May 5, 2016
So it’s been a few days and I’ve picked up a few followers, plus the first few pre-orders, so I figured I’d make a strawpoll to see what people would like to read about next. Like I said, there are five other narrators, each of which has a different style and personality to them which are hopefully distinct enough from one another. I’m thinking I’ll post at least a third of their introductory chapters, maybe half depending on where the scenes end. But since the story is written in a non-linear fashion, here are brief summaries of each of the other settings in no particular order.
First up, Yuri, a rough and straightforward thinking leader of a band of hunters, seeking great and horrifying beasts for his kindred to eat. Using living transformable weapons and alchemical plants, his people have an edge over their warped and deadly environment, but they might be victims of their own success as game is running scarce.
Next, Joyce, the young and idealistic Empress of a series of nomadic floating islands, which uses a fusion of magic and technology to achieve incredible results. Though she’s not exactly new to the throne, the life of a nomadic nation has its own unique challenges when they enter hostile territory.
Then we have Steiner, a laid-back realist NCO in a small group of military survivors, living in the ruins of the old world. Forced out of their home and with no idea where they are, difficult choices lie ahead for him and his unit as they come to terms with their situation.
Then we have Yan, the complicated genius administrator of a prosperous industrial city, where militant mechanical animals live alongside its human population. Though she was appointed to the job for her years in the military, her central government doesn’t trust her, and she must constantly deal with their demands while trying to enjoy her retirement from the battlefield.
Finally, there’s Hendrix, a middle management branch manager of a fuel distribution company in a society where your social class determines much about how you’re treated in life. While he appears to fit in, is he doing so because he believes in its ideals, or simply to survive in a ruthlessly paranoid world?
here’s the link to the poll: http://www.strawpoll.me/10135792
you can vote for some or all you’d like to read about, and I’ll post the one with the highest amount of votes on Saturday. and again, please spread the word about this book, since the contest ends on the 16th.