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I've been watching a series on Netflix called "The 100". I finally finished all five seasons.

https://www.netflix.com/title/70283264

I had initially passed it up because the picture on Netflix didn't grab me. However, a while back, I was reading up on sci-fi shows in 2018, and "The 100" was listed, so I checked it out. While it is Young Adult (YA) based, and focuses on 100 teenagers exiled to Earth from a space ark, I was intrigued by the science and faction interaction between those from space and the grounders.

The story takes place 100 years after a nuclear war, and the Earth is far from an empty place. There is a lot of relationship stuff going on, but there is also lot of dark stuff that happens. I thought it as going to be light-hearted, but not when you're dealing with groups that look like this!

https://www.hypable.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/The-100-season-2-episode-9-Grounder-Jaha-Banes.jpg

Outside of some of the plot holes, it's an interesting series, and season 6 is next spring. I'll definitely be watching it. As the grounders would say:

Jus drein jus daun - Blood must have blood!


Below is the Evaran Chronicles Box Set: Books 4-6 cover. It's similar to the first box set, except this one has a portal that goes outside the universe, as opposed to another point in the timeline on the first box set. I've uploaded it to Amazon, and am doing the other retailers now, and then will update the website with this and the Rimworlds cover.

The new release newsletter with the second edition of the Awakening, book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles, is going to be packed with new covers and the recent audiobook release!


Update time!

-The second edition of The Awakening, book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles, is in the proofreading stage, with an expected completion of next Thursday, Sep 27. There are a lot of updates on multiple publishing fronts I'll need to address (like CreateSpace moving to KDP print, audiobook, other wide retailers, etc), but Amazon will be the first to be updated next weekend.

- I got the cover back for the Evaran Chronicles Box Set: books 4-6. I'll be creating the files for that this weekend and hopefully have that out next week.

- I got the cover for Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn, as shown below! This is the eBook cover, but I also have the paperback which I'll need to update when making the paperback.

- I'm at 57k on Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn. It's a critical point, and just a few chapters shy of Act 3. A bunch of mercs in a dimly lit warehouse are about to find out what happens when they encounter an angry Blake Brown in hunter mode!

- Although not official, Michael thinks that maybe recording can begin next month for the audiobook of The Cosmic Parallel, book 8 of the Evaran Chronicles! I need to setup the project in ACX this weekend to get that process started.

Next week is going to be busy!


Set your calendar for the new season of Dr. Who on October 7! The ten episodes are to be standalone, and I'm curious as to how the feel of the season will be. I'm also interested to see what they will do with the Christmas special. As always, every episode I watch I ask myself the question "What would Evaran do?"

https://www.doctorwho.tv/


I received the second edit back for the Awakening, book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles, and I've completed the second revision for it as well. The next step is to get it into my proofreader's hands! It was tentatively set for October 3, but hopefully she can squeeze it in earlier.


Time for an update!

- With the audiobook for The Human Factor, book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles, now live, the next one in the queue is The Cosmic Parallel, book 8 of the Evaran Chronicles. I've reached out to Michael to see where it fits into his schedule. Hopefully it will be out before end of year. I also have the second edition of The Awakening on the list to do after that, and then I should be caught up!

- I sent the first revision of the second edition of The Awakening, book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles, back to my editor. I should get it back before end of week, then I need to get it ready for the proofreading phase.

I love the fact that since adding back in the scenes I cut from the first edition, everything just flows much smoother. Jerzan is fleshed out, along with his crew. For those who have read The Evaran Origin, book 5 of the Evaran Chronicles, you may recognize some of the creatures Jerzan and his Bloodbores run into.

As a side note, since I will just be updating the already published book with a new cover and manuscript, you should just be able to get the second edition when it's out by updating. As the first box set will also be updated, the same process can be used to get it.

- The cover for Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn, is almost complete. It looks fantastic, and I will reveal it soon! I'll also be getting the cover for The Evaran Chronicles Box Set: Books 4-6 this week as well hopefully!

- I'm at 53k on Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn. I had to tweak a few things due to chronology, but it's coming along well now. I've slowed a bit on the writing due everything else going on, but it gets my full focus after the second edition of The Awakening, book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles, is out.

- I'm on track to begin writing The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, in late October. Dr. Snowden has a big character arc in this one, mainly due to who the two additional companions are that will be traveling with the crew. While V was a major focus in The Human Factor, book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles, and Evaran/Emily more in The Cosmic Parallel, book 8 of the Evaran Chronicles, Dr. Snowden will have the big character arc in The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles. All characters will grow as expected, but he has a big one!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!


The audiobook for The Human Factor, book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles, is now live! iTunes is still being deployed too, but it's on Audible and Amazon, Links are on the dedicated webpage for it on my site which also has the audio sample there:

http://www.adairhart.com/audiobook/TheHumanFactor.aspx


Although the gamplay trailer has been out for a few weeks, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the games I'm following. I love the environment and the gunplay sort of reminds me of Borderlands. I didn't link the youtube direct since that requires a login, but the below link doesn't. If I had to name a place in the Evaran Chronicles setting similar to the feel of this environment, it would be Zakara Prime, an ecumenopolis populated by various crime syndicates from Earthborn, book 1 of the Earthborn.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/27/17787600/cyberpunk-2077-cd-projekt-red-48-minutes-gameplay-demo-reveal


The audiobook for The Human Factor, book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles, is now in the "Headed To Retail" phase in ACX. This could be a few days to next week, but as soon as it's up, I'll update the website with links as well as post on it here and in newsletter. It's getting close!


For those who follow Marvel's Iron Fist, Season 2 is out!

https://www.netflix.com/title/80002612