Monday, April 26, 2010

Book Six Preview

Hey! Finally a new post! Here's another Book Six Preview! Enjoy!

Book Six Preview

By Adam Gonzales

“Alsenoth,” Seth’s grey eyes were worn with concern, “believe me when I say that I’m sorry, but what you’re doing is completely irrational. We cannot risk the lives of thousands to help her. We don’t know, Alsenoth: she may already be compromised.”
Alsenoth’s eyes narrowed.
“I’m just trying to get you to understand what you’re asking, Alse. Are you willing to jeopardize the lives of an entire army for the sake of one soul?”
Emerald eyes gleaming, Alsenoth closed in on Seth—their snouts barely inches apart. “I have made the mistake before of turning my back on Kala and the pain that I felt was far worse than any soldier can ever imagine. Yes, you may be right; Wreaknatter may have forced her to give away our most precious secrets. But then again he may not have. Hell, Seth, she may have even read his mind with her Stimdärt abilities and gained invaluable information! But as long as there’s any doubt on whether or not she has given anything away—any chance that she is still alive—then I cannot and will not stand around doing nothing! I’ve made that foolish decision once already and now she’s gone! I won’t let that happen again!”
“Seth, I trusted you; trusted that you’d be the one to lend me support!”
Seth stepped backwards, taken aback. “Alse, you know that I would. But the decisions you’re making are far too rash! You know how I feel about Miss Rööte, but your plan is murder!”
“No Seth. I’ll tell you what’s murder. The fact that Kala may very well be alive, may very well bet awaiting her death, and we’re sitting here doing absolutely nothing! The fact that not going to her aid could be the cause of her death! That is murder! So the question is, are you a murderer Seth?”
Seth sighed deeply, his eyes sagging slightly. And for the first time since he had known him, Alsenoth thought the general looked old. “Alse. More than anyone that I have ever known, you are a brilliant and intelligent individual. But the thing that makes you truly great is your loyalty and devotion to those you love. Someone once told me, ‘The question isn’t will we all have challenges? The question is How will we respond to them?’”
Alsenoth smiled.
“Alse. I have always given you my support. And although I still fear for the lives of these soldiers, I will stand by your side in battle like I always have.”
Alsenoth hugged his friend and stepped back, tears in his eyes. “Thank you. Thank you Seth. This means more to me than you’ll ever know.”
Seth gave Alsenoth a curious look and then gave a slight smile. “You’re sure she’s still alive, aren’t you?”
Alsenoth nodded slowly and started to speak, his voice barely above a whisper. “If she wasn’t, I would be in agony.”
Grey eyes on his friend, Seth grabbed Alsenoth’s shoulder. “Then let’s go save her.”

Friday, November 20, 2009

Just An Update

Wow. It's been a long time. I've been pretty preoccupied with work and with actually writing my book. the way things are going right NOW, I should be done before summer of next year. I'm a little less than halfway done, and I'm on a literary roll! Wish me luck!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I'm Never Write

Okay. So this blog is going to be a compilation blog of essays and short-stories that I have ALREADY written in school and such. It WILL NOT be taking time away from ANY of my other projects. I don't care much for the essays, seeing as some of them are DREADFUL, but I still think that keeping a blog on ALL of my writings is a smart idea, so here it is!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Merry Crew of Captain Kidd

I am currently writing a new musical in my spare time. Hopeless Bleak Despair just didn't do it for me. My new musical, The Merry Crew of Captain Kidd is a lot better and is livelier and more fun to write please check it out on my new blog! Let me know what you think, and please get people to follow it. I hope to finish it VERY soon!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Echo (Book Seven)

This has proven to be the most difficult plot outline to EVER write. It took me a couple of hours but the end result was well worth the time. Echo is probably one of the craziest book ideas that I have come up with and I hope that when it comes out, readers will enjoy reading it as much as I'm going to enjoy writing it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Markus and the Slumanari Gem (Book Six)

Wow. It's been awhile. Well I have FINALLY completed writing out the plot outline to my sixth book in my eight book series, Markus and the Slumanari Gem. This book is probably going to be the longest of the eight, as it is packed with three separate stories and they are all full of action and suspense. The book follows the stories of Alsenoth, and Kala, Markus, Rajax, and Lech, and Regalon Reave. This story is probably my favorite and has some of the best moments in it. It has taken me forever to piece everything together, but I am satisfied with the end result.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Temporary Editor

Good news! I have found a temporary editor for my book who is willing to proofread and help comment on my works. If everything goes well, I hope for this to be a long-term work relationship!

Ask A Character Update

Just a reminder that you are able to ask specific characters questions by posting on either of the "Ask A Character" posts!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Diseases And Disorders #9 (Balligra)

Balligra is a disease that spreads throughout the bones and causes them to be more dense. This creates a problem in particular for Sorgonic dragons, as most of their time is spent underwater. However the other species are able to cope with it well, the only set back being not able to reach high speeds or altitudes while flying. Balligra is uncommon, but not rare and is genetic in origin. Most dragons who have Balligra do not even know of it until they are actually diagnosed. Known dragons of importance who have been diagnosed with Balligra include:

Biglam Lachezer (Ironically enough)

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Diseases And Disorders #8 (Igriminta)

Igriminta is a disease in which the carrier is covered in severe rashes that eventually lead to internal bleeding. It spreads by contact, and networks all over the body. Although treatable, if Igriminta carriers do not receive help within two weeks of the first noticeable rash, it can possibly become irreversible and eat away at the internal organs. The disease comes from toxic fires, or fires that spew fumes from toxic plants. Dragons of importance that have been diagnosed with Igriminta include:

Eigol Estellwork's daughter, Zellbelza Estellwork

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Diseases And Disorders #7 (Blastika)

Blastika is a disorder that occurs within the brain and causes the carrier to have enhanced perception and intellectual understanding. The carrier is able to carry a vast amount of intellectual power and they are extremely logical in their perceptions. The disorder does not damage the brain in any way, and it is up to the carrier how information is perceived. One of the rarest of disorders, Blastika does not cause any harm to its carrier whatsoever. Known dragons of importance who have been diagnosed with Blastika include:

Wreaknatter Drudlok (500 I.Q. in a scale of 500)

Alsenoth Ongeller (520 I.Q. in a scale of 500)

Halsim Valtor (510 I.Q. in a scale of 500)

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ask A Character

I have decided, for those of my readers who have read part of any of my books, to do a new special corner in my blog. In this post I will allow people to ask characters questions that they have, and will post a new post in which the character will respond to them. For example, if one were to have a question for Alsenoth Ongeller, they would ask it in the comments section of this post, and he would respond later in a new post. Let me know if you have any questions about this, and have fun!

Diseases And Disorders #6 (Cellic Regneva)

Cellic Regneva:
Cellic Regneva is almost the complete opposite of Moltima Viriscus. Rather than having rapid deterioration of skin tissue, Cellic Regneva is a disease where the cells within the carrier quickly build themselves up to the point where they can cause extreme harm. This disease often leads to imploding body organs as well as tumorous growths throughout the body. Although harmless on a small scale (in fact a benefit if only partially acquired due to its rapid cell reproduction that can heal wounds), Cellic Regneva is highly toxic and can almost certainly be called a terminal illness. Though not contagious, Cellic Regneva has been known to be canceled out if the carrier also possesses the disease Moltima Viriscus. This combination of rapidly deteriorating and reproducing cells creates a balance within the carrier that can help create a longer life expectancy, rather than the usual predicted lifespan of twenty-five years. Although this balances helps it does not stop the end result. Because of the constant eating and rebuilding of cells, the carrier's body will eventually fight off both diseases causing the organs to go into shock and shut down. Known dragons of importance who have been diagnosed with Cellic Regneva include:

Halsim Valtor (Also diagnosed with Moltima Viriscus)

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Diseases And Disorders #5 (Moltima Viriscus)

Moltima Viriscus:
Moltima Viriscus is a severe disease that causes rapid deterioration in the skin cells. Usually found on the face of the carrier, it results in sagging and peeling skin. There have been incidents where the carrier has been known to lose their eyes due to the focus on the ocular area. The skin quickly melts away peels at the slightest touch. Usually starting with a severe rash, Moltima Viriscus is not easily spread. It is known to only be transmitted through constant contact with other carriers. Although Moltima Viriscus is extremely dangerous, it can be averted by using a mix of Firethorn berries and Saltwater Sap. Because of the rareness of Saltwater Sap, Moltima Viriscus has often been treated by death or quarantine in order to prevent further spread. However, there have been known subjects who carry Moltima Viriscus along with Cellic Regneva, a disease that causes extreme rapid cell regeneration. Although it is just as dangerous as Moltima Viriscus, Cellic Regneva can help to counter the effects of Moltima Viriscus when the carrier has been diagnosed with both diseases. Known dragons of importance who have been diagnosed with Moltima Viriscus include:

Halsim Valtor (Also diagnosed with Cellic Regneva)

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!