Normally City of Angles updates on Saturdays, but… I’ve got this particular week’s update ready to go, I’d like to get some more written tonight, so I may as well post what I have. Plus I’ve had you guys on the hook an extra week or two for new content, so why not give it to you ASAP? Right.
Here’s the first scenes of //017 – A Rival, the first part of vol//003 – Dreamcatcher. The third book in a series that was never meant to be a series.
Originally City of Angles wasn’t going to be a trilogy. It wasn’t going to have an “uberplot” or myth arc of any major stripe, and it wasn’t going to have repeating characters. After folks like Cass and Marcy and Gus Zero popped up I had no plans for what to do with them after; their original stories were meant to be one-shots. That’s also why there’s a repeating intro in front of each chapter. The thinking was that it’d be easier for folks to hop in to the series at ANY point if every story was a standalone.
And… yeah, that didn’t pan out. Halfway through book one I realized I was definitely telling a serial with main characters and everything. And look, now it’s a trilogy, with a second book being polished up for publication and a third on the way. Funny, where life can take you.
So, read, leave some comments, and enjoy. If you haven’t taken the survey yet, go ahead and take it. I’ve had more than double the responses that I had to the vol//002 survey, so my readership has indeed grown. I’ve got Reddit, HPMoR, and readers like you to thank for that. Word of mouth is how web novels spread, and your mouth can spread some truly amazing words. Open it up and let ’em out.