Announcing: Flames of Bedlam

Happy Holidays to You from Me! 

Bahamut wishes you Merry Christmas, too!

I’m happy to announce the release of Book 1 of my newest Sygnus Story: Flames of Bedlam!

If you just want to check it out, click the link above. Otherwise, I wanted to talk a little bit about this story, since it’s coming out of the blue like this.

Flames is a story I’ve been kicking around in my head for a few years. In FFIV terms, it’s an origin story for both my Dragons and the Summons, that takes place in the Time Before, and is told from Bahamut’s point of view. Granted, none of this is canon, and is 100% imagination. There’s even a bit of sci-fi going on in it!

I was always a little curious how the summoned creatures of the Underworld were often represented in FFIV by people-like hooded sprites. And the big-wig summons (Bahamut, Leviathan, Asura and Odin) absolutely had a person form. So I wove all those ideas into a story that focuses on developing Bahamut’s character.

Keep in mind, this all takes place on the same world as Runne, just at a much, much earlier timeframe.

There are a number of things that I’m experimenting with and doing for the first time with this story! These include:

  • Starting a NaNoWriMo project in the middle of the month (and finishing!)
  • Writing about the Time Before
  • Writing entirely from the first person perspective
  • Writing directly into a WordPress blog
  • Releasing an entire book at once, rather than chapter-by-chapter
  • Including a number of sci-fi elements (not planned, it just happened)

Anyhow, I hope that you enjoy the story. Please feel free to leave comments and let me know if posting a full book all at once is a good way to go. If so, I might just dump the large quantities of the writing I’ve been holding back on Runne, too.


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