)

    And congratulations again. Hannah!!!!!

    :-D Sincerely, Emilie.

  7. I'm so stoked for you Hannah!! Way to be committed to a project :) Can't wait to check them out!


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