The Monksville Chronicles | Update Announcement

My novel The Monksville Chronicles has been given an update.

In April of 2020 I put out the original The Monksville Chronicles. It’s a novel about storytelling set on a fictionalized version of the Monksville Reservoir, a lake whose murky waters and pebbly shores I’ve been exploring since I was hardly five years old. The book was meant to be the first part of a longer story and because of that, I never publicly shared it like I do with my other books. But, plans have changed. The Monksville Chronicles now stands alone. The time for its rollout has come.

To be clear, I did not rewrite this book. I gave the text a fresh round of revising, I changed the body and title fonts (the new title font is called Gill Sans ULTRA BOLD and I chose it specifically because a fair number of the characters in The Monksville Chronicles are fish), I did some reformatting, I designed a new cover, and I changed how the story fits into the grander continuity of my writings, but I did not rewrite this book. It is not new work, I just love the project and thought it deserved the blog post treatment.

Now, were this announcement about a new book I might give you an introductory plot summary right here, but this announcement is for The Monksville Chronicles, so I’ll give you this instead:

Sit and listen, small giants,
for the endtimes have found us,
and I’ve one final story to tell.
Two beings inhabit The Dome.
They are Barciro and The Wikler.
They hold watch over The Beast.
It came from within The Gleam.
It opened in a flash, The Gleam a puma’s eye.
One cycle prior, The Crater was born.
One king’s fall gives reign to another.
Two beings float cold from The Dome.

The Monksville Chronicles is scheduled be shared on WordPress and Facebook over the course of 124 blog posts running from May 4th through September 4th every day at 2:00 pm EST. Here is everything else you need to know about it:

The Monksville Chronicles

I’ve written a few other books, too. Click here to see the list.

The Hillside Commons has a Facebook page. Here’s that.

If you’re there, hypothetical reader, thank you for being there. From this day on, we move forever forward~

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