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||[Nov. 17th, 2012|11:33 am]
Edited February 4, 2013
There are now a few ways to get the book. You can read it right off this blog, and I will email a copy of the book to you, in pdf, upon request. firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-versions are available through Smashwords and can be downloaded to a variety of e-readers, including kindle, apple i-pad, personal computers, i-phone, sony, kobo, android, and others. You have the option of getting it for free or paying if you want. If you choose to pay, you can pick any amount you want. It's here:
You can get it on Amazon for .99, but I put that up there for advertising purposes. I'm getting emails from people who don't know that the book is available and I'm guessing amazon is the best free form of marketing out there. Remember you can get it on your kindle for free on smashwords. This is the amazon link:
There was a snafu with the cover due entirely by my own idiocy. My friend Tracy McQuoid painted a brilliant cover for me, but when I came to the part of the manual - pretty close to the end - I knew that her cover didn't meet what I thought were a million specifications Smashwords needed. I assumed this would mean Tracy would have to repaint the cover, and I couldn't demand she do that. Also, I was desperate to get the book up this weekend. So I jumped the gun and hired someone to make the cover, only to be told shortly thereafter by Tracy that the specs weren't that complicated and she could have made the changes pretty quickly. So now I feel like a jerk.
This is the cover. If you don’t like it, it’s 100% my fault. I know it’s science fictiony but I like it.
There are mistakes in the book, of every sort you can imagine. Two friends have read the book, the editor went through it several times – seriously, this is the most gruelling editing process I have ever gone through – and I have read, revised, and proofread it so many times that I’ve lost count and I will lose what’s left of my mind if I go through it again. So, sorry about that.
People asked me to put a donate button on the blog, and so I have.
I have put copyright information only on the first chapter because I think putting that at the beginning of every chapter would be ridiculous and make the document even uglier. @COPYRIGHT 2012 MOIRA J. MOORE for the whole book.
Further information about copyright, credit, dedications and other stuff is also included at the beginning of chapter one.
This is the final book of the Heroes series. I hope you enjoy it.
Shield Dunleavy Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish have lived in Flown Raven for five years, protecting its residents from natural disasters and enjoying the lack of interference from both the council of the Triple S and the Emperor. When they are unexpectedly summoned to Shidonee’s Gap by the council, Lee and Taro learn that while they have been living at their isolated post, there have been a lot of changes in the world, changes that will drag them into unimaginable duties and unprecedented danger.
Links to the chapters, in order:
Chapters 31 and 32
Chapters 33 and 34
Chapters 35 and 36
|Heroes Short Story Master List
||[Oct. 22nd, 2020|10:56 am]
New announcement: I've put all of the stories in a single pdf document. If you'd like a copy, send me an email at email@example.com |
NEW ENTRY NOVEMBER 9, 2013.
I'm organizing the stories according to the timeline of the world, not in order of my writing them. The link to the most recently added story with be in bold.
NEW STORY NOVEMBER 9, 2013
SHORT STORIES MASTER LIST:
A bit about the world’s history taken out of book one
Matching from Taro’s point of view
Tiny little snippet taken out of book one
Taro, early book one
Taro, early book one
Aryne: First Day at the Source Academy (during end of book three)
Aryne: Second Day at the Academy (during the end of book three)
Aryne: Five Weeks at the Academy (during end of book three)
Taro: Early in book five
Triple S council, meeting, near the end of book five
Lee, shortly after book six
Letters to Lee and a story from Tarce's POV, between books six and seven
New One-Off Characters, between books six and seven
New One-Off Characters, between books six and seven (other new characters
Lee, immediately after book six THIS STORY IS NO LONGER RELEVANT
Willa Newscomb, Lady Green, shortly after book six.
Decisions Part 1, Lee's POV, shortly after book six
Decisions Part 2, Taro's POV, shortly after book six
Letter from Mika to Lee about two years after book six
Roshni Radia, Wind Watcher, 3 years after book six
Another Dinner From Hell - scene cut from Heroes' Reward, Lee's POV
||[Dec. 11th, 2013|06:11 pm]
While looking up something I thought was completely unrelated, I found this (on Wikipedia): |
The early egalitarian communities called "guilds" (for the gold deposited in their common funds) were denounced by Catholic clergy for their "conjurations"—the binding oaths sworn among artisans to support one another in adversity and back one another in feuds or in business ventures. The occasion for the drunken banquets at which these oaths were made was December 25, the pagan feast of Jul: Bishop Hincmar, in 858, sought vainly to Christianize them.
||[Dec. 11th, 2013|09:16 am]
I worked through more of the editor's critiques last night. She identified a problem that a friend of mine, upon reading an earlier draft, also felt was a problem. Usually, when two people have the exact same issue, I deal with it even if I don't agree, because it's likely other readers will feel the same way.|
The problem for me is it has to be in there to make a very important political point, and raging at the politics is the reason for the book. And another interesting fact: The friend and the editor are American. My Canadian friend didn't have a problem with it.
So I will, probably, be keeping it the way it is, even though a lot of readers will react badly to that scene.
||[Dec. 10th, 2013|09:56 am]
I was going through my editor's notes last night, and she's pointing out scenes where the main character looks too dumb. I know this is an ongoing failing in my writing, but seriously, I can't create characters who are smarter than me.|
|Doing stuff alone
||[Dec. 9th, 2013|09:24 am]
I've been on about this sort of thing before. |
I've always been surprised about how many people think it's weird to do things by oneself. Such as going to Japan. Wasn't I afraid?
It was Japan. One of the safest countries in the world. And while I was there, I met a whole bunch of other people who travelled on their own.
And, even weirder, the time I had to spend the night in Toronto for a class, and one of the others, upon learning I was by myself and I would be going to a restaurant and the theatre alone, said I was brave. It really baffled me.
I'm guessing if I were a guy, they wouldn't think it odd.
Anyway, this link is to an article talking about the joys of travelling alone. There's a weird bit about not reading a map on the street, because you don't want to look like a tourist. I don't care if people know I'm a tourist. My lack of knowledge of the local language or my accent is going to make it clear I'm not from around there. In my experience, when I take out my map, within a minute someone is there to help me figure out how to get where I want to go, and that person is volunteering to offer that help. The salesperson in the store you're not buying anything from might be having a bad day.
Tied into the bit about not looking like a tourist is looking confident, which involves keeping your head up and wearing sunglasses.
||[Dec. 8th, 2013|10:27 am]
Ha! My mother was dealing with computer support and the guy was clearly working from another country. After a considerable length of time, he was surprised to learn she was Canadian, as opposed to American, because she spoke English.|
||[Dec. 4th, 2013|10:33 am]
Kerodin has a post with extremely vague language, and you know that when someone uses vague language, they're trying to get you to believe something other than the truth without outright lying about it.
We're still waiting for them to actually move to Idaho. The claim has been "soon" for a very long time. He doesn't say whether they've actually got a location or anything for their martial arts/yoga studio, though they have thanked the suckers who gave them money.
About the subject of moving, he recently stated, "Holly and I are heading westward in the next week or so to continue serious work in Idaho to lay the ground for III Patriots who are planning to move to the Redoubt." As you can see, this is a meaningless statement. Everything he does, he calls serious work. Going out there to visit the place is, in his mind, "serious work." When are you moving, Kerodin, as you keep claiming you will and keep trying to guilt people into doing?
Why I find this particularly entertaining is because he has also declared that when the country goes Mad Max, he's going to "fight for the Restoration" in the rugged wilds of Washington D.C. That's right. The rest of the country falls into hell but he's going to hang out in what will be one of the most well-protected areas in the States. I accept that this would be one of the most dangerous places to be if a person were going to fight against the government forces within DC, but we all know that Kerodin wouldn't be doing that.