From now on all updates will be on Friday. This puts it on the same schedule for all three furry sites I post on and meets the contract requirements for posting the story, which was supposed to be no more than once a week. I talked the publisher into an exception to get caught up on the two sites that were started later. I'll dedicate Mondays to new artwork as long as more is coming in and I'll continue to do the writing tips posts on Tuesdays.
What Once was Eden is Book Two of A Ship Called Hope, the prequal trilogy to my Sajani Tails series. The books are part of the Terah game world by Rossi Publishing Games. You can find the print and digital versions of the first book here. The Amazon Kindle version is also available, as well as one for Apple Books. You can search Chaaya Chandra to find me.
Before she rose to be the pirate queen of Terah, Sajani was a rather selfish and uncaring petty criminal. Sent to Rhidayar to go to school, the fifteen year old wants nothing more than to return home to her friends and continue her shadowy lifestyle.
When the chance presents itself, she takes up with an escaped vykati slave and tries to make her way back to Drtithen. What should be a difficult trip quickly turns deadly when the human nation not only mounts an all out assault on the young pair, but also begins to prepare to go to war with Vharkylia.
Notes on the previous installment.
It's important to remember that this trilogy was originally supposed to be one book that was bout 250-300 pages long, 150k to 200k words. That meant that the caravan section was pretty small and the caravan had no other stops until Nashtalli. You can almost completely blame Zant for this turning into a trilogy. I realized that Sajani wasn't having to put much effort into the relationship and that lesson is definitely one she needed to learn. Zant and her sister were originally just tent-mates with Sajani that could offer some insight into relationships in general. The two were originally very close in age and weren't even supposed to appear as often as Malanda.
That will be last you see of Magenta and Farnsbeck for a bit. Their section of this book isn't fully written yet. The final book will, of course, have more of them.
Also, in other cool news, the contract for the cover of this book is being worked out as I type this. It might even be signed already, I don't know. But it will include Farnsbeck and Magenta and... a new Aspect.
Art (c)2020 Golden Druid, LLC and Rossi Publishing Games
Story (c) 2020 Chaaya Chandra and Rossi Publishing Games