It’s been a busy summer, with multiple family trips and some extra work at the day job loaded on. I’m about halfway through revising Loving A Deathseer, the third book in the Jaiya Series. It can be tricky because Deathseer was the first thing I wrote in the Jaiya universe, back in 2010, and I hadn’t worked out all the details of the world-building yet.
For instance, Marrying A Monster (written in 2013, published in October 2016) and Waking The Dreamlost (written in 2016, published February 2017), both take place in a world in which people with superhuman powers and angelic bloodlines drive cars and talk on cell phones to inhuman insect-people, in between fighting terrorists, drug dealers, and eldritch monsters who hate the human race.
I originally wrote Deathseer as having a more dieselpunk setting, with fantasy elements to offset the lower technology level. For instance, palantir-like objects called “viewglobes” served as tv sets, radios and cell phones. Here is the rough draft (typos and all) of a scene I just finished revising and expanding. The new version is about double the length, and unlike the version below, does not involve a newsreader broadcasting his report to a giant crystal ball….